Emma chats with Dogue de Bordeaux breeder Chris Girling. Originating as a war dog, guard dog, cattle herder and wild boar hunter it's no wonder they've got a massive head. This wrinkly breed might look intimidating, but actually they're great family dogs who love to be with their owners and need lots of petting! We learn they don't do well with heat, so really can use air conditioning. These gentle giants with their undershot jaws make panting, shedding and drooling practically endearing!
Duane interviews expert trials biker Janine Jungfels. Selfprofessed 'tomboy', she's achieved many, many wins and accolades for her biking, and is in fact tops in the world. Janine claims it's the blokes that push her! Next up is a chat with another expert trials biker, Jack Mullaly. He cheerily explains some of the finer points of this extreme sport to Duane and then attempts to show him the essential tricks. Moves like rolling over a log, and making your bike hop. Our lad has the desire, but af
The pyramids continue to be an architectual marvel as mysterious as they are magnificent, but through a new project, scientists are hoping to find out more about them then ever before. Learn about some of the new technology being use in the Scan Pyramids operation and some of the questions they're hoping to have answered.
Did you know the bones inside our body are alive Xand saws through an animal thigh bone to show us the web of spongy fibres inside, lending the bone strength and resilience. We meet engineering expert, Dr Michelle Oyen, who is actually growing them in a lab!
Amber has an exciting life on a farm surrounded by animals and she'd love to write stories about them, but writing is a bit more challenging for her. She has a nerve condition that affects several parts of her body, including her fingers which she is unable to make completely straight. Despite her challenges, Amber is working hard towards her goal of becoming an author.
Rosie has entered the Ouch Mobile today to ask Xand about her arm. This bright youngster already knows she has keratosis pilaris ... which is chicken skin. The good doctor obliges her by telling us all not only what it's made of, but the likelihood that we all get it at some point in our lives.
Did you know that there's actually a World Toilet Day Toilets aren't often celebrated or even talked about but this day is set aside to raise awareness of just how important toilets are and how some countries still struggle without them.
Drawn to colour, fun and working creativity, Anna Papadopoulos shares her journey into the world of makeup. From individual dreams to the runway, learn about what it takes to be a makeup artist and all the rewarding moments along the way.
Chromatography is a technique that separates a mixture into its different components. In this case, junior scientist Phoebe is using chromatography to find out what make some plants green (chlorophyll), some red (anthocyanins) and some both (carotenoids). You'll need an oven, a variety of leaves, three small containers with lids, a mortar and pestle, white coffee filters and a solvent, such as nail polish remover.
Students at the Australian Science and Mathematics School work across three groups to plan, design and develop the tallest tower. Each team is given a finite selection of materials, and they must work together to identify and capitalise on their inherent strengths or weaknesses.
Junior scientist Brittany teaches us how to make a hologram. Making holograms, or 3D images, is easy and all you'll need is a smartphone, a pen, a sheet of clear plastic, scissors, clear tape, graph paper and a ruler. Once you have made your reflective prism, visit the Scope website to make a video for your hologram or find one online.
Junior scientists Emily and Robert mix their fake snot and explain the important role nasal mucus plays in keeping our lungs free of dust and irritants. To mix your own, you will need water-based glue, borax, food colouring, pepper, plastic cups and paddle pop sticks for mixing.
CSIRO's Hayley Norman and Damien Mowat explain how they identified anameka as one of the most nutritious shrubs for sheep to eat, using scientific tools as well as monitoring the preferences of the animals.
Flinders University's Emma deCourcy-Ireland and Lachlan Palmer explain how they identified grains that were high in iron and zinc, using X-ray fluorescence Mass spectrometry, and why those nutrients are important.
Questacon's Jake Clark demonstrates how to create a 3D figurine of Scope host Lee Constable, explaining how a scanner captures her shape, which is turned into a computer-aided design model, and then printed in layers with plastic filament and resin printers.
Questacon's Sarah Clark demonstrates the principle of "protostorming" at the National Science and Technology Centre, quickly developing as many prototypes as possible of objects that move in the wind, using simple materials, and then refining those designs.
Flinders University's Stuart Wildy and Curtis Merrett reveal their prototype for the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, describing the process of designing a solar-powered car, and testing out the technologies on a modified golf cart.
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.
Behind The News explains how mortars are used to create fireworks displays, and Forch Foti, one of the people behind Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations, describes how his team designs and prepares the shows.
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.
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.
CSIRO's Karl Forcey demonstrates how researchers use Starbug X, an autonomous underwater vehicle, to study the sea floor, monitoring water quality and creating high-resolution images of the marine environment.
Monash University's Jan Carlo Barca and Sherry Yu explain how the swarm behaviour of animals can be applied to robotics, demonstrating how self-assembling robots could gather together to complete tasks, such as cleaning windows of high buildings.
Scott Bidmead joins a group of ultimate frisbee players to learn what the characteristics of the sport are, how it combines elements of netball and American football with frisbee, and hears what participants enjoy about it.
Flinders University's Karen Burke De Silva reveals that clownfish might all be born male but some later become female, introduces the citizen scientist app IC-Anemone, and explains that shop-bought clownfish make better aquarium pets.
Stacey Thomson visits Queens Beach State School in Bowen, Queensland, to see how students are helping to replace trees damages in Cyclone Debbie, and teachers explain how they ensured school returned to normal after the natural disaster.
In 2015 the federal government announced an extra $100 million dollars to tackle the environmental problems plaguing the Great Barrier Reef. Meet the students from a a school doing what they can to save the Great Barrier Reef.
Junior scientist Will invites us to explore the florescent properties of quinine in the dark. To join in, you will need two bottles of tonic water, one bottle of tap water, a saucepan, a large bowl, two packets of jelly crystals, a black light globe, a helpful adult and a light sealed room or space. Did you know that the chemical structure of tonic water will cause it to glow under an ultraviolet light?
Junior scientist Elizabeth reveals how to use low and high air pressure, air drag and backspin to create simple flying machines. Using two identical cups, tape and a handful of large rubber bands, you can build your own cylindrical flying objects and explore the how the Magnus effect works in action.
Nick, of the Double Helix Science Club, explains how to create a DIY steamboat from a plastic bottle, a length of thin copper tubing and a tealight candle. To construct the steam-powered vehicle, you'll need some electrical tape, scissors, a marker, a large nail, a hammer, a body of water and a box of matches to get the steam engine started.
Junior scientist Elizabeth uses chemistry to create sherbet and get those tastebuds tingling. The fizzy reaction occurs when the acid-carbonate in the sherbet comes into contact with our saliva, causing a chemical reaction, while the sweet-sour explosion is created by the presence of citric acid and sugar on our taste receptors. To make your own, you'll need baking soda, citric acid, icing sugar, jelly crystals a zip lock bag, two cups, four small bowls and a teaspoon.
Junior scientist Kris guides us through making a single-string guitar and explains why experimenting with different weights and distances will produce new sounds. To create your own sonic experiments, you will need a plank of wood, a nail, 1.5m of fishing line, a bucket of sand and two small sheets of wood.
Join junior scientist Charlotte as she explains how yeast works and how you can set up your own controlled experiments. Yeast is a microorganism that feeds on starches and sugars, converting them into energy, and causing the release of carbon dioxide gas, which is known as the fermentation process. To set up your own living experiment, you will need three plastic bottles, some balloons, white sugar, baking soda, dry yeast and a funnel.
Bella from Walkerville Primary School demonstrates how to make your own lava lamp, recreating the colourful display using oil as a separator for the two states of liquid: ice and water. Unlike most liquids, water becomes less dense as it freezes allowing it to float in the oil while the water sinks. To make the lava lamp, you will need water, food dye, ice trays, oil, tongs and a tall transparent container.
Junior scientist India show us how to build a rotocopter, a simple device that relies on the Coanda and Bernoulli effects to keep it 'stuck' in a pocket of fast-flowing air and helping it stay airborne. To create your own rotocopter, you'll need a balloon, a hairdryer, a plastic cup, string, electrical tape, scissors and a pen.
Junior scientist Phoebe demonstrates the way water can contract, expand, gain energy and even mix itself under different conditions. To conduct these experiments yourself, you'll need two identical clear jars, blue and red food colouring, hot, cold and room temperature water, blue ice cubes, a small plastic bottle and a larger clear plastic tank.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.