Fight for Life
50:23

Fight for Life: Final Years

Season 1 Episode 6 7Two December 11, 2009

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Follow the heartfelt and profound stories of these elderly people who in their final years bravely face the ultimate fight for life as their bodies resources begin to run low. ...

Follow the heartfelt and profound stories of these elderly people who in their final years bravely face the ultimate fight for life as their bodies resources begin to run low. Geoffrey has sudden chest pains and is rushed to hospital as his heart goes into cardiac arrest. Glen is diagnosed with esophageus cancer and hopes that chemotherapy will give him more time. Vera is found on the floor in her home after a bad fall, her bones are brittle and doctors are unsure of how badly she is injured.

Why Do We Dream?
51:11

Why Do We Dream?

SBS December 8, 2009

Science

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Uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ...

Uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ask: where do dreams come from? Do they have meaning? And ultimately, why do we dream?

Fight for Life
44:24

Fight for Life: Middle

Season 1 Episode 5 7Two December 4, 2009

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In our middle years, some of us are faced with an ultimate fight for life as our bad habits and lifestyles take a massive toll on our bodies. Allen is 53 years-old and is ...

In our middle years, some of us are faced with an ultimate fight for life as our bad habits and lifestyles take a massive toll on our bodies. Allen is 53 years-old and is walking around with a ticking time-bomb deep inside as doctors find a dangerous aneurism growing in his stomach. Nick is 52 years-old and his body is about to unleash a fatal blow as a blood clot lodges in his brain causing a stroke. And 58 year- old Christine - a heavy smoker - is rushed to hospital as she literally cannot breath.

Whatever! The Science Of Teens
26:17

Whatever! The Science Of Teens: Sleep

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC2 December 2, 2009

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Science

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11-12
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A typical teenager goes to bed late, and can't get out of bed in the morning. But while many adults regard them as layabouts or lazy, the reality is most teens need more sleep ...

A typical teenager goes to bed late, and can't get out of bed in the morning. But while many adults regard them as layabouts or lazy, the reality is most teens need more sleep not less. Experts say adolescents require between 9 and 10 hours sleep a night - but only a small fraction get this much.

Whatever! The Science Of Teens
26:29

Whatever! The Science Of Teens: Mood

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC2 November 25, 2009

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Science reveals that irrational, inexplicable teenage mood swings aren't only normal, they're helpful and beneficial - even if they are painful for parents and teens alike. ...

Science reveals that irrational, inexplicable teenage mood swings aren't only normal, they're helpful and beneficial - even if they are painful for parents and teens alike. Teenagers may be sulky and surly one moment, exuberant and ecstatic the next. And it's more than hormones that brings on these extreme teen mood swings, it's their developing brains that are also to blame. Teens are at a cerebral crossroads; their brains driving new ways of thinking and feeling, and how teens learn to manage their moods can either empower or derail them for the rest of their lives.

What Darwin Didn't Know
1:28:54

What Darwin Didn't Know

BBC Knowledge November 22, 2009

Biology

Science

History

9-10
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Darwin gave us the most sensational idea in biology: evolution by natural selection. But even he knew that it came with difficulties. Tracing the history of these ideas, this ...

Darwin gave us the most sensational idea in biology: evolution by natural selection. But even he knew that it came with difficulties. Tracing the history of these ideas, this program uncovers the accuracy of Darwin's theories.

Whatever! The Science Of Teens
26:30

Whatever! The Science Of Teens: Sex

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 November 18, 2009

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Teens are re-writing the rules of sex but while their bodies suddenly become adult, they're not necessarily in sync with their chief sex organ - the teen brain. Whether ...

Teens are re-writing the rules of sex but while their bodies suddenly become adult, they're not necessarily in sync with their chief sex organ - the teen brain. Whether they're having sex or not, whether their parents like it or not, teenagers are sexual beings. Today's teens are having sex earlier, clocking up more partners and are more sexually adventurous than ever. It all starts with puberty, the human sexuality switch, but it's the teen brain that drives this change, influencing teen sex lives in surprising ways.

Whatever! The Science Of Teens
26:14

Whatever! The Science Of Teens: Binge

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 November 11, 2009

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Binge drinking is a teen issue that has shaken a cocktail of concern. But is this just media hype? Through a range of experiments, this second episode of Whatever! The Science ...

Binge drinking is a teen issue that has shaken a cocktail of concern. But is this just media hype? Through a range of experiments, this second episode of Whatever! The Science Of Teens exposes the true dangers behind what used to be seen as just a harmless rite of passage.

Body In Numbers
44:00

Body In Numbers: Our Life In Numbers

Season 1 Episode 4 Discovery Channel November 6, 2009

Science

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11-12
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In the final programme of Body In Numbers we look at the whole sweep of our body's journey through life, how it keeps going and what it's capable of producing during the ...

In the final programme of Body In Numbers we look at the whole sweep of our body's journey through life, how it keeps going and what it's capable of producing during the course of our life. We unravel the fabric of what makes up our body, revealing that there's enough phosphorus in us to make over two thousand match-heads, that our body contains 35lbs of carbon, enough for 9,000 pencils and that each of us contains uranium.

Whatever! The Science Of Teens
26:05

Whatever! The Science Of Teens: Risk

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 November 4, 2009

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Teenagers are in limbo. Neither adults nor children, they are caught up in a confusing world of change. Using entertaining segments and accessible language Whatever! The ...

Teenagers are in limbo. Neither adults nor children, they are caught up in a confusing world of change. Using entertaining segments and accessible language Whatever! The Science Of Teens taps into the most up-to-date scientific investigations of the teen brain, and the latest research into family and society, to reveal that much 'aberrant' teenage behaviour is really quite normal.

T Rex: Warrior Or Wimp?
49:00

T Rex: Warrior Or Wimp?

SBS2 October 30, 2009

Biology

Geography

Science

9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This documentary explores why Tyrannosaurus Rex is the scariest, meanest, most bewitching dinosaur of them all. Children have always been captivated by the sheer savagery of ...

This documentary explores why Tyrannosaurus Rex is the scariest, meanest, most bewitching dinosaur of them all. Children have always been captivated by the sheer savagery of the teeth, experts have marvelled at the force of its bite - ten times more powerful than anything we know today and moviemakers made millions out of the terror it inspired. But could our picture of this monster be completely wrong?

Brain Story
48:13

Brain Story: The Final Mystery

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel September 7, 2009

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How do our brains generate consciousness? We take it for granted that the brain makes being alive feel the way it does, but there's no reason why it should. The brain is ...

How do our brains generate consciousness? We take it for granted that the brain makes being alive feel the way it does, but there's no reason why it should. The brain is made of the same biological ingredients as the rest of the body, and yet somehow it manages to generate the indescribable phenomenon of consciousness.

Brain Story
48:25

Brain Story: Growing The Mind

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel August 31, 2009

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The changes in the brain during the growth and development of a baby into an adult are explored. Susan Greenfield looks at how little of the fine structure of our brains is ...

The changes in the brain during the growth and development of a baby into an adult are explored. Susan Greenfield looks at how little of the fine structure of our brains is predetermined at birth, how the connections between nerves are constantly changing in response to what we encounter in the outside world. She explains her view that learning, memory and even the process of becoming a unique individual, should all be seen as a restless brain adapting minute by minute to the environment it encounters. Life is about how the world leaves its mark on us.

Brain Story
48:17

Brain Story: First Among Equals

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel August 24, 2009

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What is it about the brain that has put us in charge of the planet? Were has the human unique linguistic abilities come from? Are there special structures in our brains which ...

What is it about the brain that has put us in charge of the planet? Were has the human unique linguistic abilities come from? Are there special structures in our brains which no other animals possess? Or is it possible that our sophisticated rich cultures are merely the result of having larger brains? Susan Greenfield explains why she believes we are truly just big brained chimps.

Brain Story
48:33

Brain Story: All In The Mind

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel August 17, 2009

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Susan Greenfield explains why she believes all aspects of human experience will eventually be explained in terms of the physical processes of the brain. The story of how we ...

Susan Greenfield explains why she believes all aspects of human experience will eventually be explained in terms of the physical processes of the brain. The story of how we have gradually come to understand the astonishing complexity of the brain is revealed, from the earliest crude studies of the effects of brain injury, through to the latest insights from direct stimulation of specific areas in patients undergoing brain surgery whilst wide awake. Is it possible that our most spiritual feelings are merely the result of electrical activity in the temporal lobe?

Brain Story
48:25

Brain Story: The Mind's Eye

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel August 17, 2009

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The illusion of vision. It feels as though we open our eyes and just see what's out there, but the more we learn about the brain's visual system, the further it seems this is ...

The illusion of vision. It feels as though we open our eyes and just see what's out there, but the more we learn about the brain's visual system, the further it seems this is from the truth. Patients, who can't see movement or recognise faces, reveal the tricks and short cuts the brain uses to construct an illusion of reality. Is the brain making up so much of what we think we're seeing that vision is really just dreaming with your eyes open?

Brain Story
48:27

Brain Story: In The Heat Of The Moment

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel August 10, 2009

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Where do emotions come from? Why do they feel so different from thoughts? Is the answer in the biochemistry of the brain and all the hundreds of chemical neurotransmitters ...

Where do emotions come from? Why do they feel so different from thoughts? Is the answer in the biochemistry of the brain and all the hundreds of chemical neurotransmitters which bathe the nerves?

Sex In The Bush
26:59

Sex In The Bush

Episode 2 ABC June 19, 2009

Biology

Science

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This week, Sex In The Bush explores the really fun bit - copulation. Combining stunning footage with entertaining stories from scientists who have dedicated their lives to the ...

This week, Sex In The Bush explores the really fun bit - copulation. Combining stunning footage with entertaining stories from scientists who have dedicated their lives to the study of animal sex. Episode Two reveals extraordinarily intimate details of what occurs during sexual intercourse.