Operation Ouch is back! In the new series Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken show us just how incredible the human body is. With big stunts and experiments they'll explore the extraordinary ways medicine can fix us.
Poppy gets fed up with Cooper's messiness and divides the Den into two halves. When Poppy gets trapped in some rocks, she realises that she must remove the divide and ask Cooper to come into her side and free her.
An in-depth look into the science and technology behind our most popular, everyday products and how their designed and made. This episode: plastic bags, American flags, fire axes and pocket screwdrivers.
We check out the latest in science and technology. A class attempting a coding record, the latest in spacesuits, an international astronautical conference, plus the huge breakthrough in gravitational waves.
Make an unbelievable bedside table using four recycled plastic bottles, newsprint, pens, paint, glue, tape and a magnificent monster design. Next, Alex takes on Australian's iconic koala using common household materials in this larger than life picture, and Lloyd teaches us how to illuminate our drawing using paper, chalk a few handy techniques. Lastly, make yourself a wild animal pencil box out of a recycled carton, cardboard, pens, tape, paint and your favourite animal print.
The Behind the News team reports on Australia's live animal exports as video emerges of poor conditions on the Awassi Express; female musicians discuss sexism in the music industry as Splendour in the Grass announces a line up with 40 percent female acts; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
The Behind the News team reports on new research on the effect of the 2016 heatwave that caused coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, which was worse than previously thought; learn why the Ipswich City Council has decided to stop its recycling program amid China's decision to stop importing Australia's recyclables; meet the young girls learning to take over their family's sugar cane farm; plus a wrap-up of the day's news.
The Behind the News team reports on a lawsuit against the Royal Australian Mint, which has been accused of infringing the Royal Canadian Mint's patent on a coin colouring process to create its Possum Magic limited edition coins; visit Argentina's first sustainable school, built from traditional and recycled products; plus a wrap-up of the day's news.
The Behind the News team reports on the 2018 inter-Korean summit, where North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in met to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula; see how the federal government plans to spend $500 million to help save the Great Barrier Reef; plus a wrap-up of the day's news.
Nabbing a canine culprit with a clever tracking device; stepping into the dark with our feline friends; seeing the colours of the rainbow in bubbles; finding out what makes bread rise; and a spraying fountain made from straws.
The team investigates wildfires. We travel to Colorado and meet one of the youngest female firefighters in the US, who has tackled wildfires head-on after her house and part of her neighbourhood was burnt down.
BTN looks to the outer reaches of the universe in this Stargazing Special. We start by telling you all about the first spacecraft to travel to Pluto and beyond before being amazed by the awesome pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope. Then it's back to earth when we discover that a sacred Aboriginal site could be the oldest astronomical map in the world before amateur astronomer Joe shows us his incredible home-built telescope.
Find out which side your toast is buttered on, take off with some high-tech paper planes, relieve the pressure by getting in too deep, use a whole lot of hot air to blow up balloons and sculpt a plant maze that is sure to grow on you.
Find a use for a jar of old beads; why it's so hard to blow a ping-pong ball out of a funnel; a mini-greenhouse that'll grow on you; get juice in a glass without pouring; build a flying wing from string and cardboard.
The Behind the News team reports on efforts to prevent plastic pollution as supermarkets commit to reducing the use of plastic wrapping and bags in their businesses; meet the competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the US; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
Exciting news for Sydneysiders! Vivid has begun and the Behind the News team has all the latest on this year's event. Also find out how your favourite takeaway food may not be doing so well with healthy options that they offer.
The Behind the News team reports on the World Health Organization listing gaming addiction to its list of disorders, and meets children who discuss the effect of video games; learn about the migration of giant spider crabs as they swarm Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Behind the News team explains why Amazon is blocking Australian customers from its US store as the federal government moves to ensure GST is paid on goods purchased online here; meet the competitors and organisers of the Gfinity Elite Series esports competition; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Behind the News team reports on the summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore; meet the athletes competing in the National Skipping Championships in Canberra; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Prime Minister has announced that asylum seekers who arrive by boat will now be processed in Papua New Guinea. And if they're found to be genuine refugees they'll not be allowed to stay in Australia but they can settle in PNG. Some think it's a good idea - others say it's unfair.
A new date for the next Federal Election is expected soon. And when it happens people who aren't on the roll only have a short time to register. We look at the campaign aimed at getting young people on the electoral roll.
These days kids have access to a lot of hand held digital devices....but there's a potential downside. Researchers have found that using tablets or phones just before bedtime can actually keep you awake. It's all to do with the light they give off and the mixed messages sent to our brains.
Imagine you could be principal of your shcool for a whole day. Would it be easy or hard - fun or stressful? We meet one girl who got the chance to do just that ...and followed her around as she tried to juggle friendships and discipline.
Kids living in outback towns don't always get a chance to experience some of the things city kids do - like surfing at a beach. But a group of students has been given a taste of surfboard riding as well as some valuable lessons on beach safety.
A humorous and engaging series of short films, exploring fundamental philosophical concepts through everyday questions that children ask, and adults often struggle to answer. Today, during a long and dangerous voyage Dave's ship needs several repairs, eventually meaning that every single part of the ship has been replaced. When he gets home his wife is convinced he has a different ship.
In this BtN Special we explore the many facets of food and eating. Food is an important part of our lives and we visit a school where kids are growing their own garden and cooking their own meals. How do we sustain food quantities so everyone in the world eats fairly and healthily? We look at the food of the future and ask should we be eating insects? In contrast, some eat far too much. Even in developing countries obesity is becoming a health crisis.
Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, an Emperor's vanity causes him to behave extremely stupidly.
In this Behind the News Special we focus on the good things kids do. From the guys going without to raise money for those less fortunate, to kids learning surf lifesaving and first aid to help save lives, there's a lot of good being done.
Cyclones, floods, bushfires and earthquakes might all be natural events but they have the power to cause immense damage and major destruction. Join Dr Rob as he goes on high alert and SCOPES out all the science behind natural disasters.
Ford has said it's going to stop making cars in Australia. More than a thousand people will lose their jobs. So what does that mean for the future of the car industry in this country?
Malaria is one of the biggest killers of children in the world. So why don't we hear more about it? Some well known people are trying to raise awareness about malaria and the ways we can fight the problem.
We look at the future of community radio. The Government has decided it will cut funding to digital radio stations. Some digital stations say they may have to close.
FOOTBALL FOR ALL
Sport can be a great way of bringing people together and that's exactly what's happening at one football club in Victoria. A group of mainly Muslim girls have got together to create their own team. While they may be struggling on the ladder they're making their mark in other ways.
Dog sledding is a sport that people might associate with cold and snowy conditions overseas. But did you know that people also compete at dog sledding in Australia? So how do you race on dry land? Tash finds out.
The leaders of our two main political parties have already started campaigning ahead of the next election. Most of their time has been spent talking to voters in Western Sydney. So, if they want the whole of Australia to vote for them, why are they concentrating on just a few areas? Sarah looks at the importance of marginal seats.
A scheme to pay people for every bottle they recycle has had a positive impact on the environment in South Australia. It's so good that the Northern Territory government decided to bring in the scheme too. But that idea has been blocked by a court. Nathan explains.
For years fluoride has been added to water because it helps to prevent tooth decay. Most people regard it as an important public health breakthrough. But some councils in Queensland have been voting to remove it from their water supply. Tash looks at why.
SHAKESPEARE IN SCHOOL
Learning about the playwright William Shakespeare is usually something kids do in high school. But now his works are being studied in some primary schools too. So who is Shakespeare and why is it important for kids to study him?
We meet a kid who's been involved with monster trucks for most of his life. Find out more about these amazing machines and what they can do.
Powerful tornadoes have devastated parts of America. People have died and thousands of buildings have been destroyed. BtN explains how tornadoes happen and why they are really common in this part of the world.
The vaccination debate is back in the news after the NSW Opposition said they want to introduce a plan to ban unvaccinated kids from childcare centres. Figures have also been released that show immunisation rates in some parts of NSW have hit record lows. BtN explores the impact vaccines have had on controlling disease over the years and why people are opposed to the new plan.
June 3rd marks the anniversary of the Australian High Court's landmark Mabo decision which gave important land rights to Indigenous Australians. We take a look at the life of Eddie Mabo and why he's considered a significant Australian.
Nas Campanella has a voice that you may recognise as she's the newsreader on the radio station Triple J. But recently the newsreader was in the news herself when she let it be known that she is blind. So how does Nas read all those news bulletins and operate all the buttons and knobs if she can't see?
BtN profiles a crazy and dangerous winter sport called luge. We meet an amazing athlete who's overcome some huge setbacks to become one of the best young competitors in Australia.
Behind the News loves to look ahead and in this 'Future Science' Special we do just that. We meet the lab team working on a shark repellent. Then there's the scientists inventing synthetic meat in the lab. And finally we discover how using sound in the same way that bats use it can help blind people to see?
EveryBODY should be a PART of this episode of SCOPE that's all about bodies and their parts! We find out what it takes to build a prosthetic limb, check out a computer program that allows people to control other people's body parts via a Smart Phone, and learn about some animals that have a special talent - regrowing body parts!
Tempt yourself with this tasty episode of SCOPE, dedicated to something we all love -food! Bite off more than you can chew when we discover the scrumptious process of making creamy brie cheese, learn how it's possible to make 200 litres of olive oil in an hour, experiment with crunchy, crispy honeycomb and seek out some salty science when we take a look inside a salt refinery.
Kids around the world have unique stories to tell. From the young Afghan refugee who overcame the odds to make a life in Australia to the boy who survives the constant bombardment of life in Syria, to the Aussie schoolgirls who travel to a Cambodian school we are taken on an emotional and uplifting journey in this BtN Special.
A boy finds a ring of invisibility and must decide what to do with it. This film explores the concept of morality, considering how we know the difference between right and wrong and where our motives for behaviour come from. It encourages children to reflect on the origins of morality; whether it be parents and teachers, a religion, or whether we are born knowing the difference between right and wrong.
Do you know your Marks from your Francs... your Liras from your Pesetas? If you've no idea what I'm talking about then this story will interest you. As we see news stories about the struggling European currency, the Euro, we take a look at the currencies that were around before it... and we examine why many countries decided it would be a good idea to ditch their local currencies in favour of joining them together.
At some schools students can turn to a school chaplain like a priest or pastor to chat about any problems they might have. But there's been a debate about whether Christian helpers should be used in public schools that don't necessarily follow the Christian religion. We take a look at both sides of the argument.
Australia has seen a rise in the number of kids with eczema... now 1 in 4 has the skin condition. We take a look at what it is, how you get it and how it can be treated.
We examine a few interesting techniques that teachers are using to try to make science more fun for kids. From a national video competition... to a hands-on science lesson in the top end.
BtN goes along to an animal rescue centre to see how they work. We follow the journey of a dog from the moment it's picked up to when it finds a new home.
Cyberchase is a fun, fast-paced animated series encouraging Primary-aged viewers to see, think and practice Mathematics in their day-to-day lives. Today, With a plan to capture Aquarium's giant energy-feeding slug to drain Motherboard of her energy, Hacker heads off to Aquarium. To make matters worse, he has a secret device that can listen in on everybody's conversation.
There's been a lot of recent media coverage on gender equality - mainly centred on how the media and others deal with Australia's female Prime Minister. But what is gender equality and why are so many people sensitive to the role of women in society? These days women can aspire to the highest office in the land but it wasn't always so. BTN goes back in history to uncover some surprising facts.
This week the leaders of the eight countries that make up the organisation known as G8 are meeting to discuss some pressing world issues - issues that they don't always agree on. BTN looks at what the G8 is and what it does.
BTN meets some schoolkids who have been working on a fascinating project. They were each given the task of researching the life of an Australian Digger who fought in the First World War. Their research saw them travel to far way battlefields - and ultimately the soldiers' final resting place.
Aussie Rules football is a sport that's very much dominated by men. But recently the women's league has been getting a bit more attention. BTN talks to a young player who reckons more girls should get involved.
A trip to the movies is a lot sweeter with a box of popcorn. It's been sold in cinemas for decades...but not all corn can produce popcorn. BTN meets a leading grower to find out where popcorn comes from and how it pops.
2011 has been a year of natural disasters. In this special we take a look at the NZ earthquake, the catastrophic situation in Japan and how the SES plays a vital role in helping Australians cope with damage and loss.
Life is all about change, and in this episode of Scope we meet the experts who study it! Get up close with some ever-changing cuttlefish, check out a robot that monitors changes in ice sheets and learn how the mummification process prevents change when we experiment with apples and some dehydrating ingredients!