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How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?

How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? This seemingly simple question is what British naturalist David Attenborough wanted to find out so he decided to make this documentary.   Reflecting on a time he can remember back in the 1950's when the world's population was around 2.5 bi[...]

Genius of Britain: The Scientists Who Changed the World

HistoryScience Presenter stephen Hawking 2010 Unrated

Genius of Britain, a 5-part documentary charting the history of some of Britain's most important scientists and innovators.   The main presenter is Theoretical Physicist & Cosmologist Stephen Hawking. Segments covering scientists in different fields of study are presented by those[...]

Michio Kaku: Time

Science Presenter Michio Kaku 2006 Unrated

Time: A four-part documentary series presented by American theoretical physicist and pioneer of string theory Michio Kaku.   Beginning with our everyday perception of time through our body clocks, Michio delves deeper and deeper into our understanding of this universal variable. He looks[...]

Atom

Science Presenter Jim Al-Khalili 2008 Unrated

Atom, a three-part documentary series by British physics professor Jim Al-Khalili telling the story of how we came to realise that everything was made from atoms.   As scientists discovered more and more about the atom, the stranger and stranger the very nature of reality appeared to be.[...]

The Flow of Time

Science Presenter Robert Llewellyn 1999 Unrated

The Flow of Time, a captivating documentary exploring the nature of time using Einstein's general theory of relativity as an anchor point.   The film discusses the implications of space-time, a reassuring idea that says everything that has existed still does on a fourth-dimensional ax[...]

The Science of Interstellar

ArtScience Presenter Matthew Mcconaughey 2014 Unrated

The Science of Interstellar: physicist Kip Thorne who worked on the Christopher Nolan movie "Interstellar" explains how the amazing visuals featured in the film are based on real science.   This documentary is a journey in wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much mo[...]

NASA: Triumph and Tragedy

Science Presenter Alisdair Simpson 2009 Unrated

NASA: Triumph and Tragedy, a two-part documentary series hosted by Alisdair Simpson made in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing.   The film features recent interviews with many of the most well known Apollo astronauts including Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong and[...]

Ultimate Guide: Extreme Weather

NatureScience Presenter Will Lyman 2000 Unrated

This Extreme Weather documentary examines the innermost workings of a storm system to reveal the visible forces that make them possible.   Using the latest (as of 2000) 3D graphics and information from weather satellites, this documentary explores trade-winds, tornadoes, lightning, monsoo[...]

Gravity and Me: The Force that Shapes our Lives

Science Presenter Jim Al-Khalili 2017 Unrated

Gravity and Me The Force that Shapes our Lives: British professor Jim Al-Khalili explores the amazing science of gravity.   Gravity is one of the most mysterious forces in the universe. For while we constantly feel it throughout our lives trotting about Earth, we still cannot understand w[...]

Memory Hackers

Memory Hackers: The human brain is certainly a cunning creation, for if it was not able to create memories we would be perpetually stuck in the present and unable to think about the future.   This documentary explores the latest techniques that neuroscientists are using to "hack"[...]

The Big Think: How to Live Longer

The Big Think: How to Live Longer, people a living longer than ever. On average a human will live 2.5 years longer year-on-year. But the odds of living to the age of 100 and above are still very slim. Not only because of your body giving up the ghost but the chances of a random event striking you do[...]

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

ScienceHistory Presenter Tom Hanks 2005 Unrated

Magnificent Desolation Walking on the Moon, a 2005 documentary by Mark Cowen which examines the story of the first 12 men on the Moon.   The film uses CGI, NASA footage and re-enactments with Tom Hanks (who played Commander Jim Lovell of Apollo 13 in "Apollo 13") narrating. &quo[...]

The Sky at Night, Guides, Galaxies

Science Presenter Chris Lintott 2018
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The long-running BBC educational program "The Sky at Night" presents a guide to the galaxies. This documentary takes us on a fascinating journey through our discovery of knowledge about these unimaginably enormous collections of stars.   It tells the story beginning from a time[...]

Mysteries of the Unseen World

As the title suggests, this documentary takes us into a world that we can't see with our eyes. It is a world that is right in front of yet we are oblivious to it.   "Mysteries of the Unseen World" explores parts of the planet that can only be seen by changing our perception[...]

Here you will find a curated collection of science documentaries covering a wide variety of topical subjects. From the very small to the very large, from the logical to completely counter-intuitive, these science documentary films offer us knowledge and a platform to brain storm upon. We only feature high quality science documentaries produced by some of the most talented film makers in the world which are available for discussing upon and reviewing. Know a science doc that should be on here? Please let us know!