Read more about the article The Story of Science episode 4 – Can We Have Unlimited Power?
The Story of Science episode 4 - Can We Have Unlimited Power?
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The Story of Science episode 4 – Can We Have Unlimited Power?

The Story of Science episode 4 - Can We Have Unlimited Power? - We are the most power-hungry generation that has ever lived. This film tells the story of how that power has been harnessed - from wind, steam and from inside the atom. In the early years the drive for new sources of power was led by practical men who wanted to make money.     Their inventions and ideas created fortunes and changed the course of history, but…

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The Magic of Mushrooms
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The Magic of Mushrooms

The Magic of Mushrooms: Professor Richard Fortey delves into the fascinating and normally hidden kingdom of fungi. From their spectacular birth, through their secretive underground life to their final explosive death, Richard reveals a remarkable world that few of us understand or even realise exists - yet all life on earth depends on it.     In a specially built mushroom lab, with the help of mycologist Dr Patrick Hickey and some state-of-the-art technology, Richard brings to life the secret…

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Read more about the article The Story of Science episode 3 – How Did We Get Here?
The Story of Science episode 3 - How Did We Get Here?
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The Story of Science episode 3 – How Did We Get Here?

The Story of Science episode 3 - How Did We Get Here?: The question of our human origins is one of the most controversial science has wrestled with.     This is the story of how scientists came to explain the beauty and diversity of life on earth, and reveal how its evolution is connected to the long and violent history of our planet. Featuring ocean adventurers, eccentric French aristocrats, mountain climbers, a secret Victorian publisher with 12 fingers, a…

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The Story of Science episode 2 – What is the World Made Of?

The Story of Science episode 2 - What is the World Made Of? - In this episode, Michael demonstrates how our society is built on our search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. This is a story that moves from the secret labs of the alchemists and their search for gold to the creation of the world's first synthetic dye - mauve - and onto the invention of the transistor.     This…

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Read more about the article The Story of Science episode 1 – What Is Out There?
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The Story of Science episode 1 – What Is Out There?

The Story of Science episode 1 - What Is Out There?: Michael Mosley explores how history has shaped science. He looks at how we came to understand that our planet was not at the center of everything in the cosmos.     Michael Mosley embarks on an informative and ambitious journey exploring how the evolution of scientific understanding is intimately interwoven with society's historical path. He begins with the story of one of the great upheavals in human history, how…

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