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Radium Girls

Radium Girls

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.

Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire

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.

From Controversy to Cure

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.

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Picture a Scientist

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.

Human Nature

Human Nature

CRISPR gene-editing technology opens the door to correcting, even designing, DNA. But should we walk through it?

Tesla

Tesla

Through Promethean struggles, Nikola Tesla attempts to transcend entrenched technology—including his own previous work—by pioneering a system of wireless energy that will change the world.

Coded Bias

Coded Bias

An exploration of the implications of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini's startling discovery that racial bias is written into the code of facial recognition algorithms.

Ailo: Une Odysée en Laponie (Ailo: A Reindeer's Journey)

Ailo: Une Odysée en Laponie (Ailo: A Reindeer's Journey)

Ailo, a newborn reindeer, embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother.

The Pollinators

The Pollinators

Migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees travel the U.S. pollinating the flowers that become the fruits, nuts, and vegetables we eat.

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

An examination of how sound design transforms the cinematic experience, and an exploration of the cutting edge of sound technology.

Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait

Cowboys: A Documentary Portrait

A look at the lives of working cowboys on America's largest cattle ranches—including their connection to a storied past and the challenges they face in the future.

Stuffed

Stuffed

An exploration of the surprising world of taxidermists: passionate artists who push creative boundaries while revealing the importance of preserving nature.

Fantastic Fungi

Fantastic Fungi

The magical world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth.

The Aeronauts

The Aeronauts

Balloon pilot Amelia Wren and meteorologist James Glaisher find themselves in a fight for survival while pursuing scientific discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s.

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

A documentary exploring the life of neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks—an old-fashioned polymath and natural historian who redefined our understanding of brain and mind.

The Biggest Little Farm

The Biggest Little Farm

A couple are followed through their successes and failures as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles.

The Serengeti Rules

The Serengeti Rules

A band of young scientists discovers a radical new theory of the natural world, one that could help confront some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time.

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

While retracing the steps of her groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild, Dr. Anne Innis Dagg reflects on the forces that destroyed and restored her career and discovers a startling contrast between the world of giraffes she once knew and the one it has become.

Autonomy

Autonomy

A look at the world of automated vehicles and the future of driving.

One Man Dies a Million Times

One Man Dies a Million Times

Two Russian botanists in a besieged city must protect the invaluable edible specimens of a seed bank from their starving fellow citizens, enemy forces, rats, and each other.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

A boy in Malawi helps save his village from famine by building a wind turbine after reading about them in a library book.

To Dust

To Dust

A mourning Hasidic widower enlists a reluctant biology professor in his obsessive quest to understand what exactly will happen to his young wife's body as it returns to dust.