The Paleolithic cave printings at Lascaux, France, have long been seen as astonishing examples of the artistic capacity of prehistoric cultures. But are they more then that? It is commonly known that 35,000 years ago, humans were brutish and primitive and their main activities were copulation, hunting and gathering. But what if this prehistoric human was clever enough to develop in depth scientific knowledge?
No myth is safe as Adam, Jamie, Kari, Tory and Grant return for all new Mythbusters mayhem! The team once again use science, special effects, and wherever possible, explosions, to put urban legends, past and present, to the test. It's kitchen catastrophes as Adam and Jamie throw fuel on the fire of a newspaper story while Kari, Grant and Tori tackle an explosive movie myth before they put cheese to the test.
Adam and Jamie cook oil till smoke point and wait for it to alight. They then see if water added to the flame will cause the fl
Does the discovery of a new Earth-like planet hold the key to alien life? The search for extra-terrestrial life has been going for 50 years - but there's been a recent breakthrough. Are We Alone in the Universe looks at the discovery a new planet called Gliese 581 c. Gliese 581 c is the most Earth-like planet ever found. It orbits a star and may have habitats capable of supporting life.
This week the show features the McKinney Lelliotts, who like most families, lead busy lives which means there's no time for being Green.
The ninth Bible plague meant three days of darkness, nowadays commonly believed to have been caused by a sandstorm. Sandstorms have ravaged the face of the earth for millions of years and transformed entire continents. Grains of sand from deserts are often blown huge distances, carrying with them not only fungi and viruses but also pollutants and environmental toxins. Beijing suffers particularly badly from violent sandstorms and the Chinese government has launched an ambitious program of prevention.
The power of music and its effect on the human mind is a fascinating topic for neuroscientists exploring the gateway to the mysteries of the brain. This documentary illuminates how the brain uses music to shape the human experience.
It's the most extreme race on earth - a contest with 250 million competitors, only one winner and relentless obstacles thrown in for good measure. Scaled up to human size with the sperm played by real people, The Great Sperm Race tells the story of human conception as it's never been told before using helicopter-mounted cameras, world-renowned scientists, CGI and dramatic reconstruction to illustrate the extraordinary journey of sperm.
Long after the extinction of the dinosaurs, other extraordinary species of giant beasts roamed the earth - the megafauna. In Australia some of the most bizarre to roam the earth existed including a giant wombat, a huge kangaroo, a massive lizard and the earth's biggest flightless bird. For hundreds of thousands of years these were the heavy weight champions of the animal kingdom. But suddenly, inexplicably they vanished. Something happened which wiped them off the face of the planet forever.
This four-part series looks at what happens when two of Australia's best-known women, Olympic champion Catherine Freeman and actor Deborah Mailman, go bush across the top end of Australia together. The series captures the experiences of these two self-confessed city girls and is a rollicking ride that captures the quintessential tourist experience of outback Indigenous Australia. It is a journey of physical, cultural and personal exploration and not just for Deborah and Catherine.
Humpbacks, Blue Whales, porpoises and dolphins are common sights in Monterey Bay, California. It is a protected nature reserve and a whale watchers' paradise, but Disneyland it is not. Killer Whale Attack revisits a shocking event that made national headlines and raises difficult questions as it attempts to unravel a dark mystery.
To punish the Egyptian Pharaoh for enslaving the Israelites and refusing to let them leave, God sent down ten plagues on Egypt. The fourth was the plague of locusts. Hans-Joerg Ferenz of the University of Halle in Germany is researching ways of combating locust plagues and has found, that under certain conditions, solitary locusts develop into swarming locusts.
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