100 Greatest Discoveries
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100 Greatest Discoveries: Earth Sciences

Discovery Science March 4, 2010

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Studying the Earth's atmosphere help scientists to understand the weather and long-term climate changes. Top discoveries about our planet include continental drift theories, ...

Studying the Earth's atmosphere help scientists to understand the weather and long-term climate changes. Top discoveries about our planet include continental drift theories, the composition of the inner and outer cores of the Earth and cosmic radiation.

A Year In Space
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A Year In Space

National Geographic November 23, 2016

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Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year living on the International Space Station testing human limits for space travel while his identical twin, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, was ...

Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a year living on the International Space Station testing human limits for space travel while his identical twin, retired astronaut Mark Kelly, was monitored here on Earth. In the Kelly brothers, NASA has a near-perfect, two person sample group for biomedical research. This is the story of what it takes to spend a year in space and then, using what NASA has learned from the brothers, what it means for humanity as we journey to Mars and beyond.

Aerial Asia
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Aerial Asia: Malaysia

Episode 2 SBS January 20, 2020

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The rich history of Malaysia is encapsulated in this aerial journey. From the old trading port of Malacca, to the tin mines and rubber plantations that changed the landscape ...

The rich history of Malaysia is encapsulated in this aerial journey. From the old trading port of Malacca, to the tin mines and rubber plantations that changed the landscape of the country forever. Discover Kuala Lumpur's rich architectural heritage and Malaysia's administrative capital Putrajaya, a planned garden city. Savour the country's expansive natural wonders, from its stunning seas to ancient jungles and majestic mountains.

Africa
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Africa: Kalahari

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC Earth November 10, 2019

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David Attenborough takes a breathtaking journey through the vast and diverse continent of Africa as it has never been seen before. In Africa's ancient south west corner, two ...

David Attenborough takes a breathtaking journey through the vast and diverse continent of Africa as it has never been seen before. In Africa's ancient south west corner, two extraordinary deserts sit side by side. Water is in short supply, yet these deserts are somehow full of life because the creatures that live here have turned the rules of survival on their head. This film celebrates nature's ingenuity, no matter how tough it gets. In the Kalahari scrublands, clever meerkats are outsmarted by a wily bird, solitary and belligerent black rhinos get together to party and giant insects stalk huge flocks of birds. Rain almost never falls in the Namib - instead it must make do with vaporous, vanishing fog. The creatures in this, the world's oldest desert, have gone to the extremes, as spiders wheel to escape and a desert giraffe fights to defend his scant resources in the greatest giraffe battle ever filmed.

Africa
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Africa: Savannah

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Earth November 18, 2019

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David Attenborough looks at the unique and constantly changing landscape of East Africa. To survive here, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable twists and turns ...

David Attenborough looks at the unique and constantly changing landscape of East Africa. To survive here, creatures must be able to deal with unpredictable twists and turns wet turning to dry, famine to feast, cold to hot no matter how hostile and unpredictable it becomes. From dense forests, to snow capped peaks, steamy swamps to endless savannah, this unique and varied land is also a haven for life it supports a higher density of large mammals than anywhere else on Earth. But away from the forever-travelling herds, there are a huge cast of other characters lizards that steal flies from the faces of lions, vast dinosaur-like birds who stalk catfish through huge wetlands, and elephants who battle for three days for the right to father the next generation. East Africa can be a cruel and unforgiving place, when the stakes are high you must be prepared to take risks and if necessary to gamble with your life.

Africa
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Africa: Congo

Season 1 Episode 3 BBC Earth November 17, 2019

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David Attenborough journeys to the heart of Africa, which is covered in dense rainforest, it is a dynamic and pulsating habitat, packed with life. From the competitive centre ...

David Attenborough journeys to the heart of Africa, which is covered in dense rainforest, it is a dynamic and pulsating habitat, packed with life. From the competitive centre of the forest to the open edge of the Atlantic Ocean, this is all about carving out space in a crowded world. Chimpanzees steal honey from hard-working sweat bees by engineering a large stick to smash open the nest. The elusive Picathartes symbolizes everything that is secret and ancient about the rainforest their bald heads are like moulded marzipan and their nest of chicks look like bizarre, scraggy dinosaurs. When darkness falls, the atmosphere changes. Using specialist technology we discover a luminescent landscape as the forest glows in the dark. Tiny frogs battle it out using kung-fu moves then hide their precious eggs in folded blades of grass. Great herds of elephants gather at a mystery meeting place to socialise under cover of darkness, and the three tonne titan bulls cause the ground to shake as they meet in furious combat, terrifying the other animals and hurling trees to the ground with their passion. Here in the Congo, no matter how tough the competition, you must stand up and fight for yourself and your patch.

Africa
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Africa: Cape

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Earth November 17, 2019

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David Attenborough reveals the vibrant environment of southern Africa. But if it was not for two great ocean currents that sweep around and shape the continents Great Cape it ...

David Attenborough reveals the vibrant environment of southern Africa. But if it was not for two great ocean currents that sweep around and shape the continents Great Cape it would be a desert. This film celebrates the rejuvenating powers of the ocean. To the east, the warm Agulhas current flows south, generating clouds that roll inland creating the wettest place in southern Africa. Home to a magical fairy-tale butterfly ballet, the area is known as the 'Google rainforest as it was only discovered using satellite images in 2005. In the sea, the warm current sustains shoals of giant kingfish and creates some of the most beautiful seascapes ever seen the Bazaruto Archipelago. To the west is the cold Benguela current. It is home to more great white sharks than any other sea on Earth. Although the current provides little rain, it delivers instead moisture laden fog to the land, and supports an incredible desert garden, where monkey beetles sleep in a bed of petals. But perhaps most impressive is where the two currents meet. The clash of warm and cold water creates one of the worlds most fabulous natural spectacles, South Africas sardine run. This is the greatest gathering of predators on the planet, including Africa's largest, the Brydes Whale.

Africa
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Africa: Sahara

Season 1 Episode 5 BBC Earth November 21, 2019

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David Attenborough explores the greatest desert on Earth, the Sahara. This vast wilderness, the size of the United States, is the toughest part of the African continent the ...

David Attenborough explores the greatest desert on Earth, the Sahara. This vast wilderness, the size of the United States, is the toughest part of the African continent the sun rules mercilessly here. In this haunting wilderness, dunes sing, sandstorms stretch for a thousand miles and rain may not fall for 50 years. But it wasnt always like this. This is a story of an apocalypse and how, when nature is overrun, some are forced to flee, some endure, but a few seize the opportunity to establish a new order. On the fringes of the Great Desert, Grevys zebras battle over dwindling rivers, and weird naked mole rats avoid the heat by living a bizarre underground existence. Within the desert, camels seek out water with the help of their herders, while tiny barn swallows must go it alone and navigate across thousands of square miles of barren sand to find a solitary life-saving oasis. In the heart of the Sahara very little life can survive the suns onslaught. Just one animal takes on the midday sun, and it needs a spacesuit to do it. The silver ant waits until all other creatures have fled the scorching dunes before finally emerging to feed in peace.

Africa River Wild
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Africa River Wild

Season 1 Episode 1 Animal Planet May 15, 2018

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Life in the Limpopo River Basin is a fight for survival. It's the brutal dry season, with wildlife awaiting the flood waters. But the rains are late and disaster grips the Valley.

Life in the Limpopo River Basin is a fight for survival. It's the brutal dry season, with wildlife awaiting the flood waters. But the rains are late and disaster grips the Valley.

Africa River Wild
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Africa River Wild

Season 1 Episode 2 Animal Planet May 22, 2018

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In a region wrenched between seasonal extremes, the Luangwa River is a lifeline. Home to the world's largest hippo population, it becomes a war zone when the waters dry out.

In a region wrenched between seasonal extremes, the Luangwa River is a lifeline. Home to the world's largest hippo population, it becomes a war zone when the waters dry out.

Africa River Wild
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Africa River Wild

Season 1 Episode 3 Animal Planet May 25, 2018

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A look at the landscape and animals inhabiting the rivers of Africa - from parched desert and scrubland, through grassy savannahs and even through the deepest African jungles.

A look at the landscape and animals inhabiting the rivers of Africa - from parched desert and scrubland, through grassy savannahs and even through the deepest African jungles.

Africa River Wild
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Africa River Wild

Season 1 Episode 4 Animal Planet May 25, 2018

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The Okavango Delta is a wetland surrounded by arid plains. Once a year, a huge flood engulfs the swamps and spills over to the flood plains, a haven for wildlife.

The Okavango Delta is a wetland surrounded by arid plains. Once a year, a huge flood engulfs the swamps and spills over to the flood plains, a haven for wildlife.

Africa River Wild
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Africa River Wild

Season 1 Episode 5 Animal Planet May 25, 2018

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The Sand River is home to one Africa's most diverse animal populations. There, animal mothers from leopards to lionesses struggle to raise their young in this harsh world.

The Sand River is home to one Africa's most diverse animal populations. There, animal mothers from leopards to lionesses struggle to raise their young in this harsh world.

Africa River Wild
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Africa River Wild

Season 1 Episode 6 Animal Planet May 25, 2018

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Flowing through nine African countries, the Zambezi creates many different worlds. Each world presents challenges for life: on the vast Liuwa floodplains a family of cheetah ...

Flowing through nine African countries, the Zambezi creates many different worlds. Each world presents challenges for life: on the vast Liuwa floodplains a family of cheetah struggle to find a meal.

Africa River Wild
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Africa River Wild

Season 1 Episode 7 Animal Planet May 25, 2018

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The Nile is an ancient river that has defined Africa for many centuries. And its most symbolic creature is the mighty Nile Crocodile.

The Nile is an ancient river that has defined Africa for many centuries. And its most symbolic creature is the mighty Nile Crocodile.

Africa: The Future
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Africa: The Future

Season 1 Episode 6 BBC Earth November 24, 2019

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In a quest to save Africa's most iconic species, what lessons learned from the rest of the world can we bring back to our ancestral homeland?

In a quest to save Africa's most iconic species, what lessons learned from the rest of the world can we bring back to our ancestral homeland?

Africa: The Making Of
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Africa: The Making Of: Kalahari

Episode 1 BBC Earth January 2, 2020

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Veteran wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck took on the challenge of filming Namibia's desert giraffe, in order to shed new light on how these animals live.

Veteran wildlife cameraman Martyn Colbeck took on the challenge of filming Namibia's desert giraffe, in order to shed new light on how these animals live.

Africa: The Making Of
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Africa: The Making Of: Savannah

Episode 2 BBC Earth January 3, 2020

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This episode goes behind the scenes at the filming of the Mountains of the Moon in East Africa, which rise to over 5km in height.

This episode goes behind the scenes at the filming of the Mountains of the Moon in East Africa, which rise to over 5km in height.