Insight continues it's special double episode on the fascinating topic of twins.
For social and scientific researchers, twins are 'the perfect natural experiment'. Identical twins share 99.9 percent of the same DNA, and fraternal twins share half. Changes between twins (or lack thereof) when the grow up - whether in health, sexuality, intellect or behaviour - can tell us much about the impact of genetic versus environmental factors in these areas. So what can the latest research on twins tell us about ourselves, and humanity at large? Insight finds out in this special, double episode feature.
How does it feel when the person you love decides to change gender? Insight looks at the unique and dramatic challenge of changing gender within a relationship. We talk to people about being the partner or child or parent of someone who comes out as trans. How does this revelation transform their love?
Is everything just in our mind? Insight asks how strong is the placebo effect, and how can we best utilise it?
What we don't know about bushfires. Insight reveals the surprising risk of bushfires to city dwellers across Australia. We hear stories from those who've survived and rebuilt, and ask if there is a real way to reduce the risk of losing your home and whether homes can homes be fireproofed.
Can love really conquer all? Can it endure even through life's biggest challenges? And what happens when it can't? The secrets to true and everlasting love, this week on Insight.
Australians are living longer than ever and it seems they're making the most of it. There has been an explosion in the number of older Australians using online dating sites, with many having easier access to virility and hormonal drugs if they need some extra help. But there are downsides.
Is it always right to be resuscitated? Do the benefits outweigh the risks and can you decide your own fate? This week on Insight, we look at how people can re-claim this power, when it's wise to use CPR and when you're better off without it.
What does it take to make amends? Can we make up for serious wrongs we've made? At some point in our lives, we have all struggled with the wrongs that we've inflicted on others. And being unable to atone for the hurt we've caused is not without its psychological or emotional costs. Some mistakes can be life changing, others can be life ending. How can we move beyond them?
How do boys become men? There are many diverse, fascinating, dangerous and downright painful rituals to mark the transition from boy to man. But what if your culture doesn't have a rite of passage? Is it the moment you lose your virginity, get your license or are legally allowed to buy a beer at the local pub? Insight speaks to a range of males on what helped shape their identity as a man, and whether boys need rituals to successfully transition into manhood.
How much more can we use our senses? Are our senses limited when we are born, or can we train and improve our sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell? This program explores how we see the world, interpret the sensations around us, and explores whether we really know if our experience is the same as anyone else.
This week on Insight, we explore what worked for ICE users who kicked the habit. We look at the treatments available, hear from people in recovery and discuss the challenges with those on the frontline of our rehabilitation services.
Is it safe to go back in the water? With two fatalities in the last year, several seriously injured and countless other reports of sightings, bumps and other interactions, the north coast communities of NSW are all talking about one thing: sharks. So why are there more shark encounters in this particular area now? And how much do we actually know about sharks?
Explore the messy, joyful, sad and funny stories of how heartbreak affects your thoughts and behaviours - and the ways we heal a broken heart. Meet the heartbroken - and the heartbreakers.
For the last nine years, Insight has tracked the lives of a diverse and candid group of teenagers. They're now young adults, reuniting again at 22.
What happens to a farming community when mining comes to town? The rural towns of Acland and Oakey in regional Queensland are facing a new battle between miners and farmers. This week, Insight brings together stakeholders and townsfolk to discuss the economic, environmental and health impact of the mine and what expansion may mean for generations to come.
Selfish. Career-driven. Don't understand love. Missing out. These are some of the comments people who choose not to have children hear. It's one of the last taboos, and the decision can be met with disbelief, a chorus of, 'you'll change your mind', or outright animosity - with women taking the brunt of the judgement. Around one in four females won't have a child, the number is thought to be higher amongst men. But despite the growing trend, there is little research into the reasons why, or separating the experiences of people who are childless from those who are child free. This week's Insight hears from men and women who made the choice not to have kids - what led to the decision, how family and friends reacted, and how they feel about the future.
In Part 2 of Insight's Bloodlines special, we take you to the Asia Pacific region and talk to relatives of Harry Truman, Hideki Tojo, and Weary Dunlop on the legacy and influence their ancestors have on the present day.
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