Biology


Are You What Your Mother Ate? The Agouti Mouse Study 15 min.

Jirtle and Waterland’s Agouti Mouse research has been called one of the most important study’s of the 21st century. It is hugely significant for our understanding of both the epigenetic mechanisms that change gene expression and the relationship between Nature and Nurture in psychology and sociology. The film combines original interview and laboratory footage of Professor Jirtle to both tell the s...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2018

New to Our Collection! Behind the Scenes - The Making of "Big Pacific" 54 min.

Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind Big Pacific. This ‘Making Of’ special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Bird Brain 54 min.

Join NOVA to witness the brainpower of birds. Long mocked as empty-headed, our feathered friends hide surprisingly acute intelligence. But how smart are they? Watch as scientists test avian aptitude and challenge our basic notions of intelligence.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Passionate 54 min.

In the Pacific, the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations. There are forest penguins with a tenuous marriage, the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and the tale of male pregnancy.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Voracious 54 min.

There is plenty of food in the Pacific Ocean, but it is the challenge of finding that food that drives all life in the Pacific. In the voracious Pacific we meet a destructive army of mouths, a killer with a hundred mouths and the biggest mouth in the ocean.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Audubon 57 min.

Naturalist and 19th century painter, John James Audubon was one of the most remarkable men of early America. The program brings to life his timeless paintings with dazzling footage of the living birds he immortalized — and celebrates visually the natural world he described in his writings. Interviews reveal the man, explore his art, and put his groundbreaking work in modern perspective.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Mysterious 54 min.

Man has explored land, the ocean’s surface, and large parts of the solar system...and in the 21st Century we are just beginning to explore the depths of the Pacific Ocean. We yearn to unravel the mysterious Pacific–but she does not give up her secrets willingly.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Nature's Great Race: Part 1 55 min.

A thousand elephants, from magnificent bulls to vulnerable orphans, come together in a crucial annual gathering in northern Kenya, whilst facing deadly threats from both predators and poachers.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Nature's Great Race: Part 2 54 min.

A hundred thousand caribou must face hungry bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers, and rugged mountains as they undertake the world's longest land migration—3,000 miles through the frozen Arctic wilderness of Canada and Alaska.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017

New to Our Collection! Nature's Great Race: Part 3 54 min.

Thousands of zebra face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they undertake the world's most recently discovered migration. Braving one of Botswana's most brutal wildernesses, they make Africa's longest land migration to reach the rich grasslands of Nxai Pan National Park.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2017