Two biologists set out on an undertaking as colossal as their subjects: deciphering the complex communication of whales.
This immersive look at the lives of stray dogs on the streets of Istanbul examines human society through their eyes and ears.
M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity
Diary musings, excerpts from lectures, and striking images offer insight into the life and work of Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher.
Woman in Motion
Nichelle Nichols, best known as Star Trek's Lt. Uhura, launches a recruiting campaign aimed at changing the face of NASA.
In a world where cool kids are nerds, the orchestra is world class and being Asian American is the norm, seniors at Lowell High School compete for the top prize: admission to the college of their dreams.
Son of Monarchs (Hijo de Monarcas)
A Mexican biologist's return from New York to his hometown near butterfly forests of Michoacán sparks a personal metamorphosis.
Father of the Cyborgs
A neurologist known as "the father of cyborgs" confronts the ethical quandaries of self-experimentation and a future where human brains and technology combine.
Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife.
Will the Blue Brain Project—a highly publicized billion-euro effort to create a complete digital simulation of the human brain—revolutionize neuroscience or fall victim to hype, criticism, and its own ambitions?
When his father dies in an accident, a young man decides to fix his family's financial situation by building an innovative airship with his friends.
When mysterious ailments strike a dial painter at American Radium, a dark truth emerges: She is not the first in the watch factory to fall ill. Her sister's legal fight against the corporation in 1928 launched workplace safety reforms and closer study of the dangers of radioactivity.
Brave Blue World
From reuse to energy generation, new innovations across five continents are explored in this documentary about building a future for sustainable water.
Con-artists Theresa and Robert have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam, and steal at every opportunity. When they charm a stranger into joining their next scam, their world is turned upside down.
My Octopus Teacher
A filmmaker forges an unusual friendship with an octopus living in a South African kelp forest.
A secret agent given a single word as his weapon must travel through time and bend the laws of nature to prevent the onset of World War III.
From Controversy to Cure
An unlikely mix of controversy, science and engineering, politics, the space race, and urban renewal transform Cambridge, Mass.'s Kendall Square into the biotechnology capital of the world.
Sing Me a Song
Documentarian Thomas Balmès visits the serene young monk from his film Happiness again,10 years after TV, the internet, and smart phones arrive at his remote Bhutanese monastery.
Adventures of a Mathematician
Polish immigrant and mathematician Stan Ulam helps create the hydrogen bomb and the first computer.
In 1991, eight visionaries embark on a two-year experiment to quarantine themselves inside Biosphere 2—a self-engineered replica of Earth's ecosystem.
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Picture a Scientist
Through their personal stories and thoroughly researched data, three scientists discuss the deeply entrenched problems of sexual harassment and gender inequality against women that are no less prevalent in science than they are in pop culture and corporate America.
Kiss the Ground
Activists, scientists, farmers and politicians turn to regenerative agriculture to save the planet's topsoil.
CRISPR gene-editing technology opens the door to correcting, even designing, DNA. But should we walk through it?
Dope is Death
Dr. Mutulu Shakur, stepfather of Tupac Shakur, along with fellow Black Panthers and the Young Lords, combines community health with radical politics to create the first acupuncture detoxification program in America in 1973—a visionary project eventually deemed too dangerous to exist.