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Physicist Brian Cox discusses various aspects of the universe, featuring a "wonder" related to each featured topic. Among the topics covered are the nature of time, relating humans to the life cycles of stars and the effect of gravity across the universe.

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Brian Cox explores the fundamental properties of light; the secrets of the cosmos.

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This co-production of the BBC and the Science Channel is hosted by physicist Brian Cox ("Wonders of the Universe"), who is fascinated by the wonders of our planet and the laws of nature that created them. In this five-part series he travels the globe to examine some of the most compelling phenomena, demonstrating the power of the sun as he watches a total solar eclipse in India and the Aurora Borealis in Norway. In addition to the breathtaking footage, viewers can learn about the power of the forces of nature and their impact on the planet in this Peabody Award-winning documentary series.
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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Professor Brian Cox explores mankind's origins, place and destiny in the universe.
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Geologist Iain Stewart demonstrates the power of plants and the crucial role they have played in the Earth's evolution. The three-part series reveals how plants harnessed light from the sun.
"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, in a departure from the type of material he is best known for, pays homage to Carl Sagan's award-winning and iconic "Cosmos" with this docuseries. Through stories of humankind's quest for knowledge, viewers travel across the universe. Scientific concepts are presented clearly, with both skepticism and wonder, to impart their full impact. Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts, and Sagan's original creative collaborator, Ann Druyan, serves as an executive producer.