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CuriosityStream satisfies a science-hungry audience

Online streaming services offers over 1,700 documentaries

4:00am, June 11, 2017
Stephen Hawking

BINGE-WORTHY  Stephen Hawking takes his audience on a tour of the universe in an original documentary program that plays on a new online streaming service.

Take a trip to a black hole with Stephen Hawking as a guide, watch glowing bioluminescent earthworms wriggle away from predators and discover the fascinating mathematics of origami — all while cuddled up in front of a laptop. That’s the promise of the online streaming service CuriosityStream, which offers hefty doses of science for viewers who prefer fact-based documentaries over reality TV, sports and the political bickering that dominate today’s television programming.

CuriosityStream, which recently celebrated its second birthday, operates much like Netflix. With plans starting at $2.99 per month, users can browse more than 1,700 commercial-free programs covering science, technology, history and the arts. The service works on computers, mobile devices and streaming players such as Roku and Apple TV.

CuriosityStream aims to supplement the media diet of science-starved viewers. “When you look at

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