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Exploring life on our planet (pictures)

Part-documentary, part-interactive experience, Brian Cox's Wonders of Life has a ton of great scientific content.

Jason Parker
Jason Parker has been at CNET for nearly 15 years. He is the senior editor in charge of iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.
Jason Parker
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Follow the narrative or browse

The first screen for Wonders of Life has buttons across the bottom where you can follow the narrative in sequence. Swiping on Earth or touching the rocket icon at the top of the screen brings up other ways to navigate the app.
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High resolution photography

As you explore the app, you'll come across over 1,000 high resolution photos with captions to set the stage.
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Get more information

While the app is filled with colorful photos, video, and interactive sections, you also can read more about most subjects by swiping up on a thumbnail from the bottom of the launch screen.
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Don't let the blurriness fool you

When you drill down to some subjects in the app, you'll be greeted with an animated loop that brings that section of the world to life.
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Explore under the surface

You'll also be able to look at HD photos, watch video, and read about underwater life.

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