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You’re never too young to become obsessed with science. In fact, Einstein was barely into his twenties when he started working on some of the equations that still influence popular science to this day. However, even after a lifetime of brilliant deduction, Albert Einstein wasn’t finished! Einstein was passionate about science right up until his death. On his deathbed, he was working on what he hoped would become his greatest contribution to science: unlocking the mind of God. You can watch a documentary about Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony and see for yourself if you believe that Einstein was close to bridging the gap between science and religion.
On the topic of death, imagine that Einstein was still alive today. Imagine if any human had the power to live forever. This concept teeters on the brink of science fiction, but recent science has shown that humanity has the potential to live hundreds – if not thousands – of years longer than we currently live. This documentary on Living Forever discusses very real science. Rather than ‘what ifs,’ the documentary explores genome discoveries that have blown the door open on conceptualizing life and death. Scientists have even been able to regenerate parts of a live mouse’s body. Could regeneration in humans be far behind?
With all of this talk about aging and death, let’s go in the opposite direction for this next documentary. “Whatever! The Science of Teens” is a documentary series that examines how a teenage brain differs from a child and adult. The image of the moody, lazy, sex crazed teenager is blamed on societal pressures but scientific research can show how the teenage brain has physiological differences that explain many of these tendencies. So, the next time that you forget to do your homework you can say: “My brain is changing” instead of “the dog ate my homework.”
We hope that you enjoyed these scientific documentaries. Visit documentary-log.com for more thought-provoking documentaries about science and engineering.