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
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.
CRISPR gene-editing technology opens the door to correcting, even designing, DNA. But should we walk through it?
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.
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, a newborn reindeer, embarks on an incredible odyssey with the help of his mother.
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
An examination of how sound design transforms the cinematic experience, and an exploration of the cutting edge of sound technology.
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.
An exploration of the surprising world of taxidermists: passionate artists who push creative boundaries while revealing the importance of preserving nature.
The magical world of fungi and their power to heal, sustain and contribute to the regeneration of life on Earth.
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
Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.
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 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 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.
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.
A look at the world of automated vehicles and the future of driving.
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.
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.
The Sound of Silence
A successful "house tuner" in New York City, who calibrates the sound in people's homes in order to adjust their moods, meets a client with a problem he can't solve.
This documentary follows modern physicists to find out whether Einstein's theory of relativity—as it passes its 100th birthday—stands the test of time.
Director Douglas Tirola details the rise of craft beer’s popularity and follows two enthusiasts chasing their American brewing dreams.