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Medical advances have doubled human life expectancy in past centuries. But can humans ever beat death altogether? Can we control and fix the errors that build up in our DNA over the years? Can we find a way to replace the chemistry of life with something more durable? This episode wonders into the mystifying definition of 'eternity' as it relates to human lifespan.
The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 134 votes.
Scientists explore the effects of the Higgs Boson discovery, which validates the Standard Model in particle physics and solidifies the understanding of subatomic particles; highlights include an in-depth discussion of the Higgs field and mass.
The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 163 votes.
It is a question that has vexed philosophers and scientists for centuries; 'What is Time?' Exactly how is our past, present, and future connected by that arrow of cause and effect that we call Time? Is time simply another dimension, just like the dimensions of space we know? Can you run time backwards just as easily as it runs forward, just as left-to-right can swap for right-to-left? If other universes exist, then what is time like in them: could their Time be different from ours? And we'll probe the biggest question about time: Is our future determined? Do we exercise free will? Or, is time merely a dream?
The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 192 votes.
We are in the midst of a revolution so insidious we can't even see it. From our telephones to our vacuum cleaners to our cars, we have robots that live and work beside us. And now we're designing them to think for themselves, giving them the power to learn to move on their own.
The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 144 votes.
Our understanding of the universe and the nature of reality itself has drastically changed over the last 100 years, and it's on the verge of another seismic shift. In a 17-mile-long tunnel buried 570 feet beneath the Franco-Swiss border, the world's largest and most powerful atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, is powering up. Its goal is nothing less than recreating the first instants of creation, when the universe was unimaginably hot and long-extinct forms of matter sizzled and cooled into stars, planets, and ultimately, us. These incredibly small and exotic particles hold the keys to the greatest mysteries of the universe. What we find could validate our long-held theories about how the world works and what we are made of. Or, all of our notions about the essence of what is real will fall apart.
The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 211 votes.
Mankind longs for proof that we are not alone in the universe, but the moment of first contact will certainly mean the end of the world as we know it. Whether that is a bad thing for humanity or the start of a great future is uncertain.
The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 183 votes.
What drives some to torture and kill without remorse? Why do seemingly normal people commit acts of cruelty and violence. Researchers are exploring our inner demons, looking for ways to isolate and neutralize the source of evil in the brain. Is it really possible to change human nature?
The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 133 votes.
We are all at the mercy of the Sun. Its glowing disc sustains nearly all life on Earth. But the Sun also holds a dark secret: someday, our aging, expanding star will bathe the Earth in a fiery holocaust. Everything we know will turn to hot, bubbling, plasma.
The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 156 votes.
We feel it every moment of our lives but for physicists, gravity is the longest running unsolved mystery of the universe. Why do all objects that have mass pull on one another? Cutting-edge theories are proposing unexpected answers: Gravity could be another force in disguise, a thermodynamic mirage, or even, a shadow of a hidden holographic universe. If so, the force that holds us to the surface of the earth, and holds the earth in orbit around the sun, may be a trick of the mind. We feel it, but it may not be real. Is Gravity an Illusion?
The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 154 votes.
It is commonly theorized that the universe began with the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago. But since we can only see as far as light has traveled in that time, we can't actually make out the edge of the universe. Could it be that the universe is infinite? Is there any way to find out what the shape of the universe really is? Can we find the edge, discover what might lie beyond it, and perhaps even discover a universe next to ours?
The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Through the Wormhole from 224 votes.
Last updated: apr 09, 2021
I cant get enough of cosmos documentaries. This has been one of the best series I've seen in quite some time. These series usually get weak in the later episodes but the topics remained bold and lots of substance. Morgan Freeman narrating is just the cherry top. Stephen Hawkins Universe 6 part series I still think is my favorite.
Season 4 is hidden again. :(
@ghirsch516: You're like me then. =)
So one thing is disputed and that makes it absolutely nonsense? weird logic...
I love this show. Don't know if it is scientificly sound like someone mentioned but it gives me a lot to think and discuss about and that's made it worth watching.
The show however has zero scientific integrity and you can't trust anything on it. Quick checks online reveal that much of the content is being chosen purely for entertainment value even when its provably false. Take the "God Helmet" for instance. It generates a magnetic field one million times too weak to penetrate the human skull and have any effect on the human brain. The "scientist" is simply putting suggestable people into a sensory deprivation chamber and using the helmet as a prop. Why watch this, when there are really good documentaries out that actually care about scientific integrity? P.S. I love Morgan Freeman's work on this series, his presentation is nothing short of captivating, but he might as well be reading from the national enquirer.
Enjoy this but prefer The Universe.
Watching Season 4 episode 1 now. Love this show.
Just finished the first season and am thoroughly enjoying this. Hope they keep this series going! Makes me particularly excited about the Cosmos reboot with Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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