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The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs
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The asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs

Clip from Catastrophe
What would it have been like to have witnessed the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs?

What would it have been like to have witnessed the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs?

What exactly are volcanoes and why do they form?
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What exactly are volcanoes and why do they form?

Clip from Understanding
Graphics explain what a volcano is, why they form in certain places on the earth and how plate tectonics are involved.

Graphics explain what a volcano is, why they form in certain places on the earth and how plate tectonics are involved.

Rowing performance technologies
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Rowing performance technologies

Clip from Scope
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.

Introduction to the Intestines & Stomach: Short BBC clip
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Introduction to the Intestines & Stomach: Short BBC clip

Clip from Don't Die Young
Dr Alice Roberts from the BBC gives us the basics on the intestines, how big they are and what happens when we don't have a heal

Dr Alice Roberts from the BBC gives us the basics on the intestines, how big they are and what happens when we don't have a heal

Saturn's Moons:  Enceladus - short clip
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Saturn's Moons: Enceladus - short clip

Clip from Finding Life Beyond Earth
Images from space probe Cassini reveal Saturn's rings and moons in stunning detail. This clip looks Saturn's rings and at the wa

Images from space probe Cassini reveal Saturn's rings and moons in stunning detail. This clip looks Saturn's rings and at the wa

Convicts escape Tasmania
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Convicts escape Tasmania

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us
In 1834, Sarah Island prisoner James Porter commandeered The Frederick and escaped to Chile with a crew of convicts.

In 1834, Sarah Island prisoner James Porter commandeered The Frederick and escaped to Chile with a crew of convicts.

Extreme Greenhouse Effect: Venus
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Extreme Greenhouse Effect: Venus

Clip from Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
The Greenhouse Effect is both our saviour and a threat. This short clip shows how a runaway Greenhouse Effect can turn a planet

The Greenhouse Effect is both our saviour and a threat. This short clip shows how a runaway Greenhouse Effect can turn a planet

Preparing for Irish dancing championships
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Preparing for Irish dancing championships

Clip from Dancing Down Under
Follow some of Australia's top Irish dancers as they prepare to compete at the Australian Nation Championships.

Follow some of Australia's top Irish dancers as they prepare to compete at the Australian Nation Championships.

Horse thief saves Adelaide
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Horse thief saves Adelaide

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us
In the 1830s, ex-convict John Foley drove cattle from more fertile lands to Adelaide to save starving colony.

In the 1830s, ex-convict John Foley drove cattle from more fertile lands to Adelaide to save starving colony.

Eureka Stockade  ACHHK095
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Eureka Stockade ACHHK095

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us
Yr 5 History - The Australian colonies ACHHK095 1954 Ballarat Victoria, unrest in the Gold Fields leads to a battle between mi

Yr 5 History - The Australian colonies ACHHK095 1954 Ballarat Victoria, unrest in the Gold Fields leads to a battle between mi

Australia's unique dinosaurs
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Australia's unique dinosaurs

Clip from 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.

Underwater Sink Hole - short clip
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Underwater Sink Hole - short clip

Clip from Secrets of the Earth
A short clip that shows the awesome power of sink holes. A man made salt mine collapses in 2012 creating a sink hole that sucked

A short clip that shows the awesome power of sink holes. A man made salt mine collapses in 2012 creating a sink hole that sucked

How do we see colour?
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How do we see colour?

Clip from Sleek Geeks
This clip looks at how we see colour using the example of a rainbow.

This clip looks at how we see colour using the example of a rainbow.

Designing shoes and bags using recycled materials
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Designing shoes and bags using recycled materials

Clip from Get Into Textiles
Mike Corbett discusses how he designs sustainable footwear and accessories for his Worn Again company.

Mike Corbett discusses how he designs sustainable footwear and accessories for his Worn Again company.

Lego builds life-size model X-Wing Starfighter
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Lego builds life-size model X-Wing Starfighter

Clip from Beyond the Brick: A Lego Brickumentary
Czech Republic production manager Jaromir Noval explains how computers were used to design a life-size Lego model of an X-Wing Starfighter - based on the Lego set 9493 itself. ...

Czech Republic production manager Jaromir Noval explains how computers were used to design a life-size Lego model of an X-Wing Starfighter - based on the Lego set 9493 itself. And US project manager Dale Chasses reveals it took 17,000 hours to build the 14m-long 20-tonne Star Wars fighter, captured here in a time-lapse video.

Plant colours
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Plant colours

Clip from Scope
Have you ever stopped to wonder why flowers and fruits come in so many amazing colours Well Jason Goodger, a plant researcher from University of Melbourne, will take you ...

Have you ever stopped to wonder why flowers and fruits come in so many amazing colours Well Jason Goodger, a plant researcher from University of Melbourne, will take you through how and why fruits and flowers vary in so many colours.

Energy-efficient autonomous soaring drone
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Energy-efficient autonomous soaring drone

Clip from Scope
RMIT's Alex Fisher and Abdulghani Mohamed explain how the flight of birds inspired the development of their autonomous soaring drone, which uses updrafts to help power the flight.

RMIT's Alex Fisher and Abdulghani Mohamed explain how the flight of birds inspired the development of their autonomous soaring drone, which uses updrafts to help power the flight.

Dinosaur extinction, fossil evidence
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Dinosaur extinction, fossil evidence

Clip from Catastrophe
An introduction to the major mass extinctions in Earth's history - and the evidence found in rock layers that the dinosaurs died out suddenly.

An introduction to the major mass extinctions in Earth's history - and the evidence found in rock layers that the dinosaurs died out suddenly.

Jupiter's Moons: Io - short clip
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Jupiter's Moons: Io - short clip

Clip from Finding Life Beyond Earth
Using cutting edge imagery and graphics, this clip examines Jupiter's very active and dangerous moon, Io. Suitable for years 5 &

Using cutting edge imagery and graphics, this clip examines Jupiter's very active and dangerous moon, Io. Suitable for years 5 &

Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
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Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge

Clip from A Poet's Guide To Britain
A reading of William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge with critics discussing his vision of London and landscape.

A reading of William Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge with critics discussing his vision of London and landscape.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan and Mariner
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Kubla Khan and Mariner

Clip from Literary Classics
Critics evaluate Coleridge's Kubla Khan and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, as well as the poet's addictions.

Critics evaluate Coleridge's Kubla Khan and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, as well as the poet's addictions.

Gold Rush ACHHK095 - 6.30min clip
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Gold Rush ACHHK095 - 6.30min clip

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us
Esmond finds 27 kg of gold in Ballarat Victoria. Instantly, Melbourne becomes the wealthy city

Esmond finds 27 kg of gold in Ballarat Victoria. Instantly, Melbourne becomes the wealthy city

The Earth's Changing CO2 Cycle
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The Earth's Changing CO2 Cycle

Clip from Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
This stunning short clip examines the annual CO2 cycle of the Earth, how forests and oceans absorb and release this greenhouse g

This stunning short clip examines the annual CO2 cycle of the Earth, how forests and oceans absorb and release this greenhouse g

Chisholm's Immigrants Home
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Chisholm's Immigrants Home

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us
In the 1840s, Caroline Chisholm transformed the social fabric of Australia with an employment agency for young colonial women.

In the 1840s, Caroline Chisholm transformed the social fabric of Australia with an employment agency for young colonial women.

Water safety - swim between the flags!
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Water safety - swim between the flags!

Clip from Bondi Rescue
The rescue team must first save Korean tourists after they swim outside the flags - but soon, more swimmers don't heed water saf

The rescue team must first save Korean tourists after they swim outside the flags - but soon, more swimmers don't heed water saf

Armistice in a French village
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Armistice in a French village

Clip from Small Hands in a Big War
This clip outlines the moment the war ended - armistice.

This clip outlines the moment the war ended - armistice.

Our ancient links to the moon
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Our ancient links to the moon

Clip from The Moon
This short BBC clip offers an excellent backgrounder to humanity's relationship with the moon.

This short BBC clip offers an excellent backgrounder to humanity's relationship with the moon.

Williamson on writing Gallipoli
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Williamson on writing Gallipoli

Clip from What I Wrote
David Williamson discusses how he re-evaluated his idea of Anzacs to write this script.

David Williamson discusses how he re-evaluated his idea of Anzacs to write this script.

How a cow pregnancy test is done
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How a cow pregnancy test is done

Clip from Totally Wild
Kellyn engages Dr Bill on the subject of cow pregnancy testing. She is hesitant to participate but get in there she does. Offal work, but somebody's got to do it!

Kellyn engages Dr Bill on the subject of cow pregnancy testing. She is hesitant to participate but get in there she does. Offal work, but somebody's got to do it!

Seasons and their effect on plants
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Seasons and their effect on plants

Clip from Gardening Australia Special
Discover the difference in Australia's seasons to the English seasons in relation to plants

Discover the difference in Australia's seasons to the English seasons in relation to plants

Evolutionary consequences of continental isolation
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Evolutionary consequences of continental isolation

Clip from Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide
The oldest rainforests in the world evolve along with kangaroos and eucalyptus trees after Australia separates from Antartica.

The oldest rainforests in the world evolve along with kangaroos and eucalyptus trees after Australia separates from Antartica.

Volcanoes and the Pacific 'Ring of Fire'
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Volcanoes and the Pacific 'Ring of Fire'

Clip from Understanding
Subduction zones around the Pacific have created a 'Ring of Fire', or volcanic activity. New Zealand's White Island is a very active example.

Subduction zones around the Pacific have created a 'Ring of Fire', or volcanic activity. New Zealand's White Island is a very active example.

Horse guttural pouch infections
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Horse guttural pouch infections

Clip from Scope
The University of Queensland's Chantelle Jukic explains what the guttural pouch in a horses head is and why it is susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections.

The University of Queensland's Chantelle Jukic explains what the guttural pouch in a horses head is and why it is susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections.

Dinosaur extinction, impact crater evidence
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Dinosaur extinction, impact crater evidence

Clip from Catastrophe
A 200km wide impact crater near the Yucatan Peninsula is believed to be the most visual evidence yet that the dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid.

A 200km wide impact crater near the Yucatan Peninsula is believed to be the most visual evidence yet that the dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid.

Irish dancing in Australia
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Irish dancing in Australia

Clip from Dancing Down Under
Meet some of Australia's top Irish dancers and hear them speak about the passion for the dance style.

Meet some of Australia's top Irish dancers and hear them speak about the passion for the dance style.

Kiribati's Sea Level Crisis
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Kiribati's Sea Level Crisis

Clip from The Hungry Tide
Short clip from The Hungry Tide. Sea-level rise, coastal erosion and drought are threatening the lives of 110,000 people spread

Short clip from The Hungry Tide. Sea-level rise, coastal erosion and drought are threatening the lives of 110,000 people spread

Fluent English speakers will change their accents
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Fluent English speakers will change their accents

Clip from Worlds Of English
Three experienced English speakers reveal they change accents and phrases to be understood in different situations.

Three experienced English speakers reveal they change accents and phrases to be understood in different situations.

Jupiter's Moons: Europa - short clip
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Jupiter's Moons: Europa - short clip

Clip from Finding Life Beyond Earth
Welcome to a moon of ice and ocean. Scientists believe Jupiter's moon Europa is the closest chance we could get to finding life

Welcome to a moon of ice and ocean. Scientists believe Jupiter's moon Europa is the closest chance we could get to finding life

Neptune's Moons: Triton - short clip
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Neptune's Moons: Triton - short clip

Clip from Voyage To The Planets
This Australian-narrated short clip examines Neptune's spectacular frozen moon, Triton. Probe imagery and computer graphics show

This Australian-narrated short clip examines Neptune's spectacular frozen moon, Triton. Probe imagery and computer graphics show

How evolution works, an iPad demonstration
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How evolution works, an iPad demonstration

Clip from Bang Goes The Theory
This short video offers an ingenious explanation of how evolution works, using just a man, an iPad and a crowd of people. A grea

This short video offers an ingenious explanation of how evolution works, using just a man, an iPad and a crowd of people. A grea

When detox is toxic
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When detox is toxic

Clip from The Checkout
This clip from The Checkout uses humour and hard facts to debunk the claims made by detox diets.

This clip from The Checkout uses humour and hard facts to debunk the claims made by detox diets.

Experiment shows how the brain hardwires our vision
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Experiment shows how the brain hardwires our vision

Clip from The Brain With David Eagleman
This fascinating experiment shows how the human brain is hardwired to give us spacial awareness based on what we see. But when t

This fascinating experiment shows how the human brain is hardwired to give us spacial awareness based on what we see. But when t

Arithmetic equation game show
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Arithmetic equation game show

Clip from Letters and Numbers
Contestants have 30 seconds to write an equation using six random numbers to reach a target, using each number once.

Contestants have 30 seconds to write an equation using six random numbers to reach a target, using each number once.

Kepler conjecture with cannonballs
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Kepler conjecture with cannonballs

Clip from Dara O Briain: School of Hard Sums
A demonstration of how Johannes Kepler's sphere packing conjecture can calculate how high cannonballs can be stacked.

A demonstration of how Johannes Kepler's sphere packing conjecture can calculate how high cannonballs can be stacked.

Termites and the desert ecosystem
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Termites and the desert ecosystem

Clip from Nature's Microworlds
Described as the bioengineers of Australia's Red Centre, termites form the basis of the desert food chain.

Described as the bioengineers of Australia's Red Centre, termites form the basis of the desert food chain.

Coral spawn and the Great Barrier Reef
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Coral spawn and the Great Barrier Reef

Clip from Nature's Microworlds
See how coral protects the rest of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem from tropical cyclones and then renews itself.

See how coral protects the rest of the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem from tropical cyclones and then renews itself.

Fossil evidence of Cambrian explosion
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Fossil evidence of Cambrian explosion

Clip from Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide
The fossil record reveals evidence of recognisable animals taking over Earth's oceans during the Cambrian explosion.

The fossil record reveals evidence of recognisable animals taking over Earth's oceans during the Cambrian explosion.

Australia's first land-based animals
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Australia's first land-based animals

Clip from Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide
Tetrapod vertebrates evolve to climb out of the water and become the first land-based animals.

Tetrapod vertebrates evolve to climb out of the water and become the first land-based animals.

Community rallies around threatened dog
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Community rallies around threatened dog

Clip from Red Dog
When a caretaker threatens to get rid of Red Dog, the town rallies behind the kelpie, who represents their values.

When a caretaker threatens to get rid of Red Dog, the town rallies behind the kelpie, who represents their values.

Volcanoes - Mount Erebus
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Volcanoes - Mount Erebus

Clip from Countdown To A Catastrophe
What exactly fuels volcanoes. Antarctica's treacherous Mount Erebus holds some spectacular clues.

What exactly fuels volcanoes. Antarctica's treacherous Mount Erebus holds some spectacular clues.

Brief history of Stonehenge
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Brief history of Stonehenge

Clip from The Mystery of Stonehenge
A good discussion starter for classrooms. For years we have been asking how Stonehenge was built - but the much bigger question is why.

A good discussion starter for classrooms. For years we have been asking how Stonehenge was built - but the much bigger question is why.

Australia's first land plants
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Australia's first land plants

Clip from Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide
Fossils reveal the greening of Gondwana and the first life on dry earth.

Fossils reveal the greening of Gondwana and the first life on dry earth.

Treating wounded soldiers in World War I
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Treating wounded soldiers in World War I

Clip from Small Hands in a Big War
A German girl helps her older sister, who is taking care of wounded soldiers in a hospital.

A German girl helps her older sister, who is taking care of wounded soldiers in a hospital.

Dog becomes part of the community
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Dog becomes part of the community

Clip from Red Dog
The Dampier miners adopt Red Dog, who joins their union, and later meets his "true master", an American outsider.

The Dampier miners adopt Red Dog, who joins their union, and later meets his "true master", an American outsider.

Drones
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Drones

Clip from The Feed
A look into drones - the risks and who is policing them

A look into drones - the risks and who is policing them

The Feed: Greece votes no (06/07/2015)
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The Feed: Greece votes no (06/07/2015)

Clip from The Feed
Greece votes no, leaders meet to discuss indigenous constitutional recognition.

Greece votes no, leaders meet to discuss indigenous constitutional recognition.

Uranus' Moons: Miranda - short clip
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Uranus' Moons: Miranda - short clip

Clip from Voyage To The Planets
This short Australian-narrated clip explores Uranus' tiny, battle-scarred and cavernous moon, Miranda. This clip also looks at t

This short Australian-narrated clip explores Uranus' tiny, battle-scarred and cavernous moon, Miranda. This clip also looks at t

Pythagoras and the birth of Greek mathematics
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Pythagoras and the birth of Greek mathematics

Clip from The Story Of Maths
Marcus du Sautoy introduces Pythagoras' theorem and discovery of harmonic series, and Hippasus' irrational number.

Marcus du Sautoy introduces Pythagoras' theorem and discovery of harmonic series, and Hippasus' irrational number.

480: ANZAC: Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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480: ANZAC: Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Clip from 480
Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life

Darwin explores Australia's interior
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Darwin explores Australia's interior

Clip from Darwin's Brave New World: Origins - Ep 1 of 3
As Charles Darwin develops his theories of evolution in the South Pacific, he explores Australia's interior.

As Charles Darwin develops his theories of evolution in the South Pacific, he explores Australia's interior.

Colour blindness
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Colour blindness

Clip from Scope
Colour blindness is when people are unable to distinguish between certain colours, and the most common form of this disorder is red/green colour blindness. Paul Martin, a ...

Colour blindness is when people are unable to distinguish between certain colours, and the most common form of this disorder is red/green colour blindness. Paul Martin, a vision scientist from the University of Melbourne, explains what causes it and the types of colour blindness out there.

Animals changing colour
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Animals changing colour

Clip from Scope
From birds and mammals to fish and frogs, lots of different animals can change their colour. Jessie Sinclair, a zoologist from the Melbourne Museum, will talk you through how ...

From birds and mammals to fish and frogs, lots of different animals can change their colour. Jessie Sinclair, a zoologist from the Melbourne Museum, will talk you through how and why animals can do this.

Mystery hobbits of Palau
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Mystery hobbits of Palau

Clip from Mystery Skulls Of Palau
Far out in the Pacific, the islands of Palau hold secrets that could upset our understanding of human evolution. Mysterious bone

Far out in the Pacific, the islands of Palau hold secrets that could upset our understanding of human evolution. Mysterious bone

How the Heart Works - short clip
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How the Heart Works - short clip

Clip from Don't Die Young
Dr Alice Roberts gives us a real life example of how the heart jumps into action when we are excited or stressed, illustrates wh

Dr Alice Roberts gives us a real life example of how the heart jumps into action when we are excited or stressed, illustrates wh

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