Biology


The Gene: An Intimate History - Part One 114 min.

The Gene: An Intimate History interweaves the story of the thrilling revolution in modern genetic science with powerful stories from the frontlines of medicine, featuring patients suffering from rare genetic diseases and the leading researchers racing to identify and treat, even cure, the errors in their DNA that afflict them.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Gene: An Intimate History - Part Two 115 min.

The second part of the four-hour series The Gene: An Intimate History begins with the story of the signature scientific achievement of our time: the mapping of the human genome. As scientists learn to read the genetic code, they grapple with the dangers inherent in increasingly sophisticated and easily available methods of intervening in the very essence of what makes us human, our DNA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Ken Burns Presents - The Gene: An Intimate History 240 min.

Scientific genetics holds at once the promise of eradicating disease and the threat of altering the very essence of what it means to be human. The Gene: An Intimate History traces the dizzying evolution of this new science as researchers race to identify treatments for genetic diseases, such as cancer and sickle cell anemia, and to perfect tools for rewriting DNA.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

Mysteries of Sleep 54 min.

Virtually every animal sleeps. But why? Why do we need to spend nearly a third of our lives in such a defenseless state? Scientists are peering more deeply into the sleeping brain than ever before, discovering just how powerful sleep can be, playing a role in everything from memory retention and emotional regulation to removing waste from our brains. So why are we getting so little of it?

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

The Truth About Fat 54 min.

Do we control our fat, or does it control us? Scientists are coming to understand fat as a fascinating and dynamic organ, one whose size has more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Through real-life stories of hunter-gatherers, sumo wrestlers, and supermodels, explore the complex functions of fat and the role it plays in controlling hunger, hormones, and even reproduction.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2020

New! Insectageddon 29 min.

Recall when insects used to go splat on your windscreen during a country drive? It’s rarer these days. Now European scientists have confirmed what many suspected: insect numbers are dropping like flies. Eric Campbell reports.

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! When Whales Walked: Journeys in Deep Time 114 min.

Join top scientists on a global adventure to uncover the amazing origin stories of intriguing animals, from crocodiles and birds to whales and elephants. When Whales Walked changes what we think about the evolution of iconic beasts.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

New! Mission Wolf: Experiment in Living 45 min.

MissionWolf: Experiment in Living is the story of rescued wolves on wild lands in Colorado and the volunteers who keep them alive.The stunningly beautiful hills near the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is the home of the wolf refuge by the name of Mission: Wolf. It is an odd place—off the grid, snowed induring the winter, run by an often-changing group of young people who strive to have a small footpri...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Oceans: New Eldorado 53 min.

Materials, renewable energies, housing, medicine, cosmetics, food…. The ocean is a source of inspiration to innovate in many fields. This film offers an unprecedented « tour of the oceans » to discover the most surprising and promising research and to meet the scientists, engineers and other visionaries that have decided to draw from the bottom of the oceans the key to the most important crisis of...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Biotech: The World of Microorganisms 41 min.

Developing new medicines, breeding better plant varieties, making cleaning supplies more efficient – biotechnology uses natural cellular and bimolecular processes to develop new technologies or improve existing products. In this film, we look at some of the most promising products being developed now and explore some of the potential dangers. The biotech industry can be divided into three main sec...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019