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What is life? And how did it begin? Professor Brian Cox explores the globe to reveal how a few fundamental laws of science gave birth to the most complex, and unique, feature of the universe. In the five-part series, Cox -- a professor of physics at the University of Manchester in England -- travels from the Philippines to the U.S., Madagascar and Mexico to explore life through physics, and concludes that, far from demanding a mystical explanation, the emergence of life might be an inevitable consequence of the physical laws that govern the universe.

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