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Watch online on DStv Now the extraordinary stories hidden inside each of us, Secrets of the Human Body on BBC Earth.

Watch the fascinating series Secrets of the Human Body on BBC Earth (DStv Channel 184) from Monday 8 January at 20:30, and stream live on DStv Now.

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The series reveals the extraordinary stories hidden within each of us: the story of how we grow, survive and learn. Through a combination of cutting-edge research, ground-breaking graphics and experiments, the latest scientific understanding shows why our childhood is longer than any other creature on Earth, and for the first time, the remarkable spark that is emitted when sperm and egg first meet is revealed.  

Everyday miracles that keep us alive are uncovered, such as how our powerful reflexes keep us safe from danger and how our immune system’s killer cells go into battle against deadly infection. We also find out how we develop new skills such as riding a bike or learning to walk, and how memories are formed in our brains.

DStv Now can be accessed online at or through the app for tablets and smartphones. The app is free to download on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and is available to all DStv customers. 

Live channels and DStv Catch Up content are currently only available to DStv PremiumDStv Compact Plus and DStv Compact customers and data costs will apply when streaming content.

by Alice da Silva