Category: Science

Video documentaries about science and technology

Through the Wormhole episode 57 – Is Privacy Dead

Through the Wormhole episode 57 – Is Privacy Dead ?

We live under a billion unblinking eyes - a global surveillance system that solves crime and uncovers terrorist plots. But are we ready for a world without secrets - where not even our homes are off-limits and corporations know our every desire?   Science Channel’s triple Emmy - nominated hit series Through The Wormhole With ...

Through the Wormhole episode 56 – What Makes a Terrorist ?

Terrorists, like any group, have a cause to rally around. But for them, the cause justifies the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians. How can they think that way? Now, science is peering into the dark heart of terror networks to find out why.   Science Channel’s triple Emmy - nominated hit series Through The Wormhole ...

Jupiter Revealed

Jupiter Revealed

'To send a spacecraft there is a little bit insane,' says Scott Bolton when talking about Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. But that is exactly what he has done, because Scott is head of Juno, the Nasa mission designed to peer through Jupiter's swirling clouds and reveal the wonders within. But this ...

Climate Change by the Numbers

Climate Change By The Numbers

At the heart of the climate change debate is a paradox - we've never had more information about our changing climate, yet surveys show that the public are, if anything, getting less sure they understand what's going on. Climate Change By The Numbers Part 1 This programme aims to remedy that, with a new perspective ...

Through the Wormhole episode 55 – Why Do We Lie

Through the Wormhole episode 55 – Why Do We Lie ?

We all agree lying is shameful. Yet we still deliberately deceive each other constantly. Are our brains wired for lying from a young age? The brains of pathological liars may provide insights. Will technology make it easier for us to be dishonest, or could it someday instantly reveal someone is lying? Perhaps we are deceitful ...

Are Aliens Inside Us

Through the Wormhole episode 54 – Are Aliens Inside Us ?

Odds are excellent that extraterrestrial life exists. So why haven’t we found aliens out in the galaxy? Are we looking in the wrong places? New research shows we should look closer to home, even inside our bodies. It turns out that a lot of our DNA is from a mysterious, nonhuman source. Theoretically, alien microbial ...

Through the Wormhole episode 53 – Do We Live in the Matrix ?

Our universe seems real. But what if it’s a video game? Scientists in a variety of fields are taking seriously the possibility that we live in a virtual reality. Maybe the Big Bang was just the moment someone flipped the switch and turned on our universe. Maybe what looks random has already been programmed to ...

Are We Here for a Reason

Through the Wormhole episode 52 – Are We Here for a Reason ?

Evolution tells us that all life exists for only one purpose: to reproduce. But is that all there is? How could such a simple imperative lead us to create great art and civilizations? A new theory suggests that instead of passing on genes, our ultimate purpose is to process and pass on information. We are ...

Can Time Go Backwards

Through the Wormhole episode 51 – Can Time Go Backwards ?

We move around in space, but we are stuck in a prison of time moving ever forwards. Einstein said, “The distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Is our experience of the ticking clock merely a trick of the mind? Could science ever make the clock move backwards?   Experiments ...

Are We All Bigots

Through the Wormhole episode 50 – Are We All Bigots ?

If you had less than one second to make a life-or-death decision to shoot a man who might be armed with a lethal weapon, what would you do? Would the ethnicity of the man affect your decision? Are you sure? The outcome – whatever your race – will surprise you. Brain imaging studies are showing ...