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The Nature of Things The Perfect Runner

How did our ancestors survive the shift from trees to land?  How did Homo sapiens evolve to dominate the planet?  How did our ancestors hunt before they developed weapons? The answer, you’ll be amazed to learn, is that humans became nature’s perfect endurance runners. From Africa’s Great Rift Valley to the highlands of Ethiopia, from the most remote place in Arctic Siberia to one ...
  • 2012
  • 00:44:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Project X Speed

This episode looks at things that go fast and our desire to push the limits of speed. To start, Dr. Fleck makes a trip to the Black Rock Desert to take a look at the North American Eagle, a fighter jet turned into a car that may break the current land speed record. Dr. Alters then visits the Walthamstow Racetrack ...
  • 2008
  • 00:22:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013