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A career as a helicopter pilot
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A career as a helicopter pilot

Nautilus Aviation's Jenna Ryan discusses her career change from primary school teacher to helicopter pilot, and how she approached the challenge.

Nautilus Aviation's Jenna Ryan discusses her career change from primary school teacher to helicopter pilot, and how she approached the challenge.

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.

IBM computer beats Jeopardy champ
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IBM computer beats Jeopardy champ

In a brief clip, the narrator describes what a computer is and then describes how IBM defeated a Jeopardy champion with the Watson computer.

In a brief clip, the narrator describes what a computer is and then describes how IBM defeated a Jeopardy champion with the Watson computer.

Interview with a people smuggler
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Interview with a people smuggler

Ross Kemp meets a man who smuggles people into Britain in his truck. He says he's doing a good thing.

Ross Kemp meets a man who smuggles people into Britain in his truck. He says he's doing a good thing.

Aboriginals relocated to Oyster Cove
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Aboriginals relocated to Oyster Cove

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In 1847 the colonial government moves surviving 47 Indigenous Tasmanians to a condemned convict settlement, Oyster Cove, in response to complaints of mistreatment at Flinders ...

In 1847 the colonial government moves surviving 47 Indigenous Tasmanians to a condemned convict settlement, Oyster Cove, in response to complaints of mistreatment at Flinders Island.

Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war
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Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war

The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

Calculating inheritance with algebra
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Calculating inheritance with algebra

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates the use of algebra to calculate the division of an inheritance between family and friends.

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates the use of algebra to calculate the division of an inheritance between family and friends.

A machine to detect no balls in cricket
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A machine to detect no balls in cricket

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Sam James from the Queensland University of Technology and Troy Cooley from the National Cricket Centre have collaborated to develop a device to detect no balls in cricket!

Sam James from the Queensland University of Technology and Troy Cooley from the National Cricket Centre have collaborated to develop a device to detect no balls in cricket!

Flying foxes rely on river
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Flying foxes rely on river

While they wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, little red flying foxes rely on the Roper River to keep them hydrated but risk being eaten by freshwater crocodiles.

While they wait for the monsoon rains to arrive, little red flying foxes rely on the Roper River to keep them hydrated but risk being eaten by freshwater crocodiles.

Are personal hygiene products a rip off?
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Are personal hygiene products a rip off?

We are told to use shampoos and soaps every day - but is it what our skin and hair really need. Some doctors find out the truth.

We are told to use shampoos and soaps every day - but is it what our skin and hair really need. Some doctors find out the truth.

Is 'gluten free' really better for us?
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Is 'gluten free' really better for us?

This wide scale study uses the scientific method - and lots of volunteers - to find out whether going gluten free is really better for us.

This wide scale study uses the scientific method - and lots of volunteers - to find out whether going gluten free is really better for us.

Malnutrition: The tragic experiment of Dr William Stark
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Malnutrition: The tragic experiment of Dr William Stark

In the 18th century little was known about nutrition. Dr William Stark decided to try limiting the food he ate to bread water and honey. It didn't end well.

In the 18th century little was known about nutrition. Dr William Stark decided to try limiting the food he ate to bread water and honey. It didn't end well.

Beware of bluebottles
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Beware of bluebottles

Clip from Bondi Rescue
A young Japanese tourist is stung by bluebottles and the lifeguards need to explain it is not life threatening.

A young Japanese tourist is stung by bluebottles and the lifeguards need to explain it is not life threatening.

Ransomware attack crippled businesses
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Ransomware attack crippled businesses

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July 2017. A global ransomware attack that originated from Eastern Europe has landed in Australia, crippling Cadbury's.

July 2017. A global ransomware attack that originated from Eastern Europe has landed in Australia, crippling Cadbury's.

Revamping the classification system
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Revamping the classification system

Clip from Behind the News
Reporter Emma Davis explains what the different classification labels mean, why online streaming services classify their own content, and the Australian Council for Children ...

Reporter Emma Davis explains what the different classification labels mean, why online streaming services classify their own content, and the Australian Council for Children and the Media's suggestion that a new system should be introduced.

Coding a computer game
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Coding a computer game

Meet a young coder who has just made her first computer game. She argues that coding is as creative a process as it is practical.

Meet a young coder who has just made her first computer game. She argues that coding is as creative a process as it is practical.

Gondwana and the break up of the southern continents
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Gondwana and the break up of the southern continents

All the great southern continents we know today were once joined as a super continent. Find out how we know - and what this epic continent must have looked like.

All the great southern continents we know today were once joined as a super continent. Find out how we know - and what this epic continent must have looked like.

Vital Alsar crosses Pacific in a raft
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Vital Alsar crosses Pacific in a raft

Clip from Coast Australia
Tim Flannery meets Hugo Becerra, the navigator on Vital Alsar's crossing of the Pacific, from Ecuador to Australia, in rafts in 1973.

Tim Flannery meets Hugo Becerra, the navigator on Vital Alsar's crossing of the Pacific, from Ecuador to Australia, in rafts in 1973.

Spectacular plant variation
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Spectacular plant variation

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A quick exploration of the huge variety of plants in the world, from a pine tree that is thousands of years old, to a bamboo that grows 30 metres high in just 90 days.

A quick exploration of the huge variety of plants in the world, from a pine tree that is thousands of years old, to a bamboo that grows 30 metres high in just 90 days.

An introduction to plate tectonic theory
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An introduction to plate tectonic theory

Continental drift and sea floor spreading are introduced in this basic history of plate tectonic theory.

Continental drift and sea floor spreading are introduced in this basic history of plate tectonic theory.

Ethical dilemma - the impact of food
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Ethical dilemma - the impact of food

Clip from Compass
A family is trying to eat more ethically - giving up meat for a week, learning to grow their own herbs and learning how to cook vego.

A family is trying to eat more ethically - giving up meat for a week, learning to grow their own herbs and learning how to cook vego.

Why did the Roman empire fall?
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Why did the Roman empire fall?

Clip from The Time Compass
This colourful animation explains how the Roman empire eventually collapsed and how the birth of Christianity played a part.

This colourful animation explains how the Roman empire eventually collapsed and how the birth of Christianity played a part.

Life in a Victorian slum - buying food
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Life in a Victorian slum - buying food

Often, families had so little money that they had to buy their food 'on tick' meaning buy now, pay later. And what they ate was hardly a luxury.

Often, families had so little money that they had to buy their food 'on tick' meaning buy now, pay later. And what they ate was hardly a luxury.

Can bad footwear affect our health?
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Can bad footwear affect our health?

Poor choices in shoes can lead to a raft of problems later in life. A team of doctors find out the truth.

Poor choices in shoes can lead to a raft of problems later in life. A team of doctors find out the truth.

Introduction to ethical challenges
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Introduction to ethical challenges

Clip from Compass
What are the ethical challenges we face every day? This brief introduction is a good discussion starter for your class.

What are the ethical challenges we face every day? This brief introduction is a good discussion starter for your class.

Do we really need to stretch before exercise?
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Do we really need to stretch before exercise?

We all think we need a good stretch before using our muscles, to help stave off injury. But do we really?

We all think we need a good stretch before using our muscles, to help stave off injury. But do we really?

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 2)
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How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 2)

Erosion over millions of years inevitably destroys all volcanic islands. Great pieces of the island will submerge, leaving only a ridge of cliff in the ocean. Despite this ...

Erosion over millions of years inevitably destroys all volcanic islands. Great pieces of the island will submerge, leaving only a ridge of cliff in the ocean. Despite this destruction, animals have evolved to live on these dying islands.

How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)
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How volcanic islands age, erode and sink (part 1)

Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new ...

Volcanic islands eventually erode and sink back into the sea. The island of Espanola in the Galapagos is 4 million years old and sinking fast. But as it dies, it offers new opportunities for all sorts of animals.

Why the Galapagos inspired the theory of natural selection
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Why the Galapagos inspired the theory of natural selection

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There are many reasons why the Galapagos Islands were so influential to Charles Darwin. The sheer isolation of the islands, their unique geography, water currents and broad ...

There are many reasons why the Galapagos Islands were so influential to Charles Darwin. The sheer isolation of the islands, their unique geography, water currents and broad variety of environments all proved to be instrumental in supporting the theory of natural selection.

Studying whiting sustainability
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Studying whiting sustainability

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SARDI's Mike Steer explains how a citizen scientist program in South Australia is helping him understand the health of King George whiting populations, studying the remains of ...

SARDI's Mike Steer explains how a citizen scientist program in South Australia is helping him understand the health of King George whiting populations, studying the remains of fish supplied by recreational fishermen, and using the information to inform sustainability efforts.

Baseball teaches resilience and teamwork
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Baseball teaches resilience and teamwork

Clip from Totally Wild
South Australian baseball coach Landon Hernandez explains how in addition to training athletic skills through drills and exercise, baseball teaches teamwork and resilience, ...

South Australian baseball coach Landon Hernandez explains how in addition to training athletic skills through drills and exercise, baseball teaches teamwork and resilience, where success comes from working together and persisting despite failure.

Examining underwater ecosystems
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Examining underwater ecosystems

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Technology is making recording underwater ecosystems easier. Through these recordings, scientists are able to investigate different ecosystems and their diversity.

Technology is making recording underwater ecosystems easier. Through these recordings, scientists are able to investigate different ecosystems and their diversity.

Why do firefighters use back burning?
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Why do firefighters use back burning?

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Scientists observe fires on a small scale so they can know what to do for a reallife bush fire.

Scientists observe fires on a small scale so they can know what to do for a reallife bush fire.

Why genetic diversity can help preserve species
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Why genetic diversity can help preserve species

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Over fishing, droughts and pollution are driving many fish species to the point of extinction. But the more diverse the DNA within a species, the greater its ability to ...

Over fishing, droughts and pollution are driving many fish species to the point of extinction. But the more diverse the DNA within a species, the greater its ability to survive and adapt.

Research into bike safety
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Research into bike safety

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Research is done to determine how signals can be timed to show when a biker is turning left or right.

Research is done to determine how signals can be timed to show when a biker is turning left or right.

Aerodynamics of bike helmets
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Aerodynamics of bike helmets

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Research is done to determine a helmet's aerodynamic quality. The test helmet has aerodynamic sensors that tell scientists which shapes are best at reducing drag.

Research is done to determine a helmet's aerodynamic quality. The test helmet has aerodynamic sensors that tell scientists which shapes are best at reducing drag.

Tech: meet the Elppy 'smart ring'
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Tech: meet the Elppy 'smart ring'

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Elppy is a smart ring that can control your computer devices for up to two years without recharging. Bluetooth gives Elppy its ability to work.

Elppy is a smart ring that can control your computer devices for up to two years without recharging. Bluetooth gives Elppy its ability to work.

Baby gorilla Kanzee grows up
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Baby gorilla Kanzee grows up

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Like human babies, gorilla babies need affection and protection as they grow up. We visit a zoo where the gorillas are bred to determine the best genes to determine the best ...

Like human babies, gorilla babies need affection and protection as they grow up. We visit a zoo where the gorillas are bred to determine the best genes to determine the best strategy for population growth.

How ammonia can freeze liquids
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How ammonia can freeze liquids

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Water is cooled down from 23 degrees to zero using ammonia to sap the heat out and create ice.

Water is cooled down from 23 degrees to zero using ammonia to sap the heat out and create ice.

The sound of a healthy ecosystem
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The sound of a healthy ecosystem

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Sound recorders are used to hear all the different sounds interacting in an ecosystem. The sounds of an ecosystem can even reveal the health of the ecosystem.

Sound recorders are used to hear all the different sounds interacting in an ecosystem. The sounds of an ecosystem can even reveal the health of the ecosystem.

The world's only nuclear attacks
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The world's only nuclear attacks

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Through the story of Sadako, learn about the world's only ever nuclear attacks in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. Find out more about what led to the attacks, ...

Through the story of Sadako, learn about the world's only ever nuclear attacks in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II. Find out more about what led to the attacks, their tremendous impact and why most agree nuclear weapons should never be used again.

DIY lobster dissection
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DIY lobster dissection

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Junior scientist Bella explains the lifestyle of the most famous aquatic arthropod, the lobster, and dissects a specimen to explore the anatomy of these clawed crustaceans. ...

Junior scientist Bella explains the lifestyle of the most famous aquatic arthropod, the lobster, and dissects a specimen to explore the anatomy of these clawed crustaceans. Lobsters have a tough exoskeleton, or carapace, which will require strong scissors to pierce. Once below the protective exterior, you will find everything from digestive glands and feathery gills to the tail's main artery and intestine (hindgut).

Peg tries to help Scissorhands fit in
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Peg tries to help Scissorhands fit in

Peg welcomes Edward Scissorhands into the Boggs home, showing him pictures of her family and his new room. Edward is in awe of the new environment as he follows Peg around. ...

Peg welcomes Edward Scissorhands into the Boggs home, showing him pictures of her family and his new room. Edward is in awe of the new environment as he follows Peg around. Peg leaves Edward to change when the phone rings. By offering Edward new clothes, Peg naively tries to assist with Edward's assimilation into the suburban culture by normalising his appearance.

Suburbia, difference and gossiping neighbours
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Suburbia, difference and gossiping neighbours

While driving through the small cookie-cutter suburb, Peg's neighbours can be seen running back into their houses or gossiping on the phone about the details of her new ...

While driving through the small cookie-cutter suburb, Peg's neighbours can be seen running back into their houses or gossiping on the phone about the details of her new passenger. Edward's timid curiosity is juxtaposed with the meddling behaviour of the suburban community.

Testing earthquake resistance
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Testing earthquake resistance

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Graeme Burnett explains how Swinburne University's Multi-Axis Substructure Testing (MAST) system is used to evaluate the ability of structures, designs and materials to handle ...

Graeme Burnett explains how Swinburne University's Multi-Axis Substructure Testing (MAST) system is used to evaluate the ability of structures, designs and materials to handle the effects of earthquakes, using hybrid simulation testing.

Beginner's guide to podiatry and feet
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Beginner's guide to podiatry and feet

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Podiatrist John Charles explains how feet are structured, what sort of stress they are under during different activities, and how podiatrists study those pressures and ...

Podiatrist John Charles explains how feet are structured, what sort of stress they are under during different activities, and how podiatrists study those pressures and movements, using the example of runners.

Projecting body parts onto augmented reality suit
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Projecting body parts onto augmented reality suit

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The University of Melbourne's Thuong Hoang and David Kelly demonstrate the use of augmented reality technology to project a human skeleton and organs onto a person wearing a ...

The University of Melbourne's Thuong Hoang and David Kelly demonstrate the use of augmented reality technology to project a human skeleton and organs onto a person wearing a suit, to assist physiotherapy students learning anatomy.

Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake
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Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake

Clip from Holes
A dry and desperate desert environment is shown in the opening sequence, while the conservation of water and allusions to slavery in America are reoccurring themes. In the ...

A dry and desperate desert environment is shown in the opening sequence, while the conservation of water and allusions to slavery in America are reoccurring themes. In the city, Stanley Yelnats is busted by police for "stealing shoes", tried in court and sent the Camp Green Lake. The family curse is blamed for Stanley's misfortune. At camp, Stanley Yelnats meets Mr Sir.

Confusion, drink driving and prejudice
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Confusion, drink driving and prejudice

Jim bullies his friend into drink driving to the Boggs' house. Edward and Kim notice a van swerving drunkenly down the street as they hug by the window. Worried for Kevin's ...

Jim bullies his friend into drink driving to the Boggs' house. Edward and Kim notice a van swerving drunkenly down the street as they hug by the window. Worried for Kevin's safety, Edward rushes outside and pushes Kevin off the road, inadvertently nicking him in the process. A crowd gathers to witness the confusion of events. Jim attacks Edward and Edward defends himself. Realising how dangerous prejudice and hysteria in a small community can be, Kim tells Edward to run.

Social etiquette and understanding human interaction
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Social etiquette and understanding human interaction

At the barbeque, Edward is overwhelmed by the neighbour's requests and unsure how to behave. When Bill uses a figure of speech to say the food is ready, Edward is confused by ...

At the barbeque, Edward is overwhelmed by the neighbour's requests and unsure how to behave. When Bill uses a figure of speech to say the food is ready, Edward is confused by the phrase. That night, Edward remembers his lessons on social etiquette and how to interpret emotions.

The secret lives of cats!
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The secret lives of cats!

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We all know that cats like to explore. Now, a GPS can be used to detect their neighbourhood stomping grounds and gives some insight on their individual personalities.

We all know that cats like to explore. Now, a GPS can be used to detect their neighbourhood stomping grounds and gives some insight on their individual personalities.

How the leopard got its spots
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How the leopard got its spots

Brian Cox demonstrates a chemical reaction between two substances producing a pattern, and applies the principle to the markings on the coats of leopards and tigers.

Brian Cox demonstrates a chemical reaction between two substances producing a pattern, and applies the principle to the markings on the coats of leopards and tigers.

Peel Island's leper colony
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Peel Island's leper colony

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

Black holes, supanovas and suns
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Black holes, supanovas and suns

Physicist Douglas Leonard explains the relationship between black holes and the sun, and reveals how the Hubble Telescope helped discover a black hole where sun had gone supernova.

Physicist Douglas Leonard explains the relationship between black holes and the sun, and reveals how the Hubble Telescope helped discover a black hole where sun had gone supernova.

Supernovas and black holes illustrated
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Supernovas and black holes illustrated

Computer graphics illustrate supernovas, pulsars, black holes and the Pillars of Creation.

Computer graphics illustrate supernovas, pulsars, black holes and the Pillars of Creation.

Ancient papermaking in China
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Ancient papermaking in China

Clip from The Silk Road
Sam Willis visits a museum in Xi'an, where he sees how paper was made and discusses how the technology found its way to the Middle East.

Sam Willis visits a museum in Xi'an, where he sees how paper was made and discusses how the technology found its way to the Middle East.

Rainforest water and nutrient cycles
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Rainforest water and nutrient cycles

Clip from Rainforest
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.

Tadashi introduces Hiro to his very different friends
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Tadashi introduces Hiro to his very different friends

Clip from Big Hero 6
On a visit to the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Tadashi introduces his younger brother Hiro to the people he works with, revealing people with very different ...

On a visit to the San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Tadashi introduces his younger brother Hiro to the people he works with, revealing people with very different personalities and their approaches to invention.

Challenge motivates Hiro to impress hero
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Challenge motivates Hiro to impress hero

Clip from Big Hero 6
Excited by the prospect of working with his hero, Callaghan, Hiro decides he has to go to nerd school with his brother, and sets his mind to inventing something to impress the ...

Excited by the prospect of working with his hero, Callaghan, Hiro decides he has to go to nerd school with his brother, and sets his mind to inventing something to impress the professor.

Germany's invasion of Belgium brings UK into war
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Germany's invasion of Belgium brings UK into war

The UK declares war on Germany when it invades neutral Belgium, Britain's ally, on its way to attack France.

The UK declares war on Germany when it invades neutral Belgium, Britain's ally, on its way to attack France.

Blue light reveals Great Barrier Reef life
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Blue light reveals Great Barrier Reef life

Clip from Life On The Reef
Underwater cinematography using blue light provides spectacular vision of the Great Barrier Reef at night, revealing vivid colours beyond human visual range.

Underwater cinematography using blue light provides spectacular vision of the Great Barrier Reef at night, revealing vivid colours beyond human visual range.

Risks of shipping for Great Barrier Reef
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Risks of shipping for Great Barrier Reef

Clip from Life On The Reef
A Townsville control tower manages ships navigating the Great Barrier Reef, where they try to avert accidents, such as the MV Shen Neng 1 oil spill in 2010.

A Townsville control tower manages ships navigating the Great Barrier Reef, where they try to avert accidents, such as the MV Shen Neng 1 oil spill in 2010.

Recycling sorter in factory
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Recycling sorter in factory

Bang Goes The Theory visits a recycling plant and sees machines sorting household waste.

Bang Goes The Theory visits a recycling plant and sees machines sorting household waste.

James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery
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James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery

A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

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