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Bird Brain

For decades, we thought that bird minds were primitive, relying on instinct and little else. But recently, we’ve come to realise how wrong this is. This film explores the very latest research into bird intelligence, including work from the University of Vienna, the Konrad Lorenz Institute, the Max Planck Institute, Oxford University, Cambridge University and…

SURVIVORS OF COLD (Episode of series LIFE IN HELL)

Mona Lisa Production for ARTE In cold environments, micro-organisms rule. They form the basis of a fragile ecosystem threatened by global warming. Scientists are studying how these species manage to survive in environments as unstable and ephemeral as snow and ice. This production is an episode in a television series looking at how life flourishes…

ORBIT: EARTH’S EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY – EPISODE 1

BBCTV    UK Right now you’re hurtling around the sun at 64,000 miles an hour – 100,000kilometres an hour. In the next year you’ll travel 584 million miles to end up where you started. Presenters Kate Humble and Dr Helen Czerski follow the Earth’s journey around ten sun for one complete orbit, to witness the extraordinary…

THE HUNT FOR THE HIGGS BOSON (From the series Horizon)

BBC TV   UK Horizon goes behind the scenes at CERN to follow one of the most epic and ambitious quests of all time, the search for a particle called the Higgs Boson. This Higgs particle is believed to explain why mass exists in our universe. The film focuses on one of the two big experiments…

BONES (Episode 1 of the series ORIGINS OF US)

BBC TV, UK Trekking through the forests of our ancient ancestors in Africa, Dr Alice Roberts, Professor of Anatomy at Birmingham University pinpoints a fossil which holds a clue to why our ancestors stood upright and started walking. Charting the journey from Australopithecus to Homo Erectus and beyond, Alice tells the epic story of human…

AUTOMATIC BRAIN

Episode 1. The Magic of the Unconscious.  WDR, Germany, with ARTE and ARD Over 90 percent of our daily actions are done unconsciously – by an “auto-pilot“  in our head. Automatic Brain takes a look at Martha´s and Jake´s autopilots, two people whose paths cross by chance. Like all of us, their actions are steered…

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