The doctors try to trick their body temperatures, the Ouch-Mobile is open for more intriguing medical mysteries, and Dr Xand tries to stop his body giving him away when he tells fibs in a lie detector test.
This is a story from the wild frontier of physics, where a small group of visionary iconoclasts dared to imagine a whole new picture of those vital first moments. It is a story of rejection, perseverance and professional courage that has culminated in one of the defining, and most disruptive, cosmological discoveries of our era: Gravitational Waves.
In July 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft, one of the most advanced ever built, travelled past Pluto to take the very first detailed images of the dwarf planet. After nine years and three billion miles, humans will finally get a close look at this strange, icy world, but only if the craft can survive the final, treacherous leg of its journey, which could take it through a dangerous field of debris.
Water defines the Earth, and is crucial to life. Once we thought oceans were unique to our planet, but astronomers are now discovering them all over the solar system, raising the possibility of life in places we never thought possible. This program sets sail on an epic journey; from the icy wastes of Enceladus to the prehistoric oceans of Mars, and to the methane lakes of Saturn's biggest moon Titan - where NASA plans to send a submarine to dive into the murky depths. Are we on the verge of discovering that - far from being unique - life in the solar system is ubiquitous?
Dr. Chris and Dr. Xand show you an awesome trick to amaze your friends with and reveal another way your body heals itself if you get injured. The doctors also look at some of their best bits of Operation Ouch so far.
The doctors take a closer look inside their ears to prove how earwax has a really important job to do. Meanwhile over in Accidents and Emergency one patient has injured her toe and another has swallowed a hair clip.
Dr Chris swallows a super cool camera pill to follow the journey that food makes through his body. And Dr Xand explains how strong our bones are and meets someone who has developed the technology to grow bones!
The doctors get competitive in a race to reveal what happens when blood vessels get blocked, Dr Xand goes for some physiotherapy, and Dr Chris is out with the emergency services helping a man with chest pain.
With extraordinary access to the latest research and development, this series explores cutting edge smart materials, finding how they are made, how they work and what their potential is both now and in the future.
Faced with a flu pandemic, will anti-viral drugs protect us? Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates. Plus searching for our sun's lost siblings - what can it tell us about the existence of life on other planets?
Trevor Long from Seaworld and Janet Lanyon from The University of Queensland team up to study the elusive dugong off the coast of Stadbroke Island. The groundbreaking research includes capturing the massive mammal for sampling and study.
Alexander the Great is one of history's greatest warrior kings, and was the leader of the most powerful nation in the ancient world. The location of his tomb has eluded archaeologists for nearly 2,000 years.
For centuries asteroids have been ignored by science. The poor relation to the planets and even their icy cousins, the comets, asteroids were dismissed as boring. But all that is about to change. Scientists have made some very strange discoveries that could solve one of the greatest mysteries in science - how water arrived on Earth.
Mark Horstman visits the aftermath of the 2010 Christchurch quakes and meets the seismologists working to understand the new-found fault line, and the engineers aiming to rebuild the city to survive future threats.
Still reeling from the devastating 2006 January bushfires, Victoria's communities and bushland are just beginning to recover. Worst of all, no-one can be sure what February and March, or even April will hold.
Marine scientists across the world are racing to tackle the most urgent environmental challenge facing our planet today - ocean acidification. From the icy polar seas to the world's most pristine coral reefs we track the latest scientific research.
At 343 metres, the Millau Viaduct over the Tarn gorge in southern France is the world's tallest bridge and considered by many to be the world's most beautiful. Engineer Rob Bell meets the design team, including architect Norman Foster and structural engineer Dr Michel Virlogeux, and learns about the innovative and ancient techniques used to build it. London's Millennium Bridge, Foster's pedestrian-only thoroughfare, is also featured, including what caused its infamous initial wobble and how it was rectified.
Operation Ouch is back! In the new series Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken show us just how incredible the human body is. With big stunts and experiments they'll explore the extraordinary ways medicine can fix us.
Capturing water from air; advertisers getting inside our heads; parallel universes; what it smells like in space; tracking deep space exploration; why do some people prefer dogs to cats?; CERN scientists making music.
Catalyst dishes up a smorgasbord of food science. Peak Phosphate will it threaten world food supplies?; engineering more nutritious food; salt the silent killer; why are we sleepy after eating?; milk first or last?
Jungles cover roughly three percent of our planet, yet contain a staggering 50 per cent of the world's species. Located around the warm, sunny equatorial zone, complete with constant daylight, they are the most productive habitats on earth. Beautiful floating aerial shots introduce the world's most spectacular forest vistas and high-definition cameras enable unprecedented views of the species that live on the dark jungle floor. Narrated by David Attenborough.
Got time for a 24-year holiday? Then consider a journey to our most distant and least explored planets, the ice giants Uranus and Neptune. There's only ever been one Earthly visitor into this 'chill zone', the Voyager mission, launched in 1977. What would it be like to follow in its wake, for a human to undertake one of the greatest journeys of space exploration? How would you get there? What would you see? And would you ever survive? Strap yourselves in for an incredible voyage to the outer solar system.
Catalyst discovers what makes computer games potentially so addictive. Surfing scientist, Ruben Meerman learns how dolphins win the girls and Anja Taylor investigates the incidence of tree die-off in Western Australia.
In a remarkable two-part finale, Stephen Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a new generation. With the aid of stunning CGI, he explores the splendour and majesty of the universe as never seen before. Hawking explains how the universe began, how it creates stars, black holes and life - and how everything will end.
This week, Planet Earth takes a tour of the mightiest mountain ranges on the planet, beginning with the birth of a mountain at one of the lowest places on Earth and ending on the summit of Everest. Narrated by David Attenborough.
In the final episode, Stefan looks at sweeteners used to replace sugar and also learns about the chemicals used to hold our food together. He looks at how additives keep the ice out of ice cream, discovers the seaweed that is an additive found in our cakes, and even undergoes MRI scans in an attempt to discover whether sweeteners are clever enough to fool our brains.
This six-part observational documentary series takes us aboard working fishing vessels in the Irish fleet to meet the men who pilot these boats - the skippers. It follows the crews in pursuit of their lucrative catch, which involves long absences from home, 24 hour shifts, huge waves, 130 km-per-hour gales, and the unpredictability of the ocean itself.
An introduction to organic chemistry, Atoms of Fire looks at the basic facts using storytelling, demonstration, graphics and documentary. Today: Protein is intimately involved in life processes; discovery of amino acids; family formula of amino acids; polymerisation of amino acids; peptides; levels of protein structure; denaturing albumin; introduction to enzymes; the lock and key model of enzyme action and; proteins as hormones.
An introduction to organic chemistry, Atoms of Fire looks at the basic facts using storytelling, demonstration, graphics and documentary. Today: Organic chemistry goes industrial with William Perkin; the discovery of chirality; concept of atoms as 3D objects; 3D structural diagrams and models; carbon's tetrahedral bonds; a brief look at various synthetic organic compounds developed from natural ones and; achievements and problems.
An introduction to organic chemistry, Atoms of Fire looks at the basic facts using storytelling, demonstration, graphics and documentary. Today: Carbon's place on the periodic table; consolidation of valency; the logic of the alkane family; alkane isomers; IUPAC name system; a brief look at other hydrocarbon families - alkenes and alkynes and; the case of benzene.
The amazing story of five exceptionally talented people includes three child prodigies, a man with a photographic memory who was the inspiration for Dustin Hoffman in the film Rainman, and a British man who has the world record for memorising a pack of cards. A self-taught 13-year-old artist who claims God taught her to paint when she was four, is now a million-dollar business. A 10-year-old musician from Israel had his destiny decided before he was even born when his parents bought him a grand piano. He played his first concert at five and with an orchestra at seven.
Michael Mosley and the doctors go behind the health myths and headlines. In this program, Michael joins volunteers in a study to discover whether just changing your diet can lower cholesterol as much as taking drugs like statins - with surprising results.
Saleyha Ahsan reveals new research that could cure snoring, surgeon Gabriel Weston sees the incredible results of an unusual treatment for a hospital superbug which could soon be saving lives here in the UK, and Chris van Tulleken investigates the truth behind skincare products - could they being doing you more harm than good?
How do we hear music coming from a speaker? Join Yanick as he investigates how vibrations are made in a speaker and how sounds travels through different mediums to bring the sweet sounds of music to our ears.
Rob Bell uncovers the pioneering history of the London Underground - with special access to its hidden workings, and meeting the staff who know and love it. He explores the construction of the world's first deep Tube line - known today as the Northern Line. The Northern Line runs for 60km through London, connecting north and south across the Thames and 700,000 passengers rely on it every day. But to build it, its Victorian engineers had to overcome unbelievable obstacles. One man, James Greathead, pioneered a new kind of tunnelling machine, that allowed deep tunnels to be built faster and more safely than ever before. But the new Tube line needed newfangled electric trains, lifts and escalators to make it work too. Rob discovers the remains of the first-ever station on the Northern Line, King William Street, just before it is sealed up forever. He gets down on the tracks with the maintenance team at Camden Junction, who toil on this Spaghetti Junction of the Tube every night to keep it working, and opens the sealed tunnels of an abandoned extension of the line in north London. And he meets the station manager at Balham to hear the story of how one of the worst tragedies on the Tube unfolded during the Blitz. Finally he's allowed into the latest tunnelling work, as the Northern Line is extended to Battersea Power Station - where the oldest deep Tube in the world is becoming the newest.
A fast and fabulous kids game show with a focus on the world of food, cooking and food science. Over four rounds, contestants answer questions and compete in fun, messy tasks, earning points and taking home prizes.