They were an extraordinary people born of white rock and blue sea. They invented democracy, distilled logic and reason, wrote plays to plumb the deepest recesses of the soul, and captured the perfection of the human form in athletics and art. Quite simply, the Greeks created our world.
Have you ever felt overpowered by a technological barrage? Do you yearn to break free, to get outside, to feel fresh air, to disconnect from technology and reconnect with our natural world? You're not alone. We spend more and more time chained to the screen and our desks, while science is proving that people who spend time in nature are indeed healthier, happier and even smarter. People everywhere are looking for ways to cut the cord and reconnect with nature. But can it be done? Our correspondent sets out to explore what people are doing to reconnect with nature - from forest bathing and hunting their own dinner to smartphone addiction therapy sessions and rewilding - and will look at the scientific evidence of the value of being in nature. In today's ever-more-complicated world, how do we heed the CALL OF THE WILD?
Breakthrough provides a thought-provoking and imaginative perspective on scientific discovery as it unfolds. Each episode follows scientific explorers working on cutting-edge projects with breakthrough potential.
Enchanting and otherworldly in their beauty, the polar regions are some of the most isolated and least understood places on Earth. Until relatively recently, few non-indigenous people had experienced their immense majesty. And yet, while remote, these extreme environments are endlessly fascinating, and eminently worthy of witnessing firsthand, especially if you are prepared to understand what you are seeing