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NOVA - Darwin's Darkest Hour

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This two-hour scripted drama tells the remarkable story behind the unveiling of the most influential scientific theory of all time, Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. The program is a special presentation from NOVA and National Geographic Television, written by acclaimed British screenwriter John Goldsmith and directed by John Bradshaw.

Duration 1h41m10s
Resolution 1280x720
Video format MP4
Audio format AAC
Language english
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NOVA - Judgment Day; Intelligent Design On Trial

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In this two-hour special, NOVA captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in one of the latest battles over teaching evolution in public schools. Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants, including expert scientists and Dover parents, teachers, and town officials, "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial" follows the celebrated federal case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District. This program was coproduced with Paul G. Allen's Vulcan Productions, Inc.

NOVA - What Darwin Never Knew

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NOVA takes viewers on a journey from the Galapagos Islands to the Arctic, and from the Cambrian explosion of animal forms half a billion years ago to the research labs of today. Here scientists are finally beginning to crack nature’s biggest secrets at the genetic level. And, as NOVA shows in this absorbing detective story, the results are confirming the brilliance of Darwin’s insights while exposing clues to life’s breathtaking diversity in ways the great naturalist could scarcely have imagined.

NOVA - Becoming Human - Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors (3 of 3) - Last Human Standing

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The final program examines the roots of our own species, Homo sapiens, which new evidence pinpoints to southern Africa some 200,000 years ago. New discoveries are upending old ideas and suggesting that our exodus from Africa was far earlier than previously thought.

Duration 51m28s
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Language english
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NOVA - Becoming Human - Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors (2 of 3) - Birth of Humanity

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In gripping forensic detail, the second program in “Becoming Human” investigates the first skeleton that really looks like us — “Turkana Boy” — an astonishingly complete specimen of Homo erectus found by the famous Leakey team in Kenya.

Duration 51m29s
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Video format H264
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Language english
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NOVA - Becoming Human - Unearthing Our Earliest Ancestors (1 of 3) - First Steps

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The first hour examines the factors that caused the split from the apes. The film explores the fossil of “Selam,” also known as “Lucy’s Child” — an amazing, nearly complete child fossil that helps shed light on our ancestors’ early development and how we began to depart from that of chimps.

Duration 51m28s
Resolution 1280x720
Video format H264
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Language english
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NOVA - Evolution Ep 6 - The Minds Big Bang

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"Show 6: The Mind's Big Bang
57 minutes, 8 DVD chapters

Chapter 1. Prologue (3:09)
Introduction to the show's theme: changes in human development and the birth of creativity
Searching French caves for early human paintings
The birth of the human mind and human expression

NOVA - The Four Winged Dinosaur

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Surprising fossils from northeastern China spur a debate over how birds evolved.

Duration 54m31s
Resolution 720x416
Video format Xvid
Audio format AC3
Language english
Subtitles 0

NOVA - Dogs and More Dogs

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"NOVA presents the story of dogs and how they evolved into the most diverse mammals on the planet.
The program:
discusses the evolution and remarkable diversity of dogs.
notes that there are currently more than 400 different breeds of dogs worldwide.
relates two competing theories about how dogs were domesticated: Stone Age humans adopted and selectively bred wolves for tameness; wolves essentially ""chose"" domestication when they began to forage for food near prehistoric dumps. There, tameness was an advantage.

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