How do genes influence our risk of developing certain diseases like cancer? Will the tumeric experiment switch off these cancer genes?
This large scale experiments puts tumeric to the test. Can it really help with inflammation and cancer? Find out what a meaningful scientific study involves.
How did the Byzantine Empire thrive after rome fell? It's geography and open society played a big part.
Rent day in Victorian London was known as 'Black Monday'. Families either landed out on the street, or could survive another week.
The fascinating story of why The Crusades began and the eventual fall of Constantinople, becoming Istanbul.
A Muslim woman describes an incident where she was racially abused in Sydney and Simon Reeve reflects on her sense of Australian identity.
National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston speaks at the organisation's convention in Denver, near Columbine, shortly after the massacre and is met my protesters.
Brian Cox travels to Gadamotta, Ethiopia, and learns how to work with obsidian to craft spear heads and other tools, as early humans would have done.
Shaun Micallef goes on a Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage, where he carries water from the Ganges to a Shiva's temple, a 40km walk away.
Brian Cox demonstrates the use of Isaac Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation to calculate the reentry of the Soyuz spaceship and landing in Kazakhstan.
Historian Mat McLachlan discusses the history of Perth, in the context of the mining boom that shaped Western Australia.
Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit the UK's National Physical Laboratory, where Mark Oxborrow takes them through an experiment that demonstrates how prime numbers exist in nature, and the Riemann hypothesis.
David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.
A brief overview of the giant Leshan Buddha and the history of how and why it was made.
Find out about the Hanging Temple it's features and the reasons for building it.
Russian penal battalions are used as cannon fodder while order No.227 punishes retreat with death.
Toxinologist Jamie Seymour teaches Ernie Dingo how to handle the most venomous fish on the planet, the stone fish, and handfeeds the most venomous snail, the cone snail.
Qatar and Bangladesh face off in the first round of the World School Debating Championships, as they debate the provision of government funding for faithbased initiatives.