In 1543, a diagram drawn by a Polish priest revealed to the world a new idea, which forever changed our understanding of the cosmos and our place in it; the concept of a sun-centric universe. A plaque was put aboard the unmanned Pioneer space probe in 1972 to communicate fundamental facts about Earth and its inhabitants to life on other planets. How did a single diagram fit everything in?
Join Brian Cox on a journey into the furthest edge of our solar system to study the ice giants, Uranus and Neptune.
South America, the most species-rich continent on Earth. From the volcanoes of the Andes to the world's largest rainforest, animals here must specialise to carve out a niche.
Australia, a land cast adrift at the time of the dinosaurs. Isolated for millions of years, the weird and wonderful animals marooned here are like nowhere else on Earth.
Asia: where rarely seen animals roam the hottest deserts, tallest jungles and highest mountains on Earth.
Michael Mosley puts himself through a battery of health tests available to people who feel perfectly well. From an expensive heart scan to a new national screening procedure to detect the earliest signs of bowel cancer, Mosley sets out to discover which, if any, of the tests are worth doing.
Drones are transforming our world. We use them to deliver our medicines, clean our skyscrapers, and even fight fires. But there is a dark side to this airborne revolution, from a shocking rise in drone-plane near misses above our heads, to a sustained drone disruption at Gatwick - Britain's second largest airport - that ruined the Christmas plans of 140,000 people and cost millions.
Antarctica: the coldest, windiest, most hostile continent. Only the toughest can survive here. But the ocean here is warming and with that comes an uncertain future.
Follow a team of scientists, journalists and undercover agents putting their lives on the line to save a species and bring a crime syndicate to justice.
From planetary hit-and-runs to galactic T-bones, the universe is full of collisions so powerful they shake the foundations of space itself.
Steve Backshall travels across the world to encounter the most charismatic supergiant animals and discovers the remarkable things that their size enables them to do.
A tornado tears a mile wide path through the American town of Moore, Oklahoma, destroying two schools while the pupils were inside.
Explore the very personal stories of people caught in different meteorological phenomenon who in turn have caught the entire event on camera - from hurricanes to earthquakes, monsoons and more.
Stephen Hawking explains why he thinks humans need to colonise another planet.
When it comes to recent severe weather events, it looks like the weather is out of control. But is that really the case?
UFO investigations have uncovered terrifying accounts of people who survived extreme encounters with extraterrestrial beings. Through dramatic re-enactments and expert interviews, this special explores real UFO case files of dangerous close calls between everyday citizens and otherworldly visitors.
Investigative journalist Ruby Jones meets some of the 2.5 million Australians for whom body image concerns have become a serious mental health issue. Ruby discovers that far from vanity these disorders are crippling people’s lives, and meets scientists at the forefront of research into what causes them and how to treat them.
This program takes an up close look at the secret lives of Australia's most notorious, and sometimes little known, killers, including the world's most venomous snakes, deadly jellyfish, monster crocs and venom-laden spiders.
The Challenger space shuttle disaster was blamed on faulty O-rings. How can probability calculations on random variables help predict the chances of this kind of failure?
Reveals how the elements of the periodic table have controlled the outcome of human history.
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