Topic: adventure

The Most Evil Men and Women in History - Rasputin

The Most Evil Men and Women in History - Rasputin

History

Profile of heretical Grigori Rasputin, the self-appointed monk of peasant origins who exploited his influence over the Empress Alexandra and her haemophiliac son to insinuate himself into the Russian royal [...]

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The Moon, the Tides and Neil DeGrasse Tyson

The Moon, the Tides and Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Science

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, host of the PBS series NOVA Science Now and co-host (with comedienne Lynne Koplitz) of the radio show Star Talk. He is [...]

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The Prize - Crude Diplomacy

The Prize - Crude Diplomacy

Politics

Post World War II America awakens to the strategic importance of oil and witnesses a key moment in history when oil production shifts from the US to the Middle East. An extraordinary cast of characters, including [...]

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Look, Up in the Sky - The Amazing Story of Superman

Look, Up in the Sky - The Amazing Story of Superman

Biography

Executive-produced by Superman Returns director Bryan Singer and narrated by star Kevin Spacey, Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman is an exhaustive, nearly two-hour documentary covering [...]

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The Endurance  - Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

The Endurance - Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

History

In 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton set out to become the first man to cross the frozen wastes of the Antarctic continent on foot; however, a combination of treacherous conditions, unexpected changes in weather, [...]

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Phantoms in the Brain

Phantoms in the Brain

Psychology

The writings of Oliver Sacks and others have shown us that we can learn much about ourselves by looking closely at the deficits shown by people with neurological problems. V.S. Ramachandran has seen countless [...]

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Get Lamp - The Text Adventure Documentary

Get Lamp - The Text Adventure Documentary

Technology

In the early years of the microcomputer, a special kind of game was being played. With limited sound, simple graphics, and tiny amounts of computing power, the first games on home computers would hardly raise an [...]

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40 Years and Counting - Back to the Moon

40 Years and Counting - Back to the Moon

Science

40 Years and Counting... Back to the Moon! captures the history of our space program from its earliest days in Florida to the major milestones of our space heritage, including the early launch failures of cold [...]

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Take Me To Pitcairn

Take Me To Pitcairn

History

Seduced by tales of endurance, villainy and adventure, one man attempts to re-trace the romantic voyages of the most infamous fugitives in British naval history. However, he soon discovers he is not alone on an [...]

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Panamerican Adventure

Panamerican Adventure

Society

It measures roughly 35,000 kilometres. From Alsaka to Tierra del Fuego. It runs across two continents and through more than a dozen countries; sometimes, as a gravel track, but also as an eight-lane motorway. It [...]

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