The human brain is a marvel of biological engineering and whilst the basics of each of our brains are the same there are also very real differences between us both in terms of what we are born able to do and also what we can teach ourselves to do. In this episode, we meet a super-linguist, able to speak more than 30 languages fluently, a six-year old chess champion, a memory master and one of France’s best magicians as we explain just wat our amazing brains are capable of!

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    • 邊個講大話





      Deception is an integral part of human nature and it is estimated we all lie up to nine times a day. But what if we created a world in which we couldn't lie? In a radical experiment, pioneering scientists from across Europe have come together to make this happen.

      Brand new technology is allowing them to rig three British people to make it impossible for them to lie undetected. Then they will be challenged to live for a whole week without telling a single lie. It is a bold social experiment to discover the role of deception in our lives - to investigate the impact lying has on our mental state and the consequences of it for our relationships, and to ask whether the world would be a better or worse place if we couldn't lie.

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    • 奇妙的月亮




      Blood moons, super moons and total eclipses. Explore a stunning medley of lunar delights and learn about its incredible influence on the natural world. It has always been difficult to film the moon at night. But new low-light cameras and digital telescopes can finally capture the moon in its natural surroundings, against some stunning backdrops from across the world. Travel to the rich undersea world of the South Pacific where the coral reefs breed in synch with the moon cycles. Witness the mid-autumn festival in Hong Kong, where the entire city falls under the moon’s spell, and watch the total eclipse transform day to night across the United States. See the moon in a new light in this fascinating lunar adventure.

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    • 衝擊柏金遜症(下)



      In the second episode, cameras continue to follow the lives of the Parkinson’s sufferers who agreed to take part in an invasive clinical trial - testing a drug that could be the first to halt progression, or even reverse, their condition. The surgery and infusions are medical firsts, offering a whole new way of delivering drugs to the brain. It leads to Pfizer, the world’s biggest pharmaceutical company, investing in GDNF and the Bristol delivery system part-way through the trial.

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    • 衝擊柏金遜症(上)



      Filmed over six years this programme follows a group of volunteers with Parkinson’s as they take part in a ground-breaking medical trial testing an experimental drug called GDNF. Forty two volunteers undergo complex brain surgery and months of drug infusions via a port embedded into the side of their skull. Can this clinical trial give hope to the estimated ten million affected by Parkinson’s globally?

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    • 維他命神話



      Nearly half of us take a vitamin or mineral supplement every day, but what are these pills sold on every high street actually doing for us? Digging deeper than the eye catching words on the packaging, Dr Giles Yeo investigates who really needs a supplement by putting our diets to the test.

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    • 對抗惡菌



      Wild alligators and a sewage works are just two of the places Angela Rippon discovers that scientists are looking for new ways to fight bacterial infections. Angela reveals how a growing number of bacterial diseases are becoming resistant to the antibiotics currently in use. If nothing is done, millions could die.

      Angela investigates the latest scientific breakthroughs, meets a GP on the front line in the fight against infection and finds out how we can all take part in the effort to keep the miracle cure effective.

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    • 太空任務: 接觸

      太空任務: 接觸

      高智慧生物是否地球獨有呢? 科學家從遠古化石之中,尋找生物演化的奧秘,逐步解開演化出人類的謎團。這是偶然抑或是必然呢? 其他星球存在高智生物的可能性又有多大? 如果真的有外星生命,他們會是甚麼模樣呢?


      Are we alone? From the moment we were conscious as a species, we have been on a quest to answer this question. Scientists now believe that the conditions for simple life are common in the universe. But what about animals, even including creatures something like ourselves? Will we ever come face to face with another form of intelligence? And if we did, what would it mean for our belief systems? Can we survive long enough to find out? 

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    • 太空任務: 另一個起源

      太空任務: 另一個起源


      Life on Earth is a miracle and an enigma. The great mystery of it’s origin has beguiled the human mind since we developed the capacity for wonder. But on the eve of the 21st Century that mystery took on a new dimension. The discovery that there are Earth-like worlds outside our solar system confronts scientists with a new question: How many more miracles might be out there hidden among the stars?

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    • 太空任務: 推進

      太空任務: 推進



      The new space race has begun. After more than 50 years exploring nearby planets, it’s time to venture beyond the limits of our solar system to explore alien worlds orbiting distant suns. But the scale of this adventure is unlike anything humankind has ever attempted before. To meet the challenge, the world’s greatest engineers will have to revolutionise propulsion technology, navigation, and AI to build an autonomous spacecraft of the future. 

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    • 太空任務: 尋找

      太空任務: 尋找



      This episode brings us up to speed on the exoplanet revolution and launches a future interstellar mission based on concepts and designs developed in collaboration with today’s leading scientists. The planet hunters, engineers, explorers and dreamers taking the first steps on an interstellar journey they know that they will not complete: a journey of light years and lifetimes to another Earth around another Sun.

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