When a thick fog engulfed London from December 5 to December 9, 1952, it mixed with black smoke emitted from homes and factories to create a deadly smog. Approximately 12,000 people died. This smog shocked the world into starting the environmental movement.
If you give them any thought at all, you probably associate them with sewers, cargo ships and maybe animated movies about animals that want to become French chefs. But for almost 200 years, tens of millions of rats have played a central role in science, performing a job they did not volunteer for, and one that almost always results in a premature death.
To test if people function better drunk or stoned, one men got really drunk one night and then really high on another night and made this video.
Whittingham Hospital was a psychiatric hospital in the parish of Whittingham, near Preston, Lancashire, England. The hospital was founded in 1869 and grew to be the largest mental hospital in Britain, and pioneered the use of electroencephalograms(EEGs). During its time it had its own church, farms, railway, telephone exchange, post office, reservoirs, gas works, brewery, orchestra, brass band, ballroom and butchers. It closed in 1995.
Jonathan Webb looks at how we can switch our brains on and off and if we can switch off genetic illnesses.
The average lifespan has increased over the past century, yet the age for the oldest people has remained the same. Learn more about the body and death in this video.