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Wonders of Life
Discover the science that rules our living planet. In this beautiful and definitive five-part series, physicist Brian Cox reveals how a few fundamental laws gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe - life. Light, gravity, time, matter, energy: they are the building blocks of everything, from the smallest microbe to the biggest galaxy. From the Philippines to the US, Madagascar and Mexico, Dr. Cox explores how Earth became the rich, diverse biosphere it is today; what determines shape, movement and longevity; and whether the conditions for life could be repeated elsewhere in the universe.
Episodes
Ep 1
What Is Life?
Watch January 9, 8:00pm
Ep 2
Expanding Universe
Watch January 16, 8:00pm
Ep 3
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Watch January 23, 8:00pm
Ep 4
Size Matters
Watch January 30, 8:00pm
Ep 5
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What Is Life?
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 - life. In this episode, he journeys to the volcanic landscapes of Southeast Asia to understand how life first began. (1 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jan 9, 8:00pm
Expanding Universe
Brian Cox travels across the United States and encounters some astonishing creatures that reveal how the senses evolved. (2 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jan 16, 8:00pm
Endless Forms Most Beautiful
In this episode, Brian Cox asks how a lifeless cosmos can produce a planet of such varied biology. (3 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jan 23, 8:00pm
Size Matters
Brian Cox travels around Australia to explore the physics of the size of life. (4 of 5)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Tue Jan 30, 8:00pm
Home
Professor Brian Cox considers what it is about our world that has made it home and asks what ingredients are necessary to turn a tiny speck of rock in space into a living, vibrant planet. (5 of 5)