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A to Z. The first alphabet How writing changed the world
DVD
2020
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The First Alphabet: Follow the evolution of the written word, from millennia-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to modern-day alphabets.

Polar extremes
DVD
2020
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Renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson embarks on an epic adventure through time at the polar extremes of the planet. Following a trail of fossils found in all the wrong places - beech trees in Antarctica, redwoods and hip...

Secrets in our DNA
DVD
2021
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Some 30 million Americans have sent their DNA to be analyzed by companies like 23andMe and AncestryDNA, hoping to obtain clues to family origins and forecasts of their future health. Some users have found family members ...

Secret mind of slime
DVD
2020
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Scientists investigate the bizarre "intelligence" of slime molds, which appear to learn and make decisions without a brain. These cunning, single-celled blobs can navigate mazes and create efficient networks. Can they al...

Touching the asteroid the mission of spacecraft OSIRIS-REx
DVD
2021
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It is a mission that might prove impossible. In the fall of 2020, a NASA spacecraft called OSIRIS-REx attempts to reach out and grab a piece of an asteroid named Bennu and bring it back to Earth. The OSIRIS-REx team has ...

Cuba's cancer hope
DVD
2020
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NOVA explores the fascinating history of Cuban biomedical research and follows the journey of two cancer patients, one from the island and one from the U.S, receiving new vaccines. As they prove effective in some patient...

Beyond the elements
DVD
2021
1 available of 4 items

Episode One: Reactions Just about every solid, liquid, or gas in the world begins with reactions between individual atoms and molecules. David Pogue dives into the transformative world of chemical reactions, from the com...

Thai cave rescue
DVD
2019
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In July 2018, an international team of cave divers endeavored to rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach stranded in a flooded cave in Thailand. Follow the harrowing operation and discover the scientific ingenuity that mad...

Mysteries of sleep
DVD
2020
2 available of 2 items

Whether it's electric lights, addiction to digital devices, or just the fast pace of modern life, one thing is clear: it seems to be getting harder to get a good night's sleep. Almost 50 percent of Americans say they can...

Cat and dog tales
DVD
2020
3 available of 3 items

Cat tales: They may have stolen many hearts, and the internet, but cats can be perplexing pets. As much cuddly and playful as they are aloof and uncaring, they've often raised the question: Did humans ever really domesti...

Treasures of the Earth power, gems, metals
DVD
2017
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Explores the three categories of mineral resources found within the Earth (power resources, gem stones, and metals) and how they have been utilized for the advancement of civilization.

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