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Picking a leader based on looks
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Picking a leader based on looks

Clip from Michael Mosley's Meet The Humans
This experiment shows that a group is likely to pick an 'alpha' looking character as their leader over someone who looks short and shy.

This experiment shows that a group is likely to pick an 'alpha' looking character as their leader over someone who looks short and shy.

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

Bushwalk builds boys' confidence and resilience
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Bushwalk builds boys' confidence and resilience

Clip from Revolution School
At-risk students go on a challenging bushwalk to help build their resilience and self-esteem.

At-risk students go on a challenging bushwalk to help build their resilience and self-esteem.

Sam adapts to new challenges
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Sam adapts to new challenges

Clip from Australian Story
Sam Best, who is on the autism spectrum, arrives in Africa with his dad and needs to adapt to new sights, sounds and a new way of interacting with others.

Sam Best, who is on the autism spectrum, arrives in Africa with his dad and needs to adapt to new sights, sounds and a new way of interacting with others.

A new outlook for Sam
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A new outlook for Sam

Clip from Australian Story
Africa has had a profound impact on Sam Best, friends notice he is more chatty, outgoing and happier than before the trip.

Africa has had a profound impact on Sam Best, friends notice he is more chatty, outgoing and happier than before the trip.

Critiquing Big Bang cosmology
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Critiquing Big Bang cosmology

Clip from Most Of Our Universe Is Missing
Mike Disney offers a critique of the standard model of Big Bang cosmology.

Mike Disney offers a critique of the standard model of Big Bang cosmology.

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.

Darwin and the origin of evolution
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Darwin and the origin of evolution

Clip from 100 Greatest Discoveries
The origin and then modern significance of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection is discussed.

The origin and then modern significance of Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection is discussed.

How sink holes are formed
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How sink holes are formed

Clip from Sinkholes: Swallowed Alive
This clip uses a simple experiment to show how natural sink holes form. A scientist uses a salt lick to demonstrate how water er

This clip uses a simple experiment to show how natural sink holes form. A scientist uses a salt lick to demonstrate how water er

Einstein, Bohr, Bell and knowing reality
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Einstein, Bohr, Bell and knowing reality

Clip from The Secrets Of Quantum Physics
A card game shows how John Bell settled Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr's debate over whether reality was knowable.

A card game shows how John Bell settled Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr's debate over whether reality was knowable.

Bronze Age mining conditions
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Bronze Age mining conditions

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Bangarra artistic director reveals creative process
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Bangarra artistic director reveals creative process

Clip from Creative Minds
Stephen Page reveals the creative process behind his work with the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Stephen Page reveals the creative process behind his work with the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Is theft ethical if it makes a point?
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Is theft ethical if it makes a point?

Clip from Hacking The System
A 'life hacker' shows us how easy it is to burgle a home, claiming his tips make a point about security. Is he right?

A 'life hacker' shows us how easy it is to burgle a home, claiming his tips make a point about security. Is he right?

How the leopard got its spots
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How the leopard got its spots

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox demonstrates a chemical reaction between two substances producing a pattern, and applies the principle to the markings on the coats of leopards and tigers.

Brian Cox demonstrates a chemical reaction between two substances producing a pattern, and applies the principle to the markings on the coats of leopards and tigers.

Peel Island's leper colony
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Peel Island's leper colony

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

The 1965 Freedom Ride and Charles Perkins
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The 1965 Freedom Ride and Charles Perkins

Clip from Fire Talker
Archival footage reveals the bus journey Charles Perkins and other Indigenous civil rights activists took in the 1965 Freedom Ride from Sydney to western NSW.

Archival footage reveals the bus journey Charles Perkins and other Indigenous civil rights activists took in the 1965 Freedom Ride from Sydney to western NSW.

Shaolin monks, Buddhism and kung fu
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Shaolin monks, Buddhism and kung fu

Clip from China From Above
An overview of Shaolin monks and the development of Shaolin kungfu.

An overview of Shaolin monks and the development of Shaolin kungfu.

An introduction to clinical teaching
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An introduction to clinical teaching

Clip from Revolution School
Clinical teaching, where teachers outline learning goals and success criteria, is outlined.

Clinical teaching, where teachers outline learning goals and success criteria, is outlined.

Subliminal priming effects of temperature
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Subliminal priming effects of temperature

Clip from Foolproof Equations For A Perfect Life
Lawrence Williams conducts an experiment to test the subliminal priming effects of holding a cold or hot drink on a subject making a decision about a person.

Lawrence Williams conducts an experiment to test the subliminal priming effects of holding a cold or hot drink on a subject making a decision about a person.

Black holes, supanovas and suns
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Black holes, supanovas and suns

Clip from Who's Afraid Of A Big Black Hole?
Physicist Douglas Leonard explains the relationship between black holes and the sun, and reveals how the Hubble Telescope helped discover a black hole where sun had gone supernova.

Physicist Douglas Leonard explains the relationship between black holes and the sun, and reveals how the Hubble Telescope helped discover a black hole where sun had gone supernova.

Supernovas and black holes illustrated
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Supernovas and black holes illustrated

Clip from Journey to the Edge of the Universe
Computer graphics illustrate supernovas, pulsars, black holes and the Pillars of Creation.

Computer graphics illustrate supernovas, pulsars, black holes and the Pillars of Creation.

Jean Carter's Stolen Generation story
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Jean Carter's Stolen Generation story

Clip from Land Of The Little Kings
Musician Archie Roach meets Jean Carter, who recounts the story about how she and her siblings were stolen from La Perouse, separated from her brothers and taken to ...

Musician Archie Roach meets Jean Carter, who recounts the story about how she and her siblings were stolen from La Perouse, separated from her brothers and taken to Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls' Training Home.

Virtual, 3D and Simulcam cameras in Avatar
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Virtual, 3D and Simulcam cameras in Avatar

Clip from Avatar
See a Simulcam in action as virtual and 3D cameras work in unison with CGI technology to help James Cameron see what will appear on the big screen.

See a Simulcam in action as virtual and 3D cameras work in unison with CGI technology to help James Cameron see what will appear on the big screen.

Queenslanders resist fracking
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Queenslanders resist fracking

Clip from Gasland II
When methane from fracking infiltrated the water table on Queensland farms, farmers resisted gas mining companies.

When methane from fracking infiltrated the water table on Queensland farms, farmers resisted gas mining companies.

Born-again Christians and Armageddon
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Born-again Christians and Armageddon

Clip from Shaun Micallef's Stairway to Heaven
Shaun Micallef discusses who will be saved when Armageddon arrives with Endtime Ministries Pentecostalist minister Irvin Baxter, who offers to baptise him to be born again.

Shaun Micallef discusses who will be saved when Armageddon arrives with Endtime Ministries Pentecostalist minister Irvin Baxter, who offers to baptise him to be born again.

Brain activity and subliminal priming
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Brain activity and subliminal priming

Clip from My Brain Made Me Do It
Patrick Haggard demonstrates how our brains make decisions before we become conscious of them through subliminal priming experiments.

Patrick Haggard demonstrates how our brains make decisions before we become conscious of them through subliminal priming experiments.

Ancient papermaking in China
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Ancient papermaking in China

Clip from The Silk Road
Sam Willis visits a museum in Xi'an, where he sees how paper was made and discusses how the technology found its way to the Middle East.

Sam Willis visits a museum in Xi'an, where he sees how paper was made and discusses how the technology found its way to the Middle East.

Circulation and blood flow
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Circulation and blood flow

Clip from The Wonderful World of Blood with Michael Mosley
Michael Mosley reveals how scientists understand how blood flows through the body, from Roman theories to 17th century physician William Harvey's circulatory system, and ...

Michael Mosley reveals how scientists understand how blood flows through the body, from Roman theories to 17th century physician William Harvey's circulatory system, and modern fluid dynamics.

Rainforest water and nutrient cycles
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Rainforest water and nutrient cycles

Clip from Rainforest
With a backdrop of tropical fauna and fauna images, a narrator explains how rainforests seed clouds with the aerobacter bacteria to form rain as part of a water and nutrient ...

With a backdrop of tropical fauna and fauna images, a narrator explains how rainforests seed clouds with the aerobacter bacteria to form rain as part of a water and nutrient ecosystem.

How to speak with an Aussie accent
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How to speak with an Aussie accent

Clip from The Sounds Of Aus
This hilarious clip explains how and why Australians have such a distinctly 'flat' sounding accent.

This hilarious clip explains how and why Australians have such a distinctly 'flat' sounding accent.

Engineered bacteria make diesel fuel from sugar
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Engineered bacteria make diesel fuel from sugar

Clip from Cell
Revolutionary approaches to cell biology have resulted in simple bacteria being able to produce pure diesel fuel from sugar.

Revolutionary approaches to cell biology have resulted in simple bacteria being able to produce pure diesel fuel from sugar.

Germany's invasion of Belgium brings UK into war
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Germany's invasion of Belgium brings UK into war

Clip from Tony Robinson's World War 1
The UK declares war on Germany when it invades neutral Belgium, Britain's ally, on its way to attack France.

The UK declares war on Germany when it invades neutral Belgium, Britain's ally, on its way to attack France.

Blue light reveals Great Barrier Reef life
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Blue light reveals Great Barrier Reef life

Clip from Life On The Reef
Underwater cinematography using blue light provides spectacular vision of the Great Barrier Reef at night, revealing vivid colours beyond human visual range.

Underwater cinematography using blue light provides spectacular vision of the Great Barrier Reef at night, revealing vivid colours beyond human visual range.

Risks of shipping for Great Barrier Reef
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Risks of shipping for Great Barrier Reef

Clip from Life On The Reef
A Townsville control tower manages ships navigating the Great Barrier Reef, where they try to avert accidents, such as the MV Shen Neng 1 oil spill in 2010.

A Townsville control tower manages ships navigating the Great Barrier Reef, where they try to avert accidents, such as the MV Shen Neng 1 oil spill in 2010.

Consulting a Hindu guru
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Consulting a Hindu guru

Clip from Shaun Micallef's Stairway To Heaven
Shaun Micallef helps prepare a cave ahead of a meeting with a guru, where they discuss life beyond the cave as an illusion and a single divine consciousness.

Shaun Micallef helps prepare a cave ahead of a meeting with a guru, where they discuss life beyond the cave as an illusion and a single divine consciousness.

Marilyn Manson as the 'poster boy for fear'
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Marilyn Manson as the 'poster boy for fear'

Clip from Bowling For Columbine
Musician Marilyn Manson is amongst those blamed for the Columbine massacre after it is revealed that the shooters were fans. (Coarse language).

Musician Marilyn Manson is amongst those blamed for the Columbine massacre after it is revealed that the shooters were fans. (Coarse language).

American history and gun culture
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American history and gun culture

Clip from Bowling For Columbine
Michael Moore compares gun violence statistics and cultural differences around the world. An animation of American history, guns and the Second Amendment is included. ...

Michael Moore compares gun violence statistics and cultural differences around the world. An animation of American history, guns and the Second Amendment is included. (Depictions of violence).

Druid divination spoons
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Druid divination spoons

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Miranda Green who demonstrates how druids may have used divination spoons to tell the future.

Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Miranda Green who demonstrates how druids may have used divination spoons to tell the future.

Celtic language
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Celtic language

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

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.

Ancient Egyptian numbers, the Rhind papyrus and binary
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Ancient Egyptian numbers, the Rhind papyrus and binary

Clip from The Story Of Maths
Marcus du Sautoy shows how the Ancient Egyptian number system worked, and the problems with it, and reveals that binary is documented in the 1550 BC Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.

Marcus du Sautoy shows how the Ancient Egyptian number system worked, and the problems with it, and reveals that binary is documented in the 1550 BC Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.

Frequency analysis, encryption and ciphers
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Frequency analysis, encryption and ciphers

Clip from Science in a Golden Age
Jim AlKhalili demonstrates how AlKindi developed frequency analysis to study encrypted messages in the first century AD.

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates how AlKindi developed frequency analysis to study encrypted messages in the first century AD.

Calculating with Roman numerals
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Calculating with Roman numerals

Clip from Science in a Golden Age
Jim AlKhalili shows how difficult it is to calculate simple sums with the Roman numeral system.

Jim AlKhalili shows how difficult it is to calculate simple sums with the Roman numeral system.

History of gold in Bendigo
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History of gold in Bendigo

Clip from Tony Robinson's Time Walks
Tony Robinson visits Bendigo's Central Deborah Gold Mine to inspect some of the machinery that helped extract the precious metal from one of the biggest gold finds in history.

Tony Robinson visits Bendigo's Central Deborah Gold Mine to inspect some of the machinery that helped extract the precious metal from one of the biggest gold finds in history.

The Fibonacci sequence in nature
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The Fibonacci sequence in nature

Clip from The Great Math Mystery
Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

Dictation test excludes non-white migrants
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Dictation test excludes non-white migrants

Clip from Immigration Nation: The Secret History Of Us
Australia's first parliament introduces dictation test to exclude nonwhite immigration to Australia.

Australia's first parliament introduces dictation test to exclude nonwhite immigration to Australia.

Medieval Arabic scholars translated hieroglyphics
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Medieval Arabic scholars translated hieroglyphics

Clip from Science And Islam
Jim AlKhalil meets Egyptologist Okasha El Daly and discovers the link between hieroglyphics, Coptic language and Arabic, propagated by the Translation Movement of the Islamic ...

Jim AlKhalil meets Egyptologist Okasha El Daly and discovers the link between hieroglyphics, Coptic language and Arabic, propagated by the Translation Movement of the Islamic Golden Age.

Medieval Islamic hospital and medicine
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Medieval Islamic hospital and medicine

Clip from Science And Islam
Jim AlKhalili visits Nur alDin Bimaristan, a medieval hospital in Damascus, examines artefacts used in Islamic medicine, and discusses religious tolerance in the hospital.

Jim AlKhalili visits Nur alDin Bimaristan, a medieval hospital in Damascus, examines artefacts used in Islamic medicine, and discusses religious tolerance in the hospital.

Dolphins and relative numerosity
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Dolphins and relative numerosity

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox visits Florida's Dolphin Research Center where dolphins are able to tell the difference between the English terms less and more.

Brian Cox visits Florida's Dolphin Research Center where dolphins are able to tell the difference between the English terms less and more.

Gravity in a vacuum chamber
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Gravity in a vacuum chamber

Clip from Human Universe with Brian Cox
Brian Cox visits NASA's Space Power Facility, the world's largest vacuum chamber, and recreates Galileo Galilei's Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment, with feathers and ...

Brian Cox visits NASA's Space Power Facility, the world's largest vacuum chamber, and recreates Galileo Galilei's Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment, with feathers and a bowling ball.

Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand
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Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand

Clip from Coast Australia
Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Judith Wright short biography
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Judith Wright short biography

Clip from IOU: Judith Wright
Listen to a reading of Judith Wright's For New England, after reviewing archival images of her childhood, revealing her affinity for the natural environment.

Listen to a reading of Judith Wright's For New England, after reviewing archival images of her childhood, revealing her affinity for the natural environment.

Jupiter's moon Europa
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Jupiter's moon Europa

Clip from Finding Life Beyond Earth
Galileo space probe images from Jupiter's moon Europa, revealing jagged ice on the surface, and detecting a magnetic field consistent with an ocean under the surface, raising ...

Galileo space probe images from Jupiter's moon Europa, revealing jagged ice on the surface, and detecting a magnetic field consistent with an ocean under the surface, raising the possibility of life on the satellite.

The importance of reputation to Vikings
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The importance of reputation to Vikings

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver learns the status of Thor and Odin in Norse mythology and how Vikings valued their reputations above any Christian's immortal soul.

Neil Oliver learns the status of Thor and Odin in Norse mythology and how Vikings valued their reputations above any Christian's immortal soul.

Oseberg ship and the Viking afterlife
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Oseberg ship and the Viking afterlife

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver visits Norway's Oseberg ship (c 800 AD) and learns what the artefact reveals about how the Vikings' viewed the afterlife.

Neil Oliver visits Norway's Oseberg ship (c 800 AD) and learns what the artefact reveals about how the Vikings' viewed the afterlife.

The discovery of tectonic plates
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The discovery of tectonic plates

Clip from How The Earth Was Made
The exploration of the Mariana Trench in the 1950s helped form geologists' theory of plate tectonics.

The exploration of the Mariana Trench in the 1950s helped form geologists' theory of plate tectonics.

Great Barrier Reef threats and survival
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Great Barrier Reef threats and survival

Clip from Naturally Australia
Naturally Australia describes some of the risks to the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, including river runoff and crown of thorns starfish, and the circumstances in which ...

Naturally Australia describes some of the risks to the survival of the Great Barrier Reef, including river runoff and crown of thorns starfish, and the circumstances in which some damage is healthy.

Is 'gluten free' really better for us? Part 2
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Is 'gluten free' really better for us? Part 2

Clip from Trust Me, I'm A Doctor
The results. A large team of volunteers has been on a trial to see if a gluten free diet can really be better for everyone.

The results. A large team of volunteers has been on a trial to see if a gluten free diet can really be better for everyone.

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.

Trotsky and Stalin vie to succeed Lenin
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Trotsky and Stalin vie to succeed Lenin

Clip from Infamous Assassinations
Rivals Leon Trotsky and Josef Stalin vie to succeed Vladimir Lenin as leader of the Soviet Union.

Rivals Leon Trotsky and Josef Stalin vie to succeed Vladimir Lenin as leader of the Soviet Union.

Sogdians murals on the Silk Road
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Sogdians murals on the Silk Road

Clip from The Silk Road
Sam Willis studies the seventh century Sogdian murals at Afrasiab, also know as the Ambassadors' Painting, and discusses the place of the Sogdian court in trade along the Silk ...

Sam Willis studies the seventh century Sogdian murals at Afrasiab, also know as the Ambassadors' Painting, and discusses the place of the Sogdian court in trade along the Silk Road.

T.Rex the ultimate predator
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T.Rex the ultimate predator

Clip from Clash Of The Dinosaurs
Learn all about the king of the dinosaurs, T.Rex including it's favourite hunting strategies and where it lived.

Learn all about the king of the dinosaurs, T.Rex including it's favourite hunting strategies and where it lived.

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