Aboriginal kids write own hip-hop
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Aboriginal kids write own hip-hop

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Aboriginal students share stories about the Yuendumu community with hiphop in their own language, Warlpiri, as part of a Wakakirri Festival music program.

Aboriginal students share stories about the Yuendumu community with hiphop in their own language, Warlpiri, as part of a Wakakirri Festival music program.

Recycling plant sorts out rubbish
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Recycling plant sorts out rubbish

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Sean Kennedy visits Thiess' recycling plant where Joel Alexander explains how recyclables are processed, removing contaminants, sorting paper from plastic, before being sent ...

Sean Kennedy visits Thiess' recycling plant where Joel Alexander explains how recyclables are processed, removing contaminants, sorting paper from plastic, before being sent to specialist plants.

Meet the funnel-web spider
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Meet the funnel-web spider

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Pip Russell gets to know funnelweb spiders, how they hunt their prey and why they're dangerous to people.

Pip Russell gets to know funnelweb spiders, how they hunt their prey and why they're dangerous to people.

Genetic traits
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Genetic traits

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Have you ever wondered why your hair is black, blonde, brown, or even red Or why you have certain coloured eyes Is it predetermined, or is it just the luck of the draw Dr Rick ...

Have you ever wondered why your hair is black, blonde, brown, or even red Or why you have certain coloured eyes Is it predetermined, or is it just the luck of the draw Dr Rick Sturm a molecular geneticist from the Institute of Molecular Bioscience explains how our appearance is determined by a very complex code!

Genetics 101
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Genetics 101

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What are genes How do they actually work and what do they look like What is DNA David Pennisi a genetic biologist from the Institute of Molecular Bioscience gives us all the ...

What are genes How do they actually work and what do they look like What is DNA David Pennisi a genetic biologist from the Institute of Molecular Bioscience gives us all the basics on genetics!

Chromosomes
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Chromosomes

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We have 46 pairs of chromosomes! How many pairs of chromosomes do a dog, a guinea pig and a cabbage have Find out all about chromosomes in the Lab with Dr Rob!

We have 46 pairs of chromosomes! How many pairs of chromosomes do a dog, a guinea pig and a cabbage have Find out all about chromosomes in the Lab with Dr Rob!

Crossbreeding dogs
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Crossbreeding dogs

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Take a Labrador and take a poodle, cross them and what do you get? Veterinarian Will Ryan explains how crossbreeding works and that dogs really are his best friends.

Take a Labrador and take a poodle, cross them and what do you get? Veterinarian Will Ryan explains how crossbreeding works and that dogs really are his best friends.

The early history of money in Australia
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The early history of money in Australia

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See how Australian money evolved from the holey dollar, to the British imperial money system, including adding up with coins.

See how Australian money evolved from the holey dollar, to the British imperial money system, including adding up with coins.

The decimal currency in Australia
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The decimal currency in Australia

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Teach the decimal system, adding up notes and coins, and the introduction of decimal currency in 1966, including the Dollar Bill jingle.

Teach the decimal system, adding up notes and coins, and the introduction of decimal currency in 1966, including the Dollar Bill jingle.

Seabed mapping
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Seabed mapping

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It's probably safe to say that all the dry land in the world has been mapped, but surprisingly only about 2 percent of the ocean floor has been mapped. Rudy Kloser, a research ...

It's probably safe to say that all the dry land in the world has been mapped, but surprisingly only about 2 percent of the ocean floor has been mapped. Rudy Kloser, a research scientist with CSIRO, will tell you how he is working on mapping the other 98 percent.

Monitoring the ocean
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Monitoring the ocean

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Uncovering the mysteries of what lies 3km under the ocean is not an easy task. But through some simple measurements and sophisticated technology Simon Allen and his team at ...

Uncovering the mysteries of what lies 3km under the ocean is not an easy task. But through some simple measurements and sophisticated technology Simon Allen and his team at CSIRO are finding out what lurks beneath the ocean surface.

The bushfire warning system
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The bushfire warning system

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Behind The News describes the new bushfire warning system and investigates why it was changed.

Behind The News describes the new bushfire warning system and investigates why it was changed.

Totally Wild: Lawn Bowls
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Totally Wild: Lawn Bowls

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Pip shows us her competitive-spectator side and solicits lawn bowler Roly's help to learn all about the national sport of lawn bowls. Lawn bowls, played competitively during ...

Pip shows us her competitive-spectator side and solicits lawn bowler Roly's help to learn all about the national sport of lawn bowls. Lawn bowls, played competitively during the Commonwealth games, involves precision, tactic and most of all fun. Bowlers roll biased balls (weighted) towards a target, usually a smaller white ball known as the "jack", keeping score of which balls get closest.

Predicting bushfires through weather monitoring
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Predicting bushfires through weather monitoring

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The Bureau of Meteorology's Graham Mills reveals the relationship between dry slots, winds and bushfires, and the importance of having a fire plan.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Graham Mills reveals the relationship between dry slots, winds and bushfires, and the importance of having a fire plan.

Tree-dwelling species
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Tree-dwelling species

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Senior ranger Adam Northam discusses the ways scientists and rangers are researching tree-dwelling species.

Senior ranger Adam Northam discusses the ways scientists and rangers are researching tree-dwelling species.

The CSIRO's Silviscan device
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The CSIRO's Silviscan device

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The CSIRO's Dr Robert Evans demonstrates a Silviscan machine and explains its use.

The CSIRO's Dr Robert Evans demonstrates a Silviscan machine and explains its use.

How do trees breathe?
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How do trees breathe?

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The process of stomata, the microscopic openings on plants that allow them to breathe, is demonstrated.

The process of stomata, the microscopic openings on plants that allow them to breathe, is demonstrated.

Trees 101
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Trees 101

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CSIRO tree researcher and forest ecologist Jacqui England provides a short rundown on trees and their importance.

CSIRO tree researcher and forest ecologist Jacqui England provides a short rundown on trees and their importance.