How long do you want to live and why? What is the biggest hurdle to life extension? What technologies are most promising for life extension and why? This documentary includes interviews with authors from the Immortality Institute’s book, The Scientific Conquest of Death, plus more than 80 other individuals working to advance Life Extension.
As a Thai journalist, I felt an urgent need to inform the public, both in Thailand and abroad, of the real situation threatening the Thai Asian elephant. I strongly hope that Behind the Siamese Smile will help generate a better public understanding and awareness of these animals' plight, while encouraging more efforts to protect them from distress they do not deserve. Asian elephants are the national symbol of Thailand. Over the past two decades, however, they have been endangered by Thailand's commercial tourism. At present, thousands of domesticated elephants in Thailand are increasingly subject to overwork, abuse and injuries. Worse, the problem continues in a vicious circle mainly because the Thai government does not make enough effort to improve the situation.
Danny Dyer goes on a quest to spot a UFO, spurred on by a meeting with his boyhood hero Sir Patrick Moore. Danny examines reported UFO landing sites and the sinister evidence that aliens may have been conducting scientific experiments here in Britain. He meets witnesses who claim to have seen UFOs and one man who says he can prove he’s been abducted by aliens. Danny’s search for his own close encounter takes him all the way to the UFO Research Centre in Portland, Oregon.
Forgotten by history and largely neglected by archaeology, Nubia's cities have lain buried for centuries, harboring priceless secrets of a civilization that once rivaled Egypt. Once a powerful, sprawling presence in Northern Africa, the ancient kingdom of Nubia now lies buried beneath mounds of red brick rubble in the Sudan. Join world renowned archaeologists Julie Andersen and Salah Ahmed as they unearth Dangeil – a thriving Nubian city that once sat at the juncture of several prominent trade routes.
In less than 200 years the Aztec’s transformed themselves from a band of wandering nomads to the greatest civilization the New World had ever known. What records remain of this amazing feat indicate they did it through brilliant military campaigns and by ingeniously applying technology to master the harsh environment they faced.
"The Universe" investigates the scientific origins of the moon, asking how it came to be. The answer is more astounding and spectacular than most residents of earth have ever imagined. For thousands of years, mankind has found comfort in its presence. It has been a lantern for nocturnal travellers, a timekeeper for farmer and a location finder for sailors at sea. For some cultures, it has even been a god. It is also the only cosmic body ever visited by human beings.
Ten short years after his discovery of the New World, Columbus languished in a Caribbean prison. There, awaiting the gallows, he plotted what he called his most treacherous voyage – one that ended with the loss of all four of his ships and left Columbus and his crew shipwrecked with little hope of survival. The true story of Christopher Columbus was not only one of victorious discovery; it was also marked by disaster, accusation, and betrayal.
Amongst White Clouds is a look at the lives of zealot students, gaunt ascetics and wise masters living in isolated hermitages dotting the peaks and valleys of China’s Zhongnan Mountain range. The Zhongnan Mountains have been home to recluses since the time of the Yellow Emperor, some five thousand years ago.
Two ex-NASA mission specialists exposed in the 1970s that NASA astronauts had informed mission control that they had seen alien spaceships on the lunar surface. In 1976 an ex-NASA employee, Otto Binder, accused NASA of censoring transmissions from the Apollo astronauts by switching to secret radio frequencies and using code names for UFOs. Otto Binder claimed that he had heard an Apollo astronaut tell mission control that there were huge alien spaceships parked on the lunar surface right in the middle of the Sea of Tranquility which had been chosen for the landing sight for Apollo 11.
Hashi Omar Hassan was sentenced to 26 years in prison for killing Ilaria Alpi, an Italian journalist, in Mogadishu in 1994. His lawyer claims Hassan was convicted to stop further investigations into the motives behind Alpi’s killing. Ilaria Alpi was reporting on arms trafficking and the illegal disposal of toxic waste off the coast of Somalia; trafficking featuring Somali and Italian businessmen, offshore companies and secret service agents – trades that continue to this very day, and which are of serious concern.