Microbiologist Slava Epstein demonstrates a novel approach to growing microbes in a laboratory that greatly expands the number of organisms available to researchers to study. Rather than using a Petri dish with agar jelly, the Northeastern University College of Science professor puts bacteria in a diluted soil solution and covers the samples in the dirt in which they were found, growing 30,000 percent more bacterial colonies in something that resembles their natural environment.
This series explores the realities of parenthood and reveals what happened next to some of One Born's most memorable couples. This episode we catch up with Nicola and Craig who arrived on the labour ward strict birthing rules for Craig. Fast forward 11 months and there's a wedding in sight as they battle bedtimes with baby Lucie, who keeps the whole household awake every night.
This series revisits some of One Born Every Minute's most memorable Mums and Dads as they face the highs and the lows of parenthood to build a family and a future. After coming through a tricky birth, first-time parents Judith and Mike also had to find the strength to cope with Judith's anxiety disorder. We see if returning to work helped Judith overcome her problems and allow her to enjoy being a mum to baby Nathan.
Is Mike Rowe the world's dirtiest man? The Dirty Jobs host turns human lab rat to uncover the hidden world of creepy-crawlies that live on the human body. Cutting edge photography and eye opening animation bring to life a wild jungle of creatures we've never seen. Mike discovers tiny worms living in his beloved sushi, dangerous parasites floating around the kitchen, even forehead spiders mating in his eyebrows.
One Born Every Minute has witnessed the births of more than a hundred babies, capturing what it really feels like to bring new life into the world. This new spin-off series explores the realities of parenthood and reveals what happened next to some of One Born's most memorable couples.
This new series explores the realities of parenthood and reveals what happened next to some of One Born Every Minute's (OBEM) most memorable couples. With four teenage boys already, Louisa and David were hoping for a girl this time around; what they got was another boy. Two years on and it's Dad who's bringing up baby, whilst Mum goes out to work.
This series explores the realities of parenthood and reveals what happened next to some of One Born's most memorable couples. This episode, One Born catches up with Kerry and Paul. After a lot of screaming from Kerry and a few firms words from her midwife, baby Jamie - their second child - was born. Nine months on and his older sister Emily is exhibiting classic signs of sibling rivalry!
This series explores the realities of parenthood and reveals what happened next to some of One Born Every Minute's most memorable couples. When One Born first met Charlie and Dan, Charlie had recently given birth to identical twin girls. Born dangerously premature at just 23 weeks Baby Mia didn't survive and her sister Isobel was left fighting for life. But Izzy defied all the odds and despite the health problems that such a premature birth has left her with, she's now a lively toddler.
National Geographic Channel is peeling back the skin to go deep inside one of the Earth's most featured and mysterious creatures, combining biology with palaeontology to explore the guts and glory of a T-Rex for the very first time.
This new series explores the realities of parenthood and reveals what happened next to some of our most memorable couples. In this episode we catch up with fashion-conscious couple Heather and Danny. Heather arrived on the labour ward in stilettos, donned her "birthing bikini" - an outfit she'd designed especially for her pending water birth - and delivered her baby making barely a sound. Now, she and Danny are ensuring their firstborn is at the cutting edge of style.
We catch up with hard-working couple Tendayi and Maxwell, whose differing styles of parenting mean they don't always see eye-to-eye about to bringing up their two boys. Their busy life is about to get even busier, as they welcome two more children into their family.
This series revisits some of One Born Every Minute's most memorable Mums and Dads as they face the highs and the lows of parenthood to build a family and a future. Older parents Nina and Andy already had two children and thought their 'nappy days' were behind them, when they discovered they were pregnant with twins Phoebe and Zac.
Orgasm - one of the most intense pleasures. But what are orgasms actually for? In men, the answer is simple: reproduction. But women don't need an orgasm to get pregnant. With cutting edge science, Maggie Gyllenhaal hosts a revealing investigation.
This cutting-edge veterinary hospital takes life-saving care to a whole new level. With 200 new cases every month, Professor Noel Fitzpatrick is back for a third season to help Britain's most sick and injured pets. In this episode, Noel pushes the boundaries of his life-saving veterinary medicine when Katie brings in her pure white Aslatian puppy, Ice. Noel uses ground-breaking cell treatment - extracting and growing cartilage cells in the lab and then re-injecting them - to repair the damaged joint.
A semi-naked body of a woman was discovered in August 2002 beside a police station in the Brisbane suburb of Hendra. She'd suffered multiple stab wounds to much of her body. Within hours investigators knew the victim's identity. Her name was Jasmin Crathern, a local prostitute who'd spent many years working the streets of Brisbane's notorious red light district in Fortitude Valley.
In December 1994, Andrew Astbury's body was found floating in Melbourne's Yarra River. He was a hardworking, reliable 25-year-old man from a good family. So why was he murdered? Follow the brilliant detective and forensic science work that helped solve this chilling murder
A mother and her two children were found in their house brutally bashed to death. Was it a robbery gone wrong or something far more sinister? Witness the tireless work of detectives and the scientific procedures that helped convict Matthew De Gruchy for the murders of his mother, brother and sister.
A young woman's body is found wrapped in plastic. Unidentified for several months, she becomes known as Jane Doe. Who was she? Who wanted her dead? Follow the tireless work of detectives and the scientific procedures that helped bring Jane Doe's killer to justice.
Today, astonishing surgical breakthroughs are making face transplants, limb transplants and a host of other cutting edge operations possible. But getting to this point has been an extraordinary story of courage and mistakes - stolen corpses, crazy remedies, medical fraud, lobotomised patients - and every now and then, brave and extraordinary advances that have saved millions of lives across the world. Presented by the charismatic and medically trained Michael Mosley, this series is a highly energetic and engaging history of surgery.
In April 2003, 125 kilograms of heroin with an estimated street value of $160 million landed off the coast of Victoria near the town of Lorne. Two men in a rubber dinghy had brought it over from an ocean going vessel called the Pong Su. In the process of meeting their three-man shore party, the dinghy capsized and one of the men drowned. The Australian Federal Police had known about the drug running operation for some weeks and had undercover surveillance in place. But when the arrests occurred they could only find three persons of interest - one was still missing.
Policewoman Angela Taylor was killed when a car full of explosives ripped through Melbourne's Russell Street right outside police headquarters. What clues were found among the debris? Who was responsible?
When a young girl's body is found in a park in the teeming rain, the police had the odds stacked against them. They would need to call on all their investigative and forensic skills to solve a crime that even today, sends a chill down the spines of those who lived through it. Hosted by Lisa McCune, we look at the tireless work of detectives, and the scientific procedures that helped catch notorious serial killer Paul Denyer.
Four bodies were found shot in a house in an outer suburb of Canberra. Inside the house was evidence that would not only lead investigators to the killer, but would uncover a secret buried for three years. Witness the tireless work of detectives, and the scientific procedures that helped solve the murders of the Milosevic family.
When Paul Snabel didn't return home for over a week in November 1989, his flatmate became concerned and reported him missing. Police were told he was last seen driving off into the distance on his motorbike, having consumed an entire bottle of whiskey before embarking on his journey home. Had Paul been involved in an accident and was he now lying injured in a ditch somewhere?
The final episode of this documentary series about the brutal, bloody and dangerous history of surgery, looks at how surgery dragged itself kicking and screaming out of the dark ages, transforming itself from butchery into a science.
An Easter family holiday ends in tragedy when a truck collides with a caravan, killing a 12-year-old boy. The truck driver failed to stop. With no license plate number and little to go on, finding the person responsible would take a miracle from above.
When a young police officer pulled over a car for a simple traffic infringement, he never imagined it would turn into a high speed chase. As they roared through the Sydney suburb of Chipping Norton, one of the passengers in the car leant out the window and began shooting at police.
When a mother and her two small children disappeared in October 1996, their family and friends were baffled. Several theories began to emerge. There was a suggestion that they had been sold into the Asian sex trade; that she was in hiding or had committed suicide; or that they'd been tortured and killed as a warning to her gambling husband who wasn't paying his debts. He had disappeared too - but police knew he had flown back to his home country of China. Ten months later their bodies were found stuffed in suitcases and dumped in NSW bushland.
A neo-nazi obsessed with the perfect stitch, organs from prisoners, patients bombarded with radiation, chance discoveries involving bottles of good quality olive oil - this is the story of transplant surgery. At first, transplant surgery seemed a craze, a one-off experiment. But pursuing fame, prestige and worldwide acclaim, surgeons took increasingly extraordinary risks.
When armed robbers launched a surprise attack on security guards in the process of restocking two ATMs in January 2002, they did so in broad daylight along a busy shopping strip just minutes from the heart of Melbourne. So brazen was the assault, when police arrived moments later one witness told them he thought the balaclava-clad figures must have been making a movie.
On 29 April 1996, Le Anh Tuan was kidnapped by three men from his Melbourne home. In broad daylight, neighbours watched as he was bundled into the boot of a car. His captors later demanded a $400,000 ransom for his safe return. In a series of phone calls, the kidnappers demanded payment and organised for the drop off to happen. But as the undercover operative drove Le's mother to hand over the money, things went horribly wrong.
Patricia Byers and her partner of three years, John Asquith, were enjoying a romantic evening for two aboard the luxury cabin cruiser Misty Blue. Moored near Stradbroke Island, they enjoyed a meal together and made love before retiring for the night in April 1994. Hours later, Asquith awoke covered in blood. He'd been shot in the head.
Investigators will take you to the scenes of infamous and bizarre murders and into the enthralling investigations that follow. Footage that has never been seen outside of the courtroom will give viewers first hand knowledge of the case.
Samantha Bodsworth's body was found in a Noosa carpark. The killer thought he'd committed the perfect murder but a little known area of forensic science would be his undoing. Hosted by Lisa McCune, Forensic Investigators looks at the tireless work of detectives, and the scientific procedures that helped solve Samantha's murder.
In April of 1999, Maya Jakic's body was found hidden in bushes out the front of an unused Adelaide police patrol station. Two years later, Japanese student Megumi Suzuki went missing, and when police discovered her abandoned schoolbooks near a rail over-bridge they knew she had met foul play.
Five-year-old great Dane Star is rushed to Fitzpatrick Referrals after losing the use of her back legs. She's clearly in a lot of pain and Professor Noel Fitzpatrick needs to sedate her to allow him to determine the cause of her sudden paralysis. A slipped disk in her spinal column proves treatable, but later complications leave Star fighting for her life.
This compelling documentary unlocks the stories of people born 'intersex' - neither entirely male or female - and asks whether our traditional understanding of gender is correct. Insights from people with these conditions, and the medical teams at the forefront of treating them, reveal how we all develop in the womb - and that one in 500 of us is born with an intersex condition. This scientific yet sensitive and emotional programme challenges the assumption that gender is binary, arguing that men and women merely represent particular points of a biological continuum. But is western society ready to accept that 'male' and 'female' are tenuous and imprecise biological concepts?
On Valentine's Day 1994, two women were found dead in a burning massage parlour in Sydney. The owner had been stabbed while her employees had been shot three times. It appeared that the manager was the target in the frenzied attack. Her husband told police she'd been receiving death threats prior to her death. But whether it was a disgruntled client or a rival business, he was unsure.
The Melbourne suburb of South Yarra was rocked by a blast in the early hours of November 23, 1986. A car containing a bomb had exploded in the car park below the Turkish Consulate, wrecking the building and damaging shops in the area. An elite group of Victorian police were called together to find those responsible for the apparent act of terrorism.
On January 12 1993 Gabriel Meyer, 17, was dropped off at his local gym in Innisfail, Queensland, by his dad. It was a routine they carried out each week. But on this Tuesday afternoon Gabriel never returned home or called for a lift as he usually did. In an effort to discover where he might be, his father contacted his son's friends including the last person who he'd seen with his son - Damon Calanca who was with him at the gym.
Fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Janet Phillips went to a party in her small town of Wynnum, in Brisbane's Southside, in July 1987 and never came home. As her parents reported her missing, the body of a girl was found a couple of kilometres away. It was Janet. Police had a likely suspect but they were unable to prove he'd killed the teenager.
Queensland Cat Protection Society president Kathleen Marshall is found brutally stabbed to death. In a case involving rumours, cat fights and fortune telling, the detectives rely on forensics and five tiny spots of blood to separate fact from fiction and lead them to the killer.
Neddy Smith had been given a life sentence when he confessed to the killing of Harvey Jones to his cell mate, giving a detailed account of how he killed him and where. In March 1995 a skull was found at Botany Beach.
There is an unexplored planet in the Solar System. A strange world of bizarre creatures locked in a fight for survival. This planet is the human body and it's teeming with unknown ecosystems. Our bodies are home to a trillion cells that are not us - but are very much the making of us.
This five-part series about the brutal, bloody and dangerous history of surgery continues with a look at the development of heart surgery, which produced some extremely reckless experiments. With a family history of heart problems, presenter Michael Mosley takes a personal interest in these pioneers, who teeter on the scalpel-edge between saviour and executioner. Michael has a go at heart surgery, meets a man with no heartbeat, and witnesses an operation where the patient is cooled until their brain stops and has all of their blood sucked out.
On this week's episode of Rain Shadow: Black and White, Kate is injured in a cattle yard accident, forcing Jill to run the practice on her own. It seems the order of the world has been restored when Jill gets to do some refreshingly routine vet work and achieves results, mostly without Kate's help or interference.
With Jill almost reconciled to the idea of an imperfect future with Kate, the past catches up with her when her father, brother and then Shane, the drover from episode one, all descend on them for an impromptu country lunch. All three men are there with the intention of wooing Jill away from her new life, although each has a very different motivation.
In this four-part series, anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Professor John Lee perform a series of autopsy demonstrations which reveal what disease really looks like and how it works. In this episode they take a look at how the human body poisons itself.
This film tells the story of Dr Ian Gray, a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him. As his research continues years later with his lab partner Karen, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and spiritual beliefs. Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.