Introduction to the nervous system
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Introduction to the nervous system

Clip from Science Bank

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This short clip explains what the nervous system is, how it controls messages between our senses, muscles and the brain, and even reflex actions.

This short clip explains what the nervous system is, how it controls messages between our senses, muscles and the brain, and even reflex actions.

The evolution of Australian English
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The evolution of Australian English

Clip from The Adventure Of English

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Melvyn Bragg discusses the way Australian English has evolved, from the First Fleet to Elizabeth II's first visit, influenced by criminal slang and Aboriginal terms along the way.

Melvyn Bragg discusses the way Australian English has evolved, from the First Fleet to Elizabeth II's first visit, influenced by criminal slang and Aboriginal terms along the way.

Rainforest water and nutrient cycles
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Rainforest water and nutrient cycles

Clip from Rainforest

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With a backdrop of tropical fauna and fauna images, a narrator explains how rainforests seed clouds with the aerobacter bacteria to form rain as part of a water and nutrient ...

With a backdrop of tropical fauna and fauna images, a narrator explains how rainforests seed clouds with the aerobacter bacteria to form rain as part of a water and nutrient ecosystem.

Medieval Arabic scholars translated hieroglyphics
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Medieval Arabic scholars translated hieroglyphics

Clip from Science And Islam

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Jim AlKhalil meets Egyptologist Okasha El Daly and discovers the link between hieroglyphics, Coptic language and Arabic, propagated by the Translation Movement of the Islamic ...

Jim AlKhalil meets Egyptologist Okasha El Daly and discovers the link between hieroglyphics, Coptic language and Arabic, propagated by the Translation Movement of the Islamic Golden Age.

Medieval Islamic hospital and medicine
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Medieval Islamic hospital and medicine

Clip from Science And Islam

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Jim AlKhalili visits Nur alDin Bimaristan, a medieval hospital in Damascus, examines artefacts used in Islamic medicine, and discusses religious tolerance in the hospital.

Jim AlKhalili visits Nur alDin Bimaristan, a medieval hospital in Damascus, examines artefacts used in Islamic medicine, and discusses religious tolerance in the hospital.

Hindu-Arabic numerals and the decimal point
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Hindu-Arabic numerals and the decimal point

Clip from Science And Islam

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Jim AlKhalili demonstrates the difference between the Roman and HinduArabic numeric systems and the origin of the decimal point.

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates the difference between the Roman and HinduArabic numeric systems and the origin of the decimal point.

Al-Khwarizmi, root, algebra and algorithms
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Al-Khwarizmi, root, algebra and algorithms

Clip from Science And Islam

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Jim AlKhalili meets mathematician Ian Stewart, who explains the significance of Muhammad ibn Musa alKhwarizmi's work to develop algebra and the origin of root.

Jim AlKhalili meets mathematician Ian Stewart, who explains the significance of Muhammad ibn Musa alKhwarizmi's work to develop algebra and the origin of root.

Totally Wild: Lawn Bowls
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Totally Wild: Lawn Bowls

Clip from Totally Wild

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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.

Tree-dwelling species
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Tree-dwelling species

Clip from Scope

Sustainability

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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

Clip from Scope

Sustainability

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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?

Clip from Scope

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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

Clip from Scope

Sustainability

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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.

The roots of trees
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The roots of trees

Clip from Scope

Sustainability

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The importance of tree roots in absorbing water and nutrients, as well as keeping them upright, is explained.

The importance of tree roots in absorbing water and nutrients, as well as keeping them upright, is explained.

Tree farming in Australia
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Tree farming in Australia

Clip from Scope

Sustainability

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The process for planting and harvesting sustainably farmed trees in Australia is explained.

The process for planting and harvesting sustainably farmed trees in Australia is explained.

The job of an arborist
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The job of an arborist

Clip from Scope

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Centennial Parklands arborist Jason Cutcliffe explains the various aspects of his job.

Centennial Parklands arborist Jason Cutcliffe explains the various aspects of his job.

How to speak with an Aussie accent
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How to speak with an Aussie accent

Clip from The Sounds Of Aus

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This hilarious clip explains how and why Australians have such a distinctly 'flat' sounding accent.

This hilarious clip explains how and why Australians have such a distinctly 'flat' sounding accent.

Mystery hobbits of Palau
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Mystery hobbits of Palau

Clip from Mystery Skulls Of Palau

Biology

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Far out in the Pacific, the islands of Palau hold secrets that could upset our understanding of human evolution. Mysterious bone

Far out in the Pacific, the islands of Palau hold secrets that could upset our understanding of human evolution. Mysterious bone

Our ancient links to the moon
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Our ancient links to the moon

Clip from The Moon

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This video has closed captioning
This short BBC clip offers an excellent backgrounder to humanity's relationship with the moon.

This short BBC clip offers an excellent backgrounder to humanity's relationship with the moon.