Thursday 27 Nov 2014
Since childhood, physicist Professor Brian Cox has been consumed by a fascination with alien worlds that lie beyond the ball of rock we live on.
In this spell-binding series, Brian describes how the laws of nature, freed from Earth-bound constraints, carve spectacular sights throughout the Solar System. Among his chosen seven wonders are fountains of ice that erupt thousands of kilometres into space, and mysterious lakes filled with a liquid unlike anything on our home planet.
He ventures to some of the most extreme locations on Earth – from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean to the world's driest desert – and draws on the latest scientific imagery and CGI to paint a picture of a breathtaking solar system that we are only just beginning to understand.
For 3,000 years people have wrestled with the great questions of existence. What is out there, what is the world made of, where did we come from? The quest to answer these questions is the story of science.
Michael Mosley (Blood And Guts) presents this landmark series revealing the unique nature of science, the power it has unleashed, and why people struggle to accept much of what it has to say.
Science Story tells the story of the forces that came together to create scientific knowledge; the practical business of making instruments and machines; the great forces of history – revolutions, voyages of discovery and artistic movements – and the dogged determination of scientists and experimenters.
This is the story of how history made science – and how science made history. It's the story of how scientific ideas shaped the modern world.
Following on from Earth: The Power Of The Planet, geologist and presenter Professor Iain Stewart returns to BBC Two to continue the epic story of the relationship between human civilisation and Earth.
How Earth Made Us explores how geology, geography and climate have influenced and continue to shape human history. Each episode examines a different force, including the effects of deep earth, wind, fire and water. The series concludes with a look at how the human race has become a geological force in its own right.
Travelling to some of the most iconic locations on the planet, Professor Stewart discovers how the river Nile caused Egypt to dominate the ancient world, how the break up of a super-continent 200 million years ago shaped an energy revolution, and how wind changed the history of China and Australia.
A new series of television's longest-running science strand, Horizon, explores the latest scientific research from around the globe.
The new series includes a personal view from David Attenborough on the global question, How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth? Don't Grow Old looks at the science of ageing, exploring the secrets of human longevity and the reasons why ageing might not be quite as inevitable as everyone assumes. In Intelligence, Daniel Tammet, "autistic savant", asks what it takes to be a true genius, while Man's Best Friend explores the origins of human beings' enduring relationship with dogs.
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