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The Gathering Swarms

 

Get a look at some of the planet’s great gatherings: creatures coming together in inconceivable numbers — sometimes in millions, billions, even trillions. Included are bats and bees, locusts and ants, butterflies and cicadas, grunion and carp, sardines and wildebeest, and even parakeets and penguins. Some gather to breed or to migrate, some for protection, some simply to keep warm in the cold. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness that shares information and moves with a single purpose for the benefit of all.

 

The Human Face of Big Data

 

During the first day of a baby’s life the amount of data generated by humanity is equivalent to 70 times the information contained in the Library of Congress. What will it mean to live in a world where every moment, from birth to death, is digitally chronicled and preserved in vast cloud-based databases, forever? This film captures the promise and potential peril of the extraordinary knowledge revolution.

 

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Natural Born Hustlers: Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks

NATURE Natural Born Hustlers: Sex, Lies & Dirty Tricks

 

Males employ artful illusions and blatant cheating to trick the competition and beguile the female. Size, style and skill are all used to best advantage – or faked, if necessary.

 

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Natural Born Hustlers: The Hunger Hustle

NATURE: Natural Born Hustlers: The Hunger Hustle

 

Animals the world over have adapted their bodies or behavior in extreme ways to create a tantalizing trap. It’s all the result of millions of years of artful adaptation – all in the name of luring in the next meal.