Quirks & Quarks How Snakes Fly

It is well known how quickly and efficiently snakes can slither across the ground. But a group of snakes called Chrysopelea use similar movements to help them sustain flight. These one-metre-long snakes use their signature "S" shape to swim through the air, as they glide down from the tree-tops in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. But that's not all. Dr. ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/10/2014

The Nature of Things I Got Rhythm: The Science of Song

Why do we sing? Are we hardwired for melodies? Scientists and musicians explore the many ways that music profoundly affects the human body, the brain and human emotions. It's one of the oldest forms of communication, and like language, music seems an essential tool employed by humans for multiple needs.
  • 2016
  • 00:43:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2017

National Geographic Documentaries Iceman Autopsy

He’s been dead for more than 5,000 years. Poked, prodded and probed by scientists for the last 20 years. And yet today, Ötzi the Iceman, the famous mummified corpse pulled from a glacier in the Italian Alps nearly two decades ago, continues to keep many secrets. Now, through an autopsy like none other, scientists will attempt to unravel more mysteries from ...
  • 2011
  • 00:51:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/09/2017

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Do or Die Icy Highway Crisis

On this episode of Do or Die, grab the wheel of a big rig as the truck slides out of control on deadly black ice. Avoid the crushing bite of a killer when you come face to face with a 250-pound American alligator. And dodge the pileup at the bottom when an escalator’s brakes fail and it speeds out of control. ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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The National Identifying the remains of lost soldiers New

Identifying the remains of soldiers lost in war is a long process involving hours of careful work. Many have gone unidentified for decades. For those tasked with examining them, they know the closure it brings to the families who lost loved ones makes it worthwhile.
  • 2017
  • 00:12:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

Brain Games Illusion Confusion

This is a show about your brain and how it perceives the world in 3D. Through a series of fun interactive games, you'll learn how your brain is like a time machine that can actually "see" into the future! You’ll also learn how you share a special ability with Superman: you both have X-ray vision. Get ready to see it, ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2017

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Brain Games In It to Win It

Whether you're trying to get to the head of the class, earn the big promotion, or just find a parking spot – every day, you're competing. With yourself and with others. So what is it about the human brain that makes you want to win – sometimes at all costs? In this episode we'll explore your brain and competition through ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2016

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Brain Games In Living Color

Think you understand the colours you see every day? Think an apple is actually red, or a leaf is really green? Think again. This episode of Brain Games puts your brain to the ultimate test with a series of interactive games and fascinating experiments that will reveal a shocking truth – colour is just an illusion created by your brain. So get ...
  • 2013
  • 00:21:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2016

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None of the Above In the Line of Fire

Dashing British engineer Tim Shaw takes science to the streets, to the pubs, and to the clubs, on a quest to figure out why things do what they do. In this episode, Tim puts teddy bears to the torch in the interests of science, and tests the penetrative power of an assault rifle. He challenges locals at an arcade to ...
  • 2013
  • 00:22:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/21/2015

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What a Waste Industrial Waste

We like to blame industry for our waste woes, but, it turns out, a lot of businesses are taking sustainability to heart. Their motivation? The the huge cost-savings that go into reducing, repurposing and even selling their waste.
  • 2014
  • 00:27:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014