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Introduction to robotic engineering
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Introduction to robotic engineering

Clip from Scope
Engineers Anna and Wilson demonstrate some of the robots they have built with Robogals, a charity that encourages girls to study engineering.

Engineers Anna and Wilson demonstrate some of the robots they have built with Robogals, a charity that encourages girls to study engineering.

Studying seagrass on the ocean floor
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Studying seagrass on the ocean floor

Clip from Scope
Marine researcher Sheridan Rabbitt reveals the role seagrass plays in an ecosystem, demonstrates how researchers study the health of seagrass beds, and explains why the ...

Marine researcher Sheridan Rabbitt reveals the role seagrass plays in an ecosystem, demonstrates how researchers study the health of seagrass beds, and explains why the underwater meadows are important to humans on land.

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.

Rowing performance technologies
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Rowing performance technologies

Clip from Scope
Rowing coach Bill Tait reveals some of the technology the Victorian Institute of Sport is using to monitor the performance of rowers, including a GPS, rowing computer, ...

Rowing coach Bill Tait reveals some of the technology the Victorian Institute of Sport is using to monitor the performance of rowers, including a GPS, rowing computer, biomechanics box, heart rate monitor and a camera.

Finding parasitoid wasps to fight caterpillars
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Finding parasitoid wasps to fight caterpillars

Clip from Scope
Erinn Fagan-Jeffries explains how she is identifying the kinds of wasps that successfully lay their eggs in caterpillars, which hatch and eat their hosts, to find species to ...

Erinn Fagan-Jeffries explains how she is identifying the kinds of wasps that successfully lay their eggs in caterpillars, which hatch and eat their hosts, to find species to help eradicate crop-destroying pests.

Take the parasite or pal quiz
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Take the parasite or pal quiz

Clip from Scope
Lee Constable hosts a quiz on the biological relationships between an oxpecker eating insects on a zebra, bacteria living in the human digestive tract, and mistletoe growing ...

Lee Constable hosts a quiz on the biological relationships between an oxpecker eating insects on a zebra, bacteria living in the human digestive tract, and mistletoe growing on a gum tree.

The Great Barrier Reef is no longer in danger
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The Great Barrier Reef is no longer in danger

Clip from The Feed
Australia's greatest natural wonder has officially been taken off UNESCO's endangered list.

Australia's greatest natural wonder has officially been taken off UNESCO's endangered list.

A tour of a high school fish farm
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A tour of a high school fish farm

Clip from Scope
Students from Stuart High School give a tour of their school fish farm and explain how they look after the 450 barramundi and Murray cod, all by themselves.

Students from Stuart High School give a tour of their school fish farm and explain how they look after the 450 barramundi and Murray cod, all by themselves.

Different types of dung beetles
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Different types of dung beetles

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Entomologist Bernard Doube reveals the different types of dung beetles, what their characteristics are and why we should be grateful to these "poo collectors".

Entomologist Bernard Doube reveals the different types of dung beetles, what their characteristics are and why we should be grateful to these "poo collectors".

Making a butterfly feeder
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Making a butterfly feeder

Clip from Scope
Junior scientists Georgia and Mary make a decorative butterfly feeder and explain why it's useful to attract the insects to your garden.

Junior scientists Georgia and Mary make a decorative butterfly feeder and explain why it's useful to attract the insects to your garden.

Counting to eight with butterflies
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Counting to eight with butterflies

Clip from Count Us In
A child searches for an eight-spot butterfly and teaches counting skills along the way in this Count Us In animation.

A child searches for an eight-spot butterfly and teaches counting skills along the way in this Count Us In animation.

Acceptance of Indigenous knowledge
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Acceptance of Indigenous knowledge

Clip from One Night The Moon
The girl's mother asks the tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing Little Bones.

The girl's mother asks the tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing Little Bones.

Home schooling is on the rise
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Home schooling is on the rise

Clip from The Feed
Over 50,000 Australian kids are now home schooled. But is it really a better option. We hear from the kids and parents themselves.

Over 50,000 Australian kids are now home schooled. But is it really a better option. We hear from the kids and parents themselves.

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.

Is handwriting obsolete?
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Is handwriting obsolete?

Clip from Behind The News
Finish school no longer teach handwriting. BTN takes a look at the development of cursive writing and whether it is still relevant to be taught in schools.

Finish school no longer teach handwriting. BTN takes a look at the development of cursive writing and whether it is still relevant to be taught in schools.

Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability
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Oral vocab growth lifts reading ability

Clip from Lateline
Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for ...

Macquarie University's Anne Castles and Signy Wegener explain the importance of introducing new terms when speaking to children, revealing that their research demonstrates for the first time an "intimate relationship between [spoken] vocabulary and reading ability".

The effects of cyclones
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The effects of cyclones

Clip from Behind The News
BTN visits Vanuatu as they recover from one of the worst natural disasters in the pacific. Find out about the damage caused and how it is affecting everyday life on the island.

BTN visits Vanuatu as they recover from one of the worst natural disasters in the pacific. Find out about the damage caused and how it is affecting everyday life on the island.

Capital punishment debate
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Capital punishment debate

Clip from Behind The News
BTN investigates the debate surrounding capital punishment and the death penalty.

BTN investigates the debate surrounding capital punishment and the death penalty.

Kids in business
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Kids in business

Clip from Behind The News
Meet Lachlan who, at 14 years of age, runs his own business from his house selling t-shirts and hats. He talks through the process of learning how to run a business.

Meet Lachlan who, at 14 years of age, runs his own business from his house selling t-shirts and hats. He talks through the process of learning how to run a business.

Moving the classroom outdoors
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Moving the classroom outdoors

How much electricity does the average school classroom use? One class in Alice Springs moved their classroom outdoors for a week to try to cut the amount of energy they use.

How much electricity does the average school classroom use? One class in Alice Springs moved their classroom outdoors for a week to try to cut the amount of energy they use.

The idea of ego and the hollowness of the upper class.
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The idea of ego and the hollowness of the upper class.

Clip from The Great Gatsby
Central to the Great Gatsby is the idea of ego. This scene highlights the idea that the newly rich of the era, such as Gatsby, are portrayed as ostentatious, and lacking in ...

Central to the Great Gatsby is the idea of ego. This scene highlights the idea that the newly rich of the era, such as Gatsby, are portrayed as ostentatious, and lacking in social graces and taste

Bionic body parts
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Bionic body parts

Clip from Behind The News
Bionic technology is focused on making peoples' lives better, and finding new ways to let people disabled people experience the world just like everyone else. Find out how ...

Bionic technology is focused on making peoples' lives better, and finding new ways to let people disabled people experience the world just like everyone else. Find out how much of the human body can now be replaced with bionic parts.

Using waves for energy
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Using waves for energy

Clip from Behind The News
Waves have a lot of power, but how are they formed and can they be used to provide an alternate form of electricity?

Waves have a lot of power, but how are they formed and can they be used to provide an alternate form of electricity?

Playing The Last Post
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Playing The Last Post

Clip from Behind The News
Find out why the Last Post is played at ANZAC Day services and what it means.

Find out why the Last Post is played at ANZAC Day services and what it means.

Campaigning to ban plastic bags
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Campaigning to ban plastic bags

Clip from Behind the News
Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for ...

Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for the environment and how she has campaigned to stop shops using them.

Role of fungi in the ecosystem
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Role of fungi in the ecosystem

Clip from Behind the News
Mycologist Sapphire McMullan-Fisher explains why fungi, including toadstools, mushrooms and truffles, are important to the environment, but warns that they're not all edible.

Mycologist Sapphire McMullan-Fisher explains why fungi, including toadstools, mushrooms and truffles, are important to the environment, but warns that they're not all edible.

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.

Training for a triathlon
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Training for a triathlon

Clip from Totally Wild
Duane Strauss learns how children train to take part in triathlons and what they like about the sport.

Duane Strauss learns how children train to take part in triathlons and what they like about the sport.

Tracking animals in the bush
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Tracking animals in the bush

Clip from Totally Wild
Courtney Wilkie goes tracking animals in the bush with a survival expert and learns how to walk stealthily.

Courtney Wilkie goes tracking animals in the bush with a survival expert and learns how to walk stealthily.

Hunting mosquitoes with drones
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Hunting mosquitoes with drones

Clip from Scope
University of Adelaide's Tasya Sarira explains how drones are being used to identify likely mosquito breeding sites so public health officials can manage the risks of disease.

University of Adelaide's Tasya Sarira explains how drones are being used to identify likely mosquito breeding sites so public health officials can manage the risks of disease.

The evolution of baleen whales
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The evolution of baleen whales

Clip from Scope
Palaeontologist David Hocking reveals how 3D printers are helping Museums Victoria researchers understand the evolution of baleen whales.

Palaeontologist David Hocking reveals how 3D printers are helping Museums Victoria researchers understand the evolution of baleen whales.

Recovering from exercise
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Recovering from exercise

Clip from Scope
Physical preparation coach James Karageorgiou explains how athletes at the Victorian Institute of Sport use temperaturebased hydrotherapy, hotwater immersion and massage to ...

Physical preparation coach James Karageorgiou explains how athletes at the Victorian Institute of Sport use temperaturebased hydrotherapy, hotwater immersion and massage to minimise and manage fatigue.

Parents behaving badly at sports events
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Parents behaving badly at sports events

Clip from Behind the News
As Play By The Rules launches its Let Kids Be Kids campaign, children describe how the poor sideline behaviour of parents and spectators affects them and their enjoyment of sport.

As Play By The Rules launches its Let Kids Be Kids campaign, children describe how the poor sideline behaviour of parents and spectators affects them and their enjoyment of sport.

YouTube unboxing parody
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YouTube unboxing parody

Clip from You're Skitting Me
In a skit that lampoons ridiculous YouTuber posts, Unwrapping Guy unwraps a pair of socks from his aunty. Should go viral, right

In a skit that lampoons ridiculous YouTuber posts, Unwrapping Guy unwraps a pair of socks from his aunty. Should go viral, right

Football training with Adelaide United
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Football training with Adelaide United

Clip from Totally Wild
The stars of the Adelaide United Football Club WLeague team teach Scott Bidmead their some football kicking and defending skills, and reveal what it takes to be a professional ...

The stars of the Adelaide United Football Club WLeague team teach Scott Bidmead their some football kicking and defending skills, and reveal what it takes to be a professional sportsperson.

White rhinos coming to Australia
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White rhinos coming to Australia

Clip from Totally Wild
Scott Bidmead visits Monarto Zoo to learn about the Australian Rhino Project and plans to bring 80 southern white rhinoceroses down under.

Scott Bidmead visits Monarto Zoo to learn about the Australian Rhino Project and plans to bring 80 southern white rhinoceroses down under.

Feeding monitor and perentie lizards
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Feeding monitor and perentie lizards

Clip from Totally Wild
Kellyn Morris visits Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to see how zookeepers are studying the diets and behaviour of monitor and perentie lizards.

Kellyn Morris visits Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary to see how zookeepers are studying the diets and behaviour of monitor and perentie lizards.

Recycling glass at a factory
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Recycling glass at a factory

Clip from For the Juniors
Visit a recycling plant to see how used bottles are turned into molten glass and transformed into new glass products.

Visit a recycling plant to see how used bottles are turned into molten glass and transformed into new glass products.

Recycling aluminium at a factory
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Recycling aluminium at a factory

Clip from For the Juniors
Visit a recycling plant to see how used soft drink cans are transformed into new aluminium containers.

Visit a recycling plant to see how used soft drink cans are transformed into new aluminium containers.

Gender inequality in the past and present
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Gender inequality in the past and present

Clip from Behind the News
Behind The News reveals how the rights of women have changed in Australia since the late 19th century for International Women's Day.

Behind The News reveals how the rights of women have changed in Australia since the late 19th century for International Women's Day.

How X-ray machines work
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How X-ray machines work

Clip from Scope
Wesley Medical Imaging radiographer Hannah Milnes explains how Xray machines work, what they're used for and why they can't see through bones.

Wesley Medical Imaging radiographer Hannah Milnes explains how Xray machines work, what they're used for and why they can't see through bones.

Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition
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Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition

Behind The News reveals how and why Douglas Mawson sought to explore Antarctica, describing the journey, challenges and achievement.

Behind The News reveals how and why Douglas Mawson sought to explore Antarctica, describing the journey, challenges and achievement.

Introduction to the nervous system
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Introduction to the nervous system

Clip from Science Bank
This short clip explains what the nervous system is, how it controls messages between our senses, muscles and the brain, and even reflex actions.

This short clip explains what the nervous system is, how it controls messages between our senses, muscles and the brain, and even reflex actions.

Get to know Oztag flag football
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Get to know Oztag flag football

Clip from Totally Wild
Kellyn Morris meets boys and girls who play Oztag flag football to learn what they like about the sport and what skills you need to be good at it.

Kellyn Morris meets boys and girls who play Oztag flag football to learn what they like about the sport and what skills you need to be good at it.

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.

Roy gets advice about being bullied at school
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Roy gets advice about being bullied at school

Clip from The Roy Files
Roy the Irish cartoon boy gets advice from adults on how to deal with bullies. But sometimes, adult advice just doesn't seem to make sense.

Roy the Irish cartoon boy gets advice from adults on how to deal with bullies. But sometimes, adult advice just doesn't seem to make sense.

Bollywood dancing basics
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Bollywood dancing basics

Clip from Totally Wild
Adam Cox visits Bollyfunk Dance where Andrea Lam explains where Bollywood dancing originated, what makes it unique, and how it is a fusion of different dance styles.

Adam Cox visits Bollyfunk Dance where Andrea Lam explains where Bollywood dancing originated, what makes it unique, and how it is a fusion of different dance styles.

Scuba diving in a marine park
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Scuba diving in a marine park

Clip from Totally Wild
Scott Bidmead goes scuba diving in a marine conservation park, sees seadragons, fur seals and sea lions, and learns why marine conservation is important.

Scott Bidmead goes scuba diving in a marine conservation park, sees seadragons, fur seals and sea lions, and learns why marine conservation is important.

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.

The early history of money in Australia
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The early history of money in Australia

Clip from Numbers Count
See how Australian money evolved from the holey dollar, to the British imperial money system, including adding up with coins.

See how Australian money evolved from the holey dollar, to the British imperial money system, including adding up with coins.

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.

Life of a convict boy
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Life of a convict boy

Clip from My Place
Sam is a child convict, arrested in London for stealing a jacket. He's been sent to an isolated farm on the edge of the bush.

Sam is a child convict, arrested in London for stealing a jacket. He's been sent to an isolated farm on the edge of the bush.

Floods
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Floods

This BtN clip examines the costs of floods for individuals affected by this type of natural disaster.

This BtN clip examines the costs of floods for individuals affected by this type of natural disaster.

Rain in a jar experiment
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Rain in a jar experiment

Clip from Scope
The weather outside might be impossible to control but Junior Scientist Will has discovered the trick to creating rain in a jar.

The weather outside might be impossible to control but Junior Scientist Will has discovered the trick to creating rain in a jar.

Introduction to the Intestines & Stomach: Short BBC clip
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Introduction to the Intestines & Stomach: Short BBC clip

Clip from Don't Die Young
Dr Alice Roberts from the BBC gives us the basics on the intestines, how big they are and what happens when we don't have a heal

Dr Alice Roberts from the BBC gives us the basics on the intestines, how big they are and what happens when we don't have a heal

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

The 'Asian century' and language
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The 'Asian century' and language

Clip from Behind The News
As Asian countries take more of a leadership role Australians are encouraged to learn their languages, BTN reports.

As Asian countries take more of a leadership role Australians are encouraged to learn their languages, BTN reports.

Teaching Patrick White's The Ham Funeral
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Teaching Patrick White's The Ham Funeral

Clip from Artscape
Critics discuss the challenges Patrick White faced getting his controversial play The Ham Funeral performed in the 1960s.

Critics discuss the challenges Patrick White faced getting his controversial play The Ham Funeral performed in the 1960s.

Is hip-hop the most influential music?
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Is hip-hop the most influential music?

Clip from Behind the News
Everyone has different tastes in music so it's hard to narrow down one genre as the most influential, but scientists have attempted to do that by analysing US music charts ...

Everyone has different tastes in music so it's hard to narrow down one genre as the most influential, but scientists have attempted to do that by analysing US music charts from 1960 to 2010. During that time, they've determined that no other genre of music has been as influential as hiphop in changing the landscape of music and impacting all sorts of artists. Hear more about their findings and meet some hiphop fans who explain why the music means so much to them.

Cracking down on food waste
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Cracking down on food waste

Clip from Behind the News
It's unbelievable how much food developed countries waste every single year, but some places are looking into ways to discourage it from happening any further. Find out more ...

It's unbelievable how much food developed countries waste every single year, but some places are looking into ways to discourage it from happening any further. Find out more about why food waste is such a troubling trend and the ways you and others can make sure you're not becoming part of the problem.

Class trip to china
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Class trip to china

Clip from Behind the News
It started as a simple homework assignment and soon transformed into an exciting school trip to China! Hear the story from Connor and Lucy as they show us what they saw and ...

It started as a simple homework assignment and soon transformed into an exciting school trip to China! Hear the story from Connor and Lucy as they show us what they saw and learned as guests of the Chinese government on their trip to China.

Australian citizenship
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Australian citizenship

Clip from Behind the News
What does it take to become an Australian citizen And what does it mean to be a citizen of two different countries Find out all about the process and a controversial new ...

What does it take to become an Australian citizen And what does it mean to be a citizen of two different countries Find out all about the process and a controversial new position that could leave some Aussies without a right to citizenship after a crime is committed.

Eating in space
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Eating in space

Clip from Finding Stuff Out
Harrison learns the types of foods astronauts can eat in space, then gets to practise delivering food to the space station.

Harrison learns the types of foods astronauts can eat in space, then gets to practise delivering food to the space station.

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