The Napoleon Murder Mystery is a historical thriller. The history books said that Napoleon died of cancer, but a Swedish dentist believes that he had been poisoned and doggedly tracked down locks of the Emperor's hair to test them for arsenic. Extensive re-creations illustrate what he discovered.
The beauty and intricacy of the human body is laid bare in a modern version of a tradition that extends back to the middle ages and beyond. Anatomist Dr Gunther von Hagens and pathologist Professor John Lee explore beneath our skin in a fascinating series of anatomy classes. Von Hagens takes the audience on an amazing journey through the human body, exploring functions that all of us perform every day, but of which most of us remain unaware. In each programme, he performs a human dissection, focusing on different anatomical systems. Filmed before an invited audience in Germany, the programmes explain everything you could want to know about the human body.
Over a century has passed, mystery still plagues the final moments ofTsar Nicholas II and his family. Amid a mess of skeletons unearthed in a desolate Siberian forest and proven to be those of the Tsar, his wife and three of their children, two remain missing. Could Anastasia and the Tsarevich Alexei have cheated death and escaped the night when Bolsheviks executed the last Imperial Family of Russia? Will the discovery of two more skeletons in 2007 only 60 meters away from skeletons found in 1991 seal the Romanov mystery?
Oh My God asks people from all walks of life, from celebrities, to the religious, to atheists and the common Man – the question – "What is God?” Peter Rodger did an excellent job on this movie. It was enlightening to see how all the different believers of various religions interpreted just what is the "Almighty God.” From start to finish Rodger explores the world’s religions and gives each believer a chance to explain what is God to them.
The age of Celtic Britain a time of warriors, druids, and kings ofunimaginable wealth. The epic story of how Britain and its people came to be. Diving for 3,000 year-old treasure and pot-holing through an ancient copper mine discover how a golden age of bronze collapsed into social and economic crisis set against a period of sharp climate change, eventually to be replaced by a new era, of iron.
A garden you can eat, a garden you can wear, a garden you can use as your medicines, a garden you can use as fuel and to build your houses, a garden full of purposes, and a garden you can enjoy as well that you can sit in and a garden that doesn’t take up all your time. You can actually, for a few hours of work each week, produce the things that you need.
We hold a unique knowledge of time, realising that it stretches deepinto the past, and will continue into the future. How does this affect our sense of who we are? But where did we come from, and where are we going in time? Every culture mythologises time and attempts to answer the ultimate questions: was there a beginning? And will there be an end?
Among Einstein's ideas, E = mc2 is by far the most famous. Yet howmany people know what it really means? In a thought-provoking and engrossing docudrama, NOVA illuminates this deceptively simple formula by unraveling the story of how it came to be. Albert Einstein grappled with the implications of his revolutionary special theory of relativity and came to a startling conclusion: mass and energy are one, related by the formula E = mc2. In "Einstein's Big Idea," NOVA dramatizes the remarkable story behind this equation. E = mc2 was just one of several extraordinary breakthroughs that Einstein made in 1905, including the completion of his special theory of relativity, his identification of proof that atoms exist, and his explanation of the nature of light, which would win him the Nobel Prize in Physics.
For centuries, fractal-like irregular shapes were considered beyondboundaries of mathematical understanding. Now, mathematicians have finally begun mapping this uncharted territory. Their remarkable findings are deepening our understanding of nature and stimulating a new wave of scientific, medical, and artistic innovation stretching from the ecology of the rain forest to fashion design. The documentary highlights a host of filmmakers, fashion designers, physicians, and researchers who are using fractal geometry to innovate and inspire.
For over a thousand years, the Maya built a civilization in the jungle creating pyramids, sculptures and paintings. Then around 800 A.D., they practically vanished. Scientific sleuth Dick Gill has spent nearly twenty years proving his theory that a devastating drought wiped out the Maya. The program follows Gill on a journey of discovery to an archaeological site in Belize, where there is evidence of a sudden abandonment; with geologists as they take cores from a remote lake in Mexico s Yucatan that shows evidence of an exceptional drought at the time of the Maya collapse; and visiting the slopes of the rumbling volcano of Popocatepetl, to search for evidence of an eruption that may have triggered a drought.