A look at the forces of gravity and the role it plays in the formation of the universe and the objects within it; how weightlessness affects astronauts in space, and how pilots experience the effects of gravity in their training on the “vomit comet”.
It’s what post-Fukushima Japan fears the most; cancer. Amid allegations of government secrecy, worrying new claims say a cancer cluster has developed around the radiation zone and that the victims are children. In a private children’s hospital well away from the no-go zone, parents are holding on tight to their little sons and daughters hoping […]
Follow a basic explanation of what a black hole is an how it forms, this program explores what happen near and even inside a black hole based on current theories of gravitation.
China is the world’s most populated country but it’s full of vast, empty cities, including a replica Paris. Is it forward thinking or a crazy economic risk? In the world’s most populated country there are dozens of empty cities and more are being built every year. Is China’s ‘build-mentality’ good urban forward planning or an […]
Featuring Michael Pollan and based on his best-selling book, this special takes viewers on an eye-opening exploration of the human relationship with the plant world, seen from the plants’ point of view. The program shows how four familiar species — the apple, the tulip, cannabis and the potato — evolved to satisfy our yearnings for […]
Vice founder Shane Smith managed to get into North Korea after a year and half of trying and is witness to the craziness of this hermit nation. From the authors: After we went back and forth with their representatives for months, they finally said they were going to allow 16 journalists into the country to […]
You might not know who Arjan Roskam is, but you’ve probably smoked his weed. Arjan’s been breeding some of the most famous marijuana strains in the world—like White Widow, Super Silver Haze, and many others—for over 20 years.
Google or Wikipedia? Those of us who search online — and who doesn’t? — are getting referred more and more to Wikipedia. For the past two years, this free online “encyclopedia of the people” has been topping the lists of the world’s most popular websites. But do we really know what we’re using? Backlight plunges […]
Open your eyes to the beauty and tragedy of Madagascar and its animals. Watch this brilliant documentary about our trip to Madagascar, made by Ludo Brockway of Broxstar Films. We travelled to Madagascar with the world’s leading lemur expert, Russ Mittermeier, to learn about the plight of the lemurs in Madagascar and what could be […]
VICE’s Ryan Duffy went to Colombia to check out a strange and powerful drug called Scopolamine, also known as “The Devil’s Breath.” It’s a substance so intense that it renders a person incapable of exercising free will. The first few days in the country were a harrowing montage of freaked-out dealers and unimaginable horror stories […]
Top quality diamonds at knock down prices? The only catch is: these rocks don’t come out of the ground, but are made in a lab. This is the promise offered by a series of recent scientific breakthroughs.
Is it taboo? Often misunderstood, voodoo was born in the West African nation of Benin. And here it is an official religion.
Great weather, abundant harvests, fabulous food, some of the world’s most cosmopolitan, and romantic, cities — as well as the world’s most critical biodiversity hotspots — make up what are known as Mediterranean-climate Ecosystems.
We spend nearly half of our lives in state of consciousness that is still even to this day is poorly understood. There are no animals in the world that have evolved to not need sleep. Horizon uncovers the secret world of our dreams. In a series of cutting-edge experiments and personal stories, we go in search of the science behind this most enduring mystery and ask: where do dreams come from? Do they have meaning? And ultimately, why do we dream?