You will learn many interesting about the history and mysteries of vanished civilizations, about the mysteries of time and space, gravity, and black holes, the structure of the Universe and the human body, about string theory and the mysteries of human consciousness.
We have compiled for you a list of 20 popular science TV shows that you not only enthusiastically passing the evening, but also imbued with the "spirit of discovery".
Cosmos: a Personal voyage with Carl Sagan / Carl Sagan''s Cosmos: A Personal Voyage Thirty five million five hundred eleven thousand four hundred seventy two
This cult movie is often called "the greatest educational series of all time", has not lost relevance even after 30 years. Carl Sagan — a scientist-an astronomer and a biologist, the most famous popularizer of science, had a remarkable ability to talk about complex concepts in simple language without sacrificing content. The film tells about the structure of the universe and the history of the life and history of mankind. A separate line of the film — the search for extraterrestrial intelligence by: Carl Sagan is one of the founders of the program search for extraterrestrial intelligence SETI. If you are the least bit interested in how the universe works, go to the 13-part journey into space with this documentary series.
The cosmos: time and Space / Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014)
One million eight hundred thirty two thousand six hundred ninety three
American popular science documentary series 2014. The project was a continuation of the 1980 series "Cosmos: a personal journey", the leading of which was Carl Sagan, and at the same time it is restarted.
"We want to make a program that will not just continue the first series, but will reflect the time in which we created it, so it was immediately clear that she intended for the audience of the beginning of the XXI century", – said the host of Neal Tyson when he worked on the project. In 13 episodes of "Cosmos: Space and time" tells about the latest scientific discoveries in space technology, astrophysics and other fields.
The elegant universe / The Elegant Universe (2003)
Fifty four million seven hundred twenty six thousand six hundred seventy
This mini-series was shot in 2003 on the bestseller by American physicist and science popularizer Brian Greene about string theory and M-theory.
The host of "the Elegant universe" was made by Brian Greene. Here you will see interviews with the most interesting string theorists and Nobel laureates Steven Weinberg and Sheldon, Glashow, modern computer graphics and a simple but fairly accurate analogy reveal the basic concepts of the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics and explain such features of string theory, as supersymmetry, the 11-dimensional universe, the space of Calabi – Yau spaces, branes, etc.
The power of art / Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006)
Seventeen million four hundred thirty nine thousand six hundred ninety two
This series of films does not look like a tedious walk to the museums of the world. Instead we offer you something unusual and exciting like a parachute jump into a volcano of creative imagination of eight geniuses of art: Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Picasso, van Gogh, Turner, Rothko, David, Bernini. The only way to imagine, to feel and assess how well created the greatest masterpieces on Earth.
Disappearances! / Stardust Lost In The Andes (1995-1996)
Fifty nine million three hundred sixty eight thousand eight hundred seventy five
This documentary series channel History Channel devoted to mysteries of history associated with the missing, white spots in the biographies of eminent persons of policy, culture, sport and unexplained disappearances of ships and expeditions. In each episode tells about a mysterious and seemingly inexplicable incident.
Lost worlds / Lost Worlds (2006-2007) Sixteen million three hundred eleven thousand five hundred seventy one
A series of documentary films, which is dedicated to the mysterious and interesting world of history. We will talk about the mysteries of ancient and modern civilizations. From the castle of the real count Dracula to the nuclear bunkers of the 1950s years, the history of temples, fortresses, lost civilizations.
The wonders of the Universe / Wonders of the Universe (2011) Thirty seven million three hundred eighty four thousand thirteen
Who are we? Why are we here? Where did we come from? This is the most fundamental and eternal questions we can ask. And it is an integral part of human nature that seeks to find the answers. We can trace their ancestry for hundreds of thousands of years before the dawn of mankind. But in reality our story extends much deeper.
Our universe originated approximately 13.7 billion years ago. Today it is filled with over 100 billion galaxies. And each of them contains hundreds of billions of stars. In this documentary series, Professor Brian Cox tells the epic story of our Universe, showing that we are an integral part.
Wonders of the Solar system / Wonders of the Solar System (2010) Fifty five million nine hundred forty four thousand one hundred forty four
For millennia, people watched in fascination at the starry sky. Professor Brian Cox offers to go on an exciting 5-episode journey into the depths of this unknown space, to see the true and awesome beauty of our Solar system. Better a textbook on astronomy.
Wonders of life / Wonders of Life
Seventy four million five hundred thirty five thousand six hundred seventy nine
This mini-series tells the story of how the 3.7 billion years ago, some fundamental laws have generated the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe – life. Light, gravity, time, matter and energy became the building blocks of everything, from the smallest microorganism on Earth to the biggest galaxy. Currently, as suggested, on Earth there are 100 million different species. "Miracles of life" tells the story of the amazing diversity and adaptability of life in connection with the laws which govern it. From the movement of chromosomes during cell division to an electric spark that causes contraction of muscles, this series reveals the secrets of life in the most unexpected places and the most stunning detail. Presenter – Professor Brian Cox (5 series ~59 minutes). From the point of view of science / Naked Science (2004-2011)
Fifty two million six hundred thirteen thousand one hundred forty nine
The film's title literally translates as "Naked science". This popular scientific and documentary series of National Geographic Channel devoted to actual scientific and technological questions, puzzles and problems. Considered as a recognized historical facts, and the supernatural, the paranormal, natural disasters and catastrophes.
The film was shot using special effects, which provide a sense of presence. Each episode is presented in the form of an entertaining and easy to view the unprepared viewer scientific lectures.
Inside the human body / Inside the Human Body (2011)
Six million seven hundred sixty two thousand two hundred forty seven
The mini-series "Inside the human body" is most clearly and precisely, but it most clearly describes the man as an incredible phenomenon in the life of the planet. This popular film made with the help of modern technology, tells about the most important processes occurring in our body. Michael Mosley gives us a fantastic journey through the universe that is within us.
Secrets of the soul: the Archetype. Neurosis. Libido. (2011-2013)
Thirty million seven hundred twenty one thousand one hundred sixty
This 18-part documentary on the fate of the famous healers of souls, a scientist of the XIX-XX centuries, stood at the origins of modern psychoanalysis, psychiatry and hypnosis.
Among the topics of the series: theory of Sigmund Freud on sexual development of the individual and the circumstances under which he created his theory that changed the consciousness of many people; a story about the Italian psychiatrist Cesare Lombroso and the determining of the "born criminal" by the appearance of a person; hypnotism, Dr. Charcot; methods of Carl Jung that it is, before you apply on their patients were experiencing; Austrian psychologist and psychiatrist "King of complexes" Alfred Adler, the first to use the term "inferiority complex".
«Archetype. Neurosis. Libido" is the story of the great discoveries made by trial and error, and sometimes their personal life.
How the universe works / How the Universe Works (2010-)
Fifty four million six hundred forty five thousand six hundred eighty six
This is the greatest story of how from a small point the universe turned into something huge. Children sometimes ask: "If the Moon turns around the Earth, and the Earth turns around the Sun, around which then turns into the Sun?"This is a good question being asked by astronomers. And the farther they advance in their understanding, the more questions they have.
From the first episodes, released in 2010, the company "DiscoveryScience", TV series "How the universe works" conquered the audience and won the highest ratings on the channel.
Brain. Secrets of consciousness / The Brain. A Secret History (2010)
Eighty seven million one hundred twenty six thousand four hundred eighty eight
Why are we taking a particular action? What really moves us? How does our consciousness? If we can control our thoughts and manage other people? For centuries these questions have occupied philosophers and theologians. But about a hundred years ago a new science lifted the veil of secrecy. And this science – experimental psychology, which will be discussed in the next BBC project. Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking / Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking (2010 – ...)
Twenty nine million nine hundred thousand six hundred two
The famous physicist, Professor Stephen Hawking, who at age 30 was almost completely paralyzed due to progressive disease, shares his thoughts on the most intriguing mysteries of the Universe. In his view, life on other planets exists in different forms – from the simplest organisms to advanced civilizations. But people should avoid contact with extraterrestrial intelligence. Travel to the past impossible, the scientist believes, since it contradicts the fundamental laws of nature (violating the cause-sledsvennye communication). But the journey to the future is theoretically possible.
The supersizers go ... to... / The Supersizers Go... (2007-2009)
Forty one million six hundred seventy eight thousand eight hundred eighty four
Writer and food critic Giles Coren, together with the famous British Comedy actress, writer and radio presenter sue Perkins "go" in the past in order to live and eat as it did in Britain in different historical epochs. They dressed up in costumes appropriate historical period, send to the doctor, then taken to a house decorated in the style of the desired time. In the same spirit of the heroes are fed there, often bringing them into a state of shock. At the end of each test, the doctor come to surprising conclusions.
Food factory / Food Factory (2012)
Thirty six million nine hundred two thousand five hundred four
Instructive and fascinating show takes us behind the scenes of the production lines to show how to actually do the food. Behind each bag of chips, a beer, a chocolate bar or a loaf of bread costs a giant production line, due to which these products become available to the masses. Learn about the wonderful process of transformation of raw materials in many favorite products – from pasta and pesto to chewing gum and canadian whiskey.
Through space and time with Morgan Freeman / Through the Wormhole (TV series 2010 – ...)
Seventy four million one hundred one thousand four hundred eighty five
The series explores questions that have always puzzled mankind. What we created? What happened before the beginning? Are we alone in the Universe? Is there a Creator? Over these secrets fought the greatest minds of humanity. Looking for answers offer to go with the inimitable Morgan Freeman. You will find many interesting interviews, examples and theories that attempt to debunk the teachings of Einstein.
Adam spoils everything / Adam Ruins Everything (2015 – ...)
Fifty two million four hundred fifteen thousand four hundred sixty seven
Ugly truth about what is precious to our heart. Adam Conover with a terrific sense of humor breaks down stereotypes imposed by society, TV and neighbors. Work, sex, cars, restaurants, tips, terrorism and charity – all the knowledge about these aspects are in serious question.
Also interesting: the Social emotion: neurophysiology of envy and Schadenfreude
Roger Penrose: the picture of the world on a sheet of paper
Black mirror / Black Mirror (2011 – ...)
Thirty four million five hundred seventy three thousand four hundred ninety
This is the only drama series on our list. "Black mirror" is a British fiction series, created the script of Charlie Brooker. It consists of seven episodes, unrelated no plot, no actors, no time or space of the narrative. All subjects are United only a satire on the lifestyle that is common in modern society. Cross-cutting theme – the impact of information technology on human relations.published