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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

Hobbits and Red Deer Cave people
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Hobbits and Red Deer Cave people

Clip from Enigma Man: A Stone Age Mystery
In 2012 and Australian paleoanthropologist and a Chinese palaeontologist announced the startling discovery of prehistoric human

In 2012 and Australian paleoanthropologist and a Chinese palaeontologist announced the startling discovery of prehistoric human

The Computer
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The Computer

Clip from 101 Inventions That Changed The World
Explains when it was invented, what a computer is, and the history of its invention.

Explains when it was invented, what a computer is, and the history of its invention.

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

Tsar's response to Revolution of 1905
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Tsar's response to Revolution of 1905

Clip from Empire Of The Tsars: Romanov Russia
Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries with a Duma before reverting to autocracy.

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

Signs and symptoms of depression
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Signs and symptoms of depression

Clip from Trust Me, I'm A Doctor
In this clip from Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, Dr Saleyha Ahsan investigates the signs and symptoms of depression.

In this clip from Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, Dr Saleyha Ahsan investigates the signs and symptoms of depression.

What does drinking responsibly really mean?
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What does drinking responsibly really mean?

Clip from The Truth About Alcohol
An A&E doctor tests his own alcohol intake and finds out that drinking responsibly is harder than it seems.

An A&E doctor tests his own alcohol intake and finds out that drinking responsibly is harder than it seems.

Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty
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Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty

Clip from 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 double helix as the structure of DNA
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The double helix as the structure of DNA

Clip from 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.

The Last Day of World War I
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The Last Day of World War I

Clip from As It Happened
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

How clouds are formed
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How clouds are formed

Clip from Weather Ed
Learn why some are dark and others are white, how they create rainbows, halos and sun dogs, and how clouds are formed.

Learn why some are dark and others are white, how they create rainbows, halos and sun dogs, and how clouds are formed.

Myall Creek Massacre 1838  Clip 6:12mins
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Myall Creek Massacre 1838 Clip 6:12mins

Clip from Tony Robinson Explores Australia
From Tony Robinson Explores Australia EUREKA 29 unnamed Indigenous Australians were killed by European Settlers on 10 June 1838

From Tony Robinson Explores Australia EUREKA 29 unnamed Indigenous Australians were killed by European Settlers on 10 June 1838

Humanity's return to the moon
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Humanity's return to the moon

Clip from Moon For Sale
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

Should we be able to buy land on the moon?
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Should we be able to buy land on the moon?

Clip from Moon For Sale
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

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.

Spectacular lava tubes of the Galapagos
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Spectacular lava tubes of the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos
There are thousands of untouched tunnels running under the Galapagos. The tunnels, called lava tubes, host unique species of animals and plants that are only now being documented.

There are thousands of untouched tunnels running under the Galapagos. The tunnels, called lava tubes, host unique species of animals and plants that are only now being documented.

Coral reefs and penguins co-exist on the Galapagos
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Coral reefs and penguins co-exist on the Galapagos

Clip from David Attenborough's Galapagos
As the Galapagos' volcanic islands die, they create strange currents and bays that mix both warm water for coral reefs and cold Antarctic currents for penguins.

As the Galapagos' volcanic islands die, they create strange currents and bays that mix both warm water for coral reefs and cold Antarctic currents for penguins.

Cnut becomes European
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Cnut becomes European

Clip from The Vikings
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.

ESL: Sami Shah's stand up comedy
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ESL: Sami Shah's stand up comedy

Clip from Australian Story
Sami Shah has been in Australia for less than a year, but he's already made a name for himself on the stand up comedy circuit.

Sami Shah has been in Australia for less than a year, but he's already made a name for himself on the stand up comedy circuit.

Hawking paradox challenges future and past
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Hawking paradox challenges future and past

Clip from The Hawking Paradox
Stephen Hawking challenged idea information never disappears, arguing the future couldn't be predicted nor the past known.

Stephen Hawking challenged idea information never disappears, arguing the future couldn't be predicted nor the past known.

Circulatory system, immunity and defence
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Circulatory system, immunity and defence

Clip from The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley
This short clip examines how the circulatory system is responsible for carrying antibodies and other defence mechanisms around the body.

This short clip examines how the circulatory system is responsible for carrying antibodies and other defence mechanisms around the body.

The moon, humanity's first giant leap
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The moon, humanity's first giant leap

Clip from Moon For Sale
This BBC clip introduces students to the first manned missions to the moon and why it was such an epic and revolutionary achieve

This BBC clip introduces students to the first manned missions to the moon and why it was such an epic and revolutionary achieve

The wondrous thing about Reimann Graphs
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The wondrous thing about Reimann Graphs

Clip from Why Doesn't Maths Add Up?
Could the patterns found in Reimann Graphs be the answer to everything? Alan Davies gets a layman's view.

Could the patterns found in Reimann Graphs be the answer to everything? Alan Davies gets a layman's view.

How black holes are like waterfalls
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How black holes are like waterfalls

Clip from Who's Afraid Of A Big Black Hole?
Physicist Max Tegmark uses a waterfall analogy to explain how black holes work, how the event horizon is the point of no return, and what it would be like to go through one.

Physicist Max Tegmark uses a waterfall analogy to explain how black holes work, how the event horizon is the point of no return, and what it would be like to go through one.

Three brothers killed at Passchendaele
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Three brothers killed at Passchendaele

Clip from Not Forgotten
The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

Neptune's moon Triton
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Neptune's moon Triton

Clip from Voyage To The Planets
Scientists explain how Neptune captured its largest moon, Triton, and discuss the satellite's geyser plumes.

Scientists explain how Neptune captured its largest moon, Triton, and discuss the satellite's geyser plumes.

Students compete in 'funding' debate
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Students compete in 'funding' debate

Clip from Up For Debate
Qatar and Bangladesh face off in the first round of the World School Debating Championships, as they debate the provision of government funding for faithbased initiatives.

Qatar and Bangladesh face off in the first round of the World School Debating Championships, as they debate the provision of government funding for faithbased initiatives.

Modern silk making in China
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Modern silk making in China

Clip from The Silk Road
Sam Willis sees how silk cocoons are processed into fabric in a modern Chinese factory, and discusses the textile's importance in trade.

Sam Willis sees how silk cocoons are processed into fabric in a modern Chinese factory, and discusses the textile's importance in trade.

The Leshan Buddha monument
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The Leshan Buddha monument

Clip from China From Above
A brief overview of the giant Leshan Buddha and the history of how and why it was made.

A brief overview of the giant Leshan Buddha and the history of how and why it was made.

The Hanging Temple
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The Hanging Temple

Clip from China From Above
Find out about the Hanging Temple it's features and the reasons for building it.

Find out about the Hanging Temple it's features and the reasons for building it.

Digestion and transit time
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Digestion and transit time

Clip from Don't Die Young
Dr Alice Roberts takes Les Love though an experiment where they track how long it takes sweet corn to be digested and what the results mean for bowel health.

Dr Alice Roberts takes Les Love though an experiment where they track how long it takes sweet corn to be digested and what the results mean for bowel health.

Stone fish and cone snails
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Stone fish and cone snails

Clip from Going Places With Ernie Dingo
Toxinologist Jamie Seymour teaches Ernie Dingo how to handle the most venomous fish on the planet, the stone fish, and handfeeds the most venomous snail, the cone snail.

Toxinologist Jamie Seymour teaches Ernie Dingo how to handle the most venomous fish on the planet, the stone fish, and handfeeds the most venomous snail, the cone snail.

Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert
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Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Clip from Planet Earth
David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

Prime numbers and the Riemann hypothesis
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Prime numbers and the Riemann hypothesis

Clip from Why Doesn't Maths Add Up?
Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit the UK's National Physical Laboratory, where Mark Oxborrow takes them through an experiment that demonstrates how prime numbers exist in ...

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit the UK's National Physical Laboratory, where Mark Oxborrow takes them through an experiment that demonstrates how prime numbers exist in nature, and the Riemann hypothesis.

Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony
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Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony

Clip from Australia: The Story of Us
A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.

A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.

Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective
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Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Protection Board and forced removal
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Protection Board and forced removal

Clip from First Australians
In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, ...

In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, Indigenous people are forcibly moved to Lake Tyres Mission.

Windradyne and the Bathurst War
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Windradyne and the Bathurst War

Clip from First Australians
In 1824 Windradyne leads Wiradjuri in resistance against British settlers colonising their traditional lands and Governor Thomas Brisbane declares martial law.

In 1824 Windradyne leads Wiradjuri in resistance against British settlers colonising their traditional lands and Governor Thomas Brisbane declares martial law.

Crafting spearheads from obsidian
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Crafting spearheads from obsidian

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox travels to Gadamotta, Ethiopia, and learns how to work with obsidian to craft spear heads and other tools, as early humans would have done.

Brian Cox travels to Gadamotta, Ethiopia, and learns how to work with obsidian to craft spear heads and other tools, as early humans would have done.

Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation
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Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox demonstrates the use of Isaac Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation to calculate the reentry of the Soyuz spaceship and landing in Kazakhstan.

Brian Cox demonstrates the use of Isaac Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation to calculate the reentry of the Soyuz spaceship and landing in Kazakhstan.

The source of the Ganges
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The source of the Ganges

Clip from Shaun Micallef's Stairway To Heaven
Shaun Micallef treks high into the Himalayas to the source of the river Ganges, the source of life in India.

Shaun Micallef treks high into the Himalayas to the source of the river Ganges, the source of life in India.

On the Hindu Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage
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On the Hindu Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage

Clip from Shaun Micallef's Stairway To Heaven
Shaun Micallef goes on a Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage, where he carries water from the Ganges to a Shiva's temple, a 40km walk away.

Shaun Micallef goes on a Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage, where he carries water from the Ganges to a Shiva's temple, a 40km walk away.

Perth shaped by mining boom
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Perth shaped by mining boom

Clip from Australia: Life On The Edge
Historian Mat McLachlan discusses the history of Perth, in the context of the mining boom that shaped Western Australia.

Historian Mat McLachlan discusses the history of Perth, in the context of the mining boom that shaped Western Australia.

NRA holds rally in Colorado after massacre
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NRA holds rally in Colorado after massacre

Clip from Bowling For Columbine
National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston speaks at the organisation's convention in Denver, near Columbine, shortly after the massacre and is met my protesters.

National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston speaks at the organisation's convention in Denver, near Columbine, shortly after the massacre and is met my protesters.

Port Arthur's panopticon prison
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Port Arthur's panopticon prison

Clip from Coast Australia
Historian Hamish MaxwellStewart gives Neil Oliver a tour of the Port Arthur convict settlement, revealing the detailed records of prisoners, and visiting the panopticon prison ...

Historian Hamish MaxwellStewart gives Neil Oliver a tour of the Port Arthur convict settlement, revealing the detailed records of prisoners, and visiting the panopticon prison and solitary confinement cells.

Coral cores reveal climate change
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Coral cores reveal climate change

Clip from Coast Australia
Tim Flannery meets the Australian Institute of Marine Science's Eric Matson, who demonstrates how coral cores provide a record of environmental change.

Tim Flannery meets the Australian Institute of Marine Science's Eric Matson, who demonstrates how coral cores provide a record of environmental change.

Ghost net hunting
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Ghost net hunting

Clip from Coast Australia
Xanthe Mallett joins Australian Customs officers as they go in search of ghost nets, the discarded fishing tackle that endanger marine life.

Xanthe Mallett joins Australian Customs officers as they go in search of ghost nets, the discarded fishing tackle that endanger marine life.

Vikings mark conversion to Christianity
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Vikings mark conversion to Christianity

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver visits the Jelling Monument, established by King Harald Bluetooth to mark Denmark's conversion to Christianity.

Neil Oliver visits the Jelling Monument, established by King Harald Bluetooth to mark Denmark's conversion to Christianity.

What it's really like to perform Hamlet
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What it's really like to perform Hamlet

Clip from An Obsession With Hamlet
A look inside the working of Australia's Bell Theatre Company and the work and emotions involved in staging Shakespeare's Hamlet

A look inside the working of Australia's Bell Theatre Company and the work and emotions involved in staging Shakespeare's Hamlet

Saturn's moon Titan
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Saturn's moon Titan

Clip from Finding Life Beyond Earth
The Cassini probe images revealed lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan, and scientists try to reproduce the detected elements to understand if life could exist in liquids other than ...

The Cassini probe images revealed lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan, and scientists try to reproduce the detected elements to understand if life could exist in liquids other than water.

Green turtles laying eggs on Raine Island
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Green turtles laying eggs on Raine Island

Clip from The Great Barrier Reef
Female green turtles dig into the sand on Raine Island to lay around 100 pingpong ballsized eggs each, leaving them to incubate in the warm sand, before returning to the water.

Female green turtles dig into the sand on Raine Island to lay around 100 pingpong ballsized eggs each, leaving them to incubate in the warm sand, before returning to the water.

Laser used to measure length of string
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Laser used to measure length of string

Clip from How Long Is A Piece Of String?
Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit a length bar interferometry unit and use a laser tracker to measure Alan's length of string.

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit a length bar interferometry unit and use a laser tracker to measure Alan's length of string.

Hughes obstructs racial equality clause
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Hughes obstructs racial equality clause

Clip from Immigration Nation: The Secret History Of Us
Billy Hughes obstructs racial equality clause at Treaty of Versailles to protect White Australia policy.

Billy Hughes obstructs racial equality clause at Treaty of Versailles to protect White Australia policy.

Great Barrier Reef fishing and tourism
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Great Barrier Reef fishing and tourism

Clip from Naturally Australia
Naturally Australia describes how fishing and tourism brings people to the Great Barrier Reef, and why those industries need to be managed to keep the reef healthy.

Naturally Australia describes how fishing and tourism brings people to the Great Barrier Reef, and why those industries need to be managed to keep the reef healthy.

Camera travels through human gut
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Camera travels through human gut

Clip from Guts
Michael Mosley swallows a tiny camera for a tour inside the human digestive system.

Michael Mosley swallows a tiny camera for a tour inside the human digestive system.

The long, slashing, Celtic sword
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The long, slashing, Celtic sword

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver meets weapons expert Andy Deane who demonstrates the use of the long, iron slashing swords used by Celtic tribes to resist Roman invasions in the first century BC.

Neil Oliver meets weapons expert Andy Deane who demonstrates the use of the long, iron slashing swords used by Celtic tribes to resist Roman invasions in the first century BC.

Schrodinger's cat thought experiment
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Schrodinger's cat thought experiment

Clip from How Long Is A Piece Of String?
Seth Lloyd leads Alan Davies through Erwin Schrodinger's quantum physics thought experiment, where a cat is both alive and dead at the same time.

Seth Lloyd leads Alan Davies through Erwin Schrodinger's quantum physics thought experiment, where a cat is both alive and dead at the same time.

Babylonians and quadratic equations
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Babylonians and quadratic equations

Clip from The Story Of Maths
Marcus du Sautoy demonstrates how Babylonians used quadratic equations to calculate areas of land.

Marcus du Sautoy demonstrates how Babylonians used quadratic equations to calculate areas of land.

Calwell secures displaced Europeans as workers
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Calwell secures displaced Europeans as workers

Clip from Immigration Nation: The Secret History Of Us
Arthur Calwell secretly secures displaced Europeans for migration to build Australian infrastructure.

Arthur Calwell secretly secures displaced Europeans for migration to build Australian infrastructure.

The deportation of five-year-old from Australia
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The deportation of five-year-old from Australia

Clip from Immigration Nation: The Secret History Of Us
Charles Perkins takes action to prevent fiveyearold Nancy Prasad's deportation to Fiji in 1965.

Charles Perkins takes action to prevent fiveyearold Nancy Prasad's deportation to Fiji in 1965.

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