It is one of the big mysteries of humanity: almost every night we dream, but why? Are dreams a window into our unconsciousness or a rational product of our sleeping brain? Why do some of us have nightmares, or even recurring nightmares? Now, a simple but effective way has been found to rid people of nightmares. What is this cure?

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    • 当瘟疫蔓延时




      Dr. Hannah Fry and our medical expert will use citizen science to create a digital pandemic that spreads across the UK. The data collected, by tracking the spread, will generate life-saving public health information and the programme will achieve a series of world firsts. 

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    • 解毒大气层




      Industries, mining, and air transport, car traffic: Our planet is suffocating, and air pollution has already become one of the leading causes of death in the world. Coupled with another danger - global warming, due to the emission of greenhouse gases - the situation is now critical, and seems out of control. But on the five continents, scientists, engineers, architects, are on the ground to fight against the effects as well as the causes of this deadly poisoning. They invent solutions to clean up the atmosphere of the planet, and perhaps make it breathable again in the future.

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    • 寻找爱因斯坦大脑



      The genius of Albert Einstein never ceases to allure. Following his autopsy in 1955, Einstein's brain is said to have been sliced and scattered among researchers around the world. Where are the pieces now? NHK goes in pursuit of remnants in Japan, the US, Canada, and Argentina, rediscovering hundreds of photos taken during the autopsy as well as an individual in possession of over 100 fragments. The data set is then brought together to build a 3D CGI, successfully "recreating" Einstein's brain as it would have been in his 20s, when he proposed the theory of relativity. An extraordinary journey and the latest in neuroscience turn a new page in the story of the genius's brain.

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    • 瞓觉大过天




      Dr. Pixie McKenna explores the very latest in sleep science and reveals the catastrophic health concerns that can arise from not getting enough shut-eye. From insomnia and narcolepsy, to sleep apnea and sleep deprived parents, Mckenna meets both the sufferers and the scientists whose groundbreaking research is helping to unlock the secrets of sleep.

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    • 尼安德塔人:给人类的教训



      In this episode, Ella Al-Shamahi explores the fate of the Neanderthals - asking why they became extinct, and discovering how they live on inside of us today. The programme starts in the caves of Gibraltar, which may have been the last place the Neanderthals survived. Discoveries here have shown the Neanderthals lived a good life - feasting on seafood and wild game. These were a people who were supremely well adapted to their environment. But about 40,000 years ago they disappeared. Why? One of the reasons might have been that they lost out in a physical showdown with modern humans. Ella investigates one of the world's oldest murder mysteries.

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    • 尼安德塔人:重遇



      This first programme in a two-part series investigates what Neanderthals looked like and how they lived in their Ice Age world. It turns out that almost everything we thought we knew about them is wrong. They weren't hunched, grunting, knuckle-dragging ape-men at all. In reality they were faster, smarter, better looking - and much more like us than we ever thought. Our guide is Ella Al-Shamahi, a young, British, rising star in Neanderthal research, with an unusual side-line as a stand-up comic She enlists the skills of Andy Serkis, the global movie star and master of performance capture, best known as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and Caesar in Planet of the Apes.

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    • 时光机说明书



      Time travel is not forbidden by the laws of nature - but to build a time machine, we’d need to understand more about those laws and how to subvert them than we do now. But everyday, science does learn more. In this film, shot in the UK, Russia, North America, Canada and Australia, Horizon meets the scientists working on the cutting edge of discovery - men and women who may discover how to build wormholes, manipulate entangled photons or build fully functioning time crystals; in short enable an engineer of the future to do what we have so far been only able to imagine: To build a machine that allows us travel back and forward in time at the touch of a button. It could be you! Science fiction? Watch this space.

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    • 复康奇迹



      Horizon follows the story of Richard Gray and his remarkable recovery from a life-changing, catastrophic stroke. Recorded by his documentary film-maker wife Fiona over four years, this film provides a rare account of the hard work that goes into post-stroke rehabilitation. Initially bed bound and unable to do anything, including speak, the initial outlook was bleak, yet occasionally small glimmers of hope emerged. Armed always with her camera, Fiona captures the moment Richard moves his fingers for the first time, and then over months she documents his struggle to relearn how to walk again.

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    • 跨越性别



      双语广播:粤语/英语 (电视版)

      How does a person know their gender? Do they see themselves as male or female, or somewhere in between? More and more people around the world do not identify with the gender they were assigned to at birth. Increasingly, people are expressing their gender identity outside of the 'norms', and the lines of gender are becoming more blurred than ever. This film explores what it actually means to be transgender, and what happens when a person transitions psychologically, physically and biologically. We follow a number of transgender people going through their own transition. From a socially transitioning transwoman to two young transmen embarking on hormones, to a transwoman going through gender confirmation surgery - we get a snapshot into what transitioning and being transgender is really like from those living it. We also hear from experts in the field of gender and find out how modern medicine is helping people to transition their gender. And we explore where gender identity actually comes from.

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    • 冥想的科学




      Meditation has become a new field of research for scientists. An illuminating documentary on its benefits for our health. Psychiatrists, neurologists and molecular biologists are increasingly interested in the beneficial effects of meditation on the functioning of our brain and body. Their recent discoveries have allowed meditation techniques to be used in hospitals, in the United States and in Europe, where they are used, in therapeutic accompaniment, to reduce, in particular, the chronic pain and the stress related to many pathologies.

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