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Human Universe

Human Universe is a BBC documentary series hosted by Professor Brian Cox, presenting a new understanding of humans from the perspective of life in the universe. The series begins by telling the story of humanity from apes to the birth of civilization and ultimately to the stars. Then it tries to tackle some of big questions: why are we here, are we alone, where are we in the universe, and what is our future? Answering these questions, the series discusses the laws of physics that govern our universe, our origins in the universe, our true place in space and time, and the future of our home planet.

Episode 1 - Apeman - Spaceman
This episode tells the story of humanity from apes to the birth of civilization and ultimately to the stars.

Episode 2 - Why are We Here?
This episode reveals how the wonderful complexity of nature and human life is simply the consequence of chance events constrained by the laws of physics that govern our universe.

Episode 3 - Are We Alone?
Brian Cox explores the ingredients needed for an intelligent civilisation to evolve in the universe. And he weighs the evidence and arrives at his own provocative answer to the puzzle of our apparent solitude.

Episode 4 - A Place in Space and Time
Brian Cox tells the story of how our innate human curiosity has led us from feeling that we are at the center of everything, to our modern understanding of our true place in space and time.

Episode 5 - What is Our Future?
This episode explores the future of our home planet, its unfolding relationship with the rest of the universe, and its effect on our destiny as a species.


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