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  • The Absent House - Sustainable design in the tropics: Puerto Rican architect Fernando Abruña Charneco is a pioneer of locally-suited green buildings.

  • Animal Machine - From exploiting the cow’s physical body to manipulating its cells, a new 21st-century farm animal is under construction. (new January, 2017)

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  • The Battle for the Arctic - As the polar ice caps shrink, an international contest for control of the Arctic, is escalating.

  • Between Midnight and the Rooster's Crow - Traveling along the cross-Andes route of an oil pipeline in Ecuador, a case study of the troubling connections between corporations, Western consumption, and the 3rd World.

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  • 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.

  • Changing Your Mind - Illustrates new research in nueroplasticity and how the changing brain plays an important role in treating mental diseases and disorders.

  • 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?

  • The Cow Jumped Over the Moon - The story of Fulani cattle herders in West Africa using U.S. satellite imaging technology to find grazing and water for their herds during drought.

  • 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.

  • Dreams Rewired - Tilda Swinton's narration and a treasure trove of rare archival footage trace the origins of today's hyper-connected world. (new July, 2015)

  • Dust - DUST turns one of the most commonplace subjects imaginable into a vehicle for a new appreciation of how these tiny particles affect our bodies and our environment and can provide a fresh new perspective of the entire world.

  • E

  • Electric Signs - Explores the effects of new screen-based advertising sign systems on urban environments and public space.

  • F

  • 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.

  • Forever Lenin - Why, and how, was Lenin mummified in 1924? And how, and why, is he still on display in Red Square today?

  • G

  • Gambling Boys - Looks at the growing problem of gambling addiction among teenagers.

  • 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.

  • The Human Zoo - The story of 25 people from four Chilean indigenous groups who in the 19th centry were exhibited as attractions across Europe.

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  • I Am Become Death: They Made the Bomb - Illuminating stories told by scientists who actually worked on the Manhattan Project.

  • 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.

  • The Ister - A journey up the Danube River, this film takes up some of the most challenging paths in Martin Heidegger's thought. With the philosophers Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, Jean-Luc Nancy, Bernard Stiegler, and filmmaker Hans-Jürgen Syberberg.

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  • Karl Popper & John Eccles - Karl Popper and neuroscientist John Eccles discuss falsifiability, truth and fact, and the open society.

  • Killing Time - A provocative documentary that explores the nature of time; with Theoretical Physicist Julian Barbour, author of "The End of Time".

  • L

  • Level Five - In Chris Marker’s futuristic reverie, game-developer Laura creates a video game based on the WWII Battle of Okinawa.

  • Light, Darkness, and Colours - Using Goethe's Theory of Colors (Zur Farbenlehre) as a point of departure, takes us on a fascinating journey through the universe of colors.

  • Litigating Disaster - December 3, 1984. Bhopal, India. The worst chemical disaster of all time. How has Union Carbide manipulated the US and Indian legal systems for 20 years to avoid facing justice?

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  • Login 2 Life - Profiles seven people who spend most of their lives in online virtual worlds such as Second Life and World of Warcraft.

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  • Magic Radio - In Niger, where more than 80% of the population is illiterate, radio is the main means of mass communication. (new December, 2016)

  • 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.

  • A Mobile World - A fascinating and comprehensive look at the current telecommunications revolution and the growing concerns over the ever-widening digital divide.

  • 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

  • The Moving Earth - A chronicle of the revolution that shaped the world as we know it, made by Galileo, Copernicus, Tycho Brahe to Newton.

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

  • Nostalgia for the Light - Director Patricio Guzmán travels to Chile’s Atacama Desert, studying traces of distant galaxies, ancient civilizations, and the remains of the disappeared.

  • The Nuclear Comeback - In the face of climate change, the nuclear industry proposes itself as a solution. It says that nuclear power generation produces zero carbon emissions... and people are listening.

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  • 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 - Reveals how everyday chemicals—pesticides, Aspartame and plastics—may be slowly poisoning us.

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  • Philosophers: Debates and Dialogues - Four debates filmed in 1971 between renowed philosophers including Noam Chomsky, Michel Foucault, Arne Naess, Karl Popper, and others.

  • Playing the News - Does the convergence online of current affairs (like the Iraq war) and computer games herald the future of news and entertainment? And if so, is it dangerous, or a new way to reach a young audience?

  • 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

  • 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

  • Sacred Soil - The Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation exhumes up to 1,000 bodies a year to identify them, and return the remains to their families.

  • Santiago Calatrava's Travels - A fascinating portrait of world famous artist, engineer, architect and urban studies scholar Santiago Calatrava, and an interdisciplinary reflection on the perception and impact of architecture.

  • Searching for Hawa's Secret - The story of the unlikely partnership between a Canadian microbiologist and a Kenyan prostitute in the scientific quest to find a vaccine for AIDS.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Smoking Kills - Thomas is a hardcore smoker, and he's going to give it up. (new December, 2016)

  • Snake Dance - A reflection on the Promethean dimensions of nuclear power, following German-born Aby Warburg and Robert Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic bomb (new January, 2017)

  • 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."

  • Surrounded by Waves - A global exploration of the health impacts of electromagnetic waves in our wireless technology.

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  • Tagged - Playful, smart and engaging, TAGGED stealthily taps into a widespread sense of unease raised by the technological development of human implanted microchips.

  • 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.

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  • Wall Street - On the floor and behind the scenes of the New York Stock Exchange. A revealing and candid look at the people and culture that make up the biggest marketplace in the world.

  • The Way Things Go - 100 feet of physical interactions, chemical reactions, and precisely crafted chaos worthy of Rube Goldberg or Alfred Hitchcock - a discussion starter for sure.

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