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Nature documentaries are among my favorite programmes
on television while visits to museums, science centres, environmental speeches!
French TV documentaries : ECHAPPEES BELLES withSacha Bollet RDV TERRE INCONNUE with Frédéric LOPEZ
DES TRAINS PAS COMME LES AUTRES with Philippe GOUGLER
WW1: TRIBUTE TO HEROES AND MY 3 GREAT GRANDFATHERS
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War
or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe
that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.
More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans
were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.
Over 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war
(including the victims of a number of genocides), a casualty rate exacerbated
by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication,
and the tactical stalemate caused by trench warfare,
a grueling form of warfare in which the defender held the advantage.
It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history,
and paved the way for major political changes,
including revolutions in many of the nations involved more on WIKIPEDIA WWI
World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War,
was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945,
though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority
of the world's nations—including all of the great powers
eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis.
It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more
than 100 million people from over 30 countries.
In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic,
industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort,
erasing the distinction between civilian and military resources.
Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust
(in which approximately 11 million people were killed) &
the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres
(in which approximately one million were killed, &
which included the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki), it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities.
These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history
Set against the backdrop of civil war and chaos in 1990's Sierra Leone,
Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer - an ex mercenary from Zimbabwe
- and Solomon Vandy - a Mende fisherman. Both men are African,
but their histories as different as any can be, until their fates become joined
in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond that can transform their lives.
While in prison for smuggling, Archer learns that Solomon - who was taken from his family
and forced to work in the diamond fields - has found and hidden the extraordinary rough stone.
With the help of Maddy Bowen, an American journalist whose idealism is tempered
by a deepening connection with Archer, the two men embark on a trek through rebel territory,
a journey that could save Solomon's family and give Archer the second chance
he thought he would never have Written by Production IMDB
Scientists have detected molecules of oxygen in the hazy halo of comet 67P/Churyumov_Gerasimenko
an unexpected discovery that may challenge theories about the formation of the Solar System.
The detection, made by an instrument on board the European Space Agency_s Rosetta spacecraft,
was reported today (28 October 2015) in Nature
Science pours in from Rosetta comet mission
“As soon as we got close enough to the comet, we actually found it right away,”
says André Bieler, a physicist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and lead author of the paper.
Bieler says that he was surprised by both the presence and abundance of molecular oxygen (O2)
because it is usually quick to react with other chemicals.
It was not immediately clear where the oxygen came from.
The team discovered that water and oxygen were often found together
an indication that similar processes released both molecules.
But Bieler and his colleagues ruled out many scenarios in which oxygen O2
arises as a by-product when energetic particles such as photons and electrons split apart water.
Ultraviolet close-up reveals comet CHURI surprise
Instead, the researchers argue that the oxygen is a remnant from
when 67P (CHURI) formed billions of years ago, a process that may have trapped
the gas in small grains of ice and rock that coalesced to create the comet"s solid core.
NEW MOVIE PAGE : LEGENDS OF THE FALL
Hopkins takes his wife, (Cristina Pickles) three sons, (Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn and Henry Thomas), and trusted Cree guide,
One Stab, (excellent perfomance by Gordon Tootoosis, who also narrates), and his family on a quest
to "lose the madness over the mountains and begin again." Although filmed almost entirely in British Columbia,
the setting for the film is the mountains near Helena, Montana.
The scenery alone is reason enough to let yourself become lost in this film; temporarily lost from the madness.
The story unfolds as the boys are still in their teens, and the youngest of the three, Samuel, (Thomas),
is constantly watched over "like a treasure" by Alfred, (Quinn), the oldest, "even old for his years,"
and the Colonel's favorite, the wild and fearless Tristan (Pitt). Their mother has decided to leave the ranch,
citing the winters as too cruel, as well as being afraid of the bears. "She was always a strange woman anyway,"
Tootoosis growls in that keenly authentic accent, then goes on to say that "Alfred writes her often,
but Tristan will not speak of her." This sets the tone for how even the strongest of family ties can be as fragile as glass.
The Colonel is then seen writing one of the many letters One Stab has in his possession, dated April, 1913,
a year before the beginning of "the Great War," (WWI).
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