Universe - BBC Documentary with Sam Neill.

Documentary about the Universe and Us, comment by Sam Neill. This is a full version

PART ONE - Star Stuff
How the Universe was made, from the Big Bang to the human body.

PART TWO - Staying Alive
The Universe is a dangerous place. This programme investigates our survival in space.

PART THREE - Black Holes
Black holes are the Universe's ultimate monsters, sucking everything into their super-dense centres.

PART FOUR - Are We Alone?
Exploring the possibility of extraterrestrial life in the Universe.

PART FIVE - New Worlds
How could humans migrate from planet Earth?

PART SIX - Boldly Go
If humans are ever to reach deep space, there will need to be some revolutionary changes in transport.

Earth's mass extinctions: Peter Ward on TED.com

Asteroid strikes get all the coverage, but "Medea Hypothesis" author Peter Ward argues that most of Earth's mass extinctions were caused by lowly bacteria. The culprit, a poison called hydrogen sulfide, may have an interesting application in medicine. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 19:42.)
About Peter Ward
Peter D. Ward studies life on Earth -- where it came from, how it might end, and how utterly rare it might be.

"Just How Stupid Are We?" Historian Rick Shenkman Interview

"Just How Stupid Are We?" Historian Rick Shenkman Interview

Shenkman is the author of the new book “Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter”.
In this conversation, Shenkman discusses our need to focus on the electorate’s general lack of informed understanding of civics and what is important in our political process.
Shenkman is also the founder and editor of George Mason University’s History News Network, as well as an associate professor of History there.
(Recorded in early summer 2008)

History, Science and Religion - Professor Allan Chapman:

Professor Allan Chapman: History, Science and Religion

Professor Allan Chapman examines the duty of historians to bring the true history of scientific achievement to the public.
By emphasizing the "grand amateurs" of the nineteenth century, Chapman debunks long-standing myths and assumptions about western scientific tradition. Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2008

The Crusades: Crecent & the cross

THE CRUSADES: CRESCENT & THE CROSS presents the epic battle between two Middle Age superpowers: the Christian Crusaders and the Muslims. Fought over two centuries, the conflict decided the fate of the Holy Land of the Middle East. Only a tiny strip of land, just a few hundred miles long, it contained the ultimate prize, the city of Jerusalem. The documentary is driven by the key personalities of the First, Second and Third Crusades, the popes, kings, sultans and knights who, in the name of God, ruthlessly fought for land and power. Experience the murder, treachery, and bloodshed of this legendary chapter of history throuth the eyes of key historical figures such as Richard the Lionheart and Saladin, King Louis VII and Nur al-Din. With breath-taking CGI-enhanced visuals, heart-pounding reenactments, and stunning footage from rarely-seen locations THE CRUSADES: CRESCENT & THE CROSS brings the first three Crusades alive for a new generation in conflict.

Ian Morison: The Invisible Universe

Ian Morison: The Invisible Universe

We believe that 96% of the mass and energy content of our Universe is invisible. Some is in the form of Dark Matter whose presence we can only detect by its gravitational influence. The majority, called Dark Energy, appears to be ripping our Universe apart - Gresham College Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008
Location: Gresham College, London, U.K.,