Category: Science

Video documentaries about science and technology

Did God Create Evolution

Through the Wormhole episode 39 – Did God Create Evolution?

Is life the product of evolution or is it thanks to the guiding hand of God? Believers in Intelligent Design argue complex life could not have evolved randomly. One evolutionary scientist is filling in the gaps in the fossil record by bringing extinct creatures back to life as robots.   An engineer has discovered a ...

The Moon

The Moon

1972 was the year a great affair ended, as the human race fell out of love with the moon. Just three years after the world was gripped by Neil Armstrong's giant leap for mankind, the last man left the moon and we have never been back.  This film tells the epic story of our ...

Do We Have Free Will

Through the Wormhole episode 38 – Do We Have Free Will ?

Do We Have Free Will ? What if everything that has or will happen in the universe has already been determined and we are unable to change our inevitable destinies? Until the discovery of quantum uncertainty, physicists were convinced free will does not exist.   Now neuroscientists and geneticists have stepped into the fray, arguing ...

Is Reality Real

Through the Wormhole episode 37 – Is Reality Real ?

Is Reality Real ? Do we live in the “real world,” or is it all in our mind - Is Reality Real ? Our perception of reality is controlled by society. We make unrealistic assessments about our own reality, thanks to “the optimism bias,” a twist of the brain that rejects negative information about ourselves. Human ...

Jupiter

The Sky at Night – Jupiter: Up Close and Personal

Nasa's Juno spacecraft is currently making its 13th orbit of Jupiter on one of the most ambitious and risky space missions ever undertaken. The astonishing images it has captured are not just visually stunning, they also deliver spectacular scientific insight, revolutionising our ideas about Jupiter. Maggie Aderin-Pocock explores these stunning discoveries, from a new understanding ...

Are Robots the Future of Human Evolution

Through the Wormhole episode 36 – Are Robots the Future of Human Evolution?

Are Robots the Future of Human Evolution? - From our smartphones to our vacuum cleaners to our cars, we have robots that live and work beside us. We are designing these everyday objects to think for themselves giving them the power to learn to move on their own. Is it possible that these new life ...

Through the Wormhole episode 35 – Will Sex Become Extinct?

Will Sex Become Extinct? - Every single person who has ever lived was created from the genes of one man and one woman but human sexual reproduction, unchanged for millions of years, is about to undergo a radical revolution. Technology is on the brink of making children from two fathers, or two mothers.   Marine ...

Can Our Minds be Hacked

Through the Wormhole episode 34 – Can Our Minds be Hacked ?

Can Our Minds be Hacked? - Our minds store our entire lives, our memories and our deepest desires and our brains are biological computers. Could brain hackers someday be able to rewrite our thoughts similar to how computer hackers hack email? For the first time, neuroscientists are translating patterns on a brain scan into specific ...

Galaxies

The Sky at Night – Guides – Galaxies

Galaxies are the building blocks of the universe. Our solar system sits inside a huge galaxy that we call the Milky Way - home to as many as 300 billion stars. But the Milky Way is itself just one of hundreds of billions of galaxies in the observable universe. Over the last 60 years of ...

The Sky at Night - Guides - Planets

The Sky at Night – Guides – Planets

The planets have fascinated us for millennia, but over the past 60 years our understanding of them has been transformed. Using The Sky at Night archives, Maggie Aderin-Pocock takes us on a spectacular voyage of discovery through our exploration of the planets. From incredible technological achievements, to astonishing phenomena such as epic storms on Jupiter ...