To their friends and family, they are distinct people with very different personalities, needs, tastes and desires. But to the outside world they are a medical mystery – particularly given the fact that they can do virtually all the same things as their friends, including playing the piano, riding a bike, swimming and playing softball. "Their personalities make them inspirational,” says their mother Patty.
Who were our ancestors? When did they first walk the earth? Why didman survive when other species became extinct? These questions have inspired scientists throughout the ages to piece together the fragmentary clues the early humans left behind.
Around 8,000 years ago, the little known fishing communities of the Chinchorro began mummifying their dead in a sophisticated process that belies their otherwise primitive ways. Without the signature elaborate pottery, jewelry or textiles so common in the grander Inca, Mayan and Toltec civilizations, these humble folk desiccated their deceased relatives in an elaborate process before burial in family "plots”.
The discovery of 80 skeletons at a York archeological dig. Of the 80 skeletons the majority: large, powerfully built men dating from Roman times, were found at a dig in Driffield Terrace, Holgate. This fascinating discovery gives real insight into the world of archeology.
The world is affected by an obesity epidemic, but why is it that not everyone is succumbing? Medical science has been obsessed with this subject and is coming up with some unexpected answers. As it turns out, it is not all about exercise and diet. At the center of this program is a controversial overeating experiment that aims to identify exactly what it is about some people that makes it hard for them to bulk up.
He was one of the most successful military commanders in history, and was undefeated in battle. By the time of his death, he had conquered most of the world known to the ancient Greeks. Alexander conquered the Persian Empire, including Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Judea, Gaza, Egypt, Bactria and Mesopotamia and extended the boundaries of his own empire as far as the borders of Punjab.
Head into the ice zone to learn the secrets of two world’s which are impossible to fathom. Uranus, an icy gas giant with an atmosphere composed of a cosmic cocktail of hydrogen, helium and methane, is so distant from the sun that it takes 84 years to orbit the sun. Neptune, its vibrantly blue neighbor, takes nearly twice that long. Rocket to the far reaches of the solar system, where a trip to these remote worlds has long been a mystery tour.
Over A Century Ago, A Family Of Immigrants Was Burned To Death. Could The Killers' Descendants Still Be Haunted By The Victims? Does The Ghost Of A Conspirator In Lincoln's Assassination Still Haunt The U.S Army? Psychics, Scholars And Eyewitnesses Tell Stories From Beyond The Grave.
State of the art camera technology used to focus on what humans can not see with the naked eye. From seeing the microscopic changes to ice crystals that can trigger an avalanche to watching in horror the invisible aftermath of a sneeze on a commuter train and learning how the surface of an ordinary looking plant hides an astounding secret that will make walking on the moon safer, Richard harnesses cutting-edge technologies to transport the viewer into a spectacular micro realm.
Why did our earliest ancestors leave the trees and start to walk ontwo legs? What were early people like? Did they have language? Were they predators or prey? ape·man tells the remarkable epic of our 5-million-year journey from ape to man. This extraordinary story has been pieced together from a host of fossil finds, prehistoric cave paintings, discarded stone tools, and traces of ancient genetic material.