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TERRA 1110: Cold Feet

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Jonathan Spear, a graduate student in Science and Natural History Filmmaking at Montana State University, dives into the subject of aquatic songbirds as he learns more about the unique little creatures that are Americ...

TERRA 1103: Transistors: Teeny Tech that Changed the World

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TRANSISTORS is a short animated film about the history and science of the tiny devices that brought about the Information Age. You interact with billions of transistors in your phones and computers every day, so why n...

TERRA 1004: Sunken Stories

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A shipwreck is mystery, power, romance and danger. There’s a magic to watching one never seen by human eyes materialize from the darkness of the deep ocean. Sunken Stories follows the initial survey of a newly discove...

TERRA 609: Spaced Out

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What is life? Do we need to define it on order to study its origins? What does it even mean "to define" something? For scientists in more established fields, such as physics or chemistry, these questions are nice to p...

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 712: Vitamin ConspiraC

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Do you take vit­a­min C when you get sick? Well, now you don’t have to! Film­maker Christina Choate urges you to skip the pill and eat plants instead. In her quest to find the truth about vit­a­min C, she intro­duces ...

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 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 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 342: Water for Tea

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NASA has been sending up space shuttles for as long as I can remember. But what you might not know is that not all the missions you see take off from Cape Canavarel are about landing on the moon or sending someone to ...

TERRA 1006: The Life and Times of a Pet Rock

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More obedient than a dog, less maintenance than a fish, and lives longer than a parrot - introducing the world’s finest pet - the rock. Meet Rocky the pet rock. Follow Rocky on his journey to find his parents and lear...

TERRA 825: WildFIRE PIRE: The Cradle of Fire

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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 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 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 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...

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