New Films on Demand Titles

Lots of new videos have been added to Films on Demand. Check out the titles below!

Creating a Genomic Zoo
Lead by a team of biologists at University of California Santa Cruz, researchers are collecting and sequencing DNA from 10,000 different vertebrate species. The project will help us better understand…
Ecuador, the Yasuní-ITT Initiative, and the Rights of Mother Nature: Alberto Acosta
This episode of The Green Interview features Alberto Acosta, an Ecuadorian economist and the country’s former minister of energy and mining. Acosta was also the driving force behind the groundbreaking…
Fighting for a Community’s Legal Right to say “No” to Development: Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil
This episode of the Green Interview features Thomas Linzey and Mari Margil of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), a non-profit, public interest law firm providing free and affordab…
Denmark’s Renewable Energy and Community ‘Magician’: Søren Hermansen
This episode of the Green Interview features Søren Hermansen, Denmark’s “world-class energy magician” whose a mission is to demonstrate it’s possible to create a sustainable society based on renewable…
Why We Drop Out: A Video Bridge Dialogue between Youth, Teachers, and Administrators
In this video-mediated dialogue, seven students in rural Massachusetts discuss factors that led them to drop out of high school. A video of their intimate conversation is then shown to teachers, couns…
Wild Law in Practice: Michelle Maloney
This episode of the Green Interview features Michelle Maloney, a lawyer and National Convenor of the Australian Earth Laws Alliance, an organization she co-founded in 2011 to carry out research and ed…
Seeking Justice on Behalf of the Environment: Antonio Oposa Jr.
This episode of the Green Interview features Antonio Oposa Jr., one of Asia’s pioneering activist lawyers in the arena of environmental law. Hailing from the Philippines, Oposa is best known for the D…
Top 5 Weather Myths Debunked
Today’s Science debunks popular weather myths about lightning, the Earth’s distance from the sun, hurricanes, and contrails.
Science of Beer Brewing
So what’s the science behind beer? A science journalist with a taste for beer, and some artistic talent, breaks down the brewing process in a few simple steps.
Heart Attack Repair Gel
Bioengineers at the University of California San Diego have created a gel—made from pig heart tissue—that can help repair and sometimes even reverse the damage done by a heart attack.
Virgin Birth: Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Series 2
Recently it was discovered that female Komodo dragons can reproduce without ever having contact with a male. Whilst in our own back gardens female aphids can clone themselves to produce thousands up…
Armoured Animals: Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Series 2
Both the rhino and the hedgehog protect their bodies with formidable armor. Are these defenses really what they seem? The rhino’s thick folds of skin are in fact surprisingly sophisticated radiators…
Curious Imposters: Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Series 2
Some animals have mastered the art of deception. The cuckoo lays its eggs in the nest of other birds and tricks them into raising its young. The spooky looking Death’s-head hawkmoth deceives hundreds…
Bad Reputation: Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Series 2
Early reports of a wild, hairy creature in the jungles of Africa gave the gorilla a fearsome reputation and the vampire bat, with its strange face and nocturnal habits, also gave rise to horrific st…
Strange Parents: Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Series 2
Animals are usually either male or female and behave in a way that is characteristic of their gender. But in nature there are curious exceptions. Female hyenas look and behave like males, and male…
Magical Appearances: Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Series 2
The mystery of where some animals disappear to each year puzzled early naturalists. Do swallows hibernate in mud or under water? Where do our butterflies suddenly appear from each spring? The disco…
The Kids with No Memory
We all forget things from time to time. Birthdays, names, whether we’ve met someone before. But what if you couldn’t remember anything after just a few hours, often forgetting to take off your clothes…
Robots: The Real History of Science Fiction
What if our creations turn against us? The idea of creating life has fascinated society since the earliest days of science fiction. The first installment of the four-part series, Robots transports vie…
Invasion: The Real History of Science Fiction
This film looks at the history of alien invasion and encounters in science fiction films, and how the themes reflect the fears, hopes and attitudes prevalent at the time the films were made.
Our Amazing Brain
No matter how small the act—whether it’s tying your shoe, or pressing a button, it’s all orchestrated by a complex system of nerves and what we call “gray matter”. While we think all our actions are r…
Auditory Illusions
If there are optical illusions that trick your eyes, there are also some auditory illusions that play with sound. Or rather, use sound to play with you! Can you imagine sound being able to affect how…
Everyday Illusions
Unconscious inference, or unconscious conclusion, is part of a theory on visual perception that says that human vision is incomplete and details are inferred by the unconscious mind to create a comple…
Fooling the Tongue and the Nose
There are so many different tastes and flavors. Sweet, sour, salty. Our tongue can encounter so many different types of food, especially if we’re adventurous. Taste cells in our mouth and throat form…
Muscle Memory
Puppeteers use strings to control their movements. We, on the other hand, are manipulated by the brain. The brain is the center of the nervous system of almost all vertebrate and invertebrate animals….
Moods, Inspiration, and the Mind
Usually, you feel sad when you get into a fight with a friend, nervous before a big test or interview, and happy when you win at a contest or see a long-lost friend. In your mind, you might think you…

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