Scans of brain activity reveal decisions can be predicted even before a subject is conscious of them.
We set out to discover the biological reasons why humans eat such a range of diverse tasting dishes, and watch while contestants at a chilli eating contest push their taste buds to the limit. Compared to many animals, humans have a try anything once attitude to food and this has allowed us to populate every corner of the planet, while many other animals depend totally on one food source for their energy, which limits where they can survive.
2006 ATOM Award-winning documentary, Short Stories, is a four-part series about life, death, love, family, identity and hope, which follows the extraordinary and compelling life experiences of four Australians who are all short-statured.
At a Melbourne rehab known as the Manor, four addicts are beginning a 28-day program that they hope will mark a new chapter in their lives. Self-confessed bad boy James wants to escape from an all-consuming drug habit that has wreaked havoc on his health and his family. Former teacher Denise wants to be rid of the gambling and alcohol addictions that have caused her financial and emotional ruin. 32-year-old Tim is addicted to an over-the-counter cough medication and now realises he's wasted his youth on drugs. And 49-year-old tradesman Mick wants to beat the booze so he can reconnect with the niece and nephew he loves.
Smallpox is the only virus that is eradicated. But stocks of the virus are still held by certain governments. This episode demonstrates what might happen if those sources were used as a weapon.
Genetic engineering, cloning and stem cell research are revolutionising the world we live in. Every single day the boundaries of understanding are being pushed back, and science fiction is becoming science fact. This outrageous but timely series, Animal Pharm, brings these shocking innovations together under one roof.
Over 100 years of selective breeding to produce the Arnold Schwarzenegger of cows.
selective breeding and artificial insemination
For 40 years, Jane Elliott has staged her radical 'exercise' in tackling racism all over the world. Now, she's undertaking it for what she says will be the last time on a grand scale. And she's chosen to do it in the UK. In a disused warehouse in London, 30 volunteers have agreed to take part in 'a psychological exercise'. What they don't know is it confronts racism and it has ignited controversy all over the world.
From artificial selection to smeat. How technologies is changing the way we farm.
In 2003, SARS broke out in Hong Kong. Physician Dr Liu infected 17 hotel guests, who then dispersed the virus throughout the world. With dramatic reconstructions, this episode shows how the virus was spread.
Across the world, 6000 different languages are spoken and the average human speaks 370 million words in their lifetime. But where did language come from? And how and why did we learn to speak? From Chinese whispers at Edinburgh University to singing in Vienna and a man in Boston who has filmed the first three years of his son's life as he learns to speak, a new generation of linguists is unlocking the secrets of how and why we developed our remarkable ability for language. Why Do We Talk? discovers the reason why we are born to talk.
In this program the importance of liking yourself as a prerequisite to entering a relationship is again discussed. The program also explores how to recognise and contribute to a positive relationship and looks at ideas including trust when considering a sexual relationship.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder sufferers are obsessed with how they look and can spend hours obsessively grooming themselves. Follow three suffers living with BDD and see how they're fighting to regain a normal life.
Jill Hawkins is Britain's most prolific childless surrogate. She's never had a long-term relationship and has given away seven surrogate babies over the past 18 years. Now she's trying for her final child, baby number eight. Janie and Peter have been trying for a baby through a surrogate for three years. They've finally had success with Tammy Lynn, from Cheney, Kansas who's carrying twins for them. They want her to be the godmother but will she want that much contact considering this will be her sixth and seventh baby and she wants more.
Uncovers the complex, poignant and sometimes amusing relationship women have with their breasts. Talking candidly, three women reveal how they really feel about what they've got.
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