Sleeping should be easy. You get tired, go to bed and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to face the day. But sometimes, regardless of how much you try, you just cannot keep your eyes closed. With revelatory stories of extreme sleeping problems along with genuine methods to help those desperate to get some shut-eye, this programme offers ten top tips to trick your body into falling asleep more easily. Can food stop you from sleeping? How do solo yachtsmen combat the lack of sleep? Does having a late night tipple help you get to sleep? These and many other questions are answered in this timely, informative and entertaining guide.
It sometimes seems as though everyone is on, or about to start a diet. This entertaining, and informative programme looks at the worldwide obsession with weight loss, exploring the ways and means by which people go about trying to lose weight; explaining the scientific evidence of what works, and more importantly showing ways to keep it off.
This program looks at the issues that will change the way we live our lives in the future. Rather than relying on the minds of science fiction writers, mathematician Hannah Fry delves into the data we have today to provide an evidence-based vision of tomorrow. With the help of the BBC's science experts - and a few surprise guests - Hannah investigates the questions the public want answered about the future. Part of the BBC's Horizon series. Broadcast by SBS as 10 Things to Know About the Future.
Find out which discoveries viewers voted for as the top 10 greatest from the original 100 in the series.
Charles Darwin's theories radically changed the way we view the evolution of man. Other top discoveries in evolution include the Burgess Shale fossils that provide a snapshot of ancient life and the KT Asteroid which caused the demise of the dinosaurs.
From the early work of Dalton and Priestley to modern scientists quest to create atomic particles, explore the top discoveries in the world of chemistry.
One of the greatest achievements in the field of medicine was the discovery of penicillin, the first antibiotic. Other top discoveries include anaesthesia, the X-ray, and germ theory.
Einstein's and Galileo's theories led to breakthroughs in understanding the universe. The work of Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, and modern day astronomers, Paul Butler and Saul Perlmutter also led to breakthroughs in astronomy.
Our host, Bill Nye, shows us "Micrographia", the book that championed the use of the microscope in science and set the stage for our first discovery in biology, microorganisms.
Explore important physics discoveries that help us understand how the world and universe operate, and why things move and work the way they do.
Our host, Bill Nye, discusses the torturous process by which scientists came to understand that inherited information is passed according to certain rules, rather than transmitted through a blending of fluids.
Studying the Earth's atmosphere help scientists to understand the weather and long-term climate changes. Top discoveries about our planet include continental drift theories, the composition of the inner and outer cores of the Earth and cosmic radiation.
Necessity is the mother of invention - from darkness, man found light (the candle) and from even the farthest distances we can still find each other (the telephone). But some inventions have transformed our lives far beyond our homes (the steam engine), our planet (the telescope), and our wildest dreams (the internet). This countdown highlights how human ingenuity comes in all shapes and sizes.
Alexander Armstrong and Giles Coren choose the booze that'll give them their festive spirit. For Alexander Armstrong and Giles Coren Christmas is about enjoying time with their families. In their case that means each other since they're brothers-in-law. Just like the rest of us, they spend much of the festive season indoors eating and drinking.
The shootings at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999 ended thirteen lives and shattered countless others. But while the tragic events of that day were well documented, the stories of the families who lost loved ones and struggled to build new lives have yet to be told. Bound forever by unimaginable circumstances, these thirteen families lived through the same tragedy, yet each has dealt with the aftermath in their own way and each has a different story of how their lives have changed.
This moving series retells the story of the greatest war mankind had ever seen in a unique way. It allows viewers to experience World War I solely through the eyes of those who experienced it. Based on this concept, an international team of authors and researchers, as well as broadcasters from all over the world have chosen the 14 most vivid and emotional stories left behind through personal diaries, letters, postcards and telegrams, from those who lived it.
When war broke out in Europe in July 1914, people on all sides believed it would be over by Christmas. Little could they know just how wrong they were. By November 1918, ten million people had died and the political map of the world had been re-drawn. Caught up in the middle of the chaos were millions of ordinary men, women and children. Their very lives changed in ways they could never have imagined - this is their story. The centenary of the outbreak of World War I is fast approaching. This is not the time for yet another film about battles fought and governments toppled, but for a radical new approach to historical documentary. The Great War Diary will retell the story of the greatest war mankind had ever seen in a unique way - it will let viewers experience World War I solely through the eyes of those who lived it. From over 1000 very dramatic stories of the war, left behind in diaries, letters, postcards and telegrams, we have chosen the 14 most vivid and emotional from around the globe.