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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 1018: Croaked: The Science of Humor

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Is there a formula for funny? Join comedian Christian McDaniel as he attempts to look at the science behind humor and why people laugh. It's science, without killing any frogs.

TERRA 811: Floods at Campo de la Cruz – Faces

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The films of Campo de la Cruz, Faces and Voices, are a complementary approach to tell the story of the catastrophic floods that occurred in Colombia's Caribbean Coast, during the rainy season of 2010-2011. After sever...

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 446: Algal Biofuels II

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Will algae provide the world with the biofuels of the future? Using algae to produce biofuels addresses many of the problems posed by traditional biofuels such as corn. Algal Biofuels II explores the work and perspect...

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 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 701: Earth & Moon: A Planetary Fairytale

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For his second year project, Refah Seyed Mahmoud built a rear projection dome and crafted an animated film, Earth & Moon, to experiment with the visual possibilities of anamorphic displays. Earth & Moon is a s...

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 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 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 349: A Wild Beetle Chase

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Have you ever stopped to consider how many species of beetles there are in the world? The answer is a lot! No-one knows for sure how many there are, but there is a group of people trying to find new species. Their met...

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 239: The Last Run – Part 3

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Part Three of "THE LAST RUN" chronicles the spawn, the critical final chapter in the salmon life cycle. In 2002, under pressure from a serious drought, upstream farmers were authorized by the President of the United S...

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...

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