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How the Heart Works - short clip
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How the Heart Works - short clip

Clip from Don't Die Young
Dr Alice Roberts gives us a real life example of how the heart jumps into action when we are excited or stressed, illustrates wh

Dr Alice Roberts gives us a real life example of how the heart jumps into action when we are excited or stressed, illustrates wh

Saturn's Moons: Titan - short clip
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Saturn's Moons: Titan - short clip

Using stunning Cassini probe images and computer graphics, this clip explores Saturn's largest moon Titan and its bizarre chemis

Using stunning Cassini probe images and computer graphics, this clip explores Saturn's largest moon Titan and its bizarre chemis

Opium, Coleridge and his poetry
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Opium, Coleridge and his poetry

Clip from The Romantics
Peter Ackroyd discusses the role of opium in Coleridge's theories of poetry, imagination and identity.

Peter Ackroyd discusses the role of opium in Coleridge's theories of poetry, imagination and identity.

What happens to stem cells as we age?
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What happens to stem cells as we age?

Clip from Scope
The University of Queensland's Ernst Wolvetang explains what stem cells are, how they rejuvenate more slowly as we age and discusses the work his team is doing in regenerative ...

The University of Queensland's Ernst Wolvetang explains what stem cells are, how they rejuvenate more slowly as we age and discusses the work his team is doing in regenerative medicine.

Treating vertigo and how ears help balance
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Treating vertigo and how ears help balance

Clip from Scope
Neurologist David Szmulewicz explains how fluid in our ear canals tell the brain how the head is moving, how displaced otoconium crystals in the ear send incorrect messages to ...

Neurologist David Szmulewicz explains how fluid in our ear canals tell the brain how the head is moving, how displaced otoconium crystals in the ear send incorrect messages to the brain, causing dizziness, and how vertigo is treated.

Dinosaur extinction, iridium evidence
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Dinosaur extinction, iridium evidence

Clip from Catastrophe
Trace amounts of a rare metal have been found in rock layers dating back 65 million years. It is strong evidence for an asteroid impact killing off the dinosaurs.

Trace amounts of a rare metal have been found in rock layers dating back 65 million years. It is strong evidence for an asteroid impact killing off the dinosaurs.

Australia's stromatolites first signs of life
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Australia's stromatolites first signs of life

Richard Smith investigates the "first tangible evidence of life", stromatolites, in Western Australia.

Richard Smith investigates the "first tangible evidence of life", stromatolites, in Western Australia.

Bears, salmon and forests
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Bears, salmon and forests

Naturalist Chris Packham reveals how salmon returning to rivers help both bears and the forest store nutrient for winter.

Naturalist Chris Packham reveals how salmon returning to rivers help both bears and the forest store nutrient for winter.

The dog picks his master
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The dog picks his master

Clip from Red Dog
Red Dog pursues the American, John, who slowly warms to the kelpie and saves him from being exploited by miners.

Red Dog pursues the American, John, who slowly warms to the kelpie and saves him from being exploited by miners.

Hypernova explosion illustrated
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Hypernova explosion illustrated

Computer graphics depict the death of a star in the form of a hypernova on the way to becoming a black hole, as the narrator asks if anyone else would ever notice the death of ...

Computer graphics depict the death of a star in the form of a hypernova on the way to becoming a black hole, as the narrator asks if anyone else would ever notice the death of our own star.

Gelada 'baboons' in Ethiopia
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Gelada 'baboons' in Ethiopia

Brian Cox travels to the Ethiopian Highlands to study geladas, which share a common ancestor with humans and exhibit one of the more complex social structures of the primates.

Brian Cox travels to the Ethiopian Highlands to study geladas, which share a common ancestor with humans and exhibit one of the more complex social structures of the primates.

Comparing mammal cells under a microscope
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Comparing mammal cells under a microscope

Brian Cox compares his own cells to those of a camel and observes the differences under a microscope, and discusses how singles cell organisms became more complex.

Brian Cox compares his own cells to those of a camel and observes the differences under a microscope, and discusses how singles cell organisms became more complex.

Our star system neighbours illustrated
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Our star system neighbours illustrated

Computer graphics illustrate the vast distances between solar systems, including Alpha Centauri's three stars, Epsilon Eridani, Gliese 581 and Algol, and the planet Bellerophon.

Computer graphics illustrate the vast distances between solar systems, including Alpha Centauri's three stars, Epsilon Eridani, Gliese 581 and Algol, and the planet Bellerophon.

Greece shifting with Aegean Sea Plate
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Greece shifting with Aegean Sea Plate

Clip from Faces Of Earth
Tectonic forces continue to shape the Mediterranean as Greece breaks away from Europe.

Tectonic forces continue to shape the Mediterranean as Greece breaks away from Europe.

Caroline Chisholm's employment agency
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Caroline Chisholm's employment agency

A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.

A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.

Voyager Golden Records
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Voyager Golden Records

Brian Cox examines the Voyager Golden Records, two of which were sent into space in 1977 to convey sounds and images of Earth to communicate with alien life.

Brian Cox examines the Voyager Golden Records, two of which were sent into space in 1977 to convey sounds and images of Earth to communicate with alien life.

Shark Bay's stromatolites
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Shark Bay's stromatolites

Clip from Coast Australia
Tim Flannery meets Shark Bay Marine Park's Dave Holley to learn how some of the earliest forms on life, stromatolites, have managed to survive in Shark Bay for billions of years.

Tim Flannery meets Shark Bay Marine Park's Dave Holley to learn how some of the earliest forms on life, stromatolites, have managed to survive in Shark Bay for billions of years.

Rip currents and your heart rate
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Rip currents and your heart rate

Clip from Coast Australia
Coastal geomorphologist Rob Dr Rip Brander shows Brendan Moar what happens to his heart rate when caught in a rip current.

Coastal geomorphologist Rob Dr Rip Brander shows Brendan Moar what happens to his heart rate when caught in a rip current.

Saturn's moon Enceladus
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Saturn's moon Enceladus

The Cassini space probe studies one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, revealing a white surface with crevasses and ice erupting from tiger stripes, unlike anything seen before.

The Cassini space probe studies one of Saturn's moons, Enceladus, revealing a white surface with crevasses and ice erupting from tiger stripes, unlike anything seen before.

Aboriginal rafts in the Kimberley
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Aboriginal rafts in the Kimberley

Clip from Coast Australia
Albert Wiggal shows Brendan Moar the kind of rafts the Bardi people would have used to travel and fish around One Arm Point in the Kimberley region.

Albert Wiggal shows Brendan Moar the kind of rafts the Bardi people would have used to travel and fish around One Arm Point in the Kimberley region.

Jupiter's moon Io
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Jupiter's moon Io

Voyager reveals active volcanoes on Io, one of Jupiter's 60 moons, leading scientists to envisage what walking on the moon's surface would be like.

Voyager reveals active volcanoes on Io, one of Jupiter's 60 moons, leading scientists to envisage what walking on the moon's surface would be like.

Frank Hurley photographs Passchendaele
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Frank Hurley photographs Passchendaele

Clip from Lost In Flanders
Historians discuss photograph attributed to Frank Hurley of dead and wounded Australians and Germans in railway cutting near Ypres.

Historians discuss photograph attributed to Frank Hurley of dead and wounded Australians and Germans in railway cutting near Ypres.

Debating terms defined
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Debating terms defined

Clip from Up For Debate
The terms proposition and opposition are defined in this clip from the documentary Up For Debate, with an introduction to the components of a debate speech.

The terms proposition and opposition are defined in this clip from the documentary Up For Debate, with an introduction to the components of a debate speech.

How the Great Barrier Reef was formed
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How the Great Barrier Reef was formed

Karl Stefanovic explains how the Great Barrier Reef is a product of the Ice Age coming to an end and raising water levels 10,000 years ago.

Karl Stefanovic explains how the Great Barrier Reef is a product of the Ice Age coming to an end and raising water levels 10,000 years ago.

Emergency response to allergic reaction
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Emergency response to allergic reaction

Clip from Operation Ouch!
Xand van Tulleken joins a paramedic on an emergency call to a help a man who has had an allergic reaction and is treated for anaphylactic shock with adrenaline.

Xand van Tulleken joins a paramedic on an emergency call to a help a man who has had an allergic reaction and is treated for anaphylactic shock with adrenaline.

Bending light
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Bending light

Jim AlKhalili discusses the law of refraction originally developed by Ibn Sahl, but often attributed to Willebrord Snellius.

Jim AlKhalili discusses the law of refraction originally developed by Ibn Sahl, but often attributed to Willebrord Snellius.

Virtual art program
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Virtual art program

Clip from Scope
A virtual program to make art accessible for people with disabilities.

A virtual program to make art accessible for people with disabilities.

Child miners in the Industrial Revolution
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Child miners in the Industrial Revolution

Tony Robinson goes underground in Wales to see how hurriers, the children who worked in coal mines, fared during the Industrial Revolution.

Tony Robinson goes underground in Wales to see how hurriers, the children who worked in coal mines, fared during the Industrial Revolution.

Scuba diving in South Australia's sink holes
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Scuba diving in South Australia's sink holes

Clip from Coast Australia
Geomorphologist Grant Pearce takes Emma Johnston scuba diving in Piccaninnie Ponds and Kilsbys Sinkhole on South Australia's Limestone Coast.

Geomorphologist Grant Pearce takes Emma Johnston scuba diving in Piccaninnie Ponds and Kilsbys Sinkhole on South Australia's Limestone Coast.

Beach safety with an Aussie accent
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Beach safety with an Aussie accent

Clip from Bondi Rescue
Bondi's lifeguards do a heroic job saving lives, but sometimes those accents can be hard to understand. So what does "chockers" mean?

Bondi's lifeguards do a heroic job saving lives, but sometimes those accents can be hard to understand. So what does "chockers" mean?

Kakadu's Mountford songline rock art
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Kakadu's Mountford songline rock art

Kakadu National Park tour guide Trevor Wie takes Ernie Dingo to the Mountford rock art site in Arnhem Land and interprets the songlines.

Kakadu National Park tour guide Trevor Wie takes Ernie Dingo to the Mountford rock art site in Arnhem Land and interprets the songlines.

Uranus' Miranda moon
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Uranus' Miranda moon

Scientists discuss the discovery of Uranus' moon, the half finished Miranda, and describe some if its unique characteristics.

Scientists discuss the discovery of Uranus' moon, the half finished Miranda, and describe some if its unique characteristics.

Lebanese react to Here Come the Habibs
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Lebanese react to Here Come the Habibs

Clip from The Feed
It might be a hit comedy for Nine, but Lebanese audience don't seem so keen on the Habibs - as The feed found out with their parody Wogglebox segment.

It might be a hit comedy for Nine, but Lebanese audience don't seem so keen on the Habibs - as The feed found out with their parody Wogglebox segment.

Inequality and hard living in Victorian London
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Inequality and hard living in Victorian London

In the slums of London, people needed to 'pad out' their food with chalk and sand to make it last. But food wasn't the only hardship.

In the slums of London, people needed to 'pad out' their food with chalk and sand to make it last. But food wasn't the only hardship.

Epic fail: China's 'mega bus'
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Epic fail: China's 'mega bus'

Clip from The Feed
July 5 2017. Plans to build a traffic-straddling mega bus in China have come undone amidst claims the whole project was just a scam.

July 5 2017. Plans to build a traffic-straddling mega bus in China have come undone amidst claims the whole project was just a scam.

The Great Barrier Reef is no longer in danger
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The Great Barrier Reef is no longer in danger

Clip from The Feed
Australia's greatest natural wonder has officially been taken off UNESCO's endangered list.

Australia's greatest natural wonder has officially been taken off UNESCO's endangered list.

A tour of a high school fish farm
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A tour of a high school fish farm

Clip from Scope
Students from Stuart High School give a tour of their school fish farm and explain how they look after the 450 barramundi and Murray cod, all by themselves.

Students from Stuart High School give a tour of their school fish farm and explain how they look after the 450 barramundi and Murray cod, all by themselves.

Campaigning to ban plastic bags
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Campaigning to ban plastic bags

Clip from Behind the News
Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for ...

Following the announcement that Coles and Woolworths will be phasing out single-use plastic bags, Mornington Peninsular schoolgirl Meg explains why such plastics are bad for the environment and how she has campaigned to stop shops using them.

Introduction to the nervous system
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Introduction to the nervous system

Clip from Science Bank
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.

Drawdown a sign of 2004 Boxing Day tsunami
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Drawdown a sign of 2004 Boxing Day tsunami

Coastal engineer Jose Borrero describes how the phenomenon of drawdown, where the sea retreats from the shore, would have warned people that the impending arrival of the 2004 ...

Coastal engineer Jose Borrero describes how the phenomenon of drawdown, where the sea retreats from the shore, would have warned people that the impending arrival of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Saving the dolphins from pollution
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Saving the dolphins from pollution

Clip from Scope
Scientists were able to photograph dolphins and analyse marks on their fins to determine changes in pollution.

Scientists were able to photograph dolphins and analyse marks on their fins to determine changes in pollution.

Predicting the behaviour of fire
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Predicting the behaviour of fire

Clip from Scope
Fires behave and spread differently. Technology is now giving researchers the ability to figure out the spread or even predict the bush fires.

Fires behave and spread differently. Technology is now giving researchers the ability to figure out the spread or even predict the bush fires.

A T-shirt that changes colour using light
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A T-shirt that changes colour using light

Clip from Scope
An experiment that demonstrates how a photochromic Tshirt will change colours due to a chemical reaction, depending on the amount of light hitting it.

An experiment that demonstrates how a photochromic Tshirt will change colours due to a chemical reaction, depending on the amount of light hitting it.

Why temperature is so important in bread making
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Why temperature is so important in bread making

Clip from Scope
Temperature is one of the most important factors to create bread. Flour and water are important also, but temperature determines its outcome

Temperature is one of the most important factors to create bread. Flour and water are important also, but temperature determines its outcome

How to make a healthy bird cake
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How to make a healthy bird cake

Clip from Scope
Using oats, honey, seeds, and warm lard, you can make your own bird cakes to feed the local wildlife.

Using oats, honey, seeds, and warm lard, you can make your own bird cakes to feed the local wildlife.

Spectacular lava tubes of the Galapagos
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Spectacular lava tubes of the Galapagos

There are thousands of untouched tunnels running under the Galapagos. The tunnels, called lava tubes, host unique species of animals and plants that are only now being documented.

There are thousands of untouched tunnels running under the Galapagos. The tunnels, called lava tubes, host unique species of animals and plants that are only now being documented.

Coral reefs and penguins co-exist on the Galapagos
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Coral reefs and penguins co-exist on the Galapagos

As the Galapagos' volcanic islands die, they create strange currents and bays that mix both warm water for coral reefs and cold Antarctic currents for penguins.

As the Galapagos' volcanic islands die, they create strange currents and bays that mix both warm water for coral reefs and cold Antarctic currents for penguins.

Lasers measure greenhouse gasses
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Lasers measure greenhouse gasses

Clip from Scope
Did you know that lasers can be used to help detect greenhouse gases Lasers can even detect different types of gases by utilising different wavelengths of light.

Did you know that lasers can be used to help detect greenhouse gases Lasers can even detect different types of gases by utilising different wavelengths of light.

Sedimentation experiment with eggs
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Sedimentation experiment with eggs

Clip from Scope
An experiment using an empty egg, borax and food colouring shows how sedimentation occurs in nature.

An experiment using an empty egg, borax and food colouring shows how sedimentation occurs in nature.

Exploring force using a watermelon and rubber bands
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Exploring force using a watermelon and rubber bands

Clip from Scope
Experiment with watermelon and rubber bands around the middle of the watermelon shows force. The more you stretch a rubber band, the more a small force is exerted. Rubber ...

Experiment with watermelon and rubber bands around the middle of the watermelon shows force. The more you stretch a rubber band, the more a small force is exerted. Rubber bands bundled together can make a bigger force. The force is applied to watermelon.

Beginner's guide to kitchen knives
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Beginner's guide to kitchen knives

Chef Mitch Orr explains what different kitchen knives are for, discusses knife quality, and recommends how to care for them.

Chef Mitch Orr explains what different kitchen knives are for, discusses knife quality, and recommends how to care for them.

Saying goodbye to an Aussie icon
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Saying goodbye to an Aussie icon

Clip from Behind the News
Take a look at the history of Holden in Australia as the last car to be manufactured rolls off the production line.

Take a look at the history of Holden in Australia as the last car to be manufactured rolls off the production line.

Beginner's guide to mountain biking
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Beginner's guide to mountain biking

Clip from Totally Wild
Escapegoat's Ian Fehler teaches Leela Varghese how to ride a mountain bike over a course, with tips on shifting weight to maintain balance, lifting wheels over obstacles and ...

Escapegoat's Ian Fehler teaches Leela Varghese how to ride a mountain bike over a course, with tips on shifting weight to maintain balance, lifting wheels over obstacles and safely cornering.

Rooftop gardens reduce stormwater runoff
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Rooftop gardens reduce stormwater runoff

Clip from Scope
The University of Melbourne's Claire Farrell reveals the kind of plants that are perfect to green roof gardens, helping reduce stormwater runoff in urban environments.

The University of Melbourne's Claire Farrell reveals the kind of plants that are perfect to green roof gardens, helping reduce stormwater runoff in urban environments.

Artificial intelligence 'smart vision' drone
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Artificial intelligence 'smart vision' drone

Clip from Scope
Griffith University's Jun Jo reveals how a smart vision drone uses artificial intelligence to recognise people using feature detection, and follow them around.

Griffith University's Jun Jo reveals how a smart vision drone uses artificial intelligence to recognise people using feature detection, and follow them around.

Launching rockets as a hobby
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Launching rockets as a hobby

Clip from Totally Wild
The Queensland Rocketry Society's Ari Piirainen demonstrates how hobbyists build and launch rockets, explaining how to get started with a kit, what the different motor sizes ...

The Queensland Rocketry Society's Ari Piirainen demonstrates how hobbyists build and launch rockets, explaining how to get started with a kit, what the different motor sizes are, and how launches are conducted safely.

Testing soil to identify fertile land
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Testing soil to identify fertile land

Clip from Scope
CSIRO's Seonaid Philip explains how her team examined soil in northern Australia to identify potential farmland suitable for growing plants, including testing for carbon, ...

CSIRO's Seonaid Philip explains how her team examined soil in northern Australia to identify potential farmland suitable for growing plants, including testing for carbon, nitrogen and erodibility.

Japanese history, economy and industry
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Japanese history, economy and industry

Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to ...

Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to the destruction of the environment through human interference and industry.

Individuality: Edward cuts a place for himself
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Individuality: Edward cuts a place for himself

Edward performs activities for the neighbours and family. Over dinner, Bill Boggs suggests Edward charge for his services, and Kim and her friends' behave coldly to Edward's ...

Edward performs activities for the neighbours and family. Over dinner, Bill Boggs suggests Edward charge for his services, and Kim and her friends' behave coldly to Edward's differences. The next day the community begins to accept Edward for his unique talents, and his list of jobs grow from topiary to dog grooming to hair cutting. Before long, every neighbour has a new individual haircut.

DIY green eggs and chemistry
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DIY green eggs and chemistry

Clip from Scope
Junior scientist, Carrick, demonstrates how to make green eggs using red cabbage. Sound impossible? Carrick also explains the chemical reaction behind these colourful eggs and ...

Junior scientist, Carrick, demonstrates how to make green eggs using red cabbage. Sound impossible? Carrick also explains the chemical reaction behind these colourful eggs and how to make other colours with the anthocyanin in red cabbage. To make your own egg creations, you will need eggs, a half red cabbage, a sieve, a bowl, a frying pan, butter, a knife and a chopping board.

Totally Wild: Volleyball
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Totally Wild: Volleyball

Clip from Totally Wild
Looking to start your journey into the fast, fiery game of volleyball? Join Abbey and Claudia as they walk us through the basics of this Olympic sport.

Looking to start your journey into the fast, fiery game of volleyball? Join Abbey and Claudia as they walk us through the basics of this Olympic sport.

How black holes are like waterfalls
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How black holes are like waterfalls

Physicist Max Tegmark uses a waterfall analogy to explain how black holes work, how the event horizon is the point of no return, and what it would be like to go through one.

Physicist Max Tegmark uses a waterfall analogy to explain how black holes work, how the event horizon is the point of no return, and what it would be like to go through one.

Three brothers killed at Passchendaele
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Three brothers killed at Passchendaele

Clip from Not Forgotten
The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

Neptune's moon Triton
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Neptune's moon Triton

Scientists explain how Neptune captured its largest moon, Triton, and discuss the satellite's geyser plumes.

Scientists explain how Neptune captured its largest moon, Triton, and discuss the satellite's geyser plumes.

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