The human body is truly extraordinary and rarely more so than in its ability to take care of itself. In this episode, we look at how we can optimise our health and maximise our own powers. With the help of our trademark, state of the art, scientific explanations...we meet a master of meditation and also some children just starting mindfulness classes, a psychiatrist able to hypnotise himself as well as a therapist using hypnosis as a form of anaesthetic and in Iceland we look at how the island nation’s people stay healthy through the long, dark winters.

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    • 人類演化史(上)




      The first major chapters of our evolution take us back to a distant past when our ancestors lived in the oceans. It's in the water that are born the organs that allow us today to see, touch, or reproduce. Throughout this exploration, surprising discoveries emerge. Our eye is very similar to that of the lamprey, the oldest jawless vertebrate still alive. The gills of cartilaginous fish such as sharks and rays would be the precursors of our members. Coitus was born in the water over 300 million years ago, invented by the placoderms, curious armored fish.

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    • 微型魔獸




      Since the dawn of time, humans and animals are assaulted by a tiny and microscopic fauna. These charming little creatures, lice, mites, bedbugs, ticks, mosquitoes... have always caused problems to humans and bothered their existence. And so, in recent years, all hells’ broken loose again, as these micro-monsters effectuate a mass invasion and threaten our tranquility.

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    • 神奇安慰劑



      Could the power of fake pills be used to treat some of our most common medical complaints? To find out, Dr Michael Mosley embarks on Britain's largest ever trial to investigate the placebo effect. He is heading to Blackpool to gather 117 people suffering from backache - one of the leading types of chronic pain - before trying to treat them with nothing but fake pills and the power of the mind.

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    • 金字塔之謎:阿布拉瓦什金字塔




      Buried under the sand for a long time, one needs to climb uphill and take sometimes uncharted path to discover one of the best-kept secrets of the pharaoh dynasties. Here, Egyptologists believe there once stood a perfect pyramid that was the tomb of pharaoh Djedefre. A pyramid hidding a pit 20m deep along with a huge passage going deep inside the building. Djedefre’s pyramid in Abu Rawash remains a key element to understand the secrets of Egyptian architects. Experts consider this pyramid - now only 12m high - a unique site. A monument torn open, that looks like a work in progress. As if time had stopped. A treasure that can be studied from every possible angle.

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    • 金字塔之謎:代赫舒爾金字塔




      In Dahshur, 40km south of Cairo, two pyramids vie to be the most beautiful. Two ground-breaking monuments that are allegedly the first true pyramids - a vital element to understand the evolution of pyramid building. To the south lies the Bent Pyramid and its peculiar angle. To the north lies the Red Pyramid, perhaps the very first triangle-shaped pyramid. Both pyramids were supposedly made by Snefru - founder of the 4th pharaoh dynasty and father of the famous Khufu. The greatest builder in Ancient Egypt. Two pyramids whose brand new building techniques were probably used as reference by all pharaohs who came after.

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    • 金字塔之謎:美杜姆金字塔




      Meidum is Egypt’s least known pyramid and its most mysterious. It stands tall and proud and looks like a castle’s keep. The complex it belongs to is one of the largest monuments in the world. Thanks to the use of drones and archeology 2.0, scientists are able to dive to the heart of this open-air structure. They decipher the various steps behind this colossal endeavor and the revolutionary techniques used at the time that made it possible for this monument to withstand the test of time.

      Meidum tells the mysterious story of an unusually big project that spread over four decades.

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    • 金字塔之謎:薩卡拉金字塔




      At the heart of Saqqara, the largest necropolis in Egypt, which was built around 2600 BC, is the Step Pyramid of Djoser. It is surrounded by a wall, covered in hieroglyphics which form a priceless book of the dead, the greatest body of texts in all humanity. This pyramid, with its unusual design, is the first and most complex of all. Under Djoser's reign, there was a veritable architectural revolution with the construction of mankind's first high-reaching monument, built entirely of stone. Kilometres of secret galleries stretch out beneath Djoser. Their conception and building were an incredible technical accomplishment for the people of Egypt. For almost two centuries now, scientists and Egyptologists have been using new technologies to piece together these subterranean labyrinths in order to understand the mysteries behind their construction.

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    • 金字塔之謎:古夫金字塔




      The Pyramid of Khufu is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World which can still be seen in its original state. 146 metres high, 230 metres wide, and made from almost 2.5 million blocks, including 63-tonne granite slabs, the Pyramid of Khufu breaks all the records. It took at least 25 years to complete this colossal structure. How did its builders manage this incredible technical achievement? Today, Egyptologists and archaeologists have a new tool at their disposal: archaeology 2.0, which will help them unravel the mysteries of this gargantuan site by providing aerial and satellite images that help decipher anomalies in land shape and characteristics, and by allowing them to view zones that they can't usually see.

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    • 熊人的超能力



      In the mists of the Swedish Taiga, near Tackåsen, a team of doctors and scientists are on the tracks of brown bears, following them into their den. They’ve got an incredible mission: taking blood and tissue samples and carrying out a whole host of medical tests on hibernating bears. Their aim? To understand the exceptional resistance these plantigrades have, in order to find a cure for common human health issues. Today, osteoporosis, muscular atrophy, obesity, cardiac and renal deficiency are rife in society. Does the physiology of bears hold unknown therapeutic solutions to these modern-day illnesses? 

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    • 大自然療法



      some of the world's most prestigious institutions who are working to prove that time spent in nature stimulates previously-unknown biological and psychological resources and is an inexhaustible source of well-being. Thirty years after the first study revealed the physiological impact of nature on hospitalized patients, these scientists estimate there's enough proof today to confirm that any immersion in natural environments or urban green spaces helps regulate heartbeat, improve circulation in the neocortex, reduce cortisol and stress, reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, and, best of all, significantly reinforce our natural immune system. Their studies show that regular time spent in nature reduces anxiety and mental fatigue, increases our attention spans, improves our cognitive functions, and can even help fight depression. These illuminating results, still relatively unknown by the public at large, could ultimately lead to a radical transformation of our public health systems.

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