02:00 — Catch a FREE sneak peek of Big History, before it premieres on Saturday, November 2.
04:05 — The ability to write and pass down collective knowledge sets us apart from other species. It is the ultimate secret code developed by humans.
01:58 — Why is there more silver than gold in the universe and on Earth?
02:46 — These unique elements in the Earth's atmosphere make flight possible.
03:22 — Who were the world’s first flyers, and when and why did they take to the sky?
01:30 — Over millions of years, our planet has been formed within a chaotic force field of debris, meteors and comets.
04:20 — Big History uses science to explain why gunpowder was born from an unlikely source: China.
03:21 — Big History connects microbiology to modern technology and reveals how secret codes run every facet of our universe.
02:14 — An ancient star explodes and unleashes an epic shock wave that leads to the formation of the sun, and the universe as we know it.
02:50 — When early humans first began to eat meat, they sparked an energy revolution that transformed our physical form.
02:52 — What common theme reoccurs throughout history from the creation of the universe to today’s complex societies?
02:52 — What's the difference between big history and the kind you learned in school? The experts weigh in.
03:07 — Big History answers the big questions and reveals how mankind connects with the universe.
03:08 — Big History experts reveal their predictions for where the future of mankind is going by looking at past historical thresholds.
01:54 — Big History asks the big questions about the meaning of life and even the beginning of life itself.
02:16 — Explore some of the mysterious questions Big History experts are still trying to solve.
02:54 — Big History experts explain the most amazing moments found in Big History from the birth of stars to the evolution of man.
02:46 — Find out what Big History experts think is the greatest mystery in the universe: Are we alone?
03:36 — Big History experts explain the common traits found in mankind that led to the domination of the planet.
03:58 — Find out how the concept of complexity plays into Big History and ultimately the beginning of life on Earth.
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- Premiered: November 2, 2013
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Examining potential links between major events throughout history. (more)