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?
Craig Reucassel tackles one of our planet's biggest challenges, climate change. He explores where our energy comes from, how transport and travel emissions affect our health, plus the carbon footprint of the food we eat.
New research is revealing a hidden force in the universe instantly linking every place in our world and joining our future with our past. Is the Force with us?
Genius lies somewhere in the human mind, bringing mathematical insight, sparking artistic inspiration, and enabling some to see what most cannot. Might we augment ourselves to unlock the genius inside?
Science reveals the line between male and female is blurred and the battle of the sexes is happening within our cells. Are there more than two sexes?
Australia is home to some of the most venomous animals in the world - some so lethal they can kill a human in minutes. But within the deadly cocktail of their venom, lies a potential pharmacy of drugs that could save your life. Nature journalist Ann Jones meets the Australian scientists who are leading the world in this revolutionary modern medicine.
We live under a billion unblinking eyes a global surveillance system that solves crime and uncovers terrorist plots. But are we ready for a world without secrets?
The outbreak of a deadly flu virus is a major threat to the UK. To predict the impact of the next pandemic more accurately, scientists need more data. Dr Hannah Fry is 'patient zero' in this groundbreaking experiment.
Join us at Taronga Zoo in Sydney for a documentary series narrated by Naomi Watts. The series provides a look behind the scenes at what it takes to run one of the world's most famous and magnificent zoos.
In this second episode of our Mars special, astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis and beloved astronomer Greg Quicke explore a question we've longed to answer: is there life on Mars?
By 2050, two-thirds of us will live in urban areas - and we won't be alone. Dr Ann Jones reveals the secrets of five dangerous animals that are thriving in our concrete jungles.
In the first of a two-part special, astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis and astronomer Greg Quicke meet the Australian scientists on a mission to solve the many challenges of putting people on the Red Planet.
Terrorists, like any group, have ideals they believe in, a cause to rally around. But for them, the cause justifies the deliberate targeting of innocent civilians. How can they think that way?
Nature nerd, Dr Ann Jones, explains the sometimes terrifying and often hilarious behaviour of the world's most dangerous water animals.
The koala is a national icon on the path to extinction. Professor Tim Flannery investigates the story behind the headlines, meeting researchers working to understand the threats koalas face.
We all agree that lying is shameful. Yet we still deliberately deceive each other all the time. Are our brains wired for lying from a young age?
The true story of a family of charismatic quolls living on an abandoned farm in Tasmania, and one man's extraordinary devotion to save them.
Nature nerd, Dr Ann Jones, explains the sometimes terrifying and often hilarious behaviour of deadly wild animals from around the world.
Odds are excellent that extraterrestrial life exists. So why haven't we found aliens out in the galaxy? Are we looking in the wrong places?
Australia has more than 35,000km of coastline that can be a stranger merger of soil and sea, rainforest and reef.
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