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TERRA 608: The Species Problem

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These days the term 'species' is thrown around as if it were a definite unit, but the realities of defining a species are much trickier, and more contentious, than they seem. ;Biologists have argued over the definitio...

TERRA 322: Jewels of the Jungle – Series 2 – Part 2

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This installment of Jewels sees Dr. Gary Strobel travel from the lush forest of South America to the clinical world of the laboratory. But the lab is no less exciting than the field, especially since some of the sampl...

TERRA 341: A Life with Skulls – Part 3

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In the third and final installment of A Life with Skulls, Ray Bandar reconciles his passion for skulls with life after the lab.

TERRA 539: Energy’s Future

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'Energy's Future' tells the story of Joules, a high school junior faced with the pressing decision about what to do after graduation. Joule's daily routine of work, classes, and friends leaves her little time to figur...

TERRA 618: The Action of Attraction

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This eight-minute film explores an entomologist's research into the relationships between the genes, receptors, pheromones, and behaviors of moths and other insects.

TERRA 444: Museum of the Rockies: Dino Diaries

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Have you ever wondered how scientists look for dinosaur bones, or how they get these fossils safely out of the ground once they find them? Find answers to these questions and more as students and paleontologists from ...

TERRA 1115: Popped Secret: The Mysterious Origin of Maize

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Ten thousand years ago, corn didn’t exist anywhere in the world, and until recently scientists argued vehemently about its origins. Today the crop is consumed voraciously by us, by our livestock, and as a major part o...

TERRA 1108: “Acid in the Gulf of Maine”, “The Lobster Pot Heats Up”, and “Attack of the Green Crabs”

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Acid in the Gulf of Maine A short animation about the potential impact of ocean acidification on sea life in the Gulf of Maine.  Produced with support from Maine Sea Grant, Dalhousie University, MEOPAR (Marine Envi...

TERRA 1116: Think Like a Scientist: Gorongosa

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This episode tells the story of Greg Carr, a philanthropist of sorts, and his involvement in the restoration of Gorongosa National Park after its destruction from 30 years of war in Mozambique. This film also features...

TERRA 445: Coronal Mass Ejections

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"Coronal Mass Ejections" seeks to explain a highly technical phenomena through compelling interviews with top scientists and amazing graphics depicting our solar system. However, the film also seeks to make the point ...

TERRA 704: Where There Are Reeds

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Athabaska in the Cree language translates to "Where There Are Reeds", a geographic note of these first peoples' early connection to Lake Athabaska and the surrounding terrain. Keeping with the tradition of pre-school ...

TERRA 431: Crazy Dream

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Steve Titus has what he calls a 'hobby gone awry.’ His solo garage project, self-funded and self-improvised, is to change the world by designing the ‘Solar Bug’ – a prototype for a combination ATV and solar electric c...

TERRA 1005: ePILLepsy

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ePlLLepsy explores one filmmaker's relationship with epilepsy medication. Poetic imagery and personal narrative lead to a deeper understanding of how a disorder and its medicines can affect the patient.

TERRA 822: WildFIRE PIRE: The (un)Luck of the Draw

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WildFIRE PIRE is a National Science Foundation five-year project that is an international partnership coordinated by the Montana Institute on Ecosystems and Montana State University that focuses on the causes and cons...

TERRA 448: Frog, Chemical, Water, You – Part 1

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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...

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