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The Lost Worlds of Planet Earth

   2014    Science
This episode explores the palaeogeography of Earth over millions of years, and its impact on the development of life on the planet. Tyson starts by explaining that the lignin-rich trees evolved in the Carboniferous era about 300 million ago, then explains on the nature of plate tectonics that would shape the landmasses of the world and the asteroid impact that initiated the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, leaving small mammals as the dominate species on earth. Earth's landmasses are expected to change in the future and postulates what may be the next great extinction event.
Series: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

How Did We Get Here

   2010    Science
The question of our human origins is one of the most controversial science has wrestled with. This is the story of how scientists came to explain the beauty and diversity of life on earth, and reveal how its evolution is connected to the long and violent history of our planet. Featuring ocean adventurers, eccentric French aristocrats, mountain climbers, a secret Victorian publisher with 12 fingers, a ridiculed German meteorologist, and only a brief hint of Charles Darwin.
Series: The Story of Science

Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist

   2007    Culture
Coronavirus Special
Coronavirus Special

   2020    Medicine
Through the Wormhole
Through the Wormhole

   2011    Science
The Sky at Night
The Sky at Night

   2018    Science
Senna
Senna

   2010    Culture
Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places
Stephen Hawking's Favorite Places

   2016    Science
The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis, A Warning From History

   1997    History