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Television has always looked to the silver screen for inspiration. With more room for characters to breathe, and a bigger canvas to take plots on expansive tangents, the television versions of movie classic often exceed the vision of the original filmmakers.

Here are the top nine television shows based on films.

At altitudes of 4570m, Tibetans live in environments that would incapacitate most humans. New research has uncovered several genetic mutations that appear to be responsible for these high-altitude superpowers -- including a trait inherited from an extinct human species.

Researchers have discovered that Atlantic killifish are now 8000 times more resilient to high levels of toxic waste than other fish, allowing them to survive extreme levels of pollution that would normally be deadly. It sounds like an evolutionary success story, but examples like this are exceptionally rare in the animal kingdom.

No contemporary author has seen his work made into more movies and TV shows than Stephen King (and many, like The Dark Tower, are in the works). The fact that he's astonishingly prolific is certainly a contributing factor -- as is the fact his works, horror and otherwise, tend to feel cinematic even on the page. But which of these many, many adaptations reigns supreme?