People often celebrate the birth of a new baby in their family. In this program a young boy talks about his excitement - and concerns - as he walks through a hospital to meet his new baby sister for the first time. Later we rejoin his family as they bring their newest addition home.
It's a very watery episode as we dive into everything to do with H2O. Dr Rob explains H2O basics and then we take a close up look at look at high diving and ice making as well as checking out how a desalination plant works. We even get up close and personal with our largest river system - the mighty Murray!
Charles Darwin's theories radically changed the way we view the evolution of man. Other top discoveries in evolution include the Burgess Shale fossils that provide a snapshot of ancient life and the KT Asteroid which caused the demise of the dinosaurs.
Two earthquakes in two months... it's a scary start to 2010 for the countries of Haiti and Chile. The latest event was a huge 8.8 magnitude quake that struck Chile, destroying some areas and causing tsunamis that devastated many more. However this disaster is not looking like it will kill anywhere near as many people as the Haiti quake a month ago, despite being far more powerful. Nathan looks into what factors made the difference between the two earthquakes.
If you live in some of the northern parts of Australia right now, you might be feeling a little wet underfoot. You might even be flooded in! Huge rainfalls have created flooding and havoc across parts of the Northern Territory and Queensland. So where has all this rain come from? And will it solve some of the problems with drought through the Murray Darling Basin? Kirsty cracks out the weather charts to find out.
The invention of plastic products like bags, bottles and containers has been super convenient, because they're waterproof, strong and reusable. But it's also created big problems for the environment. However.. there is a way to "build a bridge and get over it". Confused? Catherine explains what can happen if you do the right thing and recycle.
They are the rock band making a huge splash touring the country right now, packing out stadiums and bringing fans from every generation in to party. But for the guys that recorded the track 'it's a long way to the top, if you want to rock and roll,' it certainly seems like they've stayed on top for just as long! Kirsty went out to meet some young fans, to find out what it is about these aging rockers that's drawing 'em in.
Closing the Gap
Later this month, 'National Close the Gap Day' will be held - a day designed to bring attention to the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. It's an issue that has touched a lot of people, and Catherine went out to meet some that have come up with a very unique way of raising money to help. It involves little characters called the schaffas!
The Moon takes a look at our closest neighbour in space. How was it viewed by our ancestors? What is its effect on the Earth and on people? Is it really made of cheese?
World renowned climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer outlines the evidence for global warming. Writer Helen Garner talks about exploring the dark side of human nature, while American philosopher Sam Harris defends his atheism. Oscar-winning designer and Mrs. Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin discusses her fascination with all things French at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Science is anything but black and white, so what exactly is colour? Well colour is light and light is colour, and colour comes from light but light is a form of energy. Join Dr Rob as he explores the colour spectrum and SCOPES out the science behind colours.