Biology


New! Animal Espionage 54 min.

How do you study an animal you can't even get close to? Camera and drone technologies are allowing scientists to watch animals more closely than ever before, without disturbing them. Capturing everything from the unexpected to the comical, these technologies are giving wildlife managers insights that could ultimately help them fight extinction and habitat loss.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Decoding Watson 85 min.

Thrust into the limelight for discovering the secret of life at age 25 with Francis Crick, influential Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson has thrived on making headlines ever since. His discovery of DNA's structure, the double helix, revolutionized human understanding of how life works. He was a relentless and sometimes ruthless visionary who led the Human Genome project and turned Harvard...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Patterned Planet 55 min.

From space, earth’s surface is covered in weird and wonderful shapes. Wombats design their own landscape in Australia and hundreds of forest elephants create a tear in the endless green of the Congo forest canopy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Episode 6: Heat and the Human Body 35 min.

In this episode, we look at the brilliant systems within our bodies that allow us to maintain a more-or-less constant body temperature regardless of the weather conditions. Sweating, shivering, pumping more blood to some parts of our bodies than to other parts, curling up into a ball, and spreading out your arms and legs all play their part at keeping our bodies at the right temperature! But what...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Great White Shift: Ancient Predator, New Perspectives 56 min.

In this program, biologists, shark scientists, and expert divers reveal a pivotal moment in our understanding of the great white shark. Using the most sophisticated technologies, including camera equipment attached to the sharks’ fins, the program aims to answer questions like how a straight line mid-ocean intercontinental migration is possible, why do “shark walkabouts” happen, and why have we ne...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

The Egg: Life's Perfect Invention 54 min.

The egg is perhaps nature’s most perfect life support system. Step by step as the egg hatches, host David Attenborough reveals the wonder behind these incredible miracles of nature.

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Don't Bring Extinct Creatures Back to Life: A Debate 95 min.

De-extinction describes the process of creating an organism that belongs to or closely resembles an extinct species. While this process was once a science-fiction fantasy explored in films like Jurassic Park, recent biological and technological breakthroughs suggest that reviving extinct creatures, like the passenger pigeon and the woolly mammoth, could soon become a reality. The benefits of de-ex...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New to Our Collection! NOVA: Wonders, Season 1 318 min.

NOVA Wonders is a fresh, lively series that makes complicated concepts accessible while taking a deep dive into the scientific process. Each episode poses a single big scientific question and takes viewers along on a journey to explore how far we've come in our quest for answers, and how we've managed to get here. Among the intriguing topics pondered are the secret language of animals, what's hidd...

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Animal Conversations - When Animals Talk To Animals 53 min.

This film explores the many ways in which animals communicate with each other. Researchers are paying close attention to animal vocalizations because what animals say to each other conveys meaning. In this film, we discover how dolphins call each other by name. How songbirds develop dialects and how monkeys are adept at using protosyntax. We hear serenades by bats and by elephants in the savannah....

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Animal Conversations - When Animals Talk to Humans 53 min.

Could our age-old dream of being able to communicate with animals finally be within our grasp? Scientists are rapidly making our dreams a reality. They are endeavoring “to communicate with animals–using spoken language.” As we follow their research, we learn how dogs read their masters’ moods on their faces. How a large monkey addresses a human using sign language, and how dolphins share mental im...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018