Why Do We Dream?
51:11

Why Do We Dream?

SBS December 8, 2009

Science

Biology

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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?

Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery
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Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery: Into The Brain

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS March 23, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Science

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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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 ...

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.

Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery
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Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery: Bloody Beginnings

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS April 20, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Science

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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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 ...

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.

Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery
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Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery: Spare Parts

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS April 6, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Science

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
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 ...

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.

Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery
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Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery: Fixing Faces

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS April 13, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Science

History

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Syphilis, lost knowledge, an Indian brick maker and a gentleman's magazine, doctors who operated on Jewish noses, and the terrible effects of aeroplane fuel - this is the ...

Syphilis, lost knowledge, an Indian brick maker and a gentleman's magazine, doctors who operated on Jewish noses, and the terrible effects of aeroplane fuel - this is the story of plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is not a modern phenomenon. It started over 400 years ago with a spate of botched nose jobs, so badly engineered that the nose would fall off if the wind blew too hard. It marked the birth of a whole new obsession - surgeons gradually became entranced with the idea that not only could they fix the body, but now they could even fix our sense of self-esteem.

Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery
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Blood And Guts: A History Of Surgery: Bleeding Hearts

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS March 30, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Science

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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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 ...

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.

Me, My Sex and I
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Me, My Sex and I

BBC Knowledge May 24, 2013

Biology

Health and PE

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This compelling documentary unlocks the stories of people born 'intersex' - neither entirely male or female - and asks whether our traditional understanding of gender is ...

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?

The Ultimate Guide: Human Body
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The Ultimate Guide: Human Body

Discovery Science November 7, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Science

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This program will offer a very unique look at the complex and mysterious working body. From babies to adults, men to women, athlete to musical prodigy, the science behind the ...

This program will offer a very unique look at the complex and mysterious working body. From babies to adults, men to women, athlete to musical prodigy, the science behind the body's amazing feats are revealed. Why do opposites attract? What extraordinary sensory abilities do athletes like Michael Jordan, musicians like Ray Charles and food aficiondos like Craig Claiborne have which allow them to excel like no other in their craft? How do the brain's one billion nerve cells somehow make chewing go faster when there's music in the air?

Don't Grow Old
49:04

Don't Grow Old

SBS January 4, 2011

Biology

Science

Health and PE

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Don't Grow Old asks if ageing is something we can prevent or whether wrinkles are just a matter of time. For centuries scientists have been attempting to come up with an ...

Don't Grow Old asks if ageing is something we can prevent or whether wrinkles are just a matter of time. For centuries scientists have been attempting to come up with an elixir of youth. Now remarkable discoveries are suggesting that ageing is something flexible that can ultimately be manipulated.

The Secret Life Of Your Bodyclock
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The Secret Life Of Your Bodyclock

SBS July 13, 2010

Biology

Science

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
From the moment we are born to the last breath we take, our lives are governed by a series of clocks. The revealing documentary, Secret Life of Your Bodyclock gives you the ...

From the moment we are born to the last breath we take, our lives are governed by a series of clocks. The revealing documentary, Secret Life of Your Bodyclock gives you the ultimate guide to running like clockwork. Ticking away inside our bodies, every one of our major organs has its own individual timepiece. So want to lose a bit of weight? Or get pregnant? All you have to do is perfect your timing.

Immortal
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Immortal

SBS December 5, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Science

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Can it be true? Have scientists really discovered the secret to endless youth? Noble Prize-winning Australian scientist Professor Elizabeth Blackburn says the answer is yes. ...

Can it be true? Have scientists really discovered the secret to endless youth? Noble Prize-winning Australian scientist Professor Elizabeth Blackburn says the answer is yes. Through Professor Blackburn's work, science now knows the power of the enzyme telomerase, a chemical which can keep cells young - forever. But there's a catch: the same enzyme that fuels life, also fuels cancer. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets Of The Human Body series.

Why Do Viruses Kill?
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Why Do Viruses Kill?

SBS November 9, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
From swine flu to SARS, yellow fever to HIV, the number of dangerous viruses is increasing at an alarming rate. Starting at the virus frontline - the rainforests of the ...

From swine flu to SARS, yellow fever to HIV, the number of dangerous viruses is increasing at an alarming rate. Starting at the virus frontline - the rainforests of the Democratic Republic of Congo - Why Do Viruses Kill? unlocks the truth about nature's greatest terror weapon.

Dead Tired
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Dead Tired

Episode 2 SBS February 11, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In Dead Tired, new medical studies will reveal what many scientists have long believed - that sleep deprivation can trigger and exacerbate many diseases including heart ...

In Dead Tired, new medical studies will reveal what many scientists have long believed - that sleep deprivation can trigger and exacerbate many diseases including heart disease, obesity, diabetes and even depression. Tonight's episode investigates how sleep deprivation causes sickness and death.

Dead Tired
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Dead Tired

Episode 1 SBS February 4, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The two-part documentary series Dead Tired showcases the latest science from around the world that proves lack of sleep is slowly killing us. Shot in Australia, America, ...

The two-part documentary series Dead Tired showcases the latest science from around the world that proves lack of sleep is slowly killing us. Shot in Australia, America, Canada and England this is the first series to feature footage of what happens to a person's mind and body during chronic sleep deprivation and the cutting edge science uncovering why most of us feel sleep deprived. Episode One investigates how sleep deprivation causes sickness and death in today's society.

Autopsy: Life And Death
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Autopsy: Life And Death: Ageing

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 April 23, 2013

Health and PE

Biology

Science

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
In this four-part series, anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Professor John Lee get right under the skin to reveal the processes in life that tie us to our ...

In this four-part series, anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Professor John Lee get right under the skin to reveal the processes in life that tie us to our ultimate fate in death. They perform a series of autopsy demonstrations. Von Hagens compares body parts from the cadaver of a woman over 80 years old with the same body parts from a much younger woman. By revealing the extent of internal damage, von Hagens and Lee demonstrate the widespread effects of ageing and explain why we can't live forever.

Autopsy: Life And Death
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Autopsy: Life And Death: Circulation

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 April 2, 2013

Health and PE

Biology

Science

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
In this four-part series, anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Professor John Lee get right under the skin to reveal the processes in life that tie us to our ...

In this four-part series, anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Professor John Lee get right under the skin to reveal the processes in life that tie us to our ultimate fate in death. The two scientists perform a series of autopsy demonstrations which reveal what disease really looks like and how it works. The series begins by looking at diseases affecting the circulatory system.

Mend Me: A Guide To Transplants
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Mend Me: A Guide To Transplants

BBC Knowledge October 7, 2016

Health and PE

Biology

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Transplant surgery has reached incredible heights, Michael Mosley takes a look at the extraordinary odds doctors and patients have to overcome to achieve these amazing ...

Transplant surgery has reached incredible heights, Michael Mosley takes a look at the extraordinary odds doctors and patients have to overcome to achieve these amazing breakthroughs.

Michael Mosley: Biological Weapons
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Michael Mosley: Biological Weapons

BBC Knowledge February 15, 2019

Health and PE

Biology

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Dr Michael Mosley investigates the secretive and controversial research base, Porton Down. Revealing the truth about animal and human testing, and how science is helping defend us.

Dr Michael Mosley investigates the secretive and controversial research base, Porton Down. Revealing the truth about animal and human testing, and how science is helping defend us.