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.
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.
Our universe seems real, but what if it's not? Could we exist only as bits of computer code? Scientists in a variety of fields are examining the possibility that we're living in a virtual reality.
Meet an apiary officer working in the Northern Territory to keep bees and plants safe from foreign pests and diseases.
Between 1968 and 1972, NASA successfully sent 24 men where no human beings had been before or since. The final mission, Apollo 17, flew in December 1972 and closed the final chapter in NASA's triumphant Apollo Program. Using spectacular NASA high-definition archive footage, mission audio and rare astronaut interviews, this is a unique documentary film that comprehensively chronicles one of the greatest moments in mankind's history. Uninterrupted by narration or expert interviews, this documentary immerses the audience inside the action as it happened on the day, over 40 years ago. Journey with astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans through their extensive training and across their 14-day mission to the Moon and back, and share the discoveries with Cernan and Schmitt as they explore the lunar surface for three days, while Evans performs experiments and reconnaissance in lunar orbit.
When five great white sharks wash up dead on South African beaches, the necropsy reveals they were eaten alive. Cinematographer Andy Casagrande attempts to track down the killer.
After great whites, known as 'air jaws', vanished from their hunting grounds in South Africa, photographer Chris Fallows and filmmaker Jeff Kurr seek a new location in New Zealand.
Shark experts return to Plettenberg, South Africa with new technology: a 'drone-towed' seal decoy to study and capture the harrowing and dramatic battles between shark and seal.
Take a look at a huge solar farm in India where they are aiming to increase the use of renewable energy to meet the power demands of the world's largest population. How much land does this solar farm cover? Why is this location ideal for a solar power plant? What kinds of problems do they encounter at the solar farm?
Using spectacular NASA high-definition archive footage, mission audio and rare astronaut interviews, this documentary comprehensively chronicles one of the greatest moments in mankind's history.
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