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Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty
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Vitruvian Man, architecture and beauty

Marcus du Sautoy inspects Leonardo da Vinci's original Vitruvian Man and discusses its application to architecture and geometry.

Marcus du Sautoy inspects Leonardo da Vinci's original Vitruvian Man and discusses its application to architecture and geometry.

The double helix as the structure of DNA
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The double helix as the structure of DNA

Marcus du Sautoy meets Francis Crick's biographer to discuss the significance of the double helix diagram his wife, artist Odile Crick, designed.

Marcus du Sautoy meets Francis Crick's biographer to discuss the significance of the double helix diagram his wife, artist Odile Crick, designed.

Australian Buddhist monks
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Australian Buddhist monks

Clip from The Feed
When one decides to devote their life to becoming a monk, they are choosing to abstain from a lot of the most enjoyable things in life. Meet two Buddhist monks who made that ...

When one decides to devote their life to becoming a monk, they are choosing to abstain from a lot of the most enjoyable things in life. Meet two Buddhist monks who made that decision, find out what drove them to it and how is has affected their life and relationships since.

Cnut becomes European
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Cnut becomes European

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver visits Reichskrone, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, in Vienna and discusses how Cnut the Great's attendance of the Holy Roman Emperor's coronation ...

Neil Oliver visits Reichskrone, the Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire, in Vienna and discusses how Cnut the Great's attendance of the Holy Roman Emperor's coronation marks Viking culture becoming European.

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.

Winston's memory is reprogrammed
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Winston's memory is reprogrammed

O'Brian uses electroshock torture to reprogram Winston's brain. Winston is allowed to ask a few final questions, but O'Brien reminds him he has not asked any questions about ...

O'Brian uses electroshock torture to reprogram Winston's brain. Winston is allowed to ask a few final questions, but O'Brien reminds him he has not asked any questions about Room 101. After Winston's reprogramming, O'Brien describes the reality of power and the principles of the Party's authority. Winston resists, citing Goldstein's book, but learns the Party wrote it. Still, Winston endures, and O'Brien makes an example out of Winston's belief in human nature.

Protein Structure
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Protein Structure

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how amino acids interact in a protein, what a "folded protein" means and what happens to the three dimensional structure of the protein ...

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how amino acids interact in a protein, what a "folded protein" means and what happens to the three dimensional structure of the protein when it's tenderised or cooked.

Energy in Food
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Energy in Food

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how our bodies breakdown carbohydrates into glucose molecules, the storage of these glucose molecules in the polymer glycogen, and how we ...

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how our bodies breakdown carbohydrates into glucose molecules, the storage of these glucose molecules in the polymer glycogen, and how we reprocess this glycogen as energy when we are sleeping or exercising. While they're at it, Melissa and the Food Lab team discuss how much energy an oyster really contains.

Respecting Indigenous customs
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Respecting Indigenous customs

Clip from Tracks
The next day Robyn arrives at the Warakurna community. Rick takes photos of Robyn and the community, for which she scolds him. That afternoon, Robyn is invited to share in a ...

The next day Robyn arrives at the Warakurna community. Rick takes photos of Robyn and the community, for which she scolds him. That afternoon, Robyn is invited to share in a traditional dance with the other women. During the night Rick sneaks out to photograph a ceremony, Robyn again reprimands him for his lack of respect for Indigenous customs. The next day, Robyn resists the idea of a detour and searches for an elder to guide her through a sacred part of the Gibson Desert, Western Australia.

Sacred sites and Australian tourism
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Sacred sites and Australian tourism

Clip from Tracks
April 9th, 1977, Robyn prepares to leave, saying goodbye to her family and friends. Not far into the journey, Rick Smolan appears to photograph Robyn, much to her annoyance. ...

April 9th, 1977, Robyn prepares to leave, saying goodbye to her family and friends. Not far into the journey, Rick Smolan appears to photograph Robyn, much to her annoyance. After 29 days, Robyn arrives in Uluru (previously Ayers Rock). At Ayers Rock, Robyn experiences the hypocrisy of tourism and the Australian government's handling of Sacred Sites first hand.

Mr Eddy shows Robyn Ngaanyatjarra country
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Mr Eddy shows Robyn Ngaanyatjarra country

Clip from Tracks
Day 84: Robyn and the Indigenous elder Mr Eddy travel through Ngaanyatjarra lands, Mr Eddy pointing out and describing country in-language.

Day 84: Robyn and the Indigenous elder Mr Eddy travel through Ngaanyatjarra lands, Mr Eddy pointing out and describing country in-language.

Robyn's relationship to the landscape is fragile
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Robyn's relationship to the landscape is fragile

Clip from Tracks
Mr Eddy talks to Rick, who relays to Robyn that Eddy suggests she walk with an elder. Robyn resists, but Rick is worried and compromises with her stubbornness. Mr Eddy gives ...

Mr Eddy talks to Rick, who relays to Robyn that Eddy suggests she walk with an elder. Robyn resists, but Rick is worried and compromises with her stubbornness. Mr Eddy gives Robyn a parting gift before she sets out again. Robyn's fragile relationship the to animals and the landscape is highlighted when she loses her compass and becomes lost after searching for it. Robyn relies on Diggity's instinct to find their way back.

Robyn meets respected elder Mr Eddy
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Robyn meets respected elder Mr Eddy

Clip from Tracks
Conflicted by her action killing three wild bulls, Robyn finds a depleted riverbank. Before long, four Indigenous men arrive, and they share a meal, discussing Robyn's ...

Conflicted by her action killing three wild bulls, Robyn finds a depleted riverbank. Before long, four Indigenous men arrive, and they share a meal, discussing Robyn's journey. As Robyn prepares to set out along the road, one of the elders tells her she needs a guide to help her navigate through the sacred country. Respected elder Mr Eddy generously offers to guide her.

Winston writes a letter to the  future
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Winston writes a letter to the future

At home, Winston thinks about the consequences of thought crimes. In the background, a videotaped confession plays on the home telescreen. Winston removes a brick from the ...

At home, Winston thinks about the consequences of thought crimes. In the background, a videotaped confession plays on the home telescreen. Winston removes a brick from the wall and retrieves a book. Within the pages, Winston begins writing a letter to the future, to a future without thought crimes or thought police. That night Winston dreams of the equally dreary world in which he grew up. In the morning he wakes to the omnipresent Big Brother watching from the telescreen.

Julia and Winston are arrested
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Julia and Winston are arrested

Julia and Winston watch the old woman singing in the courtyard below until Big Brother's voice commands them from behind the picture of the old museum. They soon learn the ...

Julia and Winston watch the old woman singing in the courtyard below until Big Brother's voice commands them from behind the picture of the old museum. They soon learn the kindly shopkeeper was a member of the Thought Police. Winston and Julia are arrested and sent to the Ministry of Love for rehabilitation. Parsons, who is convicted of thought crimes by his daughter, joins Winston in the cell. O'Brien, who Winston believed was also a thought criminal, arrives and punishes Winston for his action

Eddie's young family is left on the street
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Eddie's young family is left on the street

Clip from Mabo
Bonita and Koiki's son accidentally ingests some kerosene, and they must take him to the town hospital. After their son is released, they must find somewhere to sleep for the ...

Bonita and Koiki's son accidentally ingests some kerosene, and they must take him to the town hospital. After their son is released, they must find somewhere to sleep for the night and wait for the morning train, but all the hotels refuse to let the young family hire a room. After work the next day, Eddie takes a small stand against the endemic racism First Nation people face.

Juliet takes poison as part of priest's plan
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Juliet takes poison as part of priest's plan

Clip from Romeo + Juliet
Juliet demands Fr Lawrence advise her how to prevent the wedding, threatening to kill herself. The priest offers a whisper of a plan, promising to send word of their plot to ...

Juliet demands Fr Lawrence advise her how to prevent the wedding, threatening to kill herself. The priest offers a whisper of a plan, promising to send word of their plot to Romeo. Juliet is given a poison to simulate death. Unfortunately, Romeo is away when delivery of the letter is attempted. At home, Juliet questions her fate and says goodbye to Gloria. The poison works and Fr Lawrence collects her body for the funeral.

Evonne Goolagong Cawley transforms Australian sport
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Evonne Goolagong Cawley transforms Australian sport

Leading sports figures discuss how Evonne Goolagong's success at Wimbledon changed Australian tennis and sport.

Leading sports figures discuss how Evonne Goolagong's success at Wimbledon changed Australian tennis and sport.

Prejudice and persistence
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Prejudice and persistence

Clip from Eddie the Eagle
Eddie shows Bronson that he has done his homework and can be quite persistent. The Norwegian team tease them both, and Bronson decides to fight back but is knocked out by ...

Eddie shows Bronson that he has done his homework and can be quite persistent. The Norwegian team tease them both, and Bronson decides to fight back but is knocked out by their coach. Regaining consciousness, Bronson has a change of heart and takes Eddie to see the Norwegian training area. Later, Bronson shows off by tackling the 90-metre jump. Eddie is inspired and tries the 40-metre jump again, heeding Bronson's words.

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.

Truman attempts to escape Seahaven
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Truman attempts to escape Seahaven

Clip from The Truman Show
As Truman comes to accept the secret Sylvia revealed, he tests the limits of what he can get away with and tries to escape Seahaven. Producers rush to explain the strange ...

As Truman comes to accept the secret Sylvia revealed, he tests the limits of what he can get away with and tries to escape Seahaven. Producers rush to explain the strange incidents to keep the truth hidden from Truman.

The wondrous thing about Reimann Graphs
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The wondrous thing about Reimann Graphs

Could the patterns found in Reimann Graphs be the answer to everything? Alan Davies gets a layman's view.

Could the patterns found in Reimann Graphs be the answer to everything? Alan Davies gets a layman's view.

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.

Students compete in 'funding' debate
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Students compete in 'funding' debate

Clip from Up For Debate
Qatar and Bangladesh face off in the first round of the World School Debating Championships, as they debate the provision of government funding for faithbased initiatives.

Qatar and Bangladesh face off in the first round of the World School Debating Championships, as they debate the provision of government funding for faithbased initiatives.

Scout is taught empathy
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Scout is taught empathy

After starting a fight at school, Scout learns it's a sin to kill a mockingbird and is taught to see things from another's perspective.

After starting a fight at school, Scout learns it's a sin to kill a mockingbird and is taught to see things from another's perspective.

Finch family faces down lynch mob
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Finch family faces down lynch mob

The Finch family stands up to a lynch mob intent on taking Atticus' client, Tom Robinson.

The Finch family stands up to a lynch mob intent on taking Atticus' client, Tom Robinson.

Modern silk making in China
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Modern silk making in China

Clip from The Silk Road
Sam Willis sees how silk cocoons are processed into fabric in a modern Chinese factory, and discusses the textile's importance in trade.

Sam Willis sees how silk cocoons are processed into fabric in a modern Chinese factory, and discusses the textile's importance in trade.

Swim between the flags
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Swim between the flags

Clip from Bondi Rescue
The rescue team must first save Korean tourists after they swim outside the flags but soon, more swimmers don't heed water safety advice.

The rescue team must first save Korean tourists after they swim outside the flags but soon, more swimmers don't heed water safety advice.

Stone fish and cone snails
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Stone fish and cone snails

Toxinologist Jamie Seymour teaches Ernie Dingo how to handle the most venomous fish on the planet, the stone fish, and handfeeds the most venomous snail, the cone snail.

Toxinologist Jamie Seymour teaches Ernie Dingo how to handle the most venomous fish on the planet, the stone fish, and handfeeds the most venomous snail, the cone snail.

How the nervous system works
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How the nervous system works

Clip from Operation Ouch!
Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken conduct an experiment and use models to demonstrate how our nervous system works.

Doctors Chris and Xand van Tulleken conduct an experiment and use models to demonstrate how our nervous system works.

Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert
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Introducing Mongolia's Gobi Desert

Clip from Planet Earth
David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

David Attenborough describes the conditions that formed the Gobi Desert and some of the characteristics of the environment.

Prime numbers and the Riemann hypothesis
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Prime numbers and the Riemann hypothesis

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit the UK's National Physical Laboratory, where Mark Oxborrow takes them through an experiment that demonstrates how prime numbers exist in ...

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit the UK's National Physical Laboratory, where Mark Oxborrow takes them through an experiment that demonstrates how prime numbers exist in nature, and the Riemann hypothesis.

Jess' football skills recognised
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Jess' football skills recognised

While Jess' Indian girlfriends tease her about playing football with male friends, Jules spots her upstaging her opponents and invites her to try out for a local team.

While Jess' Indian girlfriends tease her about playing football with male friends, Jules spots her upstaging her opponents and invites her to try out for a local team.

Jess lectured on breaking tradition
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Jess lectured on breaking tradition

Pinky challenges her younger sister Jess to accept her family's traditional values on marriage. Jess' coach Joe later challenges her to live her own life.

Pinky challenges her younger sister Jess to accept her family's traditional values on marriage. Jess' coach Joe later challenges her to live her own life.

Bhamra sisters achieve life goals
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Bhamra sisters achieve life goals

Sisters Jess and Pinky's celebrations are contrasted with short scenes from the football match and traditional wedding.

Sisters Jess and Pinky's celebrations are contrasted with short scenes from the football match and traditional wedding.

What's expected of young men
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What's expected of young men

Clip from Dead Poets Society
Parents and teachers tell the boarders what they're expected to do as boys and achieve as men.

Parents and teachers tell the boarders what they're expected to do as boys and achieve as men.

Ripping up poetry books in class
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Ripping up poetry books in class

Clip from Dead Poets Society
Keating shocks students and staff when he tells his class to rip out the introduction to their poetry textbook.

Keating shocks students and staff when he tells his class to rip out the introduction to their poetry textbook.

Josh Brolin on playing George W Bush
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Josh Brolin on playing George W Bush

It must have been a tough gig impersonating 'Dubya' Bush - Josh Brolin had to capture his soul too.

It must have been a tough gig impersonating 'Dubya' Bush - Josh Brolin had to capture his soul too.

Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony
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Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony

A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.

A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.

Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective
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Spacecraft 2000-2100 AD, a retrospective

Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Brian Cox revisits one of his favourite books from his childhood, Stewart Cowley's Spacecraft 20002100 AD, and considers how different it is to reality.

Protection Board and forced removal
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Protection Board and forced removal

Clip from First Australians
In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, ...

In 1886 the Aboriginal Protection Board helps draft HalfCaste Act in Victoria, forcing Indigenous people off reserves and to assimilate with Europeans. As reserves close, Indigenous people are forcibly moved to Lake Tyres Mission.

Windradyne and the Bathurst War
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Windradyne and the Bathurst War

Clip from First Australians
In 1824 Windradyne leads Wiradjuri in resistance against British settlers colonising their traditional lands and Governor Thomas Brisbane declares martial law.

In 1824 Windradyne leads Wiradjuri in resistance against British settlers colonising their traditional lands and Governor Thomas Brisbane declares martial law.

Crafting spearheads from obsidian
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Crafting spearheads from obsidian

Brian Cox travels to Gadamotta, Ethiopia, and learns how to work with obsidian to craft spear heads and other tools, as early humans would have done.

Brian Cox travels to Gadamotta, Ethiopia, and learns how to work with obsidian to craft spear heads and other tools, as early humans would have done.

Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation
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Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation

Brian Cox demonstrates the use of Isaac Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation to calculate the reentry of the Soyuz spaceship and landing in Kazakhstan.

Brian Cox demonstrates the use of Isaac Newton's laws of motion and universal gravitation to calculate the reentry of the Soyuz spaceship and landing in Kazakhstan.

Fighting abalone poaching
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Fighting abalone poaching

Clip from The Project
The Project meets the authorities clamping down organised crime poaching abalone, and the fishers affected by the illegal trade.

The Project meets the authorities clamping down organised crime poaching abalone, and the fishers affected by the illegal trade.

The source of the Ganges
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The source of the Ganges

Shaun Micallef treks high into the Himalayas to the source of the river Ganges, the source of life in India.

Shaun Micallef treks high into the Himalayas to the source of the river Ganges, the source of life in India.

On the Hindu Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage
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On the Hindu Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage

Shaun Micallef goes on a Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage, where he carries water from the Ganges to a Shiva's temple, a 40km walk away.

Shaun Micallef goes on a Kanwar Yatra pilgrimage, where he carries water from the Ganges to a Shiva's temple, a 40km walk away.

The five seasons
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The five seasons

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens CEO Tim Entwisle explains why there are five rather than four seasons: sprinter, sprummer, long summer, short autumn and short winter.

Perth shaped by mining boom
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Perth shaped by mining boom

Historian Mat McLachlan discusses the history of Perth, in the context of the mining boom that shaped Western Australia.

Historian Mat McLachlan discusses the history of Perth, in the context of the mining boom that shaped Western Australia.

Coral cores reveal climate change
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Coral cores reveal climate change

Clip from Coast Australia
Tim Flannery meets the Australian Institute of Marine Science's Eric Matson, who demonstrates how coral cores provide a record of environmental change.

Tim Flannery meets the Australian Institute of Marine Science's Eric Matson, who demonstrates how coral cores provide a record of environmental change.

Ghost net hunting
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Ghost net hunting

Clip from Coast Australia
Xanthe Mallett joins Australian Customs officers as they go in search of ghost nets, the discarded fishing tackle that endanger marine life.

Xanthe Mallett joins Australian Customs officers as they go in search of ghost nets, the discarded fishing tackle that endanger marine life.

Vikings mark conversion to Christianity
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Vikings mark conversion to Christianity

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver visits the Jelling Monument, established by King Harald Bluetooth to mark Denmark's conversion to Christianity.

Neil Oliver visits the Jelling Monument, established by King Harald Bluetooth to mark Denmark's conversion to Christianity.

What it's really like to perform Hamlet
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What it's really like to perform Hamlet

A look inside the working of Australia's Bell Theatre Company and the work and emotions involved in staging Shakespeare's Hamlet

A look inside the working of Australia's Bell Theatre Company and the work and emotions involved in staging Shakespeare's Hamlet

Saturn's moon Titan
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Saturn's moon Titan

The Cassini probe images revealed lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan, and scientists try to reproduce the detected elements to understand if life could exist in liquids other than ...

The Cassini probe images revealed lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan, and scientists try to reproduce the detected elements to understand if life could exist in liquids other than water.

Green turtles laying eggs on Raine Island
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Green turtles laying eggs on Raine Island

Female green turtles dig into the sand on Raine Island to lay around 100 pingpong ballsized eggs each, leaving them to incubate in the warm sand, before returning to the water.

Female green turtles dig into the sand on Raine Island to lay around 100 pingpong ballsized eggs each, leaving them to incubate in the warm sand, before returning to the water.

Snowy Flow and river ecology
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Snowy Flow and river ecology

Clip from Catalyst
Catalyst's Mark Horstman investigates the affect of the Snowy Flow Response Program releasing a flood of water in an effort to restore the ecology of the Snowy River.

Catalyst's Mark Horstman investigates the affect of the Snowy Flow Response Program releasing a flood of water in an effort to restore the ecology of the Snowy River.

Laser used to measure length of string
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Laser used to measure length of string

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit a length bar interferometry unit and use a laser tracker to measure Alan's length of string.

Alan Davies and Marcus du Sautoy visit a length bar interferometry unit and use a laser tracker to measure Alan's length of string.

Lonely and out of place in Japan
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Lonely and out of place in Japan

Charlotte struggles with her family's disinterest and Bob doesn't identify with himself when he sees one of his shows overdubbed on Japanese TV.

Charlotte struggles with her family's disinterest and Bob doesn't identify with himself when he sees one of his shows overdubbed on Japanese TV.

Great Barrier Reef fishing and tourism
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Great Barrier Reef fishing and tourism

Naturally Australia describes how fishing and tourism brings people to the Great Barrier Reef, and why those industries need to be managed to keep the reef healthy.

Naturally Australia describes how fishing and tourism brings people to the Great Barrier Reef, and why those industries need to be managed to keep the reef healthy.

Camera travels through human gut
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Camera travels through human gut

Clip from Guts
Michael Mosley swallows a tiny camera for a tour inside the human digestive system.

Michael Mosley swallows a tiny camera for a tour inside the human digestive system.

The long, slashing, Celtic sword
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The long, slashing, Celtic sword

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver meets weapons expert Andy Deane who demonstrates the use of the long, iron slashing swords used by Celtic tribes to resist Roman invasions in the first century BC.

Neil Oliver meets weapons expert Andy Deane who demonstrates the use of the long, iron slashing swords used by Celtic tribes to resist Roman invasions in the first century BC.

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

Clip from Artscape
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.

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