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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...

TERRA 724: Voices of Yellowstone

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Many people come to Yellowstone National Park to see the fantastic landscapes. Wise visitors also come to experience the amazing soundscapes. This film provides some insight into the value of natural sounds in wild pl...

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 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 305: Jewels of The Jungle – Part 3

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The final installment of "Jewels of the Jungle" sees Dr. Strobel link up with his old friend Pablo Rojas, a microbiologist from Mexico. Rojas wants to learn how Dr. Strobel identifies plants with medicinal value. But ...

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 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 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 447: Malice in Wonderland

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Sometimes, unexpected guests can very quickly become pests. But what happens when you ask them to leave? Join the Red Queen and Alice on live action, animated journey down the rabbit hole, as they are caught in an evo...

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 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 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 222: Black Tale – The Whirling Disease Invaders – Part 1

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The parasite which causes Whirling Disease is one example of the increasingly difficult problems caused by exotic species around the world. Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout has seen dramatic population declines and other n...

TERRA 613: Biofilm

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"Biofilm" is an introduction to a relatively new field of medical research that investigates bacteria colonies known as biofilm. Recent research has shown that biofilm colonies often inhabit wounds of immuno-compromis...

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...

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