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Blindfolded hugging for reconciliation
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Blindfolded hugging for reconciliation

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Behind The News shares the Indigenous student Jasirah Bin Hitam's reconciliation trust exercise, where she stood blindfolded on a beach inviting strangers to hug her to ...

Behind The News shares the Indigenous student Jasirah Bin Hitam's reconciliation trust exercise, where she stood blindfolded on a beach inviting strangers to hug her to counter reported distrust of Aboriginals.

The effects of loud music on our hearing
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The effects of loud music on our hearing

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The World Health Organisation has warned more than a billion kids risk hearing loss because they listen to music too loudly. BTN investigates what really happens when we crank ...

The World Health Organisation has warned more than a billion kids risk hearing loss because they listen to music too loudly. BTN investigates what really happens when we crank up the volume.

Indigenous parliament
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Indigenous parliament

Meet Audrey who is representing her community in an Indigenous parliament in Canberra. Here she shares her experience as they discuss and debate the issues relating to her ...

Meet Audrey who is representing her community in an Indigenous parliament in Canberra. Here she shares her experience as they discuss and debate the issues relating to her people and community

Quidditch for muggles
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Quidditch for muggles

Always wanted to played quidditch like Harry Potter? Well now you can. BTN checks out the growing popularity of the sport for the non-magical.

Always wanted to played quidditch like Harry Potter? Well now you can. BTN checks out the growing popularity of the sport for the non-magical.

Bringing dinosaurs back to life
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Bringing dinosaurs back to life

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How do we know what dinosaurs looked like if we've never seen them in real life? An international show combining the efforts of palaentologists, researchers and puppeteers is ...

How do we know what dinosaurs looked like if we've never seen them in real life? An international show combining the efforts of palaentologists, researchers and puppeteers is bringing dinosaurs to life and allows us to experience what they might have been like close up.

Why bees are important
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Why bees are important

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A lot of people are scared of bees because they sting, but many of us don't understand how important they really are. Find out about what they do, how it affects us and the ...

A lot of people are scared of bees because they sting, but many of us don't understand how important they really are. Find out about what they do, how it affects us and the food we eat and some of the serious concerns they are facing as a species.

Should parents monitor what you do online?
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Should parents monitor what you do online?

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A new study shows that most kids don't want their parents bothering them about what they're doing online. In this video, we hear from several students about how much privacy ...

A new study shows that most kids don't want their parents bothering them about what they're doing online. In this video, we hear from several students about how much privacy they think kids should have on the internet and learn about some of the risks of going online unmonitored.

Who was Gough Whitlam?
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Who was Gough Whitlam?

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Gough Whitlam was the prime minister of Australia for a few years in the 1970s and although he only led for a short time, a lot of big changes were made during his tenure. ...

Gough Whitlam was the prime minister of Australia for a few years in the 1970s and although he only led for a short time, a lot of big changes were made during his tenure. From making higher education more affordable for students, recognising the important role of Indigenous people in Australia's history to exiting the Vietnam War, Whitlam was the leader during one of the most transformative periods in Australia's history.

What is a concussion and how to prevent them
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What is a concussion and how to prevent them

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Kids who are active in sports can sometimes run the risk of injuries, such as a concussion. This video explains how concussions occur and talks about some of the preventive ...

Kids who are active in sports can sometimes run the risk of injuries, such as a concussion. This video explains how concussions occur and talks about some of the preventive measures student athletes and others can take to protect themselves.

Using the science of forensics to solve crimes
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Using the science of forensics to solve crimes

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Dr Rob heads out to a burglary and teams up with Scenes of Crime Investigator Nicole Tadina from Queensland Police Service to try and catch the culprit!

Dr Rob heads out to a burglary and teams up with Scenes of Crime Investigator Nicole Tadina from Queensland Police Service to try and catch the culprit!

Forces and motion of ocean waves
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Forces and motion of ocean waves

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An introduction to the power and motion of waves, including an example of the technology involved in surfing.

An introduction to the power and motion of waves, including an example of the technology involved in surfing.

Predicting bushfires
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Predicting bushfires

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Dr Rob heads out to the CSIRO's HQ to catch up with Fire Scientist Andrew Sullivan and learn all about how their amazing 'pyrotron' device is helping predict bushfires!

Dr Rob heads out to the CSIRO's HQ to catch up with Fire Scientist Andrew Sullivan and learn all about how their amazing 'pyrotron' device is helping predict bushfires!

Nelson Mandela
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Nelson Mandela

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Nelson Mandela led the fight against apartheid in South Africa and ended up serving several years in prison because of it. Find out what apartheid was all about and how ...

Nelson Mandela led the fight against apartheid in South Africa and ended up serving several years in prison because of it. Find out what apartheid was all about and how Mandela was able to claim victory and be recognised for his efforts in the end.

Fighting to protect orangutans
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Fighting to protect orangutans

Talia is passionate about orangutans and wants to protect them but the massive palm oil industry is quickly taking over their home in the rainforest. Find out what she's doing ...

Talia is passionate about orangutans and wants to protect them but the massive palm oil industry is quickly taking over their home in the rainforest. Find out what she's doing to help ensure the orangutans continue to thrive despite losing so much of their home.

Childhood cancer treatments
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Childhood cancer treatments

Adam has had leukaemia three times and he shares his story about how someone gets cancer and the chemotherapy treatment he's had to help him get better.

Adam has had leukaemia three times and he shares his story about how someone gets cancer and the chemotherapy treatment he's had to help him get better.

The Mars One project
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The Mars One project

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Tristan is one of the candidates for the upcoming Mars One project that plans to send four people on a oneway trip to Mars by 2024. How does he plan to stay busy stuck on Mars ...

Tristan is one of the candidates for the upcoming Mars One project that plans to send four people on a oneway trip to Mars by 2024. How does he plan to stay busy stuck on Mars for the rest of his life and what sort of living conditions can he expect In this video, we learn about those things as well as the intent behind this mission.

Attending space school
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Attending space school

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Kids at a space camp learn from a retired astronaut what it's like to travel in space. A lot of these kids want to be involved with space travel in some way and they have ...

Kids at a space camp learn from a retired astronaut what it's like to travel in space. A lot of these kids want to be involved with space travel in some way and they have great questions about his experience, from what he ate to what it was like to live without gravity.

Why some people can curl their tongue
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Why some people can curl their tongue

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Sisters Manpreet and Gurpreet stick their tongues out at Dr Chris when asking why some people can curl their tongues and others can't. Dr Chris provides the best answer ...

Sisters Manpreet and Gurpreet stick their tongues out at Dr Chris when asking why some people can curl their tongues and others can't. Dr Chris provides the best answer medical science can offer.

The history (and future) of Australia day
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The history (and future) of Australia day

January 26th is Australia Day, a beloved tradition and fun celebration that people look forward to every year. However, as we examine the history of that date, we see why some ...

January 26th is Australia Day, a beloved tradition and fun celebration that people look forward to every year. However, as we examine the history of that date, we see why some people feel that the national holiday should be moved to another day and consider some of the suggested alternatives.

Standing classroom only?
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Standing classroom only?

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Research says that standing is better than sitting when trying to learn. Schools have begun using desk that allow students to stand or sit. Research has begun to see if the ...

Research says that standing is better than sitting when trying to learn. Schools have begun using desk that allow students to stand or sit. Research has begun to see if the desk positively affects the students.

The habitat rap
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The habitat rap

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Harrison explains what a habitat is and visits the ocean, where he learns what animals live in the intertidal zone.

Harrison explains what a habitat is and visits the ocean, where he learns what animals live in the intertidal zone.

Surprising health benefits of pet therapy
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Surprising health benefits of pet therapy

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Students employ the help of cats and dogs as pet therapy helps them to relax and prepare for upcoming exams. This video shows how pet therapy can help with everything from ...

Students employ the help of cats and dogs as pet therapy helps them to relax and prepare for upcoming exams. This video shows how pet therapy can help with everything from anxiety to heart health or even assisting someone with autism.

Transferring a baby hippo between zoos
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Transferring a baby hippo between zoos

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Nat talks to zookeeper Nicole Newell who is overseeing the transfer of a baby pygmy hippo, the first to be bred there in 31 years. From Melbourne to Adelaide, the ninehour ...

Nat talks to zookeeper Nicole Newell who is overseeing the transfer of a baby pygmy hippo, the first to be bred there in 31 years. From Melbourne to Adelaide, the ninehour trip will take place in a special crate, which the young one has already been getting familiar with right down to daily food rewards within. Scott welcomes the young pygmy hippo to his new home and learns about the hippo's diet.

What to do if you break your leg
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What to do if you break your leg

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Doctors Chris and Xand show us around a playground and warn of the danger of various accidents that can happen there. Xand trips over some playground equipment, breaking his ...

Doctors Chris and Xand show us around a playground and warn of the danger of various accidents that can happen there. Xand trips over some playground equipment, breaking his leg. What follows is Chris attending his brother in the proper way, and then a trip to an elementary school, where both doctors reenact the spill to involve and educate the students.

What's funny about the funny bone
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What's funny about the funny bone

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Millie and Sharna pose a 'funny' question to Dr Chris. They wonder why the funny bone is named as such and why it tingles when you bang it. Dr Chris' answer is bangon as he ...

Millie and Sharna pose a 'funny' question to Dr Chris. They wonder why the funny bone is named as such and why it tingles when you bang it. Dr Chris' answer is bangon as he notes that it's actually a nerve.

The chemistry of cooking
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The chemistry of cooking

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Scope interviews a master chef to find out how food changes chemically during cooking.

Scope interviews a master chef to find out how food changes chemically during cooking.

Why you get a stitch when you run
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Why you get a stitch when you run

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Dr Chris answers Benita's question about why we get the stitch with an answer that involves running, eating, and targeted blood distribution.

Dr Chris answers Benita's question about why we get the stitch with an answer that involves running, eating, and targeted blood distribution.

Government bailouts
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Government bailouts

Why do some business qualify for a government bailout when they begin to lose money That's the question we examine here as we talk about the rationale behind government ...

Why do some business qualify for a government bailout when they begin to lose money That's the question we examine here as we talk about the rationale behind government bailouts and some of the reasons others oppose them.

Behind the proposed burka ban
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Behind the proposed burka ban

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Some in government have suggested that people should be banned from wearing burkas in public. Burkas are one of many types of head coverings that women who practise Islam may ...

Some in government have suggested that people should be banned from wearing burkas in public. Burkas are one of many types of head coverings that women who practise Islam may choose to wear. Learn more about the religion and practices and hear from some young Muslim girls who disagree with the notion of a ban.

Youth poverty and homelessness
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Youth poverty and homelessness

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Sarah ended up homeless as a teenager after some bad situations at home and she says that most teenagers that end up homeless or living in poverty do so at no fault of their ...

Sarah ended up homeless as a teenager after some bad situations at home and she says that most teenagers that end up homeless or living in poverty do so at no fault of their own. Having come through her difficulties, Sarah is now committed to doing charity work to assist homeless teens who now find themselves in a situation like the one she was once in.

Living with Asperger's
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Living with Asperger's

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Declan shares what it's like to live with Asperger's syndrome and how his brain operates differently than someone's without the condition. Because of how his brain functions, ...

Declan shares what it's like to live with Asperger's syndrome and how his brain operates differently than someone's without the condition. Because of how his brain functions, Declan has unique challenges that he has to face in his life but he's also chosen to embrace the positives.

Amazing, thought powered bionic spine
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Amazing, thought powered bionic spine

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Usually when you break a bone, your body can repair it in a couple of months. But when it comes to the spine, breaking a bone can rob someone of their ability to walk! That's ...

Usually when you break a bone, your body can repair it in a couple of months. But when it comes to the spine, breaking a bone can rob someone of their ability to walk! That's why Dr Nick Opie and Gil Rind from the University of Melbourne are working on a device which could one day help paraplegics get back on their feet.

The science of hair
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The science of hair

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Harrison learns why humans have hair and animals have fur. He also shows what a hairdresser does and why hair turns grey.

Harrison learns why humans have hair and animals have fur. He also shows what a hairdresser does and why hair turns grey.

History of the car
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History of the car

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Harrison discusses the characteristics of the first motor vehicles.

Harrison discusses the characteristics of the first motor vehicles.

How animated movies are made
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How animated movies are made

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Nat speaks with stopmotion animator Pierce Davison, who shows how to make plasticine characters come to life. From the initial scripts and illustrations to 3D computer ...

Nat speaks with stopmotion animator Pierce Davison, who shows how to make plasticine characters come to life. From the initial scripts and illustrations to 3D computer modelling, the results are turned over to a sculptor. Nat is amazed to find out it takes 25 frames (still photos) to create one second of animated film!

The euphoria of gliding
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The euphoria of gliding

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Scott gets glider pilot Brendan Swart to coach and help pilot him today. The coach jokes and reassures Scott at the moment he straps on his parachute. The name of the game is ...

Scott gets glider pilot Brendan Swart to coach and help pilot him today. The coach jokes and reassures Scott at the moment he straps on his parachute. The name of the game is getting into a rising air current. You can always get off the ground with the aid of a winch, or powered Pawnee aircraft.

How does camouflage clothing work?
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How does camouflage clothing work?

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The purpose of the camouflage uniforms for soldiers is for protection. The uniform colours are based on the environment of the soldiers and there are special test to see how ...

The purpose of the camouflage uniforms for soldiers is for protection. The uniform colours are based on the environment of the soldiers and there are special test to see how visible soldiers' camouflage really is.

Food and energy levels for the body's needs
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Food and energy levels for the body's needs

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Dr Xand is making a pig out of himself by eating up parts of an experiment Dr Chris has set up. But is Xand choosing the proper food fuel

Dr Xand is making a pig out of himself by eating up parts of an experiment Dr Chris has set up. But is Xand choosing the proper food fuel

Racing competitions using pedal power
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Racing competitions using pedal power

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Leela investigates some pretty crazy contraptions that use good oldfashioned pedal power. These 'bikes' can go 60 to 100kmh, depending on the driver. High school groups of up ...

Leela investigates some pretty crazy contraptions that use good oldfashioned pedal power. These 'bikes' can go 60 to 100kmh, depending on the driver. High school groups of up to 12 riders enter competitions to do as many laps round the track as possible relay style. Inside the cockpit we see the air vent for cooling the rider, speed tracker. Danielle Fattori, the team's manager, tells Leela about the beep test training sessions twice a week, at recess and lunch.

Enviroweek outdoor classroom
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Enviroweek outdoor classroom

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Kids leave technology, electricity and all of their devices behind for a week to cut down on the amount of energy that their classroom uses. They head outside for class and ...

Kids leave technology, electricity and all of their devices behind for a week to cut down on the amount of energy that their classroom uses. They head outside for class and begin to see just how much they rely on electricity in daily life and think about how they may cut down on their use in the future.

How to make fake mucous
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How to make fake mucous

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Snot is gross, but it plays an important role in the body's immune system! Join junior scientist Phoebe, as she whips up a batch of fake snot that has the same consistency and ...

Snot is gross, but it plays an important role in the body's immune system! Join junior scientist Phoebe, as she whips up a batch of fake snot that has the same consistency and viscosity as the real thing.

Sneakers of the future
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Sneakers of the future

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When it comes to professional running, the right shoe can make all the difference. Meet Christopher Bishop from the University of South Australia who is using 3D modelling to ...

When it comes to professional running, the right shoe can make all the difference. Meet Christopher Bishop from the University of South Australia who is using 3D modelling to help design the sneakers of the future.

Designing your own video game
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Designing your own video game

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Imagine how cool it would be to design your own video game starring you! A group of kids got to do just that, designing their characters and storylines, taking pictures in ...

Imagine how cool it would be to design your own video game starring you! A group of kids got to do just that, designing their characters and storylines, taking pictures in front of a green screen and using stopmotion animation to bring their ideas to life.

Hair bugs
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Hair bugs

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Harrison explains what lice are and why they make you itch.

Harrison explains what lice are and why they make you itch.

Why puberty produces spots and acne
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Why puberty produces spots and acne

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Dr Xand explains how a spot forms on your skin. Visiting a special clinic at Oxford University's Department of Dermatology, he discusses the cause, treatment, and myths about ...

Dr Xand explains how a spot forms on your skin. Visiting a special clinic at Oxford University's Department of Dermatology, he discusses the cause, treatment, and myths about acne with consultant Tess McPherson. A chat and checkup with 15yearold patient, Josh, demonstrates the successful healing and confidence boost taking place.

Electric cars are going mainstream
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Electric cars are going mainstream

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Most of the cars you see on the road today are powered by fossil fuels. But that's slowly changing. Meet Brendan Condon from The Cape, his electric car is one of the first to ...

Most of the cars you see on the road today are powered by fossil fuels. But that's slowly changing. Meet Brendan Condon from The Cape, his electric car is one of the first to make its way out of the niche and into the mainstream, but it won't be the last.

How parachutes work using surface tension and drag
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How parachutes work using surface tension and drag

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Learn how parachutes use surface tension and drag to get people safely and slowly to ground.

Learn how parachutes use surface tension and drag to get people safely and slowly to ground.

Puberty and hair growth
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Puberty and hair growth

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One of the doctors assures us all that new hair growth everywhere on the body is normal for every pubescent mammal on the planet!

One of the doctors assures us all that new hair growth everywhere on the body is normal for every pubescent mammal on the planet!

Why do cars crash?
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Why do cars crash?

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Harrison learns about the factors that can cause cars to crash.

Harrison learns about the factors that can cause cars to crash.

How biomechanics can help prevent sports injuries
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How biomechanics can help prevent sports injuries

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Biomechanic techniques are being used to find the best way to keep athletes from getting an injury.

Biomechanic techniques are being used to find the best way to keep athletes from getting an injury.

How climate change is impacting mangroves
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How climate change is impacting mangroves

Mangroves are the home to many different animals and sea creatures and play the crucial role of protecting coastlines against erosion during big storms. Unfortunately, due to ...

Mangroves are the home to many different animals and sea creatures and play the crucial role of protecting coastlines against erosion during big storms. Unfortunately, due to the impact of climate change, mangroves are under threat and as we're taught all of the important roles mangroves play in nature, we also reflect on how important it is to preserve them for the future.

Farming camels for milk
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Farming camels for milk

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Did you know that camel milk has more iron and protein than cow's milk Learn about the Aussie farmer who raises camels for their milk.

Did you know that camel milk has more iron and protein than cow's milk Learn about the Aussie farmer who raises camels for their milk.

Super-fast electric chargers
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Super-fast electric chargers

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A lot of things require charging these days; from phones, to laptops and now cars. Join Andrew Wilson from the University of Queensland as he walks you through some of the ...

A lot of things require charging these days; from phones, to laptops and now cars. Join Andrew Wilson from the University of Queensland as he walks you through some of the fastest car chargers in Australia.

Tech that checks taste testers
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Tech that checks taste testers

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The University of Melbourne's Sigfredo Fuentes and Damir Torrico demonstrate technology that monitors how our faces react when tasting food, comparing taste testers' ...

The University of Melbourne's Sigfredo Fuentes and Damir Torrico demonstrate technology that monitors how our faces react when tasting food, comparing taste testers' unconscious microreactions to new food products to what we tell market researchers.

The impact of social media on young people's wellbeing
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The impact of social media on young people's wellbeing

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A recent study found that four out of five widely used social media sites were having a negative effect on young people’s wellbeing. Find out which ones they are.

A recent study found that four out of five widely used social media sites were having a negative effect on young people’s wellbeing. Find out which ones they are.

The science behind aerial circus acts
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The science behind aerial circus acts

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Meet two circus performers who explain how science helps them to stay off the ground for as long as possible.

Meet two circus performers who explain how science helps them to stay off the ground for as long as possible.

Parkour for beginners
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Parkour for beginners

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Cirkidz's Jono Dragt introduces the ParkAwesome program, where children learn the basics of parkour and develop skills that help them perform acrobatics, take risks and fall ...

Cirkidz's Jono Dragt introduces the ParkAwesome program, where children learn the basics of parkour and develop skills that help them perform acrobatics, take risks and fall safely.

The art and music of Tibet
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The art and music of Tibet

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Festival of Tibet organiser Tenzin Choegyal reveals some of the traditional art and music from the "Roof of the World", including sand mandala, and composer Michael Askill ...

Festival of Tibet organiser Tenzin Choegyal reveals some of the traditional art and music from the "Roof of the World", including sand mandala, and composer Michael Askill demonstrates the use of singing bowls.

History of the Australian flag
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History of the Australian flag

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Learn about the history of the Australian flag, from how it came to be to what the different symbols represent. Some people think the flag is due for a revamp; hear some of ...

Learn about the history of the Australian flag, from how it came to be to what the different symbols represent. Some people think the flag is due for a revamp; hear some of the arguments people are making for the updates they feel the flag needs.

Help NASA discover new planets
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Help NASA discover new planets

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The US space agency wants help searching our solar system for new planets for Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, studying images captured by NASA's Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer ...

The US space agency wants help searching our solar system for new planets for Backyard Worlds: Planet 9, studying images captured by NASA's Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer telescope.

Attending school with a telepresence robot
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Attending school with a telepresence robot

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Behind The News learns how children are using telepresence robots to attend school while they are sick.

Behind The News learns how children are using telepresence robots to attend school while they are sick.

Maly the Malaysian sun bear
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Maly the Malaysian sun bear

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Stacey Thomson returns to Wildlife HQ to visit Malaysian sun bear Maly and learn about the zoo's conservation program.

Stacey Thomson returns to Wildlife HQ to visit Malaysian sun bear Maly and learn about the zoo's conservation program.

The ethics of animal tourism
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The ethics of animal tourism

As environmentalists and tourism operators debate the ethics of animal exhibits, Behind The News investigates the issue and asks children that they think.

As environmentalists and tourism operators debate the ethics of animal exhibits, Behind The News investigates the issue and asks children that they think.

Training autism companion dogs at school
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Training autism companion dogs at school

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Leela Varghese meets a teacher at Hewett Primary School who brings an autism companion dog Huey to class and gets her students involved in training.

Leela Varghese meets a teacher at Hewett Primary School who brings an autism companion dog Huey to class and gets her students involved in training.

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