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Hypernova explosion illustrated
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Hypernova explosion illustrated

Computer graphics depict the death of a star in the form of a hypernova on the way to becoming a black hole, as the narrator asks if anyone else would ever notice the death of ...

Computer graphics depict the death of a star in the form of a hypernova on the way to becoming a black hole, as the narrator asks if anyone else would ever notice the death of our own star.

Gelada 'baboons' in Ethiopia
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Gelada 'baboons' in Ethiopia

Brian Cox travels to the Ethiopian Highlands to study geladas, which share a common ancestor with humans and exhibit one of the more complex social structures of the primates.

Brian Cox travels to the Ethiopian Highlands to study geladas, which share a common ancestor with humans and exhibit one of the more complex social structures of the primates.

Comparing mammal cells under a microscope
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Comparing mammal cells under a microscope

Brian Cox compares his own cells to those of a camel and observes the differences under a microscope, and discusses how singles cell organisms became more complex.

Brian Cox compares his own cells to those of a camel and observes the differences under a microscope, and discusses how singles cell organisms became more complex.

Our star system neighbours illustrated
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Our star system neighbours illustrated

Computer graphics illustrate the vast distances between solar systems, including Alpha Centauri's three stars, Epsilon Eridani, Gliese 581 and Algol, and the planet Bellerophon.

Computer graphics illustrate the vast distances between solar systems, including Alpha Centauri's three stars, Epsilon Eridani, Gliese 581 and Algol, and the planet Bellerophon.

Stalin's Great Terror begins
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Stalin's Great Terror begins

Russians recount NKVD implementing Stalin's murderous campaign of political repression.

Russians recount NKVD implementing Stalin's murderous campaign of political repression.

Greece shifting with Aegean Sea Plate
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Greece shifting with Aegean Sea Plate

Clip from Faces Of Earth
Tectonic forces continue to shape the Mediterranean as Greece breaks away from Europe.

Tectonic forces continue to shape the Mediterranean as Greece breaks away from Europe.

Actions predicted pre-consciousness
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Actions predicted pre-consciousness

Clip from Finding My Mind
Scans of brain activity reveal decisions can be predicted even before a subject is conscious of them.

Scans of brain activity reveal decisions can be predicted even before a subject is conscious of them.

Gondwana breaks up ... in four minutes
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Gondwana breaks up ... in four minutes

Clip from Faces Of Earth
In this clip, the past 200 million years of tectonic plate movement is explained in less than four minutes.

In this clip, the past 200 million years of tectonic plate movement is explained in less than four minutes.

Caroline Chisholm's employment agency
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Caroline Chisholm's employment agency

A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.

A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.

Life with bipolar disorder
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Life with bipolar disorder

Patrick describes his experience with bipolar disorder after being hospitalised following a manic episode.

Patrick describes his experience with bipolar disorder after being hospitalised following a manic episode.

Voyager Golden Records
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Voyager Golden Records

Brian Cox examines the Voyager Golden Records, two of which were sent into space in 1977 to convey sounds and images of Earth to communicate with alien life.

Brian Cox examines the Voyager Golden Records, two of which were sent into space in 1977 to convey sounds and images of Earth to communicate with alien life.

Shark Bay's stromatolites
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Shark Bay's stromatolites

Clip from Coast Australia
Tim Flannery meets Shark Bay Marine Park's Dave Holley to learn how some of the earliest forms on life, stromatolites, have managed to survive in Shark Bay for billions of years.

Tim Flannery meets Shark Bay Marine Park's Dave Holley to learn how some of the earliest forms on life, stromatolites, have managed to survive in Shark Bay for billions of years.

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

Residents read Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and critics discuss his vision of London and landscape.

Residents read Wordsworth's Composed Upon Westminster Bridge and critics discuss his vision of London and landscape.

How bees talk to each other - the 'waggle dance'
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How bees talk to each other - the 'waggle dance'

How do bees know where to find the best flowers to make honey How do they talk to each other David Attenborough shows that it's all down to the amazing 'waggle dance'.

How do bees know where to find the best flowers to make honey How do they talk to each other David Attenborough shows that it's all down to the amazing 'waggle dance'.

Rip currents and your heart rate
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Rip currents and your heart rate

Clip from Coast Australia
Coastal geomorphologist Rob Dr Rip Brander shows Brendan Moar what happens to his heart rate when caught in a rip current.

Coastal geomorphologist Rob Dr Rip Brander shows Brendan Moar what happens to his heart rate when caught in a rip current.

Saturn's moon Enceladus
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Saturn's moon Enceladus

The Cassini space probe studies one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, revealing a white surface with crevasses and ice erupting from tiger stripes, unlike anything seen before.

The Cassini space probe studies one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, revealing a white surface with crevasses and ice erupting from tiger stripes, unlike anything seen before.

Aboriginal rafts in the Kimberley
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Aboriginal rafts in the Kimberley

Clip from Coast Australia
Albert Wiggal shows Brendan Moar the kind of rafts the Bardi people would have used to travel and fish around One Arm Point in the Kimberley region.

Albert Wiggal shows Brendan Moar the kind of rafts the Bardi people would have used to travel and fish around One Arm Point in the Kimberley region.

Jupiter's moon Io
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Jupiter's moon Io

Voyager reveals active volcanoes on Io, one of Jupiter's 60 moons, leading scientists to envisage what walking on the moon's surface would be like.

Voyager reveals active volcanoes on Io, one of Jupiter's 60 moons, leading scientists to envisage what walking on the moon's surface would be like.

Viking bones reveal cause of deaths
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Viking bones reveal cause of deaths

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver examines the skeletons of the Viking victims of the St Brice's Day massacre at Oxford and describes how the bones reveal how they died.

Neil Oliver examines the skeletons of the Viking victims of the St Brice's Day massacre at Oxford and describes how the bones reveal how they died.

Frank Hurley photographs Passchendaele
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Frank Hurley photographs Passchendaele

Clip from Lost In Flanders
Historians discuss photograph attributed to Frank Hurley of dead and wounded Australians and Germans in railway cutting near Ypres.

Historians discuss photograph attributed to Frank Hurley of dead and wounded Australians and Germans in railway cutting near Ypres.

Jabiluka uranium mine protests
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Jabiluka uranium mine protests

Jacqui Katona and Dave Sweeney describe how Indigenous land rights and environmental activists blocked Jabiluka uranium mine.

Jacqui Katona and Dave Sweeney describe how Indigenous land rights and environmental activists blocked Jabiluka uranium mine.

Viking warriors, religion and heroic deaths
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Viking warriors, religion and heroic deaths

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver examines possessions discovered with at the Repton Viking Warrior burial site, and discusses the relationship between these objects, Viking religion and their ...

Neil Oliver examines possessions discovered with at the Repton Viking Warrior burial site, and discusses the relationship between these objects, Viking religion and their approach to warfare.

The formation of banded iron
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The formation of banded iron

Richard Smith explains how the rusting of the oceans produced the iron ore now mined in the Pilbara.

Richard Smith explains how the rusting of the oceans produced the iron ore now mined in the Pilbara.

Debating terms defined
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Debating terms defined

Clip from Up For Debate
The terms proposition and opposition are defined in this clip from the documentary Up For Debate, with an introduction to the components of a debate speech.

The terms proposition and opposition are defined in this clip from the documentary Up For Debate, with an introduction to the components of a debate speech.

How the Great Barrier Reef was formed
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How the Great Barrier Reef was formed

Karl Stefanovic explains how the Great Barrier Reef is a product of the Ice Age coming to an end and raising water levels 10,000 years ago.

Karl Stefanovic explains how the Great Barrier Reef is a product of the Ice Age coming to an end and raising water levels 10,000 years ago.

An ancient method of extracting silver from lead
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An ancient method of extracting silver from lead

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver meets metallurgist Marcos MartinonTorres who demonstrates how silver was extracted from lead by Romans.

Neil Oliver meets metallurgist Marcos MartinonTorres who demonstrates how silver was extracted from lead by Romans.

Objects can be two places at once
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Objects can be two places at once

Becky Parker and Johnny Hudson demonstrate how atoms can be in two places at once.

Becky Parker and Johnny Hudson demonstrate how atoms can be in two places at once.

Discovery of gold in Western Australia
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Discovery of gold in Western Australia

Clip from Liquid Gold
When Paddy Hannan discovered gold in outback Western Australia it transformed the colony's economy, but Kalgoorlie's remoteness made water incredibly valuable, described as ...

When Paddy Hannan discovered gold in outback Western Australia it transformed the colony's economy, but Kalgoorlie's remoteness made water incredibly valuable, described as liquid gold.

Coding and wearable technology
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Coding and wearable technology

Chloe Watts meets Benjamin Males, a fashion designer developing clothing with integrated technology, including trainers for JLS and a drone dress for Lady Gaga.

Chloe Watts meets Benjamin Males, a fashion designer developing clothing with integrated technology, including trainers for JLS and a drone dress for Lady Gaga.

Players design own video games
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Players design own video games

Chloe Watts meets former builder John Beech, who now develops video games that allow players to create their own levels and share them with a community.

Chloe Watts meets former builder John Beech, who now develops video games that allow players to create their own levels and share them with a community.

Bending light
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Bending light

Jim AlKhalili discusses the law of refraction originally developed by Ibn Sahl, but often attributed to Willebrord Snellius.

Jim AlKhalili discusses the law of refraction originally developed by Ibn Sahl, but often attributed to Willebrord Snellius.

The origin of Bran Nue Dae musical
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The origin of Bran Nue Dae musical

Rachel Perkins and Robyn Kershaw discuss the origins of the Bran Nue Dae film and the significance of Jimmy Chi's original stage musical.

Rachel Perkins and Robyn Kershaw discuss the origins of the Bran Nue Dae film and the significance of Jimmy Chi's original stage musical.

Crowded House's audience connection
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Crowded House's audience connection

Neil Finn reveals how playing at house parties established the way Crowded House wanted to connect with their audience.

Neil Finn reveals how playing at house parties established the way Crowded House wanted to connect with their audience.

Mental illness treatment and family support
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Mental illness treatment and family support

Parents visit adult children at a mental health unit where they discuss their treatment and hopes for the future.

Parents visit adult children at a mental health unit where they discuss their treatment and hopes for the future.

Woman with auditory hallucinations
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Woman with auditory hallucinations

Dr Mark Cross consults with 20yearold woman who is hearing voices.

Dr Mark Cross consults with 20yearold woman who is hearing voices.

Child miners in the Industrial Revolution
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Child miners in the Industrial Revolution

Tony Robinson goes underground in Wales to see how hurriers, the children who worked in coal mines, fared during the Industrial Revolution.

Tony Robinson goes underground in Wales to see how hurriers, the children who worked in coal mines, fared during the Industrial Revolution.

Scuba diving in South Australia's sink holes
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Scuba diving in South Australia's sink holes

Clip from Coast Australia
Geomorphologist Grant Pearce takes Emma Johnston scuba diving in Piccaninnie Ponds and Kilsbys Sinkhole on South Australia's Limestone Coast.

Geomorphologist Grant Pearce takes Emma Johnston scuba diving in Piccaninnie Ponds and Kilsbys Sinkhole on South Australia's Limestone Coast.

Student given last chance to graduate year 10
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Student given last chance to graduate year 10

Clip from Revolution School
Student writes an essay on courage and bullying in an effort to complete year 10.

Student writes an essay on courage and bullying in an effort to complete year 10.

Calwell orders O'Keefe family's deportation
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Calwell orders O'Keefe family's deportation

Arthur Calwell orders deportation of Asian wartime refugees but Indonesian O'Keefe family resists.

Arthur Calwell orders deportation of Asian wartime refugees but Indonesian O'Keefe family resists.

Dating, decision making and algebra
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Dating, decision making and algebra

Garth Sundem demonstrates the use of algebra with four single men to calculate their chances of obtaining the phone numbers of women in a bar.

Garth Sundem demonstrates the use of algebra with four single men to calculate their chances of obtaining the phone numbers of women in a bar.

Buskwalk builds boys' self-esteem
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Buskwalk builds boys' self-esteem

Clip from Revolution School
Atrisk students go on challenging bushwalk to help build their resilience and selfesteem.

Atrisk students go on challenging bushwalk to help build their resilience and selfesteem.

Learning language is humanity's greatest talents
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Learning language is humanity's greatest talents

Clip from Fry's Planet Word
Steven Fry explains - in perfect English - how there are similarities in all languages and they way we learn them is unique to humans.

Steven Fry explains - in perfect English - how there are similarities in all languages and they way we learn them is unique to humans.

Heart rate change in a stunt plane
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Heart rate change in a stunt plane

Clip from Don't Die Young
Dr Alice Roberts gives us a reallife example of how the heart jumps into action when we are excited or stressed, when she goes for a joy ride in a plane.

Dr Alice Roberts gives us a reallife example of how the heart jumps into action when we are excited or stressed, when she goes for a joy ride in a plane.

Doomsday Christian training in Arkansas
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Doomsday Christian training in Arkansas

Shaun Micallef attends a training camp in Arkansas attended by bornagain Christians preparing for Armageddon prophesied by the Book of Revelation.

Shaun Micallef attends a training camp in Arkansas attended by bornagain Christians preparing for Armageddon prophesied by the Book of Revelation.

Psychic surgery and John of God
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Psychic surgery and John of God

Shaun Micallef meets a Canadian man who has had a successful psychic surgery performed on him by John of God.

Shaun Micallef meets a Canadian man who has had a successful psychic surgery performed on him by John of God.

Uranus' Miranda moon
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Uranus' Miranda moon

Scientists discuss the discovery of Uranus' moon, the half finished Miranda, and describe some if its unique characteristics.

Scientists discuss the discovery of Uranus' moon, the half finished Miranda, and describe some if its unique characteristics.

Discovery of gold in Bathurst
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Discovery of gold in Bathurst

Tony Robinson tells the story of Edward Hargraves discovering gold in NSW in 1851, and the gold rush that followed.

Tony Robinson tells the story of Edward Hargraves discovering gold in NSW in 1851, and the gold rush that followed.

Are 'mindfulness' videos just a fad?
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Are 'mindfulness' videos just a fad?

Videos that promise to help us relax and manage anxiety and depression are all over YouTube these days. But does this 'mindfulness' meditation trend hold any weight?

Videos that promise to help us relax and manage anxiety and depression are all over YouTube these days. But does this 'mindfulness' meditation trend hold any weight?

Meningitis - signs and symptoms
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Meningitis - signs and symptoms

Is it a disease that can strike anyone and be passed on easily. Some teenagers who survived meningitis describe it, plus a team of doctors explain the symptoms and treatments.

Is it a disease that can strike anyone and be passed on easily. Some teenagers who survived meningitis describe it, plus a team of doctors explain the symptoms and treatments.

Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries
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Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries

Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries with a Duma before reverting to autocracy.

Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries with a Duma before reverting to autocracy.

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?

The origin of Listen To The News
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The origin of Listen To The News

Jimmy Chi and other members of Kuckles reveal how Listen To The News was written in the context of the Noonkanbah mining protests.

Jimmy Chi and other members of Kuckles reveal how Listen To The News was written in the context of the Noonkanbah mining protests.

Space race explained for kids
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Space race explained for kids

Clip from History Hunters
A kid's guide to how the space race unfolded, plus a look at the relative sizes of planets - using fruit!

A kid's guide to how the space race unfolded, plus a look at the relative sizes of planets - using fruit!

Life in a Victorian slum - work (part 2)
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Life in a Victorian slum - work (part 2)

After a full day working like Victorians, modern families experience the pain and uncertainty of working like in 1886 London.

After a full day working like Victorians, modern families experience the pain and uncertainty of working like in 1886 London.

Mysterious Inca accounting and mathematics
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Mysterious Inca accounting and mathematics

Clip from The Time Compass
With such a huge empire the Incas needed to keep accounts - but their methods were mysterious and similar to modern computing.

With such a huge empire the Incas needed to keep accounts - but their methods were mysterious and similar to modern computing.

Inequality and hard living in Victorian London
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Inequality and hard living in Victorian London

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.

Cigarette companies target Indonesia's children
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Cigarette companies target Indonesia's children

Clip from VICE
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.

Machu Picchu and Incan architecture
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Machu Picchu and Incan architecture

Clip from The Time Compass
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.

Mormon missionaries in Fiji
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Mormon missionaries in Fiji

Shaun Micallef joins two Mormon missionaries in Fiji as they work in the community, going on a home visit and joining a work party.

Shaun Micallef joins two Mormon missionaries in Fiji as they work in the community, going on a home visit and joining a work party.

Drawdown a sign of 2004 Boxing Day tsunami
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Drawdown a sign of 2004 Boxing Day tsunami

Coastal engineer Jose Borrero describes how the phenomenon of drawdown, where the sea retreats from the shore, would have warned people that the impending arrival of the 2004 ...

Coastal engineer Jose Borrero describes how the phenomenon of drawdown, where the sea retreats from the shore, would have warned people that the impending arrival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

The neuroplasticity of the brain
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The neuroplasticity of the brain

Researchers have found the mere act of thinking can create new connections in the brain and neuroplasticity is intrinsic.

Researchers have found the mere act of thinking can create new connections in the brain and neuroplasticity is intrinsic.

Britain's demand for 18th century Indian textiles
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Britain's demand for 18th century Indian textiles

Dan Snow visits Victoria Albert Museum, inspects 18th century Indian textiles and learns of British manufacturers' concerns for their industry's future.

Dan Snow visits Victoria Albert Museum, inspects 18th century Indian textiles and learns of British manufacturers' concerns for their industry's future.

Henry Lawson introduction
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Henry Lawson introduction

Clip from Australians
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.

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

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

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