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Six degrees of separation
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Six degrees of separation

Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

Duncan Watts reveals how the game and urban myth of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon helped shape his Small World Project and network theory.

The birth and death of stars illustrated
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The birth and death of stars illustrated

Computer graphics depict the Milky Way, Seven Sisters and Betelgeuse, illustrate the birth of stars in Orion Nebula, and explain how the death of white dwarf stars contributed ...

Computer graphics depict the Milky Way, Seven Sisters and Betelgeuse, illustrate the birth of stars in Orion Nebula, and explain how the death of white dwarf stars contributed to life on Earth.

Food cultures converge in Uzbekistan
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Food cultures converge in Uzbekistan

Clip from The Silk Road
Sam Willis dines in traditional Uzbek food and notes the similarities to Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines.

Sam Willis dines in traditional Uzbek food and notes the similarities to Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines.

Teaching Patrick White's The Aunt's Story
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Teaching Patrick White's The Aunt's Story

Clip from Artscape
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Year 12 teacher Paula Jenkins briefly explains why she is teaching her literature students Patrick White's The Aunt's Story, and students discuss their assessment of the book.

Year 12 teacher Paula Jenkins briefly explains why she is teaching her literature students Patrick White's The Aunt's Story, and students discuss their assessment of the book.

Japan 2011 tsunami 2011 amateur footage
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Japan 2011 tsunami 2011 amateur footage

Clip from Sunday Night
Sunday Night reveals video captured by survivors of Japan's 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Sunday Night reveals video captured by survivors of Japan's 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

Brains scanned while doing maths
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Brains scanned while doing maths

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy both have their brains scanned to examine how their brains work when calculating mathematics problems.

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy both have their brains scanned to examine how their brains work when calculating mathematics problems.

Father rules when daughters may marry
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Father rules when daughters may marry

Baptista Minola determines that his daughter Bianca may only marry when her elder sister, shrewish Kate, finds a husband.

Baptista Minola determines that his daughter Bianca may only marry when her elder sister, shrewish Kate, finds a husband.

Spiritual intervention and John of God
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Spiritual intervention and John of God

Shaun Micallef receives psychic surgery from John of God in the form of a spiritual intervention.

Shaun Micallef receives psychic surgery from John of God in the form of a spiritual intervention.

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.

Fear, hunches and 'don't panic'
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Fear, hunches and 'don't panic'

Arthur is separated from the rest of the crew when he hesitates and misses his opportunity to pass through a portal.

Arthur is separated from the rest of the crew when he hesitates and misses his opportunity to pass through a portal.

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.

Opening credits of Truman 'reality' show
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Opening credits of Truman 'reality' show

Clip from The Truman Show
The film opens with interviews and credits from the 'reality' program, briefly introducing the concept of a TV show within a movie.

The film opens with interviews and credits from the 'reality' program, briefly introducing the concept of a TV show within a movie.

Director' Christof responds to critics
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Director' Christof responds to critics

Clip from The Truman Show
A history of The Truman Show is presented before a rare interview with the show's creator, Christof, who argues, We accept the reality with which we are presented. Sylvia ...

A history of The Truman Show is presented before a rare interview with the show's creator, Christof, who argues, We accept the reality with which we are presented. Sylvia calls in during the interview and criticises the ethics of the show.

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.

Why teens are biologically geared to sleep in
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Why teens are biologically geared to sleep in

Teenagers love to sleep in and it's nothing to do with being lazy. Biology dictates that their body clocks work differently than those of children and adults.

Teenagers love to sleep in and it's nothing to do with being lazy. Biology dictates that their body clocks work differently than those of children and adults.

Nash struggles to ignore his hallucinations
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Nash struggles to ignore his hallucinations

Clip from A Beautiful Mind
While Nash once struggled to fight his hallucinations he eventually finds the courage to consciously say goodbye to the three of them.

While Nash once struggled to fight his hallucinations he eventually finds the courage to consciously say goodbye to the three of them.

Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges
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Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges

Shaun Micallef participates in a Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges at Haridwar and reflects on the pollution in the river.

Shaun Micallef participates in a Hindu aarti ceremony in the Ganges at Haridwar and reflects on the pollution in the river.

Advancing and retreating glaciers
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Advancing and retreating glaciers

Matthew Roberts demonstrates how he collects data to study changes to glaciers in Iceland on a visit to Solheimajokull Glacier, studying ablation rates to understand climate ...

Matthew Roberts demonstrates how he collects data to study changes to glaciers in Iceland on a visit to Solheimajokull Glacier, studying ablation rates to understand climate change.

Drones and surveillance
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Drones and surveillance

Clip from Catalyst
Mark Horstman investigates the some of the ethical and technical issues involved in the civilian use of drones.

Mark Horstman investigates the some of the ethical and technical issues involved in the civilian use of drones.

Aboriginals relocated to Oyster Cove
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Aboriginals relocated to Oyster Cove

Clip from First Australians
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.

Celtic symbols of power
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Celtic symbols of power

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

Neil Oliver examines torcs and coins and argues that they represent the growing power of kings and transferable symbols of the state.

Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol
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Oscar Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol

Clip from Arrows Of Desire
A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites part of Wilde's The Ballad Of Reading Gaol and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

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.

Pi, probability and the natural world
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Pi, probability and the natural world

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the probability of a needle falling on a line, or between two lines, has an uncanny relationship to pi.

Moons and gravitational pull
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Moons and gravitational pull

Clip from The Universe
Scientists explain the difference between regular and irregular moons, the effect of gravity on a moon's orbit, secular acceleration and Phobos' death spiral towards Mars.

Scientists explain the difference between regular and irregular moons, the effect of gravity on a moon's orbit, secular acceleration and Phobos' death spiral towards Mars.

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.

Not everything is translated
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Not everything is translated

Bob isn't sure his interpreter is telling him everything the Japanese director has said on the commercial shoot.

Bob isn't sure his interpreter is telling him everything the Japanese director has said on the commercial shoot.

Medical advice without a translator
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Medical advice without a translator

Without the help of a translator, Bob escorts Charlotte to hospital to have an injured toe treated.

Without the help of a translator, Bob escorts Charlotte to hospital to have an injured toe treated.

Voyeurism and jumping to conclusions
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Voyeurism and jumping to conclusions

Clip from Rear Window
Lisa questions the assumptions Jeff makes about the neighbours he spies on, including Queen Bee and Miss Lonelyhearts.

Lisa questions the assumptions Jeff makes about the neighbours he spies on, including Queen Bee and Miss Lonelyhearts.

How the Dutch manage rising sea levels
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How the Dutch manage rising sea levels

Clip from Thalassa
Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cuttingedge technologies to deal with climate change.

Dutch are experts in controlling surging seas and rivers, and are developing cuttingedge technologies to deal with climate change.

Sam adapts to new challenges
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Sam adapts to new challenges

Clip from Australian Story
Sam Best, who is on the autism spectrum, arrives in Africa with his dad and needs to adapt to new sights, sounds and a new way of interacting with others.

Sam Best, who is on the autism spectrum, arrives in Africa with his dad and needs to adapt to new sights, sounds and a new way of interacting with others.

A new outlook for Sam
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A new outlook for Sam

Clip from Australian Story
Africa has had a profound impact on Sam Best, friends notice he is more chatty, outgoing and happier than before the trip.

Africa has had a profound impact on Sam Best, friends notice he is more chatty, outgoing and happier than before the trip.

Bronze Age mining conditions
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Bronze Age mining conditions

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Neil Oliver visits an ancient copper mine at Great Orme, Wales, and demonstrates the conditions Bronze Age miners would have worked under.

Bangarra artistic director reveals creative process
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Bangarra artistic director reveals creative process

Clip from Creative Minds
Stephen Page reveals the creative process behind his work with the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Stephen Page reveals the creative process behind his work with the Bangarra Dance Theatre.

Oppenheimer outlines climate change evidence
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Oppenheimer outlines climate change evidence

World renowned climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer outlines the evidence for global warming.

World renowned climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer outlines the evidence for global warming.

'Carpe diem' speech on first day of school
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'Carpe diem' speech on first day of school

Clip from Dead Poets Society
First classes reveal very different teaching styles and an English teacher who tells the boys to seize the day.

First classes reveal very different teaching styles and an English teacher who tells the boys to seize the day.

Are hypnosis videos just a fad?
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Are hypnosis videos just a fad?

Like 'mindfulness' videos, hypnosis videos are big business on YouTube. So can they really help with our mental health and stress?

Like 'mindfulness' videos, hypnosis videos are big business on YouTube. So can they really help with our mental health and stress?

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.

Tabloid bias satire
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Tabloid bias satire

Clip from The Feed
The Feed satirises the editorial process at Sydney's Daily Telegraph tabloid newspaper. Coarse language.

The Feed satirises the editorial process at Sydney's Daily Telegraph tabloid newspaper. Coarse language.

Failed uprising against Mary Tudor
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Failed uprising against Mary Tudor

1553 was a turbulent year for Queen Mary. She successfully thwarted an uprising against her 'Spanish marriage' and in 1554, reluctantly approved the execution of her would-be ...

1553 was a turbulent year for Queen Mary. She successfully thwarted an uprising against her 'Spanish marriage' and in 1554, reluctantly approved the execution of her would-be replacement, Lady Jane Grey.

Is theft ethical if it makes a point?
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Is theft ethical if it makes a point?

Clip from Hacking The System
A 'life hacker' shows us how easy it is to burgle a home, claiming his tips make a point about security. Is he right?

A 'life hacker' shows us how easy it is to burgle a home, claiming his tips make a point about security. Is he right?

Rise project mentors suspended students
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Rise project mentors suspended students

Clip from Lateline
Lateline's John Stewart meets children taking part in Campbelltown's Rise project, which helps suspended students catch up on classes, meet employers, and change their behaviour.

Lateline's John Stewart meets children taking part in Campbelltown's Rise project, which helps suspended students catch up on classes, meet employers, and change their behaviour.

Ransomware attack crippled businesses
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Ransomware attack crippled businesses

Clip from The Feed
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.

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.

Paris' four-dimensional cube, Grande Arche
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Paris' four-dimensional cube, Grande Arche

Marcus du Sautoy takes Alan Davies to Paris to see the Grand Arche, a representation of a fourdimensional cube, or tesseract.

Marcus du Sautoy takes Alan Davies to Paris to see the Grand Arche, a representation of a fourdimensional cube, or tesseract.

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.

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.

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.

'CNN Man' responds to Trump bashing GIF
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'CNN Man' responds to Trump bashing GIF

Clip from The Feed
The Feed parodies Donald Trump's 'CNN Man' bashing tweet.

The Feed parodies Donald Trump's 'CNN Man' bashing tweet.

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?

Picking a leader based on looks
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Picking a leader based on looks

This experiment shows that a group is likely to pick an 'alpha' looking character as their leader over someone who looks short and shy.

This experiment shows that a group is likely to pick an 'alpha' looking character as their leader over someone who looks short and shy.

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.

The harsh rules of a 'native' settlement
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The harsh rules of a 'native' settlement

Clip from Rabbit-Proof Fence
Molly, Daisy and Gracie are introduced to life at Moore River Native Settlement where Indigenous languages are banned.

Molly, Daisy and Gracie are introduced to life at Moore River Native Settlement where Indigenous languages are banned.

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.

The 1965 Freedom Ride and Charles Perkins
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The 1965 Freedom Ride and Charles Perkins

Clip from Fire Talker
Archival footage reveals the bus journey Charles Perkins and other Indigenous civil rights activists took in the 1965 Freedom Ride from Sydney to western NSW.

Archival footage reveals the bus journey Charles Perkins and other Indigenous civil rights activists took in the 1965 Freedom Ride from Sydney to western NSW.

Subliminal priming effects of temperature
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Subliminal priming effects of temperature

Lawrence Williams conducts an experiment to test the subliminal priming effects of holding a cold or hot drink on a subject making a decision about a person.

Lawrence Williams conducts an experiment to test the subliminal priming effects of holding a cold or hot drink on a subject making a decision about a person.

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.

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