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Sacred Weeds – Salvia Divinorum

Salvia Divinorum, also known as Diviner's Sage, Magic Mint, ska María Pastora, Sally D, Sage of the Seers, or simply Salvia (although the genus name is shared among many plants), is a powerful psychoactive plant, a member of the sage genus and the Lamiaceae (mint) family. It has long been used as an entheogen by the indigenous Mazatec shamans for healing during spirit journeys. The plant is found

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Supermarket Secrets

Supermarket Secrets

How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we pa...all » How and what we eat has radically changed over the past few decades with the all-consuming rise of the supermarket. But what price are we paying for the homogenised, cheap and convenient food that supermarkets specialise in? In a two-part programme, j

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McLibel: Two People Who Wouldnt Say Sorry

McLibel is a documentary movie which tells the story of political activists, Helen Steel and Dave Morris who were taken to court by the McDonalds fast food chain for claims they had made about the company. The couple had accused McDonalds of paying low wages for staff, poor treatment of animals, environmental damage and advertising to children. The trial which followed turned into the longest in

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Phages: The Virus that Cures

With Multidrug-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) threatening to infect huge numbers of patients who make even short trips to the hospital, and the gradual increase in the number of bacteria that are resistant to all known antibiotics, scientists are turning to new ways to conquer the killer bugs. The emergence of dangerous antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria is most prevalent in the U

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INJECTION: The Truth about HIV in Africa

Africa has one of the highest prevalence of HIV infected people. More than 20% of the nation's adult are infected with HIV, this makes up an astonishing 22 million people. The condition is so bad that the African authorities have even set up states that are isolated for HIV infected people to reside in. And so you thought HIV in Africa is predominantly caused by unprotected sex. Well, that's wh

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How Does Your Memory Work?

You might think that your memory is there to help you remember facts, such as birthdays or shopping lists. If so, you would be very wrong. The ability to travel back in time in your mind is, perhaps, your most remarkable ability, and develops over your lifespan. In this documentary, Horizon takes viewers on an extraordinary journey into the human memory. From the woman who is having her most tr

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The Human Mind

The Human Mind

In this three-part documentary, Robert Winston explores all aspects of the human mind - from how we learn, to how we're able to recognise faces and what makes one person 'click' with another. Episode 1: The first programme in the series uncovers what happens in our minds when we learn, remember and have original ideas. It explores what we can do to improve our ability to learn and manipulate

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