In an experiment, the Marcus du Sautoy's senses are manipulated to make his brain think he is having an outofbody experience.
Balance is our true sixth sense; it enables us to sense how our bodies are moving around. There are only two kinds of animal that spend their whole lives performing the tricky balancing act of walking on two legs. Balancing can be a deceptively complex business. Stunt co-ordinator Marc Cass takes us for a dramatic drive, to demonstrate how the balance organs let us know how we're being yanked around, and even turned upside down. For really fine balance, we need our eyes to help us work out exactly what the body is doing in relation to the outside world.
Finding My Mind is a fascinating documentary that unravels the mysteries of the brain. For thousands of years philosophers have tried and failed to come up with satisfactory answers to questions such as "Who am I?" and "How does my biological brain make my subjective mind?" But recently neuroscientists have made some fascinating and unnerving discoveries.
We set out to discover the biological reasons why humans eat such a range of diverse tasting dishes, and watch while contestants at a chilli eating contest push their taste buds to the limit. Compared to many animals, humans have a try anything once attitude to food and this has allowed us to populate every corner of the planet, while many other animals depend totally on one food source for their energy, which limits where they can survive.
2006 ATOM Award-winning documentary, Short Stories, is a four-part series about life, death, love, family, identity and hope, which follows the extraordinary and compelling life experiences of four Australians who are all short-statured.
Smallpox is the only virus that is eradicated. But stocks of the virus are still held by certain governments. This episode demonstrates what might happen if those sources were used as a weapon.
At a Melbourne rehab known as the Manor, four addicts are beginning a 28-day program that they hope will mark a new chapter in their lives. Self-confessed bad boy James wants to escape from an all-consuming drug habit that has wreaked havoc on his health and his family. Former teacher Denise wants to be rid of the gambling and alcohol addictions that have caused her financial and emotional ruin. 32-year-old Tim is addicted to an over-the-counter cough medication and now realises he's wasted his youth on drugs. And 49-year-old tradesman Mick wants to beat the booze so he can reconnect with the niece and nephew he loves.
Selective breeding of Belgian blue cattle
From artificial selection to smeat. How technologies is changing the way we farm.
selective breeding and artificial insemination
Over 100 years of selective breeding to produce the Arnold Schwarzenegger of cows.
In 2003, SARS broke out in Hong Kong. Physician Dr Liu infected 17 hotel guests, who then dispersed the virus throughout the world. With dramatic reconstructions, this episode shows how the virus was spread.
For 40 years, Jane Elliott has staged her radical 'exercise' in tackling racism all over the world. Now, she's undertaking it for what she says will be the last time on a grand scale. And she's chosen to do it in the UK. In a disused warehouse in London, 30 volunteers have agreed to take part in 'a psychological exercise'. What they don't know is it confronts racism and it has ignited controversy all over the world.
Genetic engineering, cloning and stem cell research are revolutionising the world we live in. Every single day the boundaries of understanding are being pushed back, and science fiction is becoming science fact. This outrageous but timely series, Animal Pharm, brings these shocking innovations together under one roof.
Across the world, 6000 different languages are spoken and the average human speaks 370 million words in their lifetime. But where did language come from? And how and why did we learn to speak? From Chinese whispers at Edinburgh University to singing in Vienna and a man in Boston who has filmed the first three years of his son's life as he learns to speak, a new generation of linguists is unlocking the secrets of how and why we developed our remarkable ability for language. Why Do We Talk? discovers the reason why we are born to talk.
In this program the importance of liking yourself as a prerequisite to entering a relationship is again discussed. The program also explores how to recognise and contribute to a positive relationship and looks at ideas including trust when considering a sexual relationship.
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