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TERRA 1025: Your Brain on Music

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Music moves us from the inside out. Whether its smooth jazz, hair metal, or hokey tonk, music has an undeniably powerful effect upon our emotions and behavior. Through following sound’s journey through the brain, this...

TERRA 330: The Urban Aesthetic

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Big cities all seem the same to me - huge buildings, noisy cars and curious pidgins reign supreme and the concrete jungle seems to expand for ever. When I visit a city and look out at the urban landscape, I can't help...

TERRA 702: Why is Science Important?

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Science teacher and film-maker Alom Shaha sets out to uncover a genuinely satisfying answer to his students' most common question: why is science important?

TERRA 1107: The Rainmakers of Nganyi

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Researchers at Kenyan universities were faced with a problem: the weather forecasts that they were providing weren’t being taken seriously. Faced with climate change and climatic extremes, farmers were losing crops an...

TERRA 228: Ten Days to Paint the Forest – Part 2

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Part Two of "TEN DAYS TO PAINT THE FOREST" continues with incredible footage of the bathing habits of Andean dry-forest hummingbirds, the difficulties of painting in the hot tropical sun, and rare footage of the endan...

TERRA 413: Higher Ground – Part 2

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In part two of Higher Ground, the battle over Florida's beaches continues. In the middle of this conflict between developers and preservationists are the sea turtles which use this fragile habitat as nesting ground. A...

TERRA 318: The Curse of Copper – Part 1

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In 1997, noted Harvard ecologist E.O. Wilson wrote to a small community in the remote cloud forest region of Ecuador, urging them to continue their fight against the scourge of copper mining in perhaps the most biodiv...

TERRA 824: Life on Ice

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Escape into spectacular Hyalite Canyon and discover the uniquely human activity of ice climbing. LIFE ON ICE is an adventure to remember; an adventure of impossible jumps through space and time; an adventure that blen...

TERRA 234: Forbidden Fruit – The Absinthe Drinker

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Absinthe was banned in the U.S. and many other parts of the world in the early 20th cen­tury after a faulty sci­en­tific study deter­mined it was likely to pro­voke hal­lu­ci­na­tions, seizures, and vio­lence. Ninety ...

TERRA 510: On the Wing – Part 4

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'On The Wing' is a new documentary which tells the story of Portland, Oregon's Chapman Swifts. Each fall, these birds roost in the chimney of a Portland elementary school and put on an amazing nightly aerial display t...

TERRA 910: Escape

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When school and life overwhelm him, one college student seeks solace by biking into nature. Escape follows Lincoln Gulley as he winds down beautiful mountain roads, looks up at starry skies and reflects on his relatio...

TERRA 1012: Fungiphilia Rising

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Synopsis: An ode to nature's often forgotten alchemists and their allies. Fungiphilia Rising is an invitation to explore the fascinating world of mushrooms throughout the American West. By attending mushroom forays a...

TERRA 232: A Corpse Flower Grows in Brooklyn

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Brooklyn is indeed home to many noxious smells, but perhaps the most intriguing one in recent history occurred during the peak blooming hours of the Amorphophallus titanum in the early morning of August 11th at the Br...

TERRA 532: Source to Sea, The Columbia River Swim – Part 2

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Join Chris Swain for a thirteen-hundred mile swim down one of America's greatest and most troubled rivers.

TERRA 816: Reduce Reuse Recycle-tron

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Bjorn, a surly viking transported to the present through mysterious circumstances, must come to terms with Resource Conservation (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) through the expert coaching of high school students Brenda and ...

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