The common yabby is a freshwater crustacean common to Australia and usually found in swamps, creeks, rivers and dams. Junior scientist Sam is here to tell us a little more about the blue yabby, or Cherax destructor, and explain how to set up your own yabby tank, from washing the pebbles to conditioning the water.
The Royal Flying Doctors Service's Andrew Kilcross reveals how they travel around Australia in a fleet of 61 planes to provide emergency care and medical advice in rural and remote areas.
From Scope Medical Science 27/9/2012
Behind The News visits a school that is trying to find a better balance between wrapping kids in bubble wrap and teaching responsible risktaking behaviour.
No one wants to get hurt... but some reckon the cuts and bruises that kids get from playing outside are actually a really import
Very brief overview of mini robots
Hannah, Bella, Colwyn and Harrison of Walkerville Primary School experiment with different materials to find the best rubber band ball and explain the science behind these bouncy wonders. To make your own, you'll need two types of rubber bands, a styrofoam ball, ping-pong balls, sticky putty, a measuring tape, colours makers, a pen and paper and a safe place for testing your inventions. Did you know the rubber band was patented in 1845 by British inventor and factory owner Stephen Perry?
Students go to the Booth of Truth to reveal some of the characteristics of good friends, and Kayne Tremills counts down the top five tips.
Kayne Tremills discusses some of the things to look out for in a friend's behaviour that might be hurtful, particularly if they occur regularly.
Dance Academy actress Dena Kaplan tells Kayne Tremills the story of how she and her friends grew apart at high school.
Behind The News learns why television sets shouldn't be thrown into landfill and how parts of electronic devices can be recycled.
If you wanted to get rid of an old TV set you wouldn't chuck it in the recycling bin would you? But that doesn't mean electronic
Behind The News examines the place of gaming culture in South Korea and what it takes to succeed in tournaments.
Behind The News reveals how the expansion of the fast food industry across the globe is contributing to obesity in developing countries, including cheap soft drinks in Mexico, new takeaways in China, a snack boat in Brazil, and diabetes in India.
Obesity has been a problem in the western world for a long time. But now developing countries, which once struggled even to feed
Junior scientist Elizabeth teaches us a useful trick for working out multiplications, while junior scientist Sam shows us how to use math to perform magic. All you need for these handy tricks is a pen, your fingers, a deck of cards and a willing participant.
Looks at shapes that are commonly used in the construction of a road: arches and triangles.
Road engineer Ben Champion describes the shapes that are used to construct a road, arches and triangles.
At a loss for words? Expand your vocabulary with these unique terms from some of Australia's 300 Indigenous languages.