While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. The Botany of Desire explores the history and physiology of this lowly weed that has made itself so desirable that nearly 15 million Americans risk arrest each month by smoking it.
For 39 year old Scott Sullivan, every minute, every second with his wife and two children is precious, because time is fast running out; Packed to the Rafters star Jessica Marais talks to Sunday Night and the adventure of a lifetime in Antarctica.
The story, 'A soldier's story', talks with Australia's war hero Ben Roberts-Smith for the first time about the details of the extraordinary mission in Afghanistan that led him to being awarded the Victoria Cross. The story, 'The Fonz', Henry Winkler played the coolest guy on television but behind the camera he was battling a big secret - he was barely able to read his own Happy Days scripts. The story, 'The tsunami', provides more footage from Japan's tsunami and eye-witness recordings.
Program looks in detail at corals, the framework of the reef and the complex reef energy cycle. It also examines threats to reefs such as natural ones like the crown or thorns starfish and threats through the impact of humans in farming, fishing and tourism.