Biology


New! 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

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! Can We Make Life? 54 min.

"It's alive!" Since Dr. Frankenstein spoke those famous words, we've been alternately enthralled and terrified by the idea of creating life in the lab. Now, a revolution in genetic engineering and thrilling innovations in synthetic biology are bringing that dream—or nightmare, as the case may be—closer to reality. New tools allow researchers to use cells to create their own DNA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! What Are Animals Saying? 54 min.

From singing whales and squeaking bats to thumping spiders and clicking dolphins, the world is filled with the exotic sounds of our fellow creatures. What are they saying? Can we decode their communications? NOVA Wonders follows researchers around the globe who are deciphering an amazing array of clues that reveal how animals share information critical to their survival.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

New! What's Living in You? 54 min.

Whether they make you fat, fart, or freak out, microbes play a central role in your life. Right beneath your nose—on your face, in your gut, and everywhere in between—trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi are so abundant in your body, they outnumber your human cells. But these aren’t just nasty hitch-hikers. Many are crucial to your survival.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2018

Murder on the Reef 52 min.

Murder on the Reef follows the hotly debated issues surrounding the world's largest living structure, the Great Barrier Reef. But is it too late? Many scientists now believe as much as fifty percent of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef have died. Through a complex mix of voices from locals, to scientists and indigenous spokespeople, this documentary traces the many culprits including water cont...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Dynasties

Enter a world of dynastic power struggles and family treachery that’s more dramatic than any work of fiction. Filmed over four years in glorious locations around the globe, this intimate landmark series pulls viewers into the lives of some of the world's most iconic animals. As their stories unfold, you witness their incredible determination to protect their family line in the face of challenges t...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Dynasties: Chimpanzee 51 min.

In Senegal, West Africa, live a group of chimpanzees led by an alpha male named David. He has already been alpha for three years, a timeby which leaders are usually overthrown. To make matters worse, David has no allies to help him defend his leadership. As the dry season sets in, David is surrounded by rivals that are prepared to kill for his crown. David faces brutal battles, has his territory e...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Dynasties: Emperor 50 min.

Emperor penguins battle for survival against the worst winter in the world in this episode of Dynasties. Can they work together protect and feed their chicks until they reach adulthood?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

Dynasties: Lion 50 min.

The leader of a once mighty lion pride must now battle for their very survival. Can this extraordinary lioness save her family from disaster?

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018