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Capsaicin
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Capsaicin

Dr Joel Gilmore explains why chillies are so hot, where the heat comes from and how to avoid the strongest part of the fruit. Hint: it's not actually the seeds!

Dr Joel Gilmore explains why chillies are so hot, where the heat comes from and how to avoid the strongest part of the fruit. Hint: it's not actually the seeds!

Lime and coriander dressing
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Lime and coriander dressing

Coriander can be a very controversial herb, some people love it, and others can't stand it. Join Dr Heather Smyth as she explains how genetic predispositions and sensory ...

Coriander can be a very controversial herb, some people love it, and others can't stand it. Join Dr Heather Smyth as she explains how genetic predispositions and sensory sensitivities can make coriander taste lemony to some and soapy to others.

Getting to know refugees through food
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Getting to know refugees through food

Clip from The Feed
Imagine being resettled in a new country after being forced to leave your own, not knowing anyone and having trouble finding a job. That's the situation many refugees find ...

Imagine being resettled in a new country after being forced to leave your own, not knowing anyone and having trouble finding a job. That's the situation many refugees find themselves in which is why Free 2 Feed exists. Through this company, refugees can host dinner parties and cooking classes where they share their food and culture with others while also being given the chance to learn more about their new home.

What is coral?
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What is coral?

Clip from Catalyst
Professor Emma Johnstone explains the biology and life cycle of coral, from the calcium carbonate exoskeletons and venomous polyps to the photosynthesising symbionts that live ...

Professor Emma Johnstone explains the biology and life cycle of coral, from the calcium carbonate exoskeletons and venomous polyps to the photosynthesising symbionts that live in their tissue. But as ocean temperatures rise, the symbiotic relationship between the algae and the coral breaks down, causing the reef to bleach and decay. Ruth Gates, Director of the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology, is researching answers to this very real crisis in coral symbiosis.

Sportsmanship, cowardice and crowd favourites
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Sportsmanship, cowardice and crowd favourites

Clip from Eddie the Eagle
Eddie arrives at the Winter Olympics. Eddie's new teammates play a cruel prank on him, causing him to miss the opening ceremony. When questioned by the Team Officials, Eddie ...

Eddie arrives at the Winter Olympics. Eddie's new teammates play a cruel prank on him, causing him to miss the opening ceremony. When questioned by the Team Officials, Eddie lies to save them from repercussion. In the change rooms, Eddie watches a competitor jump 114.2-metres, showing great pride and sportsmanship. Later, Eddie takes his first Olympic jump, recording a jump of 60.5-metres and a British Olympic record. Eddie's good-natured and joyful personality quickly becomes a crowd favourite.

Never give up
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Never give up

Clip from Eddie the Eagle
Eddie tells Bronson he is going the Olympics, explaining they haven't updated the rules in 52 years. Bronson refuses to escort Eddie up the 70-meter slope, thinking he won't ...

Eddie tells Bronson he is going the Olympics, explaining they haven't updated the rules in 52 years. Bronson refuses to escort Eddie up the 70-meter slope, thinking he won't actually jump. At the top, Eddie slips and is badly injured in the landing. Feeling responsible, Bronson visits him in the hospital and notices Warren Sharpe's autobiography. As Bronson reads, he learns Sharpe considered Bronson his most gifted but disappointing jumper, because a true Olympian never gives up.

Romeo and Juliet: a modern retelling
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Romeo and Juliet: a modern retelling

Clip from Romeo + Juliet
A news bulletin introduces the story of Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers whose death will bury their parent's strife. The use of a television and the ensuing montage ...

A news bulletin introduces the story of Romeo and Juliet, two star-crossed lovers whose death will bury their parent's strife. The use of a television and the ensuing montage provides the modernised setting in which Baz Luhrmann has set his retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

Ancient rivalries
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Ancient rivalries

Clip from Romeo + Juliet
The Capulets and Montagues are reprimanded for their misdeeds. Captain Prince, Chief of Police, makes it known gang rivalries will no longer be tolerated on Verona streets and ...

The Capulets and Montagues are reprimanded for their misdeeds. Captain Prince, Chief of Police, makes it known gang rivalries will no longer be tolerated on Verona streets and shall another disruption occur, a life will pay the forfeit of the peace.

Forbidden love
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Forbidden love

Clip from Romeo + Juliet
Romeo and Juliet are discovered stealing a kiss in the elevator. Nurse drags Juliet back to her mother, who craves a word. Romeo and Juliet learn each other's true identity ...

Romeo and Juliet are discovered stealing a kiss in the elevator. Nurse drags Juliet back to her mother, who craves a word. Romeo and Juliet learn each other's true identity and realise they have found love in a loathed enemy. Tybalt promises to avenge Montague's intrusion.

Romeo and Juliet plan to wed
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Romeo and Juliet plan to wed

Clip from Romeo + Juliet
Romeo sneaks back into the Capulet mansion, seeking Juliet. Hidden from view, he hears Juliet profess her love for him and question the nature of a name. When Romeo reveals ...

Romeo sneaks back into the Capulet mansion, seeking Juliet. Hidden from view, he hears Juliet profess her love for him and question the nature of a name. When Romeo reveals himself, Juliet is startled, and the two fall into the pool where they talk of faithful vows. Hearing Nurse's beckon, Juliet asks that Romeo send for her tomorrow with the purpose of honouring their love by marriage.

Carrot Soup
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Carrot Soup

Dr Joel Gilmore demonstrates how to make a caramelised carrot soup in a pressure cooker, a recipe developed by scientist Nathan Myhrvold, and Dr Andrew Stephenson explains how ...

Dr Joel Gilmore demonstrates how to make a caramelised carrot soup in a pressure cooker, a recipe developed by scientist Nathan Myhrvold, and Dr Andrew Stephenson explains how pressure cookers work. When liquids are heated, the molecules take on enough energy to separate into a gas. However, when the molecules can't escape, as occurs in a pressure cooker, they remain trapped inside the liquids, raising the thermal energy and therefore the boiling point.

Zucchinni sheets
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Zucchinni sheets

Ben Milbourne uses a stand mixer to shave off delicately thin sheets of zucchini for a salad, and Dr Joel Gilmore explains how the mixer converts electricity into motion, ...

Ben Milbourne uses a stand mixer to shave off delicately thin sheets of zucchini for a salad, and Dr Joel Gilmore explains how the mixer converts electricity into motion, speed and torque. Torque and speed are the two main ingredients for every electric motor, with different machines requiring different levels.

Water shortages, punishment and making good
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Water shortages, punishment and making good

Clip from Holes
Mr Sir tells the boys about a place that never rains. Stanley takes the blame for stealing Mr Sir's sunflower seeds and is brought to Warden Walker. At Warden Walker's house, ...

Mr Sir tells the boys about a place that never rains. Stanley takes the blame for stealing Mr Sir's sunflower seeds and is brought to Warden Walker. At Warden Walker's house, Mr Sir's plan for punishment goes awry. Stanley returns to the digging fields to find that Zero has finished digging his hole for him. Zero claims he did so because he was being wrongfully punished. Stanley decides to finally make good on Zero request to learn to read.

Prying neighbours, inclusiveness and Charlie's world
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Prying neighbours, inclusiveness and Charlie's world

The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour ...

The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour for the invasive visit. Later, Thomas, Jackie and Charlie go for a wander into an abandoned park, and Jackie teaches Thomas to swim in the river. When the rain hits, Charlie becomes over-stimulated, so Jackie and Thomas seek shelter for them all. The cold, standoffish behaviour of the community is offset by Jackie's sensiti

Abuse, education and disability in the community
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Abuse, education and disability in the community

Walking to school, Thomas is forced to pass a group of local boys behaving abusively to a girl on Charlie's bus. Moments later, Charlie runs up to give Jackie a hug and the ...

Walking to school, Thomas is forced to pass a group of local boys behaving abusively to a girl on Charlie's bus. Moments later, Charlie runs up to give Jackie a hug and the same group begin to taunt Charlie and Thomas. The situation escalates as Charlie becomes over stimulated and afraid. The behaviour of the students and teachers highlight a disastrous lack of education around disability in the wider community. Jackie gives Thomas a birthday present and tries to support his conflicted feelings.

Charlie is a teenage boy too
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Charlie is a teenage boy too

Jackie joins the Mollison family for Thomas' birthday. Thomas, stressed and angry for Charlie's lot in life, suggests the family stop signing to Charlie. Maddie believes ...

Jackie joins the Mollison family for Thomas' birthday. Thomas, stressed and angry for Charlie's lot in life, suggests the family stop signing to Charlie. Maddie believes Charlie will be non-verbal all his life. The family bring out Thomas' cake after dinner and Jackie discovers Charlie masturbating next to her, making her very uncomfortable. Thomas loses his temper, taking it on Charlie. Afterwards, Thomas is distraught and seeks out Jackie to acknowledge his behaviour.

Mabo, the vibe, land rights and the Constitution
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Mabo, the vibe, land rights and the Constitution

Clip from The Castle
Banding together, Darryl, Farouk, Jack and Yvonne move ahead with the David and Goliath case. At court, Dennis struggles to articulate his argument, calling on a broader, ...

Banding together, Darryl, Farouk, Jack and Yvonne move ahead with the David and Goliath case. At court, Dennis struggles to articulate his argument, calling on a broader, ethical understanding of justice, the Constitution and the historical Mabo v Queensland (1992) native title case. Outside, Darryl meets retired barrister Lawrence Hammill and they chat having pride in their children, and the case. Back in court, Darryl discovers they lost. With a heavy heart, Darryl must inform his friends.

Serenity, Bonnie Doon, air travel and family holidays
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Serenity, Bonnie Doon, air travel and family holidays

Clip from The Castle
Con and Tracey, returning from their honeymoon in Thailand, are collected at the airport. Back home, Con and Tracey recount all the fascinating aspects of the flight and the ...

Con and Tracey, returning from their honeymoon in Thailand, are collected at the airport. Back home, Con and Tracey recount all the fascinating aspects of the flight and the airline, and give out gifts from Thailand. The Kerrigans leave for Bonnie Doon the next day. While the boys go fishing, Tracey does Sal's hair and they chat about children, careers and changing times. That afternoon, Darryl admires his family, the Bonnie Doon's "serenity", and the smell of a two-stroke engine.

Individual rights and the law
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Individual rights and the law

Clip from The Castle
The Kerrigans receive a notice of "compulsory acquisition" of their family home. They soon discover that their elderly neighbours Farouk, a recent migrant from Lebanon, and ...

The Kerrigans receive a notice of "compulsory acquisition" of their family home. They soon discover that their elderly neighbours Farouk, a recent migrant from Lebanon, and Jack are being evicted too. Seeking explanation at the local council, Darryl argues that "compensation" isn't the question and decides to fight the eviction head on. Darryl turns to Dennis Denuto, an incompetent but friendly lawyer who has worked with the family previously. At home, Darryl continues to celebrate family achiev

Culture shock: capitalism versus communism
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Culture shock: capitalism versus communism

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer
Ben takes Li shopping. Afterwards, Li visits the Chinese consulate where he is warned of the dangers of American capitalism and reminded to fulfil his Communist principles. ...

Ben takes Li shopping. Afterwards, Li visits the Chinese consulate where he is warned of the dangers of American capitalism and reminded to fulfil his Communist principles. During a flashback, Li's father tells him a parable about a frog and the knowledge of a different world. Back in Houston, Li struggles to reconcile life in American, the excess and wealth, with his memories of home and labour in Qingdao, Shandong province, China.

How America's travel bans affect school kids
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How America's travel bans affect school kids

Clip from The Feed
A team of talented school kids has been banned from entering America after winning a robotics competition - simply because they're from Afghanistan.

A team of talented school kids has been banned from entering America after winning a robotics competition - simply because they're from Afghanistan.

A man's home is his castle
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A man's home is his castle

Clip from The Castle
Dale Kerrigan introduces loveable patriarch and dad, Darryl (the "backbone" of the family), mother Sal ("the other bones"), brothers Steven and Wayne, sister Tracey and her ...

Dale Kerrigan introduces loveable patriarch and dad, Darryl (the "backbone" of the family), mother Sal ("the other bones"), brothers Steven and Wayne, sister Tracey and her husband Con. The Kerrigans live in Coolaroo, nestled between the airport and the power lines. They are your typical working-class family, battlers with big hearts, modest dreams and a little rough around the edges. Darryl loves their "castle", but one day he gets a visit from a property valuer that changes their lives.

A home, not a house, on just terms
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A home, not a house, on just terms

Clip from The Castle
Darryl, Dennis and Lawrence Hammill plead their case to the High Court of Australia. Lawrence argues the case thoughtfully, but the respondents make a judgemental remark about ...

Darryl, Dennis and Lawrence Hammill plead their case to the High Court of Australia. Lawrence argues the case thoughtfully, but the respondents make a judgemental remark about the Kerrigan home and Darryl looses his cool. Outside, Darryl apologises for getting heated but explains they don't understand that value is in the home, not the house. During closing remarks, Lawrence argues for just terms, the pricelessness of place and the difference between a house and a home.

Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics
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Having goals, working hard, and China-US politics

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer
Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong ...

Li and classmates secretly watch the Mikhail Baryshnikov video their teacher Chan gave him before his arrest. Li is motivated to train harder than ever. In 1976 Mao Zedong dies and China begins to interact with the West. Three years later, Houston Ballet director Ben Stevenson visits the Beijing dance academy. Ben invites Li to travel to the US and Communist Party officials debate whether Li is politically ready to resist the West.

Resilience, commitment and passion
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Resilience, commitment and passion

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer
Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the ...

Ben teaches Li the chorography of the performance. Confident in Li, but concerned about overloading him, Ben tells Li they can cancel the show. Li is determined to learn the piece. On opening night, Li freezes on stage, reflecting on his journey, his family, the Cultural Revolution, his old dance school, the arrest of teacher Chan and the parable his teacher told him about strength, courage and passion. Li begins his performance, dancing perfectly with his partner.

Racism, cultural appropriation and hypocrisy
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Racism, cultural appropriation and hypocrisy

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer
Li asks Ben about a word he was called in the street. Ben, protecting Li from the cruelty of racism, tells Li the official meaning. Elizabeth and Li go to the movies and a ...

Li asks Ben about a word he was called in the street. Ben, protecting Li from the cruelty of racism, tells Li the official meaning. Elizabeth and Li go to the movies and a Chinese restaurant for dinner. Elizabeth tries new food, and Li learns new words. The next day, Ben's principal dancer injures his shoulder. Ben suggests Li fills the position. Betty Lou asks if Li can play a Spaniard, ethically, and Ben reminds them that an American has played a Japanese character.

Dreaming, friendship and diverging realities
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Dreaming, friendship and diverging realities

Clip from Yolngu Boy
Lorrpu dreams of his childhood with Botj and Milika; of their hunts together and the time they were initiated. Milika pulls Lorrpu out of his dream. Milika has grown into a ...

Lorrpu dreams of his childhood with Botj and Milika; of their hunts together and the time they were initiated. Milika pulls Lorrpu out of his dream. Milika has grown into a great football player and is invited to ceremony by Yolngu elder, Dawu. Botj is collected from jail by his uncle, Matjala, who asks about his absent father. At the game Botj gets into a fight, almost hurting Milika. Jail has changed Botj and the progression of their friendship.

Botj ends up on the wrong side of both laws
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Botj ends up on the wrong side of both laws

Clip from Yolngu Boy
Matjala questions Lorrpu when he arrives at the hospital. Lorrpu sings by Botj's side, waiting to see if he will be okay. Lorrpu finds Milika at the oval to tells him the ...

Matjala questions Lorrpu when he arrives at the hospital. Lorrpu sings by Botj's side, waiting to see if he will be okay. Lorrpu finds Milika at the oval to tells him the news, but Milika doesn't care. A love interest between Darwu's granddaughter and Lorrpu develops. The elders remind Milika and Lorrpu of their responsibilities as dirramu (men). Lorrpu devises a plan to help his friend Botj, and Milika comes through in the end.

Self-determination, displacement and two worlds
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Self-determination, displacement and two worlds

Clip from Yolngu Boy
Botj goes to see Darwu, and determine his future. That night, he tells of getting jailed for pretending to be on turtle hunt, the boys laugh. The next day Botj visits his ...

Botj goes to see Darwu, and determine his future. That night, he tells of getting jailed for pretending to be on turtle hunt, the boys laugh. The next day Botj visits his father, finding him drunk and unable to recognise Botj. Lorrpu and Milika plead Botj's case to Darwu. Botj, caught between two worlds, turns to bad habits. Milika and Lorrpu come to an understanding about their own futures. Botj's body is found washed up below the bridge.

Creating coral hybrids
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Creating coral hybrids

Clip from Catalyst
Senior researcher Madeleine van Oppen and her team at SeaSim are successfully collecting coral samples during their yearly spawning and experimenting with new genetic corals ...

Senior researcher Madeleine van Oppen and her team at SeaSim are successfully collecting coral samples during their yearly spawning and experimenting with new genetic corals that could be more resilient to future ocean conditions. Scientists at SeaSim are also exploring the cryopreservation of genetic coral diversity, and the development and introduction of heat tolerant algae symbionts to coral larvae.

Small wins and personal demons
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Small wins and personal demons

Clip from Eddie the Eagle
Bronson and Eddie begin training. Eddie makes the 61-metre minimum jump in a practice run but falls during competition. Eddie argues for a re-jump but is refused. That ...

Bronson and Eddie begin training. Eddie makes the 61-metre minimum jump in a practice run but falls during competition. Eddie argues for a re-jump but is refused. That evening Bronson tells Eddie how proud he is of him. Defeated, Eddie leaves Bronson in the van to calls his mum to say he's coming home. The next day he learns the practice jump was recorded and he's going to the Olympics. Bronson and Eddie argue over the right time to enter the Olympics.

Good Fats
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Good Fats

What do fish, eggs, avocado and nuts have in common? They all contain good fats. Dr Veronica Chachay explains why our bodies need good fats, its role in the healthy ...

What do fish, eggs, avocado and nuts have in common? They all contain good fats. Dr Veronica Chachay explains why our bodies need good fats, its role in the healthy functioning of our cells, systems and organs, and how to pick the good fats from the bad.

Priest agrees to wedding but warns against haste
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Priest agrees to wedding but warns against haste

Clip from Romeo + Juliet
Romeo visits Fr Lawrence and implores him to fulfil the rival lovers' plan to wed. Struck that Romeo speaks of rich Capulet's fair daughter, Fr Lawrence accuses him of a ...

Romeo visits Fr Lawrence and implores him to fulfil the rival lovers' plan to wed. Struck that Romeo speaks of rich Capulet's fair daughter, Fr Lawrence accuses him of a young and wavering heart, but Romeo persists. Hoping a union between Romeo and Juliet will end the rivalry between the houses, Fr Lawrence agrees to perform the rites, but cautions against acting impetuously.

Romeo at odds
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Romeo at odds

Clip from Romeo + Juliet
Romeo is seen lingering at the Verona beach. In the car, Ted and Caroline, Romeo's parents, agonise over his heavy-hearted. Fearing his self-afflicted isolation, they ask ...

Romeo is seen lingering at the Verona beach. In the car, Ted and Caroline, Romeo's parents, agonise over his heavy-hearted. Fearing his self-afflicted isolation, they ask Benvolio, Romeo's cousin, to appease their child's black and portentous mood. On the beach, Benvolio asks what sadness occupies the days and Romeo talks of unrequited love, but is disappointed to see Benvolio has involved himself in another violent fray.

Juliet at odds
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Juliet at odds

Clip from Romeo + Juliet
The Capulet mansion makes preparations for a party. Gloria Capulet, Julia's mother, seeks her daydreaming daughter, enlisting the help of Nurse. Once found, Juliet is ...

The Capulet mansion makes preparations for a party. Gloria Capulet, Julia's mother, seeks her daydreaming daughter, enlisting the help of Nurse. Once found, Juliet is entreated to consider suitor, Paris, a suitor no less to be attending the evening's events. Juliet offers to look, but will not be convinced by her mother. Upon Juliet's defiance, Nurse whispers her blessing, telling Juliet to find the happiness she deserves.

Emulsions
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Emulsions

Dr Joel Gilmore makes he's favourite party food: mayonnaise, and explains how the emulsifying process links oil and water molecules together. Emulsifiers or "emulgents" are ...

Dr Joel Gilmore makes he's favourite party food: mayonnaise, and explains how the emulsifying process links oil and water molecules together. Emulsifiers or "emulgents" are compounds that are part hydrophilic (water-soluble) and part hydrophobic (water-fearing), allowing them to attract both water and oil components and bind them together. But as you'll learn, it’s a tricky balance.

Are cold and flu ads a scam?
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Are cold and flu ads a scam?

There's so many products out there claiming to relieve cold and flu - but most of them are more about clever marketing than genuine science.

There's so many products out there claiming to relieve cold and flu - but most of them are more about clever marketing than genuine science.

Mt Everest Sherpa rescue team
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Mt Everest Sherpa rescue team

Clip from The Feed
Meet the Sherpa rescue team that is looking to help decrease the number of injuries and fatalities that take place on Mt Everest. So often, when somebody calls for help, ...

Meet the Sherpa rescue team that is looking to help decrease the number of injuries and fatalities that take place on Mt Everest. So often, when somebody calls for help, they're too high up to be rescued in time. Join the team on a daring mission as they attempt to save a woman overcome with frostbite and stranded at a place called the Death Zone which is over 8000m high.

Climate change and space exploration
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Climate change and space exploration

Clip from The Feed
With all of the pressing concerns regarding climate change, astrophysicist, Jess Bloom, weighs in some of the effects we're seeing now. Plus, is making our home on another ...

With all of the pressing concerns regarding climate change, astrophysicist, Jess Bloom, weighs in some of the effects we're seeing now. Plus, is making our home on another planet our hope for the future That may not actually be the case and it's important to conserve the planet we inhabit now, but Jess discusses why she still thinks exploring space is something to get excited about. (Coarse language.)

It's not a house it's a home
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It's not a house it's a home

Clip from The Castle
Darryl puts his case to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, arguing family homes are priceless, the importance of being just and fair, and "a man's home is his castle". ...

Darryl puts his case to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, arguing family homes are priceless, the importance of being just and fair, and "a man's home is his castle". Farouk and Darryl are optimistic, but learn AirLink is a formidable opponent. As they deliberate, Sal asks Farouk what he was offered in compensation. Farouk explains that the planes don't bother him because in Beirut is not value that is dropped, offering an anecdote on political conflict. Darryl decides to fight AirLink.

Bureaucracy, political bullies and the little guys
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Bureaucracy, political bullies and the little guys

Clip from The Castle
Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money ...

Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money and Ron insinuates that political frustrations could spill into other parts of life. Dennis, intimidated and pessimistic, tries to convince Darryl to take the money but Darryl sticks to his guns. That night, Sal tells her sons about falling in love with Darryl and his principles. (Coarse language.)

Li arrives in Houston, Texas
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Li arrives in Houston, Texas

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer
Li Cunxin arrives in Houston, Texas, and is collected from the airport by Ben, Cynthia, Betty Lou, Mason Lori and Dilworth from the Houston Ballet Company. Li is shocked by ...

Li Cunxin arrives in Houston, Texas, and is collected from the airport by Ben, Cynthia, Betty Lou, Mason Lori and Dilworth from the Houston Ballet Company. Li is shocked by the scale and grandeur of the new world he is seeing. That night, Li thinks of his life at home in 1972, the harsh reality of Shandong province, Mao's Cultural Revolution and what lead him to where he is now.

Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle
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Feminist themes in Howl's Moving Castle

Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself ...

Sophie walks down a back alley and is confronted by two soldiers who act inappropriately towards her, taunting her vulnerability. Fortunately, Howl appears and offers himself as her escort. The scene deals with gender politics, power and aggression.

Learning to trust each other and their knowledge
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Learning to trust each other and their knowledge

Clip from Yolngu Boy
The boys set out for Darwin, with only themselves, their memories and their hopes. Lorrpu leads the group, entreating the others to trust him and their cultural knowledge. ...

The boys set out for Darwin, with only themselves, their memories and their hopes. Lorrpu leads the group, entreating the others to trust him and their cultural knowledge. Back home in north-eastern Arnhem Lab, Matjala reasons with police to give him a chance to find the boys first. Bäru Dirramu (crocodile man) visits Botj, Milika and Lorrpu as they dream.

Racism, persecution and revenge
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Racism, persecution and revenge

Clip from Holes
At camp, Warden Walker is annoyed by the lack of results. While in Green Lake, Charles "Trout" Walker has become enraged that Katherine rejected him for Sam and has incited ...

At camp, Warden Walker is annoyed by the lack of results. While in Green Lake, Charles "Trout" Walker has become enraged that Katherine rejected him for Sam and has incited the town to persecute him. Katherine is heartbroken and seeks revenge on those involved, transforming into the infamous "Kissing Kate". The scene deals with American history, racism and law.

Thomas struggles to accept his brother
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Thomas struggles to accept his brother

Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. ...

Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. Hearing his mother's furious call, he finds that Charlie has had an accident and is enjoying the sensory stimulation of playing with it. Maggie signs for Charlie to stop. Thomas and Maggie get into an argument over the responsibility. Thomas struggles to cope with the extra duties around the home and being a "normal" teena

Acceptance, support and family bonds
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Acceptance, support and family bonds

Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to ...

Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to life. That night Jackie and the family attend Charlie's school play, Animals Afloat. Charlie's partner gets stage fright, and Thomas joins his brother on stage. The two brothers celebrate their theatrical success by sharing a bubble bath. In the bath, Thomas gets emotional and admits he used to wish Charlie was "normal".

New school, cruel kids and spectrum disorder
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New school, cruel kids and spectrum disorder

Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids ...

Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids derided him for the way he behaves. The next morning, Charlie accidentally breaks a carton of eggs, offering an insight into Charlie's sensory experience of the world. Later, local kids make cruel remarks as Charlie's bus drives past. At school, Thomas is made to wear second-hand swimmers and called reductive names by his new

Kindness, understanding and frustration
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Kindness, understanding and frustration

During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage ...

During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage him in speaking. The next day, Jackie finds Thomas after school and invites both Thomas and Charlie to walk home with her. Jackie learns how to say "hello" in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and gets an insight into the stresses of being a carer, and a teenager.

Secret love and an arranged marriage
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Secret love and an arranged marriage

Clip from Romeo + Juliet
Romeo and Juliet are interrupted when Nurse announces Gloria Capulet's imminent arrival. Romeo escapes, and Juliet agonises over their secret love. When Gloria reveals Juliet ...

Romeo and Juliet are interrupted when Nurse announces Gloria Capulet's imminent arrival. Romeo escapes, and Juliet agonises over their secret love. When Gloria reveals Juliet be made a wife on Thursday, Juliet re-joins that wedding Paris will not make her a joyful bride. Gloria relays Juliet's sentiment to Fulgencio. Fulgencio is furious, threatening to disown her for disobedience. Nurse suggests she submit to the wedding, as Romeo's life is already lost. Juliet asks Nurse tell Gloria she has le

Don't sell yourself short
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Don't sell yourself short

Clip from Eddie the Eagle
Regardless of his personal success and British Olympic record, Eddie experiences the harsh and classist world of Olympics sports. Despite this, he discovers his unique ...

Regardless of his personal success and British Olympic record, Eddie experiences the harsh and classist world of Olympics sports. Despite this, he discovers his unique performance and personality have found him fame. Seeking approval from Bronson, he realises he's let the media attention overshadow his Olympic dreams. That night, Eddie contemplates the 90-metre slope and his Olympic future. The next day Eddie holds a press conference, apologising for his antics and announcing his participation i

Chilli Seeds
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Chilli Seeds

Ever wondered why chillies are so hot? Ben Milbourne whips up a quick chilli jam while Dr Joel Gilmore explains what creates the burning sensation and why it's only effective ...

Ever wondered why chillies are so hot? Ben Milbourne whips up a quick chilli jam while Dr Joel Gilmore explains what creates the burning sensation and why it's only effective on mammals.

Starch
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Starch

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald teaches us about the unique properties of starch. Starch is a polymeric carbohydrate that is usually produced at night; giving it a specific ...

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald teaches us about the unique properties of starch. Starch is a polymeric carbohydrate that is usually produced at night; giving it a specific semi-crystalline structure. When these semi-crystalline regions are introduced to heat and water they become soluble, undergoing recrystallisation when cooled (glass transition), but if you continue to add heat and water the starch granules bind the water and cause gelatinisation.

National Sea Simulator (SeaSim)
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National Sea Simulator (SeaSim)

Clip from Catalyst
Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Queensland, is home to the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim). SeaSim controls over 3 million litres of seawater that flows through its ...

Australian Institute of Marine Sciences, Queensland, is home to the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim). SeaSim controls over 3 million litres of seawater that flows through its 33 tanks each day. By adjusting the light, salinity, temperatures, acidity and pollutants, scientists at SeaSim can test coral behaviour under predicted ocean conditions. At the heart of this research is Madeleine van Oppen, in conjunction with Ruth Gates, from the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology.

Birthday celebration on Neighbours
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Birthday celebration on Neighbours

Clip from Neighbours
Aaron's friends surprise him with a birthday cake and discuss the preparations for his impending birthday party.

Aaron's friends surprise him with a birthday cake and discuss the preparations for his impending birthday party.

Honeycomb
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Honeycomb

Ben Milbourne and Joel Gilmore whip up a batch of raspberry honeycomb and explain the chemical reactions occurring along the way. Honeycomb occurs when the bio carbonate soda ...

Ben Milbourne and Joel Gilmore whip up a batch of raspberry honeycomb and explain the chemical reactions occurring along the way. Honeycomb occurs when the bio carbonate soda interacts with the caramelised sugars, creating bubbles of carbon dioxide and giving the honeycomb its fluffy hard-crack appearance.

 Scotty's pork rind
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Scotty's pork rind

Professor Tamara Davis explains the importance of fast-moving particles (heat) and the role of a good heat conductor (oil) when cooking meats effectively. Meanwhile, Ben and ...

Professor Tamara Davis explains the importance of fast-moving particles (heat) and the role of a good heat conductor (oil) when cooking meats effectively. Meanwhile, Ben and Scotty dehydrate a piece of pork rind using salts and discuss the perfect crackle technique.

Chilli rib steak
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Chilli rib steak

Ben Milbourne demonstrates how the dry ageing technique uses salt to draw out the moisture in proteins and prepare the perfect steak.

Ben Milbourne demonstrates how the dry ageing technique uses salt to draw out the moisture in proteins and prepare the perfect steak.

Life in a Victorian slum - child labour
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Life in a Victorian slum - child labour

Sending young children to work seems cruel by modern standards but in 1886 London it was necessary for a family's very survival.

Sending young children to work seems cruel by modern standards but in 1886 London it was necessary for a family's very survival.

Citizenship, defection and individual choice
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Citizenship, defection and individual choice

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer
Worried his choice to stay in the US reflects badly on the ballet company, Li decides to talk to the Chinese consulate in Houston. Inside the consulate, Ben and Charles ...

Worried his choice to stay in the US reflects badly on the ballet company, Li decides to talk to the Chinese consulate in Houston. Inside the consulate, Ben and Charles attempt to negotiate with diplomats but the vice consul asks to speak with Li privately. Li is detained after he explains to the official he wants to stay in the US. Amid media attention and a possible diplomatic row, consular official Zhang concedes Li is permitted to remain in the US but the dancer's Chinese citizenship is revo

Family resilience and individual dreams
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Family resilience and individual dreams

Clip from Mao's Last Dancer
Back home, Li's family suffers the consequences of his defection. Communist Party officials visit the family home intent of shaming the family. Li's mother, distraught and ...

Back home, Li's family suffers the consequences of his defection. Communist Party officials visit the family home intent of shaming the family. Li's mother, distraught and protective of him, blames the party for taking her son away. Li tells Ben of his plan to move to Florida with Elizabeth and Ben convinces him to stay in Houston, with what family he has here. Li continues to have nightmares about his family and the consequences of his actions. Li and Elizabeth's relationship deteriorates.

Home, memories and land theft
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Home, memories and land theft

Clip from The Castle
Sal finds Darryl packing up the "pool room" and they discuss taking care of Jack and looking for a new home. Darryl talks about memories, displacement and Australia's history ...

Sal finds Darryl packing up the "pool room" and they discuss taking care of Jack and looking for a new home. Darryl talks about memories, displacement and Australia's history of land theft, when Lawrence "Lawry" Hammill makes a surprise visit. Lawry explains he was a retired QC (Queen's council), or "lawyers rich people use", who specialised in Australian constitutional law and offers to appear on Darryl's behalf, pro bono.

Botj struggles to find a place for himself
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Botj struggles to find a place for himself

Clip from Yolngu Boy
Botj watches Milika and Lorrpu's ceremony into manhood. Afterwards, he goes to see his estranged mother. The next day, envious of Milika and Lorrpu, Botj pressures them into ...

Botj watches Milika and Lorrpu's ceremony into manhood. Afterwards, he goes to see his estranged mother. The next day, envious of Milika and Lorrpu, Botj pressures them into breaking into the local store. Botj gets into a fight with Lorrpu. Feeling isolated and angry, Botj decides to get high. Memories of Bäru (crocodile) initiation and anxieties about his future flash through his mind and he spins out of control, trashing the Youth Centre.

DIY hand sanitiser test
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DIY hand sanitiser test

Clip from Scope
Junior scientist Jeffrey shows us how to test if our sanitisers are really keeping our hands clean and how to choose the right product. To conduct this experiment yourself, ...

Junior scientist Jeffrey shows us how to test if our sanitisers are really keeping our hands clean and how to choose the right product. To conduct this experiment yourself, you will need agar agar plates, a sample of Sarcina lutea, cotton wool tips, clear film, filter paper, the sanitisers you want to test and a temperature controlled environment.

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