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Farewell My Sun
The sun should be around for at least another f...
The sun should be around for at least another five billion years. But what if it were to suddenly disappear?
Thunder Bolts &...
If there is no smoke without fire, can there be...
If there is no smoke without fire, can there be lightning without thunder?
Tickle Me Mysel...
As well as being fun, the humble tickle has bee...
As well as being fun, the humble tickle has been used as a form of torture? but have you ever tried to tickle yourself?
Return to Sender
What makes a boomerang return to the person who...
What makes a boomerang return to the person who threw it?
Shock and Awe
Why does static electricity build on television...
Why does static electricity build on televisions, computer monitors and human hair?
What goes up must come down? so is it possible ...
What goes up must come down? so is it possible to be killed by a bullet shot straight up into the air?
The (dead) Elep...
When faced with five tons of a dead elephant, w...
When faced with five tons of a dead elephant, what are the options for disposing of the body?
Although you are more likely to be hit by light...
Although you are more likely to be hit by lightning than attacked by Jaws? is it possible to scare off a shark?
A Comet Tale
What would happe if the Earth were to pass thro...
What would happe if the Earth were to pass through the tail of a comet?
If human adults are so superior when compared t...
If human adults are so superior when compared to other animals, why are human babies so inferior?
A wood-powered pick-up truck takes to the stree...
A wood-powered pick-up truck takes to the streets of London with modern-day activists, Trees for Cities.
programme Planet Mechanics Tree Powered Truck
Robots and Men ...
Take a look inside the Audi R8 factory where en...
Take a look inside the Audi R8 factory where engineers take inspiration from motor racing to build this road car.
programme Mega Factories Locomotive
Young Sumos Fac...
An exclusive look inside the Wanpaku Sumo champ...
An exclusive look inside the Wanpaku Sumo championships. This event attracts 55,000 teenage hopefuls.
programme Sumo Kids
genre World Culture
The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest comput...
The Large Hadron Collider is the biggest computer game in the world. Here, the final pieces are assembled.
programme Mega Structures Atom Smasher
Searching for A...
Exploring our own planet for clues as to what e...
Exploring our own planet for clues as to what extraterrestrial life might look like, what if we do make contact?
programme Known Universe