Two centuries ago a 3000-year-old mummy was found, his face locked in an eternal scream. Using cutting edge medical science and unprecedented access we attempt to solve the mysteries of the Screaming Man.
Allergies are on the rise, and reaching epidemic proportions, but curiously only in the western world. Is there something about the way we are living that is making us allergic?
Professor Graham Rook believes that the changes we have made to our environment are impacting our microbiome - the bacteria that live in and on every one of us - and that this is having a knock on effect on our immune system.
Journalist Fiona Phillips is on a mission to find out the truth behind the recent headlines on sugar. She discovers why some of us have more of a sweet tooth than others and what sugars you can enjoy guilt-free.
On February 7, 2009, bushfires tore through Victoria. They killed 173 people, destroyed over 2000 homes and incinerated swathes of prime forest and its wildlife. Fires, though, are a natural process and these mountain forests need fire to regenerate. Severe bushfires occur in Australia at least every 70 years and a mountain ash forest can take up to two hundred years to recover. Yet, even in the face of overwhelming devastation, plants and animals have an uncanny knack of bouncing back, and the environment an extraordinary capacity for healing.
Every day for the last 5 billion years, the Sun has risen over the Earth. The constantly roiling surface of our nearest star was hidden from human eyes until the days of the Renaissance, when Galileo raised an early telescope to study the Sun's surface. What he discovered challenged the status quo and almost brought the Catholic Church to its knees. This program explores the past, present and future of the Sun's importance to our world.
Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe - young stars, black holes, and even other forms of life. They have created a dazzling new set of super-telescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens.
What happens when you take away a village's natural sea defences? Filmed along the Dorset coastline, this film provides up-to-date explanations and examples of the processes and landforms that shape coastal environments.
In the last episode of Professor Brian Cox's epic journey across the universe, he travels from the fossils of the Burgess Shale to the sands of the oldest desert in the world to show how light holds the key to our understanding of the whole universe, including our own deepest origins.
Just off the southern coast of mainland Greece lies Pavlopetri, the oldest submerged city in the world. It thrived for 2000 years during the time that saw the birth of western civilisation. An international team of experts is using cutting-edge technology to prise age-old secrets from the complex of streets and stone buildings that lie less than five metres below the surface of the ocean. State-of-the-art CGI helps to raise the city from the seabed, revealing for the first time in 3,500 years how Pavlopetri would once have looked and operated.
In the final episode, we learn how cracking the human genome has led scientists to begin to understand the very process by which DNA makes humans different; how it makes each individual on earth unique and influences one's personality, how it influences what one looks like, how smart they are, and even how long they will live.
We're all fascinated by mysteries and strange phenomena. But is the unexplained really unexplainable? In this series, science fiction legend William Shatner investigates all that is weird in the world and attempts to find a logical, scientific explanation.
Professor Brian Cox visits some of the most stunning locations on earth to describe how the laws of nature have carved natural wonders across the solar system. Tonight, discover how all the beauty and order we see in our cosmic backyard was carved out of nothing more than a chaotic cloud of gas. Of all the planets, the ringed Saturn is the most ordered of them all.
Science turns superhero as it battles to save the planet and preserve the human race. In California, physicist Jim Al-Khalili sees how the power of the world's largest laser could create a fuel to answer all our needs, while at Longleat, Sir David Attenborough helps collect the DNA of an elephant for the Frozen Ark - a project to save all the world's species from extinction.
Cleopatra is one of the most famous women in history, yet remains an enigma. Using newly discovered evidence and ancient sources we attempt to reveal the real woman behind the myth and world she ruled.
Imagine being able to list every country in the world and its capital city, remember what we ate for dinner on 9 March 2002 and every prime number up to 7,507. This highly personal and emotional documentary discovers how brains that see the world in strikingly different ways are unlocking the secrets of our own minds.
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.
Modern Scoliosis sufferer Dominic Smee and a team of scientists and medieval warfare experts embark on an extraordinary journey to reveal new research that's changing our knowledge of a defamed medieval king, the medical condition that twisted his spine, and the extraordinary history of the land he ruled.
Heston boldly goes where no chef has gone before! Follow Heston and his team in this two-part series as they attempt to revolutionise the world of space food and orchestrate the first ever dinner party in space. Challenged by the British Astronaut Tim Peake, Heston creates seven dishes that remind Tim of home, helping to combat the emotional impact of his journey.
Heston and his team create a nostalgic menu for the first ever dinner party in space. With meals reminiscent of Tims childhood, Heston puts his out-of-this-world twist on a bacon sandwich and a sausage sizzle.
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The global vitamin industry is worth billions of pounds. If you believe the hype, vitamin pills are the answer to all your problems; they keep your heart healthy, improve your intelligence, make your hair shine, and are essential for general wellbeing. But do we really need them?
In 1995 Edward Witten, aided by others from Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, revolutionised string theory by successfully uniting the five different versions into a single theory. This is the cryptically named M-theory, a development which required a total of 11 dimensions.
We're all fascinated by mysteries and strange phenomena. But is the unexplained really unexplainable? In this series, science fiction legend William Shatner investigates all that is weird in the world and attempts to find a logical, scientific explanation. From paranormal phenomena to weird and wonderful creatures, from medical oddities to mysterious disappearances, from bizarre natural disasters to mystical monster attacks, this absorbing series covers it all.
Tonight, Professor Stewart sets sail on one of the fastest racing boats ever built as he explores the story of our turbulent relationship with the wind. Travelling to iconic locations including the Sahara desert, the coast of West Africa and the South Pacific, he details how people have exploited the power of the wind through the ages.
For many people, the pyramids are the embodiment of ancient Egypt. How they were constructed continues to arouse endless speculation, but the question of where they came from and why they were built goes deeper still.
Planet Earth is a stunning planet, with spell-binding natural wonders and the only life known in the Solar System. But it doesn't exist in magnificent isolation. The Space Age has brought new worlds of wonder into view. Dramatic images sent back by a fleet of probes, orbiters and landers have proved these worlds to be more spectacular than we ever imagined. Physicist Professor Brian Cox ventures to some of the most extreme locations on Earth, including the tallest mountain, the bottom of the Pacific Ocean and the world's driest desert, to paint a dazzling picture of a Solar System we are only now beginning to understand.
Ninety years after the last shots were fired, two young Australian historians embark on an emotional journey to the battlefields of World War I on the infamous Western Front. History teacher Michael Molkentin joins battlefield historian Mat McLachlan in an exploration of the Australian soldiers' wartime experience in Belgium. The two men visit iconic sites, following in the footsteps of Australian wartime photographer Frank Hurley. And they join an archaeological excavation of the trenches and fields where 20,000 Australians went missing, their bodies lost, their graves unmarked.
The doctors are back! In the first program of the season, the team bring you the definitive answers to questions including how to avoid losing your marbles and Michael Mosley's tips to cure cramp.
Saleyha Ahsan shows how to spot the signs of a deep vein thrombosis, Chris van Tulleken reveals the shocking truth about what is actually in herbal supplements sold in the UK, and surgeon Gabriel Weston travels to the US to witness an astonishing new treatment that could cure crippling back pain for millions of people.
Astronomers and particle physicists have found new ways to probe the cosmos and are creating detailed maps that stretch almost all the way to the birth of time. The observable universe stands revealed as never before, in exquisite plots of size, shape, temperature and composition. This documentary introduces the key scientists who are drawing this new map of the universe.
Geologist Iain Stewart investigates a new and controversial energy rush for the natural shale gas found deep underground. This new supply has slashed the price of electricity, kick started a renaissance in manufacturing and driven down carbon emissions. Getting it out of the ground involves hydraulic fracturing - or fracking. Iain travels to America to find to find out what it is, why it is a potential game changer and what we can learn from the US experience.
Every single organism that has ever existed has one thing in common - DNA. It is what humans have in common with a mosquito and a blue whale, with a mushroom and a Tyrannosaurus Rex. It is perhaps unremarkable to look at, but it is the most ingenious code in the known universe.
Wildlife expert Liz Bonnin, actor Freida Pinto and mountaineer Jon Gupta reveal the hidden wonders of India's surprising natural world. This is a land where the tea comes with added elephants, gibbons sing to greet the morning, tigers dance and lions roam.
As Australia and New Zealand have recently witnessed, the Earth has immense power. Yet that influence is rarely mentioned in history books. Scottish Professor, Iain Stewart, is dead keen to change that in this enthralling series. Tonight it's Fire - deadly, yet a driving force behind human progress.
The bigger the drought, the bigger the flood. That certainly held true over the past year for the eastern half of Australia, with flooding rains ending the worst drought in history. The signs that the weather was turning began in 2009, when a deluge in the tropical north set the great desert rivers flowing through Central Australia. For the first time in years, the water flowed all the way to Lake Eyre, the huge salt pan in the dead heart of the continent. ABC TV reporter Paul Lockyer covered the drought in 2009, and now returns to Lake Eyre 12 months later to investigate the floods sweeping across much of south west Queensland.
Would you believe that your genes are shaped in part by your ancestors' life experiences? Epigenetics is a new genetic discovery which reveals the hidden influences upon genes which could affect every aspect of our lives. Epigenetics proposes a new simple but contentious idea - that genes have a 'memory', and that the lives of your grandparents - the air they breathed, the food they ate, even the things they saw - can directly affect you
In Project Manta, the fourth of The Wild Ones wildlife documentaries series, we meet the Manta ray, one of the largest of all marine animals, and yet one of the oceans' best kept secrets. Weighing up to two tons, these mesmerising creatures glide through the oceans like giant shadows.
Presented by Professor Iain Stewart we've seen how the fate of past civilisations have been shaped by the planet's natural forces. However, in the final episode of this spellbinding series, the good professor says our relationship with the planet today is a different one.
The human eye can supposedly distinguish around 2.5 million different colours. But there is scientific debate whether colour is actually real. When colours are described as red or blue or yellow, it is most often taken for granted that other people will understand and know what these colours mean. But it is not clear whether people's experiences of colour are actually the same; that colour is merely a creation of our brains.
Neil Oliver is given exclusive access to a team of historians and scientists investigating the final resting place of Alfred the Great. Alfred's bones have been moved so many times over the centuries that many people concluded that they were lost forever. Following a trail that goes back over a thousand years, the team wants to unravel the mystery of Alfred's remains.
This summer, the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way is getting ready to feast. A gas cloud three times the size of our planet has strayed within the gravitational reach of our nearest supermassive black hole. And across the globe, telescopes are being trained on the heart of our Milky Way galaxy, some 27,000 light years from Earth, in the expectation of observing this unique cosmic spectacle. For cosmic detectives across the Earth, it is a unique opportunity. For the first time in the history of science, they hope to observe in action the awesome spectacle of a feeding supermassive black hole.
Michael Mosley has set himself a truly ambitious goal: he wants to live longer, stay younger and lose weight. And he thinks he's found the answer - the ancient idea of fasting. Could the powerful new science behind this idea lead to a longer, healthier life? Mosley thinks he's found a way of fasting that still allows him to enjoy his food. It sounds too good to be true. So he decides to take a road trip across the US to investigate how a little hunger can make you younger, and of course, to try out some of this new science for himself.
Michael Mosley and James Wong explore the sensations, tastes and flavours of food. Unpack the evolutionary story of our sense of taste and smell, when delicious food became more than just a choice but a matter of survival.
Climb up on the footplate and join historian and host Dan Cruickshank for a railway adventure like no other as he investigates how trains helped shape modern Britain. This series resurrects an exhilarating age and kicks off by focusing on the railways' role in defeating Hitler, before unearthing the incredible engineering achievements of Isambard Brunel and embarking on a trip on the earliest steam engines.
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?
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.
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.
Professor Stephen Hawking presents a global exploration of the scientific breakthroughs that are transforming our lives in the 21st century. With the help of some of the world's leading scientific figures - including Sir David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Aarathi Prasad, Lord Winston and Maggie Aderin-Pocock - this five-part series reveals how science is striving for humankind's next leap forward.
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.
Professor Brian Cox ventures to some of the most extreme locations on earth to paint a dazzling picture of our solar system. Tonight's wonder can be found on a tiny moon of Jupiter. The discoveries made on Io have been astonishing. This fragment of rock should be cold and dead, yet, with the volcanic landscape of eastern Ethiopia as a backdrop, Brian reveals why Io is home to extraordinary lakes of lava and giant volcanic plumes that erupt 500 km into the sky.
A four part science series exploring some of the most profound questions we can ask about ourselves, the universe and the world in which we live. In this series Professor Brian Cox steps boldly on to the big stage - the universe. In episode one, Destiny, Brian seeks to understand the nature of time and its role in creating both the universe and ourselves. From an extraordinary calendar built into the landscape of Peru to the beaches of Cost Rica, Brian explores the cycles of time which define our experience of life on Earth. But the most epic cycles of life can't begin to compare to the vast expanse of cosmic time.
Over your lifetime you undergo an extraordinary change - no other animal on Earth goes through such a dramatic metamorphosis. Chris and Xand van Tulleken explore the latest understanding of how we all grow.
In the criminal trial of Jason Courtney it's the last chance for the defence team to cast doubt in the minds of the jury and keep their client out of prison. Accused of holding a pistol to a man's head and threatening to shoot him, Jason Courtney could face 14 years in jail if found guilty on three separate charges. With closing addresses about to begin, the last battle between the two legal teams is being waged.
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.
Food writer Stefan Gates (Cooking in the Danger Zone, Feasts) sets off on a three-part adventure to uncover the truth about those notorious artificial food additives. He wants to find out where these chemicals come from and what they actually do in our food. But he is in for some big surprises... Expecting to uncover a world of synthetic chemicals that are best avoided, Stefan learns that many are actually completely natural and could even be beneficial to our health.
As the sun comes out (or not!) the doctors are back doing science research on our behalf. While we prepare to bare our bodies on the beach, Saleyha Ahsan and the University of Oxford test whether it is really possible to bust belly fat, and skin surgeon Gabriel Weston takes a special camera on the streets to see how protective sun cream actually is.
Chris van Tulleken tests how cheap a pair of sunglasses we can buy and still be assured protection from damaging UV light. And as the warmer weather tempts more of us to do some exercise, GP Zoe Williams makes a guest appearance to test what it's really doing for our health, while Michael Mosley investigates some surprising ways to get the benefits of exercise without doing any at all.
It's no surprise that sharks are feared, but scientists will say these apex predators are also misunderstood. Help your students come to understand them better and get to know the different types in our oceans.
Celebrate National Science week with EnhanceTV showcasing major breakthroughs like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby and celebrate International Year of the Reef.
Biology is the study of life and how living things work. Find out on how to create models of the human body, measure rainfall and even how to create a herbarum in this playlist. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,VCSSU074,VCSSU075)
Physics is the science that explores the laws and forces that govern the universe. Bring out the boffins in your class with these experiments and reveal how it all works. (ACSSU049, ACSSU076, ACSSU080)
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Find out how they reshaped the Earth here. (ACSSU115, ACSSU153, ACSSU180, ACSSU188)
Explore a range of farm animals and farm produce, and explore ways farm produce is packaged before being moved from the farm to places where the food is sold or made into other products. (ACSSU002, ACSSU017, VCSSU042, VCSSU043)
Capture students’ interest and find out what they think they know about how living things, such as small animals. Make their playground experience more meaningful with this curated playlist. (ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Explore the science behind objects and things around us and what material make up their physical properties. Find out how to use your senses to observe and describe the form and function of different objects. (ACSSU049, ACSSU046,ACSSU074,ACSSU076,VCSSU059,VCSSU063,VCSSU076,VCSSU080)
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this playlist, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,ACSSU094,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Water and weather, and the world play a significant role in our lives. Watch this playlist to find out about the impact on the earth through hands-on scientific exploration and experimentation. (ACSSU096, VCSSU046, VCSSU06, VCSSU078, VCSSU099, VCSSU101)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
Critique the "sense and nonsense" of the global $100 billion vitamin and supplement industry with Derek Muller in Vitamania. Then test your students' knowledge of the importance of vitamins in our diets, and the history of the business.