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    A

  • Animal Machine

    Animal Machine - From exploiting the cow's physical body to manipulating its cells, a new 21st-century farm animal is under construction.

  • B

  • Between Two-Spirit - Neither man nor woman, Chris is a "Two-Spirit," in between genders.

  • Breasts - Twenty-two women, ages 6 to 84-years-old, discuss how breasts play a crucial role in the experiences of puberty, motherhood, sex, health, and aging. ** 2002 Outstanding Achievement Award, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality **

  • C

  • A Change of Character - This captivating video features neuroscientist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, author of The Executive Brain, as well as neurologist and best-selling author Dr. Oliver Sacks (Awakenings), in a discussion of frontal lobe damage.

  • The Clitoris

    The Clitoris - A close look at that part of the female anatomy that exists purely for pleasure, and how this highly sensitive organ has long been ignored or misunderstood in the medical literature.

  • Coincidence in Paradise - Delves into the mystery of our origins, seeking the latest discoveries that may answer the question - What exactly was it that first initiated our genesis, our species' actual birth?

  • D

  • Deadly Enemies - From early attempts to use bacteria as weapons, to the advent of gene splicing and the creation of superbugs, this is the chilling story of the development of biological weapons.

  • The Dreamers of Arnhem Land - The two Aboriginal elders who set out to save their community from cultural extinction by combining traditional knowledge and contemporary scientific expertise.

  • F

  • The Face of Evil

    The Face of Evil - A history of attempts to categorize the physiognomy of evil. From the paintings of Hieronymous Bosch to physiognomics, phrenology, eugenics, and anthropometrics.

  • Fat Chance - Yuka, almost 200 pounds and fast approaching fifty, decides the time has come to lose weight in hopes of becoming healthier and happier.

    H

  • The Hidden Face of Fear - Neuroscientists and psychologists are approaching a common understanding of how the brain's fear circuitry works, and changes.

  • How Happy Can You Be? - What is happiness? And how do we get more of it? Visiting leading figures in positive psychology and observing clinical experiments, this is a light-hearted but serious investigation.

  • I

  • In Search of Memory

    In Search of Memory - The life and work of one of the most important neuroscientists of the 20th century, Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel.

  • Inheritance - After a gold mine floods a Hungarian river with tons of cyanide, fisherman Balazs Meszaro stands alone against a multinational corporation, exposing environmental and human consequences of globalization.

  • M

  • Mechanical Love - As increasingly life-like robots move from science labs and factories into our homes, how will human beings interact with these machines?

  • Mind in Motion - An exploration of the latest scientific discoveries about the human brain, an inner cosmos as complex as the universe itself.

  • Monte Grande

    Monte Grande - How do body and mind exist as an integrated whole? The eminent neurobiologist Francisco Varela devoted his entire life to answering this question. Featuring His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama

  • N

  • A Natural History of Laughter - A lively look at the latest developments in the scientific study of laughter.

  • O

  • Optimum - The legacies of three 19th century visionaries - Jeremy Bentham, Charles Babbage, and Francis Galton - who helped shaped modern (post) industrial society.

  • Our Daily Bread - A spectacular visual essay composed of epic tableaus, a haunting vision of our modern food industry, and the methods and technology utilized for mass production.

  • Our Daily Poison

    Our Daily Poison - Reveals how everyday chemicals-pesticides, Aspartame and plastics-may be slowly poisoning us.

  • P

  • Private Dicks - Rarely do we hear men talking honestly about their penises - until now. Surveying men from all walks of life, this film explores the naked truth about how men feel about their penises.

  • Proteus - Animated exploration of the 19th century's fascination with the undersea world, and portrait of biologist and artist Ernst Haeckel, who found in the sea depths an ecstatic fusion of science and art.

  • R

  • Rare -

    RARE follows an extraordinary mother in a race against time to find a treatment for her daughter's rare genetic disease.

  • Remembering

    Remembering - The phenomena of human memory. A dialogue with one's own history? An incomprehensible flow of individual and collective references that determine our current and future life?

  • S

  • The Secret Life of Babies - A two-part examination of the psychological development of babies, from intrauterine life to the first months after birth. How do fetuses and babies perceive their worlds, and ours?

  • Seed Battles - Deep inside a mountain, the Global Seed Vault preserves the seeds of the world. But to whom do they belong?

  • Selling Sickness - Explores the unhealthy relationships between society, medical science and the pharmaceutical industry as it promotes not just drugs but also the latest diseases that go with them.

  • The Strange Disappearance of the Bees

    The Strange Disappearance of the Bees - The latest science on the world-wide decline of bee colonies, implications,.and what might be done about it.

  • The Substance - Chock-full of rare footage and LSD-celebrity interviews, an informative and entertaining historical and scientific "trip."

  • T

  • Tracked Down by Our Genes - Explores the new possibilities and dangers created by the Human Genome Project's decoding of human DNA.

  • The Tube - Have the physiological effects of watching TV been kept secret for decades? A journalist penetrates the heart of the TV and advertising industries in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. to find out.

  • V

  • Vulva 3.0

    Vulva 3.0 - Comprehensive and unflustered research into the history and biology of the female anatomy.

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