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TERRA 1117: The Otherworldly Voice

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To make music without touching your instrument is a rare feat, and a difficult task to accomplish.  It sounds and looks like something out of a science fiction film, but this musical oddity has been around since the 1...

TERRA 303: Jewels of the Jungle – Part 1

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Dr. Gary Strobel's signature red stocking cap lives in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Why? Strobel is one of only a handful of plant scientists scouring the planet the old-fashioned way for the n...

TERRA 449: Frog, Chemical, Water, You – Part 2

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Amphibians are indicator species. Because of their sensitive permeable skin, scientists use amphibians to gauge the overall health of the worldwide ecosystem that we all share. So with nearly half of the world's amphi...

TERRA 807: Inches of Snow and Tide

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The Olympic Peninsula is a land of snowy mountains, rocky tidepools, and crashing waves. Explore one small patch of coastline at low tide and you can find tiny sea stars, camouflaged fish, and eighty-year-old anemones...

TERRA 1020: Seizing the Unrecorded

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Seizing the Unrecorded is an autobiographical film that explores a question that everyone asks themselves at one point in there life:  "How can something you love doing be bad for you?, and if it is, should you stop d...

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 703: Lines In The Sand

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In 1998, Dr. James Thomson perfected a method to grow human Embryonic Stem Cells in a laboratory environment. His discovery sparked a new debate in what historically has been a long line of moral dilemmas initiated by...

TERRA 430: An Interview with Jay Harman

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The Terra team have been lucky enough to travel the country and meet some truly amazing people. However, we haven't always been able to offer all our interviews online - until now! Jay Harman will kick off our serie...

TERRA 1026: Weapons of Choice

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Focusing on rhinoceros beetles, Weapons of Choice briefly explores how animals use extreme morphism in biological arms races. These weapons are usually key to winning a mate in battle and can provide clues linking hea...

TERRA 339: A Life with Skulls – Part 1

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Ray Bandar is not your average museum curator. How could he be with nicknames like Dr. Bones and Reptile Ray? He spends his days dressed in tattered clothes, walking San Francisco's beaches in search of the ultimate s...

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 1027: The Story of P

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We’re running out of phosphorus, a critical nutrient in our diet. The Story of P explores how an emerging technology, no-mix toilets, can help us recover this valuable resource. While at the same time, saving us money...

TERRA 304: Jewels of The Jungle – Part 2

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In the second installment of "Jewels of the Jungle," Dr. Strobel's worldwide quest for the next super drug continues in the laboratory as he investigates endophytes. What is so special about these tiny symbiotic micro...

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 901: Living in Pele’s Paradise (Part 1)

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A famous eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai'i, started in 1959 with spectacular fountains of lava and ended in 1960 with the tragic destruction of the village of Kapoho. This movie (part 1 of 2) tells the story of the...

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