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

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

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

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

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

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

Gold Fever  1850's   Clip
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Gold Fever 1850's Clip

From Tony Robinson Explores Australia Eureka Convicts cutting a road to Bathurst were rumoured to have struck gold as early as

From Tony Robinson Explores Australia Eureka Convicts cutting a road to Bathurst were rumoured to have struck gold as early as

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

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

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

Who Will Be Most Affected by Global Warming?
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Who Will Be Most Affected by Global Warming?

Clip from 2050
This clip is a good discussion starter and argues that developed nations may be less impacted by global warming than other natio

This clip is a good discussion starter and argues that developed nations may be less impacted by global warming than other natio

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

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

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

How the Dutch are Dealing with Sea Levels - short clip
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How the Dutch are Dealing with Sea Levels - short clip

Clip from Thalassa
Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cutting-edge technologies to deal with climate chan

Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cutting-edge technologies to deal with climate chan

How Gravity Affects Moons - short clip
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How Gravity Affects Moons - short clip

Clip from The Universe
This clip explains the difference between regular moons and irregular moons in our solar system and how they move in a gravitati

This clip explains the difference between regular moons and irregular moons in our solar system and how they move in a gravitati

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Totally Wild: Track and Field
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Totally Wild: Track and Field

Clip from Totally Wild
Do you dream of sport? Are you an aspiring champion? Join these professional athletes as they prepare for the Rio Olympics. Watch Julian Wruck discuss his discus throw, and ...

Do you dream of sport? Are you an aspiring champion? Join these professional athletes as they prepare for the Rio Olympics. Watch Julian Wruck discuss his discus throw, and how to get better, Matthew Cameron explain the power behind wheelchair sprinting, and Carlee Beattie as she walks you through a professional long jumper's training regime.

Totally Wild: Mountain Biking
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Totally Wild: Mountain Biking

Clip from Totally Wild
Pro-downhill mountain bikers Tegan Molloy and Jackson Frew talk about life as a pro, how they got started and what it takes to tackle these monster rides. Join Totally Wild as ...

Pro-downhill mountain bikers Tegan Molloy and Jackson Frew talk about life as a pro, how they got started and what it takes to tackle these monster rides. Join Totally Wild as they take a sneak peek into this adrenaline-fuelled international sport.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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