Sunday, 31 January 2010

Horizon: Why Do Viruses Kill?

A very interesting documentary from the BBC. "Just months ago, a new disease threatened to kill millions. In the UK alone, 65,000 deaths were predicted. Yet dire warnings about new flu variant H1N1 have not materialised. If this latest pandemic has taught anything, it is just how little is understood about the invisible world of viruses...

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Defamation - Anit-semitism

A suggestion from Rob.

"Israeli director Yoav Shamir embarks on a provocative – and at times irreverent – quest to answer the question, “What is anti-Semitism today?” Does it remain a dangerous and immediate threat? Or is it a scare tactic used by right-wing Zionists to discredit their critics? Speaking with an array of people from across the political spectrum (including the head of the Anti-Defamation League and its fiercest critic, author Norman Finkelstein) and traveling to places like Auschwitz (alongside Israeli school kids) and Brooklyn (to explore reports of violence against Jews), Shamir discovers the realities of anti-Semitism today...

Monday, 25 January 2010

The Ten Commandments of the Mafia

"In 2007, Italian police make an astonishing discovery during a raid on a Mafia boss' villa: a list of the Mafia's most sacred laws. It's an incredible find: a code of conduct for the Mob. Now, for the first time, former Mobsters speak out about the rules that govern their criminal world...

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Discovery: Machines of Malice

"Prepare to be terrified as you learn the history of mankind's death devices - from their invention and purpose, to why the most devious devices are often at the pinnacle of design - as execution, torture and technology come together in the most frightening ways...

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

National Geographic: In the Womb

Follow the creation of a human baby from conception to birth. This National Geographic documentary provides a thorough insight of conception, pregnancy and birth from inside the womb. New technologies like 3d and 4d scanning give this documentary some amazing images and videos. - Claza

Monday, 18 January 2010

Atom: The Clash of the Titans

"In this three-part documentary series, Professor Jim Al-Khalili tells the story of one of the greatest scientific discoveries ever: that the material world is made up of atoms. Part 1. THE CLASH OF THE TITANS Professor Al-Khalili takes us from the discovery of the atom to the development of quantum mechanics."...

Saturday, 16 January 2010

The Secret You - Consciousness

Mathematician Professor Marcus Du Satory takes us on a journey through the human mind.

Consciousness - What exactly is it? When looking in a mirror how do we know we are looking at ourselves and what other animals share this ability? What area of the brain controls consciousness? These are some the questions this BBC documentary investigates.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Royal Massacre of Nepal

This is a Channel 4 documentary that provides an insight into the Royal Massacre of Nepal where it is said that the Crown Prince Dipendra then 29yrs of age killed several members of his family. On June 1st 2001 or 19th Jestha according to Nepalese calendar a party was held at the Narayanhity Royal Palace where a shooting took place and 10 members of the royal family were killed...

Earthquake in Haiti

After hearing today of the massive earthquake that happened in Haiti on 12/1/2010 and the devistation it has caused I would like to take this opportunity to post some help links:

American Red Cross donation line:
British Red Cross donation line:
0845 053 5353
If you a looking for a relative you can call:

If you would like to keep up to date with the latest news you can follow this link:

Monday, 11 January 2010

The Secret World of Shoplifting

Shoplifting in America. This documentary shows its happening and happening more which is not surprising now we are living in a more commercialised world. It tells us that 25% of shoplifters are children and that 80% of people have shoplifted at some point in their lives, people just like you or me...

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Horizon: The Secret Life of the Dog

"We have an extraordinary relationship with dogs - closer than with any other animal on the planet. But what makes the bond between us so special?

Research into dogs is gaining momentum, and scientists are investigating them like never before. From the latest fossil evidence, to the sequencing of the canine genome, to cognitive experiments, dogs are fast turning into the new chimps as a window into understanding ourselves...

Murder at the World Cup

This is a BBC documentary looking into the death of Bob Woolmer who was Pakistans cricket coach at the time of his death. Woolmer was found dead in his hotel room in Kingston, Jamacia on the 18th March 2007. The investigation of his death that was opened by Jamacian police was later closed as a jury returned an open verdict...

Friday, 1 January 2010

Horizon: Do I Drink Too Much?

"Alcohol is by far the most widely used drug - and a dangerous one at that. So why are so many of us drinking over the recommended limits?
Why does alcohol have such a powerful grip on us? How much of our relationship with this drug is written in our genes? What are the real dangers of our children drinking too young?

2012: Science or Superstition?

A suggestion from Sulav :)
"December 21, 2012: the end date of the sophisticated Long Count Calendar created by the ancient Maya in Central America. Countless books and websites, magazine articles and newspaper headlines debate its meaning, with enthusiasts in two camps: those forecasting apocalypse–the end of time–and those who see a coming renewal, a rebirth of consciousness...