Why is Pluto called a dwarf planet?
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Why is Pluto called a dwarf planet?

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This week marks the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto. While it was once considered the ninth planet in our solar system, Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet. ...

This week marks the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Pluto. While it was once considered the ninth planet in our solar system, Pluto is now classified as a dwarf planet. Which ancient people were the first to notice planets in the night sky? Why do planets appear differently from stars in the sky? Who came up with the name for the dwarf planet Pluto? Where did the word 'planet' come from? Who was famous for first suggesting that the Earth revolves around the Sun?

International Mother Language Day
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International Mother Language Day

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In the lead up to Mother Language Day, rookie reporter Aarush tells us all about the languages he speaks and what it's like to speak more than one language. Do you speak a ...

In the lead up to Mother Language Day, rookie reporter Aarush tells us all about the languages he speaks and what it's like to speak more than one language. Do you speak a language other than English? What are some benefits of speaking an additional language? How many languages are spoken around the world? Where does Aarush come from? How many languages are spoken in his home country? Why are some languages disappearing? How can this be a bad thing?

Why our beaches are disappearing
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Why our beaches are disappearing

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What is erosion? What can cause beach erosion? Why is beach erosion increasing? How can beach erosion be damaging? What is a king tide? Name two ways to prevent beach erosion?

What is erosion? What can cause beach erosion? Why is beach erosion increasing? How can beach erosion be damaging? What is a king tide? Name two ways to prevent beach erosion?

Remembering Anne Frank
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Remembering Anne Frank

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Behind the News commemorates the life of Anne Frank and explains why her diary is so important on the anniversary of her death in a concentration camp during World War II.

Behind the News commemorates the life of Anne Frank and explains why her diary is so important on the anniversary of her death in a concentration camp during World War II.

Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?
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Why do we eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?

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Leela investigates the Christian tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday at the start of Lent. What is Lent? What do many Christians do during Lent? Why is Easter on ...

Leela investigates the Christian tradition of eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday at the start of Lent. What is Lent? What do many Christians do during Lent? Why is Easter on a different day each year? What do Christians commemorate at Easter time?

Illegal animal trade
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Illegal animal trade

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Behind the news visits Adelaide Zoo where we meet some tortoises that were rescued from poachers. What country are radiated tortoises from? Why do poachers want to capture and ...

Behind the news visits Adelaide Zoo where we meet some tortoises that were rescued from poachers. What country are radiated tortoises from? Why do poachers want to capture and sell radiated tortoises? What are some other reasons poachers sell animals to illegal animal traders? How can zoos help to stop extinction of animals?

Are bugs the food of the future?
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Are bugs the food of the future?

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Would you eat a piece of cake made with larvae butter? Scientist think bugs like crickets and types of larvae may be the food of the future. What are some advantages of ...

Would you eat a piece of cake made with larvae butter? Scientist think bugs like crickets and types of larvae may be the food of the future. What are some advantages of farming bugs over more traditional animal food sources such as cows?

Have you got what it takes to be an astronaut?
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Have you got what it takes to be an astronaut?

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NASA is taking applications for people to take part in their Artemis project. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut and how things have changed since the 1960s.

NASA is taking applications for people to take part in their Artemis project. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut and how things have changed since the 1960s.

Trailblazing Australian women
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Trailblazing Australian women

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As March was Women's History Month, Behind the News tells us about some trailblazing Australian women such as Edith Cowan, Fanny Durack, Mina Wylie, Dr Evelyn Scott and Louise ...

As March was Women's History Month, Behind the News tells us about some trailblazing Australian women such as Edith Cowan, Fanny Durack, Mina Wylie, Dr Evelyn Scott and Louise Mack. What was each woman famous for? How did their actions change the future for other women and children? What characteristics do these women have in common? Did anything surprise you about the information in this clip?

Different kinds of remote learning
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Different kinds of remote learning

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While remote learning has been a new experience for many Aussie school students in 2020, for some kids it is not so unusual. BtN hears from students who learn from home or ...

While remote learning has been a new experience for many Aussie school students in 2020, for some kids it is not so unusual. BtN hears from students who learn from home or online due to various different reasons. Why do some of these children learn from home? What are some good things about learning from home instead of attending a regular school? What might be some challenges?

Animals at war
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Animals at war

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Animals played an important role in Gallipoli. Find out how animals have helped during wartime as companions, workers and messengers. How were pigeons used? How many horses ...

Animals played an important role in Gallipoli. Find out how animals have helped during wartime as companions, workers and messengers. How were pigeons used? How many horses were sent to World War I from Australia? What kind of role do dogs play in war?

Captain James Cook
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Captain James Cook

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Behind the News looks at the life of Captain James Cook. What made Cook's background different from others who went on to become captains? What kind of things did he study in ...

Behind the News looks at the life of Captain James Cook. What made Cook's background different from others who went on to become captains? What kind of things did he study in order to become a better sailor? Who was the second most important person on the Endeavour? What was the main purpose of Endeavour's journey to Tahiti in 1770? Did Captain Cook ever return to Australia after 1770? Why not?

Looking at Captain Cook’s arrival from an indigenous perspective
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Looking at Captain Cook’s arrival from an indigenous perspective

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When Captain Cook arrived in Botany Bay in 1770, life changed forever for the local people of the Dharawal nation. Jack visits an exhibition of Aboriginal Art at the Maritime ...

When Captain Cook arrived in Botany Bay in 1770, life changed forever for the local people of the Dharawal nation. Jack visits an exhibition of Aboriginal Art at the Maritime Museum telling the story of the arrival of white people.

The Kindness Pandemic
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The Kindness Pandemic

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Many people have opened their hearts to others during the Coronavirus pandemic. Volunteering time, giving food and donating money are just some of the ways individuals and ...

Many people have opened their hearts to others during the Coronavirus pandemic. Volunteering time, giving food and donating money are just some of the ways individuals and groups around Australia have helped those in need. What other examples of kindness have you seen or heard of? How could you help people in your community who may be isolated or struggling financially?

Four Corners
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Four Corners: Beating the Black Dog

ABC September 13, 2004

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A celebrated cartoonist, a businessman, a young artist, a cleaner - each tells their story of beating depression, the "black dog" affecting one in five Australians.

A celebrated cartoonist, a businessman, a young artist, a cleaner - each tells their story of beating depression, the "black dog" affecting one in five Australians.

60 Minutes
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60 Minutes: The Survivors/Forgotten Heroes/Lost the Plot

Nine April 22, 2007

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Stories include, 'The Survivors', 'Forgotten Heroes', and 'Lost the Plot'.

Stories include, 'The Survivors', 'Forgotten Heroes', and 'Lost the Plot'.

Insight: Culture Test
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Insight: Culture Test

SBS September 18, 2007

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We now have a test for what it means to be truly Australian. The citizenship test was passed in the Senate last week. The Federal Government is biting the bullet by insisting ...

We now have a test for what it means to be truly Australian. The citizenship test was passed in the Senate last week. The Federal Government is biting the bullet by insisting that incoming migrants will have to abandon those values that don't fit with mainstream Australia. Hence, the need to pass the citizenship test before being granted entry. Insight brings together different generations of migrant families, husbands and wives, parents and children who talk very frankly about what it means when cultures collide within families and within the broader Australian community.

Four Corners
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Four Corners: Afghanistan Unveiled

ABC September 24, 2007

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Six years after the fall of the Taliban, how has life changed for the women of Afghanistan? The night before Al Qaeda attacked the United States, Channel 4 broadcast the ...

Six years after the fall of the Taliban, how has life changed for the women of Afghanistan? The night before Al Qaeda attacked the United States, Channel 4 broadcast the program Beneath the Veil graphically illustrating the brutality of the Taliban regime. Six years on, Channel 4 has returned to Afghanistan to see what has changed since the fundamentalist regime was toppled.