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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

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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.

Is handwriting obsolete?
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Is handwriting obsolete?

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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.

The effects of cyclones
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The effects of cyclones

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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.

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.

Bionic body parts
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Bionic body parts

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Training for a triathlon
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Training for a triathlon

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Football training with Adelaide United
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Football training with Adelaide United

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

Bollywood dancing basics
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Bollywood dancing basics

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Kids in space
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Kids in space

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Harrison learns how kids can train to be astronauts even if they can't go into space right now.

Harrison learns how kids can train to be astronauts even if they can't go into space right now.

Zero gravity challenge
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Zero gravity challenge

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Harrison times two kids who practise working in zero gravity as they race each other to 'fix' a satellite.

Harrison times two kids who practise working in zero gravity as they race each other to 'fix' a satellite.

Kids from Zambia and Australia get to know each other
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Kids from Zambia and Australia get to know each other

After a school trip to Zambia, Chloe is excited to have us tag along as those same students from Zambia come to visit her and her friends in Australia. Through the two trips, ...

After a school trip to Zambia, Chloe is excited to have us tag along as those same students from Zambia come to visit her and her friends in Australia. Through the two trips, they learn about each other's cultures, foods and animals and discuss important topics like conservation.

Everyday tasks performed in space
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Everyday tasks performed in space

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Harrison learns how astronauts perform everyday tasks like sleeping, showering, and getting haircuts in space.

Harrison learns how astronauts perform everyday tasks like sleeping, showering, and getting haircuts in space.

Analysing a crime scene
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Analysing a crime scene

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Harrison gets the help of a forensics expert to take fingerprints and a DNA swab from a crime scene.

Harrison gets the help of a forensics expert to take fingerprints and a DNA swab from a crime scene.

The future of cars
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The future of cars

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Harrison takes a look at what cars might be like in the future.

Harrison takes a look at what cars might be like in the future.

The landing at Gallipoli
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The landing at Gallipoli

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Using excerpts from letters, hear from some of the soldiers that served at the Landing at Gallipoli to get a better understanding of what it was like to be part of this ...

Using excerpts from letters, hear from some of the soldiers that served at the Landing at Gallipoli to get a better understanding of what it was like to be part of this historical battle. Marking the beginning of Australia's involvement in World War I, the Landing at Gallipoli began on April 25, the day now set aside for remembrance and reflection that we call Anzac Day.

The history and future of radio
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The history and future of radio

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Find out about the history of radio and how it has adapted through the years as technology has advanced. Then, hear from some student broadcasters that share their thoughts on ...

Find out about the history of radio and how it has adapted through the years as technology has advanced. Then, hear from some student broadcasters that share their thoughts on the future of radio in a changing world.

The Australian accent
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The Australian accent

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The Australian accent is one of the most recognisable in the world but, even among Australians, there are some variations in how it sounds depending on who you're speaking to. ...

The Australian accent is one of the most recognisable in the world but, even among Australians, there are some variations in how it sounds depending on who you're speaking to. Why the variations in accent and could outside factors influence the way the accent evolves in the future

Life in Arnhem Land
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Life in Arnhem Land

What's life like in Arnhem Land In a lot of ways, it's the same as life anywhere else and as we meet some students from the area, we see that they like to have fun and hang ...

What's life like in Arnhem Land In a lot of ways, it's the same as life anywhere else and as we meet some students from the area, we see that they like to have fun and hang out with friends just like us. But every culture is different and the people of Arnhem Land place a great emphasis on traditions and the stories of their ancestors. Get to know them and discover the things that we share in common and some things that make them unique.

What are wave energy generators and how do they work?
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What are wave energy generators and how do they work?

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Did you know that waves in the ocean can be used to generate electricity The energy produced by waves can be harnessed using some called the wave energy generator. It's a ...

Did you know that waves in the ocean can be used to generate electricity The energy produced by waves can be harnessed using some called the wave energy generator. It's a pretty handy invention but there are a few reasons why it may now enjoy widespread use anytime soon.

Young figure skaters talk about passion for sport
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Young figure skaters talk about passion for sport

James and Jassepy are two young figure skaters who share with us the story of how they got into the sport, what they love about it and some of the training and dedication it ...

James and Jassepy are two young figure skaters who share with us the story of how they got into the sport, what they love about it and some of the training and dedication it takes to succeed in it.

The food of the future
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The food of the future

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Harrison explains what scientists used to think the food would look like now and predicts what it will look like in the future.

Harrison explains what scientists used to think the food would look like now and predicts what it will look like in the future.

What sweat is made of and where it collects most
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What sweat is made of and where it collects most

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Chris is here to share more information about sweat then we ever wanted to know. He is also conducting an experiment at Loughborough University, to find out where our bodies ...

Chris is here to share more information about sweat then we ever wanted to know. He is also conducting an experiment at Loughborough University, to find out where our bodies sweat the most, and which sweat is the smelliest. First, Chris dons a scientific sweatcollecting vest over a bin bag. Jogging on a treadmill in a heated room, monitored by sweat expert Professor George Havenith, Chris winds up donating two litres of his hardwon drops. The analysis of our drenched doctor is surprising. Now he

The healing benefits of medical leeches
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The healing benefits of medical leeches

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Chris volunteers to be a blood donor, so he becomes a leech's lunch! While this bloodsucker is gorging on his arm, our good doctor credits this creature with lifesaving ...

Chris volunteers to be a blood donor, so he becomes a leech's lunch! While this bloodsucker is gorging on his arm, our good doctor credits this creature with lifesaving properties. Its saliva is a potent blood thinner, so if a person's fingertip were chopped off, you could reattach it by strategically affixing a leech to get the blood flowing. Chris introduces us to Carl PetersBond, who's a 'leechbreeding king'. He houses 30,000 of the marvellous medical wrigglers, and we get to see a spongelike

How your voice works
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How your voice works

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We are going on safari through Chris' nose and down his throat to witness what goes on with our voice box when we make a sound. So with a special, tiny, medical camera, the ...

We are going on safari through Chris' nose and down his throat to witness what goes on with our voice box when we make a sound. So with a special, tiny, medical camera, the nasendoscope, it's through the nose and past the tongue, look out larynx, here it comes! Xand explains that air forced up your windpipe from the lungs is what makes sound come out. When it passes through the two flaps that comprise your vocal cords, the speed these flaps vibrate at determines whether your voice sounds high or

Making life-saving antivenin from deadly snakes
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Making life-saving antivenin from deadly snakes

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On the top floor of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Chris meets Dr Robert Harrison. He and his team make antivenin medicine to save people in Africa who've been ...

On the top floor of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Chris meets Dr Robert Harrison. He and his team make antivenin medicine to save people in Africa who've been bitten by poisonous snakes. Paul Rowley, expert snake handler, is here too, and physically 'milks' a small but deadly snake, the Nigerian sawscaled viper, right in front of Chris. The venom that drips from its fangs will save lives in West Africa, where 36,000 die each year from deadly snake bites. For instance, one bite from

Meet the scientist who invents chocolate bars
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Meet the scientist who invents chocolate bars

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Christina Chhay, a scientist at the Chocolate Factory, has the ultimate dream job. She invents new types of chocolate bars by testing new flavour and texture combinations

Christina Chhay, a scientist at the Chocolate Factory, has the ultimate dream job. She invents new types of chocolate bars by testing new flavour and texture combinations

The brain's reaction time to commands
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The brain's reaction time to commands

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Dr Chis visits a town centre to engage passersby in a game to test reflexes (a trick he just learnt from Dr Xand) by simply using a lolly on a table. When Dr Chris commands ...

Dr Chis visits a town centre to engage passersby in a game to test reflexes (a trick he just learnt from Dr Xand) by simply using a lolly on a table. When Dr Chris commands Go!, certain physical laws allow him to win handsdown, every time!

How to build your own catapult
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How to build your own catapult

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Catapults where a staple in medieval warfare, but did you know that they're also a great way to explore how energy is stored and released Junior Scientist Alexi builds his ...

Catapults where a staple in medieval warfare, but did you know that they're also a great way to explore how energy is stored and released Junior Scientist Alexi builds his very own to find out how it propels it's cargo through the sky.

Is it okay to skip school on your birthday?
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Is it okay to skip school on your birthday?

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Noone wants to be stuck at school on their birthday but some schools have penalised parents that allow their children to skip. Several kids give their opinion on whether or ...

Noone wants to be stuck at school on their birthday but some schools have penalised parents that allow their children to skip. Several kids give their opinion on whether or not it's okay to stay home and celebrate on your birthday and what constitutes a good enough reason to be absent from class.

Changes to Australia's population
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Changes to Australia's population

As the population of Australia continues to increase, we examine some of the trends that are leading to this growth, some economic concerns people have about this progress and ...

As the population of Australia continues to increase, we examine some of the trends that are leading to this growth, some economic concerns people have about this progress and what the future of Australia might look like.

The science behind protective sports gear
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The science behind protective sports gear

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Many sports people need special shockabsorbent gear to ensure they don't get injured. But how is it made

Many sports people need special shockabsorbent gear to ensure they don't get injured. But how is it made

A ghostly tour of Boggo Road Gaol
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A ghostly tour of Boggo Road Gaol

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Reluctant Kellyn takes a nighttime tour of Boggo Road Gaol, one of Brisbane's oldest prisons, with guide David. Then they go to the cells, and learn the story of a frequent ...

Reluctant Kellyn takes a nighttime tour of Boggo Road Gaol, one of Brisbane's oldest prisons, with guide David. Then they go to the cells, and learn the story of a frequent prison guard ghost sighting. We hear of the apparition of a certain escaped prisoner, as well as the ghost of one longgone inmate's pet cat who visits nightly.

Why some of us are scared of rollercoasers and others love them
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Why some of us are scared of rollercoasers and others love them

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Some love the highs and lows that come with an intense rollercoaster ride. Other prefer to keep their feet well and truly planted on the ground. But why is that Dr Rob heads ...

Some love the highs and lows that come with an intense rollercoaster ride. Other prefer to keep their feet well and truly planted on the ground. But why is that Dr Rob heads out to Dreamworld with rollercoaster academic Malcolm Burt, to find out.

New hands-free wheelchair has 40km range
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New hands-free wheelchair has 40km range

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Using core muscles to balance turns the chair's position while stabalisers help keep passengers on the right track.

Using core muscles to balance turns the chair's position while stabalisers help keep passengers on the right track.

Puberty and growth spurts
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Puberty and growth spurts

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One of the doctors tells us the pros and cons of growth spurts from getting stronger to outgrowing your clothes!

One of the doctors tells us the pros and cons of growth spurts from getting stronger to outgrowing your clothes!

The physical signs we see when someone is lying
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The physical signs we see when someone is lying

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Dr Chris sends Xand to the university of Bradford to test their snappy new lie detector. Professor Hassan Ugail first asks Xand a series of questions with agreedupon true ...

Dr Chris sends Xand to the university of Bradford to test their snappy new lie detector. Professor Hassan Ugail first asks Xand a series of questions with agreedupon true answers. Now, having set up a picture of Xand's honest profile, the professor questions away whilst Xand answers honestly or otherwise. The conclusion and revelations are fascinating!

Helicopter flies using video game controls
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Helicopter flies using video game controls

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Check out this ingenius helicopter that flies more like a video game than a traditional aircraft.

Check out this ingenius helicopter that flies more like a video game than a traditional aircraft.

Cochlear implants to aid the deaf
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Cochlear implants to aid the deaf

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Dr Xand visits 12yearold Matthew and gets to witness a lifechanging operation. See the surgeon wire Matthew for a cochlear implant. After a brief healing period, our patient ...

Dr Xand visits 12yearold Matthew and gets to witness a lifechanging operation. See the surgeon wire Matthew for a cochlear implant. After a brief healing period, our patient is hopefully ready to receive sound signals. In a meeting with his parents and specialists, the ecstatic lad gets to hear his first words his name spoken by his father!

Meet the beautiful but deadly nudibranch
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Meet the beautiful but deadly nudibranch

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Nudibranches are some of the most colourful creatures in the sea, but if you were to eat one of them you'd be in a lot of trouble. That's because, as Anne Winters from the ...

Nudibranches are some of the most colourful creatures in the sea, but if you were to eat one of them you'd be in a lot of trouble. That's because, as Anne Winters from the University of Queensland explains, these little sea slugs are chockfull of deadly toxins!

Australia's greenest home
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Australia's greenest home

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Houses come in all shapes and sizes; but this house is rather special. As Tony O'Connell from TS Constructions explains this house is one of the most energy efficient in Australia.

Houses come in all shapes and sizes; but this house is rather special. As Tony O'Connell from TS Constructions explains this house is one of the most energy efficient in Australia.

Digital images of the Earth
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Digital images of the Earth

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Digital images can taken by using a satellite that orbits the earth. The satellite is equipped with a series of mirrors and detectors that take pictures of different strips. ...

Digital images can taken by using a satellite that orbits the earth. The satellite is equipped with a series of mirrors and detectors that take pictures of different strips. Scientist piece them together to show digital images.

How cave structures are formed
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How cave structures are formed

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Caves have mineral deposits. They can make columns. Millions of years later, structures are formed.

Caves have mineral deposits. They can make columns. Millions of years later, structures are formed.

Exerience what it's like to race drones
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Exerience what it's like to race drones

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Duane talks to drone racer Micah Buedin who gives insight as to why drones crash a lot. Interviewing other racers who competing at this through special, digital headsets that ...

Duane talks to drone racer Micah Buedin who gives insight as to why drones crash a lot. Interviewing other racers who competing at this through special, digital headsets that put them 'in the drone' Duane hears about finger jitters, accelerated heartbeats, and dizziness.

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