Computer graphics depict the death of a star in the form of a hypernova on the way to becoming a black hole, as the narrator asks if anyone else would ever notice the death of our own star.
Brian Cox travels to the Ethiopian Highlands to study geladas, which share a common ancestor with humans and exhibit one of the more complex social structures of the primates.
Brian Cox compares his own cells to those of a camel and observes the differences under a microscope, and discusses how singles cell organisms became more complex.
Computer graphics illustrate the vast distances between solar systems, including Alpha Centauri's three stars, Epsilon Eridani, Gliese 581 and Algol, and the planet Bellerophon.
Russians recount NKVD implementing Stalin's murderous campaign of political repression.
Tectonic forces continue to shape the Mediterranean as Greece breaks away from Europe.
Scans of brain activity reveal decisions can be predicted even before a subject is conscious of them.
In this clip, the past 200 million years of tectonic plate movement is explained in less than four minutes.
A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.
Patrick describes his experience with bipolar disorder after being hospitalised following a manic episode.
Brian Cox examines the Voyager Golden Records, two of which were sent into space in 1977 to convey sounds and images of Earth to communicate with alien life.
Tim Flannery meets Shark Bay Marine Park's Dave Holley to learn how some of the earliest forms on life, stromatolites, have managed to survive in Shark Bay for billions of years.
Residents read Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and critics discuss his vision of London and landscape.
How do bees know where to find the best flowers to make honey How do they talk to each other David Attenborough shows that it's all down to the amazing 'waggle dance'.
Coastal geomorphologist Rob Dr Rip Brander shows Brendan Moar what happens to his heart rate when caught in a rip current.
The Cassini space probe studies one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, revealing a white surface with crevasses and ice erupting from tiger stripes, unlike anything seen before.
Albert Wiggal shows Brendan Moar the kind of rafts the Bardi people would have used to travel and fish around One Arm Point in the Kimberley region.
Voyager reveals active volcanoes on Io, one of Jupiter's 60 moons, leading scientists to envisage what walking on the moon's surface would be like.
Neil Oliver examines the skeletons of the Viking victims of the St Brice's Day massacre at Oxford and describes how the bones reveal how they died.
Historians discuss photograph attributed to Frank Hurley of dead and wounded Australians and Germans in railway cutting near Ypres.
Jacqui Katona and Dave Sweeney describe how Indigenous land rights and environmental activists blocked Jabiluka uranium mine.
Neil Oliver examines possessions discovered with at the Repton Viking Warrior burial site, and discusses the relationship between these objects, Viking religion and their approach to warfare.
Richard Smith explains how the rusting of the oceans produced the iron ore now mined in the Pilbara.
The terms proposition and opposition are defined in this clip from the documentary Up For Debate, with an introduction to the components of a debate speech.
Karl Stefanovic explains how the Great Barrier Reef is a product of the Ice Age coming to an end and raising water levels 10,000 years ago.
Neil Oliver meets metallurgist Marcos MartinonTorres who demonstrates how silver was extracted from lead by Romans.
Becky Parker and Johnny Hudson demonstrate how atoms can be in two places at once.
When Paddy Hannan discovered gold in outback Western Australia it transformed the colony's economy, but Kalgoorlie's remoteness made water incredibly valuable, described as liquid gold.
Chloe Watts meets Benjamin Males, a fashion designer developing clothing with integrated technology, including trainers for JLS and a drone dress for Lady Gaga.
Chloe Watts meets former builder John Beech, who now develops video games that allow players to create their own levels and share them with a community.
Jim AlKhalili discusses the law of refraction originally developed by Ibn Sahl, but often attributed to Willebrord Snellius.
Rachel Perkins and Robyn Kershaw discuss the origins of the Bran Nue Dae film and the significance of Jimmy Chi's original stage musical.
Neil Finn reveals how playing at house parties established the way Crowded House wanted to connect with their audience.
Parents visit adult children at a mental health unit where they discuss their treatment and hopes for the future.
Dr Mark Cross consults with 20yearold woman who is hearing voices.
Tony Robinson goes underground in Wales to see how hurriers, the children who worked in coal mines, fared during the Industrial Revolution.
Geomorphologist Grant Pearce takes Emma Johnston scuba diving in Piccaninnie Ponds and Kilsbys Sinkhole on South Australia's Limestone Coast.
Student writes an essay on courage and bullying in an effort to complete year 10.
Arthur Calwell orders deportation of Asian wartime refugees but Indonesian O'Keefe family resists.
Garth Sundem demonstrates the use of algebra with four single men to calculate their chances of obtaining the phone numbers of women in a bar.
Atrisk students go on challenging bushwalk to help build their resilience and selfesteem.
Steven Fry explains - in perfect English - how there are similarities in all languages and they way we learn them is unique to humans.
Dr Alice Roberts gives us a reallife example of how the heart jumps into action when we are excited or stressed, when she goes for a joy ride in a plane.
Shaun Micallef attends a training camp in Arkansas attended by bornagain Christians preparing for Armageddon prophesied by the Book of Revelation.
Shaun Micallef meets a Canadian man who has had a successful psychic surgery performed on him by John of God.
Scientists discuss the discovery of Uranus' moon, the half finished Miranda, and describe some if its unique characteristics.
Tony Robinson tells the story of Edward Hargraves discovering gold in NSW in 1851, and the gold rush that followed.
Videos that promise to help us relax and manage anxiety and depression are all over YouTube these days. But does this 'mindfulness' meditation trend hold any weight?
Is it a disease that can strike anyone and be passed on easily. Some teenagers who survived meningitis describe it, plus a team of doctors explain the symptoms and treatments.
Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries with a Duma before reverting to autocracy.
What would it have been like to have witnessed the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs?
Jimmy Chi and other members of Kuckles reveal how Listen To The News was written in the context of the Noonkanbah mining protests.
A kid's guide to how the space race unfolded, plus a look at the relative sizes of planets - using fruit!
After a full day working like Victorians, modern families experience the pain and uncertainty of working like in 1886 London.
With such a huge empire the Incas needed to keep accounts - but their methods were mysterious and similar to modern computing.
In the slums of London, people needed to 'pad out' their food with chalk and sand to make it last. But food wasn't the only hardship.
With tighter controls on cigarette advertising in the West, the big companies are now setting their sights on Asia.
The Incas were amazing architects and constructed temples and buildings that have survived thousands of years.
Shaun Micallef joins two Mormon missionaries in Fiji as they work in the community, going on a home visit and joining a work party.
Coastal engineer Jose Borrero describes how the phenomenon of drawdown, where the sea retreats from the shore, would have warned people that the impending arrival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Researchers have found the mere act of thinking can create new connections in the brain and neuroplasticity is intrinsic.
Dan Snow visits Victoria Albert Museum, inspects 18th century Indian textiles and learns of British manufacturers' concerns for their industry's future.
The life and work of Australian writer Henry Lawson is introduced with readings of his poetry.
Images from space probe Cassini reveal Saturn's rings and moons in stunning detail. This clip looks Saturn's rings and at the wa
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