Biology


Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study 15 min.

Jirtle and Waterland’s Agouti Mouse research has been called one of the most important study’s of the 21st century. It is hugely significant for our understanding of both the epigenetic mechanisms that change gene expression and the relationship between Nature and Nurture in psychology and sociology. The film combines original interview and laboratory footage of Professor Jirtle to both tell the s...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Restoring Paradise: An American Story 156 min.

Just 25 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, the Channel Islands are a paradise that was found, lost, and, in an ecological battle, regained. In a time machine journey alongside scientists involved in their salvation, we come to understand how this tiny group of islands has become a crucible for the reshaping of our relationship with nature.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Restoring Paradise: An American Story—Episode 1 52 min.

Arriving at the islands 13,000 years ago, the Chumash people discovered a true paradise. Life was so abundant, both on land and in the sea, it made it seem like resources were infinite. That is, until the first European colonists came to settle.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Restoring Paradise: An American Story—Episode 2 54 min.

Disrupting the natural equilibrium of this paradise, successive waves of settlers and visitors used the islands for cattle farming, a vacation destination for the Hollywood elite, and, during World War II, a military base. Pristine nature was turned into a vast wasteland.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Restoring Paradise: An American Story—Episode 3 54 min.

After centuries of intense exploitation, the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the islands had been devastated. To bring back the paradise once lost, a massive restoration plan was designed. But it is subject to many controversies.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Rethinking Obesity: Nature vs. Nurture? 16 min.

As a species we’ve been getting larger over the past 50 years and obesity is at epidemic proportions in some Western societies. So why are we doing so much damage to ourselves, our health services and our planet? Is it mainly due to nurture, the environment? Or is it more to do with nature, our biology? In Rethinking Obesity, featuring contributions from two of the leading figures in this debate,...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Special Edition: Global Warning 19 min.

On this edition of Nightline Matt Guttman will examine environmental issues including unusual phenomena caused by global warming.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Saving My Tomorrow: Part 5 30 min.

Focusing on endangered species, Part Five in the Saving My Tomorrow series highlights stories about animals in danger of becoming extinct, alongside scenes with kids who are working to protect the natural world around them – from the planting of oysters and banding birds to recycling. Also featured are readings and performances by Laura Dern, Stephin Merritt and They Might Be Giants, along with a...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

Saving My Tomorrow: Part 6—Kids Love The Earth 30 min.

The final installment in the acclaimed series includes stories about the importance of youth activism and the difference kids can make. Featuring young people dedicated to making the earth a cleaner place, the show explores issues ranging from fracking and water pollution to the benefits of local food and reducing our carbon footprints. Also featured are readings and performances by Audra McDonald...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2017

The Science of Sleep 44 min.

Sleep has long been regarded as nothing more than a way to charge our batteries. But what if it can control our weight, allow us to make memories, and help us to fight off diseases like Alzheimer’s? We travel the world to investigate how revolutionary new technology has revealed the sleeping brain as an energetic and purposeful machine.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2016