Last Updated: June 15th
Science is part of us all. It’s the search for truth in a hostile universe. Our desire to discover, explore, and understand the world within and around us is a universal goal and science is the toolkit. Below are some of the most intriguing science documentaries and series on subjects that range from the inner-workings of our brain to the birth of the universe. Enjoy!
Particle Fever (2013)
Particle Fever follows six of the main scientists working in and around the large hadron collider as they ready for the project to launch. It’s a fascinating look into what it takes to get a project as huge as the collider launched. It also focuses on the mind-blowing possibilities the collider could reveal to the scientific community.
Chasing Ice (2012)
Photographer James Balog set out to find a way to take photos in some of the planet’s harshest environments. The film is a constant exercise in trial and error as the shocking loss of the planet’s ice is documented around the world. Its climate science meets intuitive adventure meets art.
Into The Inferno (2016)
Werner Herzog takes us into an erupting volcano as volcanologists risk their lives so we can better understand what makes volcanoes tick and how they affect all. That access, paired with the poetry of Herzog’s narration and the power of the arresting visuals (with the assist of an outstanding synth soundtrack) make this a singular treasure.