A fascinating look at people with incredible physical strength and the feats they are capable of. The world's strongest couple have a baby who could inherit their amazing muscle capacity. The champion arm wrestler from the US defeats his fiercest opponent with incredible mind power and Mr Universe, Mr World and 'Mr everything else' was a puny Welshman who started weightlifting at 12 and now has strength and body definition to die for.
This ground-breaking mini-series is a panorama of the current state of our awareness of embryonic and foetal development, intra-uterine life and the bonds between the mother and baby. It explores the latest mysteries of fertilisation, the subtle play of heredity, the chemical exchanges between mother and foetus and the factors that trigger the actual birth.
In the final programme of Body In Numbers we look at the whole sweep of our body's journey through life, how it keeps going and what it's capable of producing during the course of our life. We unravel the fabric of what makes up our body, revealing that there's enough phosphorus in us to make over two thousand match-heads, that our body contains 35lbs of carbon, enough for 9,000 pencils and that each of us contains uranium.
Floods are the most predictable of our natural hazards and can occur far from rivers and creeks. For some types of floods, you may have a relatively long warning period and therefore time to prepare. However, flash floods can occur anywhere and with very little warning. This program explains where you should go for information about the possibility of your property being flooded, what to do when floodwaters approach and once they have receded. It also shows how the design of buildings and fences and the location of access roads can reduce the impact of flooding.
An investigation into the deadly world of germ weapons, beginning in New York in the days following 9/11 when anthrax-laced letters, mailed to media and U.S. senators, killed five people and spread fear and panic throughout the nation. The program also investigates the mysterious deaths of some of the world's leading anthrax scientists.
The amazing story of five exceptionally talented people includes three child prodigies, a man with a photographic memory who was the inspiration for Dustin Hoffman in the film Rainman, and a British man who has the world record for memorising a pack of cards. A self-taught 13-year-old artist who claims God taught her to paint when she was four, is now a million-dollar business. A 10-year-old musician from Israel had his destiny decided before he was even born when his parents bought him a grand piano. He played his first concert at five and with an orchestra at seven.
New findings indicate that some of the most addictive and dangerous drugs are legal ones. This program looks at the pros and cons of the current drug classification system.
This ground-breaking mini-series is a panorama of the current state of our awareness of embryonic and foetal development, intra-uterine life and the bonds between the mother and baby-to-be. Part two continues to track the nine months of human foetal development from within the mother's womb, assisted by technological advances in embryology and medical imagery.
How to kill a planet sets out to devise a Doomsday scenario, to not just wipe out life, but to totally obliterate our planet earth. It's not going to be easy, Earth is a 4.5 billion-year-old, 5 trillion trillion ton ball of rock and iron. It has taken a lot of hits; even a rock the size of Mars couldn't destroy it! So what method could succeed where others have failed and destroy the planet once and for all? With the help of some of the world's great scientists, we put five scenarios to the test.
In this blisteringly cold new episode the team gets some northern exposure as they pack up their sleds, their brass monkeys and their ingenuity for Alaska. Adam and Jamie kick things off by testing the mythical properties of the legendary Pykrete - is it really bullet proof? Meanwhile, Kari, Tory and Grant split up! Well, not literally but they're testing a spectacular myth that's all about bifurcation.
Through new and exclusive footage witness the second, and final, reunion between two young men and their pet lion, Christian, now a fully manned three year old lion living free in Africa.
This documentary explores why Tyrannosaurus Rex is the scariest, meanest, most bewitching dinosaur of them all. Children have always been captivated by the sheer savagery of the teeth, experts have marvelled at the force of its bite - ten times more powerful than anything we know today and moviemakers made millions out of the terror it inspired. But could our picture of this monster be completely wrong?
Severe storms can occur with very little warning and with dangerous winds, damaging hail, flooding rains and lightning. They may be short-lived but can leave a path of destruction and can kill. This program shows what you can do to reduce the possibly devastating effects of this natural hazard on your family and property.
WA REPTILES It's no secret that Col loves snakes, but what happens when he has to move two black tiger snakes into their new home? We doubt Col will be sticking around for that house warming party! JUNIOR DRAGSTER Pip hangs out with a junior dragster champion who's burning lots of rubber! He's 11 years old and regularly drives at over 100km per hour! BONDI VET TOUR The Bondi Vet, Dr Chris Brown, gives Nat a special behind the scenes tour of the vet clinic where stars are made! LOST AT BUSH Tess learns first hand what it could be like if she were to become lost in the bush. But she's in the safe hands of the SA Scouts. PLATYPUS PROFILE There's nothing else like it in the world! The platypus is a fascinating creature in many ways. Stacey delves into the watery world of this egg laying mammal.
Fighting fire with fire - should we?; engineering survival - what's hot and what's not for buildings; fire fighters making better decisions in the heat of the moment.
Engaging stories from the world's smallest people which look at intriguing aspects of the human body and give thought-provoking insights into the lives of people whom much of the world treat as freaks.
In this all-viral episode, the team puts the most requested YouTube myths to the test. They size up a smash web-hit about a giant ball of Lego and discover the explosive power of match heads.
The rise of slime - Japanese fishermen brace for a giant jellyfish invasion; coal seam gas - getting cleaner energy from coal.
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