Using casts to track animals
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Using casts to track animals

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DIY way of casting animal tracks. Using plaster, the track will be set. The cast can reveal an animal track for years to come.

DIY way of casting animal tracks. Using plaster, the track will be set. The cast can reveal an animal track for years to come.

Why does palm oil affect orangutans?
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Why does palm oil affect orangutans?

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BTN investigates what palm oil is and why it is having such a huge affect on the orangutan population.

BTN investigates what palm oil is and why it is having such a huge affect on the orangutan population.

The environmental impact of microplastics
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The environmental impact of microplastics

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Microplastics make up the vast majority of plastic on the planet and they can pose a real threat to ocean life that mistake the little specks of plastic for food. As we ...

Microplastics make up the vast majority of plastic on the planet and they can pose a real threat to ocean life that mistake the little specks of plastic for food. As we discover the effect this can have on the fish and other sea creatures consuming the microplastic, it becomes clear the impact of this pollution is far reaching and we have a responsibility to make some changes.

How drones are designed
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How drones are designed

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Drones come in all shapes and sizes! And as David Purser and Sam Prudden from RMIT explain that the way a drone is designed, built and tested can change drastically based on ...

Drones come in all shapes and sizes! And as David Purser and Sam Prudden from RMIT explain that the way a drone is designed, built and tested can change drastically based on its purpose.

The ethics of shark nets
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The ethics of shark nets

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As environmentalists and local authorities debate the use of shark nets to protect swimmers at the beach, Behind The News investigates the arguments around the issue.

As environmentalists and local authorities debate the use of shark nets to protect swimmers at the beach, Behind The News investigates the arguments around the issue.

Why the world needs hackers
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Why the world needs hackers

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Behind The News finds out why businesses and governments are keen to recruit hackers, and what skills people need to help fight cybercrime.

Behind The News finds out why businesses and governments are keen to recruit hackers, and what skills people need to help fight cybercrime.

Kangaroo joints and human osteoarthritis
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Kangaroo joints and human osteoarthritis

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Queensland University of Technology's Tonima Ali explains how research into kangaroo hyaline cartilage is helping to treat osteoarthritis in humans.

Queensland University of Technology's Tonima Ali explains how research into kangaroo hyaline cartilage is helping to treat osteoarthritis in humans.

DIY law of fall experiment
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DIY law of fall experiment

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Junior scientist Lilli demonstrates Galileo's Law of Fall using sports balls of varying sizes, and explains the concepts of potential energy and kinetic energy.

Junior scientist Lilli demonstrates Galileo's Law of Fall using sports balls of varying sizes, and explains the concepts of potential energy and kinetic energy.

Life in a detention centre for children
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Life in a detention centre for children

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Behind The News covers Four Corners' 2016 Forgotten Children investigation, meeting teenage refugees Misbah and Shamin, who describe why they left their Burma, why they can't ...

Behind The News covers Four Corners' 2016 Forgotten Children investigation, meeting teenage refugees Misbah and Shamin, who describe why they left their Burma, why they can't go back, and what life is like for them in the Nauru detention centre.

The science of cycling
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The science of cycling

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Track cyclist Caitlin Ward explains how racing tactics and the laws of physics influence her performance at the velodrome.

Track cyclist Caitlin Ward explains how racing tactics and the laws of physics influence her performance at the velodrome.

How hearing dogs are trained
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How hearing dogs are trained

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Emma Ralph learns how dogs are trained to help people with hearing impairments.

Emma Ralph learns how dogs are trained to help people with hearing impairments.

Why whales beach themselves
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Why whales beach themselves

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Following the beaching of hundreds of pilot whales in New Zealand in February 2017, Behind The News learns why the mammals end up stranded on the shore.

Following the beaching of hundreds of pilot whales in New Zealand in February 2017, Behind The News learns why the mammals end up stranded on the shore.

How palm oil endangers orangutans
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How palm oil endangers orangutans

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Tasmanian viewer Alice asks how the palm oil industry risks endangers the lives of orangutans in Indonesia and Malaysia and Behind The News investigates.

Tasmanian viewer Alice asks how the palm oil industry risks endangers the lives of orangutans in Indonesia and Malaysia and Behind The News investigates.

Recycling aluminium
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Recycling aluminium

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Hugh Cotton from Sims Metal Management reveals how scrap aluminium is recycled and smelted for use, including testing the quality of the metal.

Hugh Cotton from Sims Metal Management reveals how scrap aluminium is recycled and smelted for use, including testing the quality of the metal.

The snakes of Australia
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The snakes of Australia

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Aussie Wildlife Awareness' Kevin Waddell teaches Duane Strauss about three of Australia's snakes: the king brown (aka mulga), the redbellied black and the deadly eastern brown.

Aussie Wildlife Awareness' Kevin Waddell teaches Duane Strauss about three of Australia's snakes: the king brown (aka mulga), the redbellied black and the deadly eastern brown.

No sunglasses, no play policy
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No sunglasses, no play policy

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As ophthalmologists advocate children wear sunglasses when playing outside, Behind The News investigates how and why people should protect their eyes from the sun.

As ophthalmologists advocate children wear sunglasses when playing outside, Behind The News investigates how and why people should protect their eyes from the sun.

Measuring an albino Burmese python
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Measuring an albino Burmese python

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Natalie Hunter sees how keepers at the Ballarat Wildlife Park care for Baby, a 4.2mlong albino Burmese python.

Natalie Hunter sees how keepers at the Ballarat Wildlife Park care for Baby, a 4.2mlong albino Burmese python.

Indoor skydiving
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Indoor skydiving

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Jesse Baird meets 12yearold champion skydiver Sarah at iFly Indoor Skydiving to learn about the sport and how to stay safe doing it.

Jesse Baird meets 12yearold champion skydiver Sarah at iFly Indoor Skydiving to learn about the sport and how to stay safe doing it.