This groundbreaking series reveals the human body in ways never seen before, taking viewers to a hidden world beneath the skin as we journey across continents and meet those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camera work depicts their ordeals in vivid detail both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies. Meanwhile our presenter puts his own body through its paces, pushing it to extremes. This episode shows our vision system in living colour from the inside out.
In the heart of the American West the bodies of four black bears were discovered. There were macabre scenes of severed heads, disarticulated remains and dismembered bodies turned inside out. The investigation that followed these chilling discoveries, changed the way Yellowstone bears were viewed forever.
Analyses how our brains, on both a conscious and unconscious level, mentally process and physiologically respond to fear and anxiety. Also describes the social mechanisms of learning fear, coping strategies for dealing with fear, and explains how disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be treated.
Twenty years ago, Aussie battler Brian Cox was a street derelict drinking aftershave, methylated spirits, or anything that would get him drunk. But these days Coxy is a man on a mission. Through some kind of miracle he got sober and has since dedicated his life to getting Melbourne's most chronic alcoholics to do the same. At a time when binge drinking is on the rise, this program goes inside his unique rehab to meet the people he helps, and follow them and Coxy on the road to recovery. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets and Lives series.
Strip away our clothes and ability to speak and our animal roots become clear. An alien biologist wouldn't hesitate to label us as a third chimpanzee. Yet in so many aspects of our lives, we are very different from other creatures. So how has the human race been forged by evolution, just like all the other animals, but then uniquely managed to break free from it.
Now that the families are attuned to the wilderness, it's time for them to resolve some of the dynamics that have led them down the path of destruction. Continuing in their separate groups, the mums, dads and teenagers struggle to get along.
Follow the heartfelt and profound stories of these elderly people who in their final years bravely face the ultimate fight for life as their bodies resources begin to run low. Geoffrey has sudden chest pains and is rushed to hospital as his heart goes into cardiac arrest. Glen is diagnosed with esophageus cancer and hopes that chemotherapy will give him more time. Vera is found on the floor in her home after a bad fall, her bones are brittle and doctors are unsure of how badly she is injured.
The brains of children are compared to those of adults, noting that the areas with most activity change with maturity.
Twenty years ago, Aussie battler Brian Cox was a street derelict drinking aftershave, methylated spirits, or just anything that would get him drunk. But these days Coxy is a man on a mission. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets and Lives series.
Presented by Steve Leonard, this series vistis the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.
It's the first full week of life in the wilderness and the therapy gets well and truly underway. The course is deliberately designed to be physically tough. Only when the camp sees the family dysfunction in action will staff know what they are working with. The usual routine of hiking and camping is added to with a unique therapeutic tool: llamas. As pack animals they are stubborn, unruly and a law unto themselves, not too dissimilar to defiant teens in fact!
In our middle years, some of us are faced with an ultimate fight for life as our bad habits and lifestyles take a massive toll on our bodies. Allen is 53 years-old and is walking around with a ticking time-bomb deep inside as doctors find a dangerous aneurism growing in his stomach. Nick is 52 years-old and his body is about to unleash a fatal blow as a blood clot lodges in his brain causing a stroke. And 58 year- old Christine - a heavy smoker - is rushed to hospital as she literally cannot breath.
We all think we know what ageing is, but it's actually surprisingly difficult to pin down. In this program, a 70-year old fashion model and her 17-year old granddaughter take part in scientific test to see whether it is possible to distinguish between them. The results give an insight into what contemporary science can tell us about what happens when we age at the molecular, genetic, cellular, physiological and psychological level.
Presented by Steve Leonard, this series visits the crucial moments in life's journey to dominate the earth.
Twenty years ago, Aussie battler Brian Cox was a street derelict drinking aftershave, methylated spirits, ammonia; just about anything that would get him drunk. But these days Coxy is a man on a mission. Through some kind of miracle he got sober and has since dedicated his life to getting Melbourne's most chronic alcoholics to do the same. At a time when binge drinking is on the rise, we go inside his unique rehab to meet the people he helps and follow them and Coxy on the road to recovery. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets and Lives series.
A typical teenager goes to bed late, and can't get out of bed in the morning. But while many adults regard them as layabouts or lazy, the reality is most teens need more sleep not less. Experts say adolescents require between 9 and 10 hours sleep a night - but only a small fraction get this much.
When your child turns into a teenage brat, who exactly is responsible and how can you, as parents, help to turn things around? Rather than just sending them off to the American wilderness to fix their out of control behaviour, in Family Brat Camp the parents go too. And in this first episode living and sleeping in the wilderness comes as a major shock, not only for the brats, but for the parents as well.
Presented by Steve Leonard we look at how life conquered a hostile dry world and how a string of chance events and global catastrophes led from a fish to a human.
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