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Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria's Slum - Inequality and hard living in Victorian London
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Inequality and hard living in Victorian London - Michael Mosley: Queen Victoria's Slum

In the slums of London, people needed to 'pad out' their food with chalk and sand to make it last. But food wasn't the only hardship.

In the slums of London, people needed to 'pad out' their food with chalk and sand to make it last. But food wasn't the only hardship.

The Time Compass - Who were the Mayas and where did they live?
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Who were the Mayas and where did they live? - The Time Compass

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A fascinating and advanced civilisation that was established around 400 BC - the Mayas were unknown to the ancient Greeks, who had a civilisation across the Atlantic.

A fascinating and advanced civilisation that was established around 400 BC - the Mayas were unknown to the ancient Greeks, who had a civilisation across the Atlantic.

Sally and Possum - Making a savoury omelette
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Making a savoury omelette - Sally and Possum

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Learn how to make a savoury omelette with Sally and Possum.

Learn how to make a savoury omelette with Sally and Possum.

The Time Compass - Amazingly advanced Mayan mathematics
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Amazingly advanced Mayan mathematics - The Time Compass

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The Mayans were possibly the first civilisation to use 'zero' as a number and as a concept.

The Mayans were possibly the first civilisation to use 'zero' as a number and as a concept.

The Time Compass - Why did the Mayans disappear?
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Why did the Mayans disappear? - The Time Compass

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Was it internal wars, drought, or the arrival of the Spanish that brought about the mysterious end to the Mayas?

Was it internal wars, drought, or the arrival of the Spanish that brought about the mysterious end to the Mayas?

The Feed - Epic fail: China's 'mega bus'
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Epic fail: China's 'mega bus' - The Feed

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July 5 2017. Plans to build a traffic-straddling mega bus in China have come undone amidst claims the whole project was just a scam.

July 5 2017. Plans to build a traffic-straddling mega bus in China have come undone amidst claims the whole project was just a scam.

Scope - Introduction to robotic engineering
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Introduction to robotic engineering - Scope

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Engineers Anna and Wilson demonstrate some of the robots they have built with Robogals, a charity that encourages girls to study engineering.

Engineers Anna and Wilson demonstrate some of the robots they have built with Robogals, a charity that encourages girls to study engineering.

Scope - Studying seagrass on the ocean floor
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Studying seagrass on the ocean floor - Scope

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Marine researcher Sheridan Rabbitt reveals the role seagrass plays in an ecosystem, demonstrates how researchers study the health of seagrass beds, and explains why the ...

Marine researcher Sheridan Rabbitt reveals the role seagrass plays in an ecosystem, demonstrates how researchers study the health of seagrass beds, and explains why the underwater meadows are important to humans on land.

VICE - Cigarette companies target Indonesia's children
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Cigarette companies target Indonesia's children - VICE

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With tighter controls on cigarette advertising in the West, the big companies are now setting their sights on Asia.

With tighter controls on cigarette advertising in the West, the big companies are now setting their sights on Asia.

Scope - Rowing performance technologies
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Rowing performance technologies - Scope

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Rowing coach Bill Tait reveals some of the technology the Victorian Institute of Sport is using to monitor the performance of rowers, including a GPS, rowing computer, ...

Rowing coach Bill Tait reveals some of the technology the Victorian Institute of Sport is using to monitor the performance of rowers, including a GPS, rowing computer, biomechanics box, heart rate monitor and a camera.

Scope - Finding parasitoid wasps to fight caterpillars
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Finding parasitoid wasps to fight caterpillars - Scope

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Erinn Fagan-Jeffries explains how she is identifying the kinds of wasps that successfully lay their eggs in caterpillars, which hatch and eat their hosts, to find species to ...

Erinn Fagan-Jeffries explains how she is identifying the kinds of wasps that successfully lay their eggs in caterpillars, which hatch and eat their hosts, to find species to help eradicate crop-destroying pests.

Scope - Take the parasite or pal quiz
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Take the parasite or pal quiz - Scope

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Lee Constable hosts a quiz on the biological relationships between an oxpecker eating insects on a zebra, bacteria living in the human digestive tract, and mistletoe growing ...

Lee Constable hosts a quiz on the biological relationships between an oxpecker eating insects on a zebra, bacteria living in the human digestive tract, and mistletoe growing on a gum tree.

The Feed - The Great Barrier Reef is no longer in danger
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The Great Barrier Reef is no longer in danger - The Feed

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Australia's greatest natural wonder has officially been taken off UNESCO's endangered list.

Australia's greatest natural wonder has officially been taken off UNESCO's endangered list.

Scope - A tour of a high school fish farm
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A tour of a high school fish farm - Scope

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Students from Stuart High School give a tour of their school fish farm and explain how they look after the 450 barramundi and Murray cod, all by themselves.

Students from Stuart High School give a tour of their school fish farm and explain how they look after the 450 barramundi and Murray cod, all by themselves.

Scope - Different types of dung beetles
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Different types of dung beetles - Scope

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Entomologist Bernard Doube reveals the different types of dung beetles, what their characteristics are and why we should be grateful to these "poo collectors".

Entomologist Bernard Doube reveals the different types of dung beetles, what their characteristics are and why we should be grateful to these "poo collectors".

Scope - Making a butterfly feeder
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Making a butterfly feeder - Scope

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Junior scientists Georgia and Mary make a decorative butterfly feeder and explain why it's useful to attract the insects to your garden.

Junior scientists Georgia and Mary make a decorative butterfly feeder and explain why it's useful to attract the insects to your garden.

Count Us In - Counting to eight with butterflies
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Counting to eight with butterflies - Count Us In

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A child searches for an eight-spot butterfly and teaches counting skills along the way in this Count Us In animation.

A child searches for an eight-spot butterfly and teaches counting skills along the way in this Count Us In animation.

One Night The Moon - Acceptance of Indigenous knowledge
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Acceptance of Indigenous knowledge - One Night The Moon

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The girl's mother asks the tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing Little Bones.

The girl's mother asks the tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing Little Bones.

The Feed - Home schooling is on the rise
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Home schooling is on the rise - The Feed

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Over 50,000 Australian kids are now home schooled. But is it really a better option. We hear from the kids and parents themselves.

Over 50,000 Australian kids are now home schooled. But is it really a better option. We hear from the kids and parents themselves.

The Time Compass - Machu Picchu and Incan architecture
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Machu Picchu and Incan architecture - The Time Compass

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The Incas were amazing architects and constructed temples and buildings that have survived thousands of years.

The Incas were amazing architects and constructed temples and buildings that have survived thousands of years.

Behind The News - Is handwriting obsolete?
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Is handwriting obsolete? - Behind The News

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Finish school no longer teach handwriting. BTN takes a look at the development of cursive writing and whether it is still relevant to be taught in schools.

Finish school no longer teach handwriting. BTN takes a look at the development of cursive writing and whether it is still relevant to be taught in schools.

Lateline - Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability
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Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability - Lateline

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Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for ...

Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for the first time an "intimate relationship between [spoken] vocabulary and reading ability".

Behind The News - The effects of cyclones
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The effects of cyclones - Behind The News

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BTN visits Vanuatu as they recover from one of the worst natural disasters in the pacific. Find out about the damage caused and how it is affecting everyday life on the island.

BTN visits Vanuatu as they recover from one of the worst natural disasters in the pacific. Find out about the damage caused and how it is affecting everyday life on the island.

Behind The News - Capital punishment debate
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Capital punishment debate - Behind The News

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BTN investigates the debate surrounding capital punishment and the death penalty.

BTN investigates the debate surrounding capital punishment and the death penalty.

Behind The News - Kids in business
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Kids in business - Behind The News

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Meet Lachlan who, at 14 years of age, runs his own business from his house selling t-shirts and hats. He talks through the process of learning how to run a business.

Meet Lachlan who, at 14 years of age, runs his own business from his house selling t-shirts and hats. He talks through the process of learning how to run a business.

Behind The News Specials - Moving the classroom outdoors
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Moving the classroom outdoors - Behind The News Specials

How much electricity does the average school classroom use? One class in Alice Springs moved their classroom outdoors for a week to try to cut the amount of energy they use.

How much electricity does the average school classroom use? One class in Alice Springs moved their classroom outdoors for a week to try to cut the amount of energy they use.

The Great Gatsby - The idea of ego and the hollowness of the upper class.
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The idea of ego and the hollowness of the upper class. - The Great Gatsby

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Central to the Great Gatsby is the idea of ego. This scene highlights the idea that the newly rich of the era, such as Gatsby, are portrayed as ostentatious, and lacking in ...

Central to the Great Gatsby is the idea of ego. This scene highlights the idea that the newly rich of the era, such as Gatsby, are portrayed as ostentatious, and lacking in social graces and taste

Behind The News - Bionic body parts
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Bionic body parts - Behind The News

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Bionic technology is focused on making peoples' lives better, and finding new ways to let people disabled people experience the world just like everyone else. Find out how ...

Bionic technology is focused on making peoples' lives better, and finding new ways to let people disabled people experience the world just like everyone else. Find out how much of the human body can now be replaced with bionic parts.

Behind The News - Using waves for energy
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Using waves for energy - Behind The News

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Waves have a lot of power, but how are they formed and can they be used to provide an alternate form of electricity?

Waves have a lot of power, but how are they formed and can they be used to provide an alternate form of electricity?

Behind The News - Playing The Last Post
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Playing The Last Post - Behind The News

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Find out why the Last Post is played at ANZAC Day services and what it means.

Find out why the Last Post is played at ANZAC Day services and what it means.

Behind the News - Campaigning to ban plastic bags
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Campaigning to ban plastic bags - Behind the News

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Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for ...

Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for the environment and how she has campaigned to stop shops using them.

Behind the News - Role of fungi in the ecosystem
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Role of fungi in the ecosystem - Behind the News

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Mycologist Sapphire McMullan-Fisher explains why fungi, including toadstools, mushrooms and truffles, are important to the environment, but warns that they're not all edible.

Mycologist Sapphire McMullan-Fisher explains why fungi, including toadstools, mushrooms and truffles, are important to the environment, but warns that they're not all edible.

Play School - Programming a robot
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Programming a robot - Play School

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Zindzi shows the steps to program Luke the 'train robot' to climb over a hill.

Zindzi shows the steps to program Luke the 'train robot' to climb over a hill.

Behind The News Specials - Jobs of the future
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Jobs of the future - Behind The News Specials

What do you want to be when you grow up That question might be harder than it sounds because the truth is, we don't know what the job market will look like by then. Find out ...

What do you want to be when you grow up That question might be harder than it sounds because the truth is, we don't know what the job market will look like by then. Find out more about the ways technology and robotics are influencing the jobs of the future and hear from kids who share what their dream future job would be.

Titch And Ted Do Maths - Packing with geometry
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Packing with geometry - Titch And Ted Do Maths

Ted and Titch learn about shapes and basic geometry while packing for a trip to the beach.

Ted and Titch learn about shapes and basic geometry while packing for a trip to the beach.

Take On Technology - Let's make a model cubby house!
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Let's make a model cubby house! - Take On Technology

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Children visit a place that builds and sells cubby houses, then design and build their own cubby house models.

Children visit a place that builds and sells cubby houses, then design and build their own cubby house models.

Titch And Ted Do Maths - Directions to the rocks
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Directions to the rocks - Titch And Ted Do Maths

Titch gives Ted directions to the rocks and Ted learns about clockwise and anticlockwise directions.

Titch gives Ted directions to the rocks and Ted learns about clockwise and anticlockwise directions.

Behind The News Specials - The First Fleet 2
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The First Fleet 2 - Behind The News Specials

Did you know that many of the first settlers in Australia were criminals In the 1700s, London had very strict laws so when parents and children from poor families had to steal ...

Did you know that many of the first settlers in Australia were criminals In the 1700s, London had very strict laws so when parents and children from poor families had to steal just to survive, they had harsh punishments waiting for them if caught. Eventually, jails got overcrowded and many of them were sent to New South Wales as part of the First Fleet and the first generation of settlers that helped shape the country into what it is today.

The Feed - Australian Buddhist monks
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Australian Buddhist monks - The Feed

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When one decides to devote their life to becoming a monk, they are choosing to abstain from a lot of the most enjoyable things in life. Meet two Buddhist monks who made that ...

When one decides to devote their life to becoming a monk, they are choosing to abstain from a lot of the most enjoyable things in life. Meet two Buddhist monks who made that decision, find out what drove them to it and how is has affected their life and relationships since.

The Vikings - Cnut becomes European
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Cnut becomes European - The Vikings

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Neil Oliver visits Reichskrone, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, in Vienna and discusses how Cnut the Great's attendance of the Holy Roman Emperor's coronation ...

Neil Oliver visits Reichskrone, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, in Vienna and discusses how Cnut the Great's attendance of the Holy Roman Emperor's coronation marks Viking culture becoming European.

The Beauty Of Diagrams - Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty
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Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty - The Beauty Of Diagrams

Marcus du Sautoy inspects Leonardo da Vinci's original Vitruvian Man and discusses its application to architecture and geometry.

Marcus du Sautoy inspects Leonardo da Vinci's original Vitruvian Man and discusses its application to architecture and geometry.

The Beauty Of Diagrams - The double helix as the structure of DNA
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The double helix as the structure of DNA - The Beauty Of Diagrams

Marcus du Sautoy meets Francis Crick's biographer to discuss the significance of the double helix diagram his wife, artist Odile Crick, designed.

Marcus du Sautoy meets Francis Crick's biographer to discuss the significance of the double helix diagram his wife, artist Odile Crick, designed.

Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide - Australia's unique dinosaurs
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Australia's unique dinosaurs - Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide

The Outback is home to Australia's unique dinosaur discoveries, including theropod Banjo and sauropod Matilda.

The Outback is home to Australia's unique dinosaur discoveries, including theropod Banjo and sauropod Matilda.

As It Happened - The Last Day of World War I
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The Last Day of World War I - As It Happened

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Germany surrendered unconditionally to Field Marshall Foch in a rail carriage in Compiegne at 5am on November 11, 1918. But they agree

Germany surrendered unconditionally to Field Marshall Foch in a rail carriage in Compiegne at 5am on November 11, 1918. But they agree

Finding Nemo - Nemo demonstrates bravery and teamwork
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Nemo demonstrates bravery and teamwork - Finding Nemo

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Marlin learns to trust Nemo's courage when his son rushes to rescue Dory and a school of fish caught in a net.

Marlin learns to trust Nemo's courage when his son rushes to rescue Dory and a school of fish caught in a net.

Operation Ouch! - What sweat is made of and where it collects most
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What sweat is made of and where it collects most - Operation Ouch!

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Chris is here to share more information about sweat then we ever wanted to know. He is also conducting an experiment at Loughborough University, to find out where our bodies ...

Chris is here to share more information about sweat then we ever wanted to know. He is also conducting an experiment at Loughborough University, to find out where our bodies sweat the most, and which sweat is the smelliest. First, Chris dons a scientific sweatcollecting vest over a bin bag. Jogging on a treadmill in a heated room, monitored by sweat expert Professor George Havenith, Chris winds up donating two litres of his hardwon drops. The analysis of our drenched doctor is surprising. Now he

Operation Ouch! - The healing benefits of medical leeches
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The healing benefits of medical leeches - Operation Ouch!

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Chris volunteers to be a blood donor, so he becomes a leech's lunch! While this bloodsucker is gorging on his arm, our good doctor credits this creature with lifesaving ...

Chris volunteers to be a blood donor, so he becomes a leech's lunch! While this bloodsucker is gorging on his arm, our good doctor credits this creature with lifesaving properties. Its saliva is a potent blood thinner, so if a person's fingertip were chopped off, you could reattach it by strategically affixing a leech to get the blood flowing. Chris introduces us to Carl PetersBond, who's a 'leechbreeding king'. He houses 30,000 of the marvellous medical wrigglers, and we get to see a spongelike

Operation Ouch! - How your voice works
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How your voice works - Operation Ouch!

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We are going on safari through Chris' nose and down his throat to witness what goes on with our voice box when we make a sound. So with a special, tiny, medical camera, the ...

We are going on safari through Chris' nose and down his throat to witness what goes on with our voice box when we make a sound. So with a special, tiny, medical camera, the nasendoscope, it's through the nose and past the tongue, look out larynx, here it comes! Xand explains that air forced up your windpipe from the lungs is what makes sound come out. When it passes through the two flaps that comprise your vocal cords, the speed these flaps vibrate at determines whether your voice sounds high or

Operation Ouch! - Making life-saving antivenin from deadly snakes
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Making life-saving antivenin from deadly snakes - Operation Ouch!

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On the top floor of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Chris meets Dr Robert Harrison. He and his team make antivenin medicine to save people in Africa who've been ...

On the top floor of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Chris meets Dr Robert Harrison. He and his team make antivenin medicine to save people in Africa who've been bitten by poisonous snakes. Paul Rowley, expert snake handler, is here too, and physically 'milks' a small but deadly snake, the Nigerian sawscaled viper, right in front of Chris. The venom that drips from its fangs will save lives in West Africa, where 36,000 die each year from deadly snake bites. For instance, one bite from

Australians - Henry Lawson introduction
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Henry Lawson introduction - Australians

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The life and work of Australian writer Henry Lawson is introduced with readings of his poetry.

The life and work of Australian writer Henry Lawson is introduced with readings of his poetry.

Moon For Sale - Humanity's return to the moon
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Humanity's return to the moon - Moon For Sale

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No human has set foot on the moon since the early 70s, but all that is set to change with a series of moon bases planned for the

No human has set foot on the moon since the early 70s, but all that is set to change with a series of moon bases planned for the

Sunday Night - Beating The Bullies - Clip from
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Beating The Bullies - Clip from Sunday Night - Sunday Night

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An open forum on bullying in Australia. Individuals discuss their personal bullying experiences and possible ways to deal with t

An open forum on bullying in Australia. Individuals discuss their personal bullying experiences and possible ways to deal with t

Sunday Night - Ready to Rumble
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Ready to Rumble - Sunday Night

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Details the active volcanoes in Vanuatu and analyses the potential threat to Australia if they erupt.

Details the active volcanoes in Vanuatu and analyses the potential threat to Australia if they erupt.

Behind The News - Floods
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Floods - Behind The News

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This BtN clip examines how huge rainfalls created flooding and havoc across parts of the Northern Territory and Queensland in 20

This BtN clip examines how huge rainfalls created flooding and havoc across parts of the Northern Territory and Queensland in 20

Count Us In - : Further Addition
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Count Us In: Further Addition - Count Us In

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This clip shows further examples of solving addition problems.

This clip shows further examples of solving addition problems.

For The Juniors - Celebrating a new baby: Welcoming a baby
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Celebrating a new baby: Welcoming a baby - For The Juniors

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This clip highlights the way a family generally celebrate and welcome their new baby into the family and community.

This clip highlights the way a family generally celebrate and welcome their new baby into the family and community.

Scope - : Lubricants
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Scope: Lubricants - Scope

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To reduce the damaging affect of friction on car engines you need lubricants. Mechanic Greg Winters explains what they are and h

To reduce the damaging affect of friction on car engines you need lubricants. Mechanic Greg Winters explains what they are and h

Scope - : Echidna life cycle
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Scope: Echidna life cycle - Scope

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The echidna belongs to a subgroup of mammals called monotremes - a group of mammals which lay eggs. This clip tracks the echidna

The echidna belongs to a subgroup of mammals called monotremes - a group of mammals which lay eggs. This clip tracks the echidna

Moon For Sale - Should we be able to buy land on the moon?
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Should we be able to buy land on the moon? - Moon For Sale

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This BBC short clip is a great conversation starter. An American man has started a business selling real estate on the moon. But

This BBC short clip is a great conversation starter. An American man has started a business selling real estate on the moon. But

For The Juniors: Farm To Table - Farming rice
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Farming rice - For The Juniors: Farm To Table

A farmer and his children demonstrate how they grow rice, including preparing the land, irrigation, sowing seeds and harvest.

A farmer and his children demonstrate how they grow rice, including preparing the land, irrigation, sowing seeds and harvest.

Naturally Australia - : Great Barrier Reef - Fishing and Tourism
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Naturally Australia: Great Barrier Reef - Fishing and Tourism - Naturally Australia

This clip looks at the interaction of people within these environments and issues relating to the care of these geographical and

This clip looks at the interaction of people within these environments and issues relating to the care of these geographical and

For The Juniors: Buildings - For the Juniors: Shopping Centres
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For the Juniors: Shopping Centres - For The Juniors: Buildings

From facilities for delivering goods to features that make cleaning easier, this program shows how a well designed shopping cent

From facilities for delivering goods to features that make cleaning easier, this program shows how a well designed shopping cent

Behind The News - Sleeping Volcanoes
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Sleeping Volcanoes - Behind The News

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A volcano in Indonesia that has been dormant for 400 years has erupted. This segment of BTN examines how volcanoes erupt and loo

A volcano in Indonesia that has been dormant for 400 years has erupted. This segment of BTN examines how volcanoes erupt and loo

For The Juniors: Farm To Table - For the Juniors: Fish - Catching Fish and Delivering to Market.
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For the Juniors: Fish - Catching Fish and Delivering to Market. - For The Juniors: Farm To Table

This clip watches a commercial fishing vessel at work catching fish and delivering to the fish market.

This clip watches a commercial fishing vessel at work catching fish and delivering to the fish market.

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