Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.
Brian Cox explores NASA's underwater training facility, where people are training to space walk on asteroids, and demonstrates how an asteroid might collide with Earth.
In the final episode of the series, Professor Brian Cox explores the future of our home planet, its unfolding relationship with the rest of the universe, and its effect on our destiny as a species.
This week Professor Brian Cox explores our origins, place and destiny in the universe. We all start our lives thinking that we are at the centre of the universe, surrounded by our family and the world as it spins around us. But the urge to explore is strong.
This week Brian Cox explores the ingredients needed for an intelligent civilisation to evolve in the universe - the need for a benign star, for a habitable planet, for life to spontaneously arise on such a planet and the time required for intelligent life to evolve and build a civilisation. Brian weighs the evidence and arrives at his own provocative answer to the puzzle of our apparent solitude.
Our bodies may always be getting older - but your brain doesn't have to act its age! Learn how you might be ageing your brain and how to slow down the clock.
The second episode of David Attenborough's critically acclaimed Life In The Undergrowth. This program, highlighted by stunning aerobatics by hoverflies in a Bristol garden and the mass migrations of purple crow butterflies in Taiwan, is the story of the winged insects - the first creatures to take to the air.
Air-conditioning, refrigeration, and superconductivity are just some of the ways technology has put cold to use. But what is cold, how do you achieve it and how cold can it get? Absolute Zero explores these and other facets of the frigid in two one-hour programs.