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Schrodinger's cat thought experiment
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Schrodinger's cat thought experiment

Seth Lloyd leads Alan Davies through Erwin Schrodinger's quantum physics thought experiment, where a cat is both alive and dead at the same time.

Seth Lloyd leads Alan Davies through Erwin Schrodinger's quantum physics thought experiment, where a cat is both alive and dead at the same time.

Babylonians and quadratic equations
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Babylonians and quadratic equations

Clip from The Story Of Maths
Marcus du Sautoy demonstrates how Babylonians used quadratic equations to calculate areas of land.

Marcus du Sautoy demonstrates how Babylonians used quadratic equations to calculate areas of land.

How earthquakes cause mega-tsunamis
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How earthquakes cause mega-tsunamis

Computer animations reveal how earthquakes cause megatsunamis, as University College London's Bill McGuire explains why the giant tidal waves are so destructive.

Computer animations reveal how earthquakes cause megatsunamis, as University College London's Bill McGuire explains why the giant tidal waves are so destructive.

Underwater robot construction
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Underwater robot construction

Clip from How It's Made
See how a robot is built to operate underwater, with thrusters, cameras and bumper frames.

See how a robot is built to operate underwater, with thrusters, cameras and bumper frames.

Can tumeric switch off cancer? Part 2
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Can tumeric switch off cancer? Part 2

How do genes influence our risk of developing certain diseases like cancer? Will the tumeric experiment switch off these cancer genes?

How do genes influence our risk of developing certain diseases like cancer? Will the tumeric experiment switch off these cancer genes?

Can tumeric switch off cancer? Part 1
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Can tumeric switch off cancer? Part 1

This large scale experiments puts tumeric to the test. Can it really help with inflammation and cancer? Find out what a meaningful scientific study involves.

This large scale experiments puts tumeric to the test. Can it really help with inflammation and cancer? Find out what a meaningful scientific study involves.

Ethical dilemma - the impact of cars
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Ethical dilemma - the impact of cars

Clip from Compass
A family is reducing its reliance on cars for one week and meets some people from Kiribati, who are in the firing line when it comes to global warming.

A family is reducing its reliance on cars for one week and meets some people from Kiribati, who are in the firing line when it comes to global warming.

Living ethically - the outcomes
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Living ethically - the outcomes

Clip from Compass
A family completes a week without eating meat, growing their own herbs and living with one less car. How did they go? Could you do it?

A family completes a week without eating meat, growing their own herbs and living with one less car. How did they go? Could you do it?

Jess reluctantly accepts tradition
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Jess reluctantly accepts tradition

Under pressure from her parents, Jess complies with her family's expectations, abandons her hopes of a career in sport, and helps prepare for her sister's wedding.

Under pressure from her parents, Jess complies with her family's expectations, abandons her hopes of a career in sport, and helps prepare for her sister's wedding.

Life in a Victorian slum - dog eat dog
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Life in a Victorian slum - dog eat dog

Rent day in Victorian London was known as 'Black Monday'. Families either landed out on the street, or could survive another week.

Rent day in Victorian London was known as 'Black Monday'. Families either landed out on the street, or could survive another week.

The 'dark web': Is a free internet worth risking privacy?
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The 'dark web': Is a free internet worth risking privacy?

Clip from The Feed
Did you know that your Medicare details could be selling on the dark web for less than $30? What's more important - a free internet, or our privacy?

Did you know that your Medicare details could be selling on the dark web for less than $30? What's more important - a free internet, or our privacy?

Goodbye Tony Abbott?
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Goodbye Tony Abbott?

Clip from The Feed
Parody. A June 2017 Guardian poll suggests that only 18 percent of Australians think Tony Abbott should stay in politics. The Feed pays a very tongue in cheek tribute to Mr Abbott.

Parody. A June 2017 Guardian poll suggests that only 18 percent of Australians think Tony Abbott should stay in politics. The Feed pays a very tongue in cheek tribute to Mr Abbott.

Cubic equations and the mathematics of drag
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Cubic equations and the mathematics of drag

Land speed record holder explains how the mathematics of thrust and drag are fundamental to high speed designs.

Land speed record holder explains how the mathematics of thrust and drag are fundamental to high speed designs.

The mathematics of flight
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The mathematics of flight

Quadratic equations hold many secrets of our ability to conquer the sky.

Quadratic equations hold many secrets of our ability to conquer the sky.

Beware becoming a 'brand ambassador'
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Beware becoming a 'brand ambassador'

Clip from The Checkout
Lots of companies claim you can work your own hours while you study - if you host 'product parties' spruiking their wares to your friends. But beware the hidden rip offs young ...

Lots of companies claim you can work your own hours while you study - if you host 'product parties' spruiking their wares to your friends. But beware the hidden rip offs young entrepreneurs!

Mayor marries crocodile. Seriously.
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Mayor marries crocodile. Seriously.

Clip from The Feed
The mayor of a Mexican town has married a crocodile in a tradition meant to bring luck to the town.

The mayor of a Mexican town has married a crocodile in a tradition meant to bring luck to the town.

MRI scan shows internal fat
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MRI scan shows internal fat

Michael Mosley gets an MRI scan to see how much internal fat he has. It's not good news.

Michael Mosley gets an MRI scan to see how much internal fat he has. It's not good news.

The hellish atmosphere on Venus
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The hellish atmosphere on Venus

Explains the impact of extreme atmospheric pressure on temperature and how greenhouse gasses have created hellish conditions on Venus.

Explains the impact of extreme atmospheric pressure on temperature and how greenhouse gasses have created hellish conditions on Venus.

Spectacular dust storms on Mars
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Spectacular dust storms on Mars

Mars has an extremely low atmospheric pressure leading to dust storms that cover the entire planet for months - and 'dust devils' that are a kilometre high.

Mars has an extremely low atmospheric pressure leading to dust storms that cover the entire planet for months - and 'dust devils' that are a kilometre high.

The French Revolution
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The French Revolution

The events leading up to the French Revolution, the execution of Louis XVI and the beginning of The Terror.

The events leading up to the French Revolution, the execution of Louis XVI and the beginning of The Terror.

How clothes manufacturing changed in the 1870s
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How clothes manufacturing changed in the 1870s

In the 1870s, poor families had to cope with increased competition from manufacturers overseas. They had to learn to make clothes in bulk.

In the 1870s, poor families had to cope with increased competition from manufacturers overseas. They had to learn to make clothes in bulk.

Life in a Victorian slum - living quarters
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Life in a Victorian slum - living quarters

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A recreation of the housing for three types of poor families in Victorian London - an unskilled family, skilled family and a rent collector.

A recreation of the housing for three types of poor families in Victorian London - an unskilled family, skilled family and a rent collector.

Muslim woman describes racial abuse
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Muslim woman describes racial abuse

A Muslim woman describes an incident where she was racially abused in Sydney and Simon Reeve reflects on her sense of Australian identity.

A Muslim woman describes an incident where she was racially abused in Sydney and Simon Reeve reflects on her sense of Australian identity.

What's your status? Human experiment
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What's your status? Human experiment

Office workers are asked to place themselves in order of seniority. Meanwhile, their heart rates are secretly tracked to see who is stressed out by their placement in the ...

Office workers are asked to place themselves in order of seniority. Meanwhile, their heart rates are secretly tracked to see who is stressed out by their placement in the hierarchy.

The role of smell in biological pairing
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The role of smell in biological pairing

An experiment shows that opposites really do attract when it comes to smell. The reason could be our immune systems.

An experiment shows that opposites really do attract when it comes to smell. The reason could be our immune systems.

William Blake's The Tyger
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William Blake's The Tyger

Clip from Arrows Of Desire
A reader recites Blake's The Tyger and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

A reader recites Blake's The Tyger and critics discuss the composition and significance of the poem.

How to make paella.
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How to make paella.

Learn how to make a delicious paella with Miguel Maestre and Matt Okine,

Learn how to make a delicious paella with Miguel Maestre and Matt Okine,

Gulliver shares his life stories
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Gulliver shares his life stories

Clip from Gulliver's Travels
The Lilliputians start to work on Gulliver's dream house by the sea. The islanders are amazed at the 'stories' about his life.

The Lilliputians start to work on Gulliver's dream house by the sea. The islanders are amazed at the 'stories' about his life.

Carl Hagenbeck's human zoos
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Carl Hagenbeck's human zoos

Archival footage reveals the human zoos of the 19th century, where indigenous people from around the world were transported to Europe and put on display.

Archival footage reveals the human zoos of the 19th century, where indigenous people from around the world were transported to Europe and put on display.

Breaking out - meet Sam Best
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Breaking out - meet Sam Best

Clip from Australian Story
This clip introduces us to Sam, an adolescent with autism who underwent huge personal progression after a trip to Africa.

This clip introduces us to Sam, an adolescent with autism who underwent huge personal progression after a trip to Africa.

Celtic art and decorated weapons
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Celtic art and decorated weapons

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver examines the Battersea Shield and Kirkburn Sword as examples of Celtic art in Iron Age Britain.

Neil Oliver examines the Battersea Shield and Kirkburn Sword as examples of Celtic art in Iron Age Britain.

Artefacts reveal extent of early Viking travels
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Artefacts reveal extent of early Viking travels

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver studies the Helgo Treasure in Stockholm as evidence of the extent of the Vikings' travels, including a bishop's staff from Ireland, a ladle from Africa and a ...

Neil Oliver studies the Helgo Treasure in Stockholm as evidence of the extent of the Vikings' travels, including a bishop's staff from Ireland, a ladle from Africa and a Buddha statue from India.

'My masters, are you mad?' in Twelfth Night
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'My masters, are you mad?' in Twelfth Night

Clip from Twelfth Night
Act 2, scene 3: Malvolio chastises Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek for loutish behaviour who plot revenge with Maria to humiliate Olivia's steward.

Act 2, scene 3: Malvolio chastises Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek for loutish behaviour who plot revenge with Maria to humiliate Olivia's steward.

'If music be the food of love' in Twelfth Night
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'If music be the food of love' in Twelfth Night

Clip from Twelfth Night
Act 1, scene 1: Duke Orsino professes his love for Countess Olivia.

Act 1, scene 1: Duke Orsino professes his love for Countess Olivia.

Crossing Cooper Creek in abandoned punt
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Crossing Cooper Creek in abandoned punt

The bigger the drought, the bigger the flood. That certainly held true over the past year for the eastern half of Australia, with flooding rains ending the worst drought in ...

The bigger the drought, the bigger the flood. That certainly held true over the past year for the eastern half of Australia, with flooding rains ending the worst drought in history. The signs that the weather was turning began in 2009, when a deluge in the tropical north set the great desert rivers flowing through Central Australia. For the first time in years, the water flowed all the way to Lake Eyre, the huge salt pan in the dead heart of the continent. ABC TV reporter Paul Lockyer covered

The basics of Facebook
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The basics of Facebook

An overview of Facebook and the effect of the network.

An overview of Facebook and the effect of the network.

Tempura Batter
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Tempura Batter

Ben Milbourne demonstrates how to make the perfect tempura batter, and Physicist Tamara Davis explains the chemical reaction that makes it so fluffy.

Ben Milbourne demonstrates how to make the perfect tempura batter, and Physicist Tamara Davis explains the chemical reaction that makes it so fluffy.

Osmosis
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Osmosis

Dr Andrew Stephenson demonstrates the process of osmosis and what is actually occurring when a solution is drawn through a permeable membrane.

Dr Andrew Stephenson demonstrates the process of osmosis and what is actually occurring when a solution is drawn through a permeable membrane.

Pickling foods
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Pickling foods

Microbiologist Professor Mark Turner breaks down the science behind pickling, the role of hurdle technology when preserving food and how the addition of acids, salts and ...

Microbiologist Professor Mark Turner breaks down the science behind pickling, the role of hurdle technology when preserving food and how the addition of acids, salts and sugars protect your pickles by increasing the hydrogen ions and making it difficult for microorganisms to grow. Whether you love the strong flavour of pickles or not, acids play an essential role in keeping your pickles bacteria free.

Starch
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Starch

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains why starch thickens food, what time it is naturally produced in a plant and why that gives it such unique properties. From the onion-like ...

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains why starch thickens food, what time it is naturally produced in a plant and why that gives it such unique properties. From the onion-like semi-crystalline structure to its partial solubility, starch can undergo both glass transition and gelatinisation, making it a very interesting polymeric carbohydrate.

Corn and mushroom salad
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Corn and mushroom salad

Ben Milbourne and Joel Gilmore use osmosis to cook up the perfect sautéed mushrooms, and Dr Arndrew Stephenson explains what exactly is happening when you use salt to ...

Ben Milbourne and Joel Gilmore use osmosis to cook up the perfect sautéed mushrooms, and Dr Arndrew Stephenson explains what exactly is happening when you use salt to accelerate the process. Osmosis is the transferal of liquids through a semi-permeable membrane. By adding salt, the water trapped within the mushroom's cell walls is drawn through the skin, or membrane, and into the pan as the two concentrations attempt to find a balance.

Consequences, curses and keeping promises
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Consequences, curses and keeping promises

Clip from Holes
Stanley is sent out on his first day of work at Camp Green Lake. Interwoven flashbacks reveal the origin of the Yelnats family curse and his great-great grandfather's broken ...

Stanley is sent out on his first day of work at Camp Green Lake. Interwoven flashbacks reveal the origin of the Yelnats family curse and his great-great grandfather's broken promise to a fortune teller.

O'Brien punishes Winston for thought crimes
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O'Brien punishes Winston for thought crimes

O'Brien questions Winston about his memory, his crimes and his sense of wrongdoing, while also subjecting him to painful torture. O'Brien instructs Winston to use discipline ...

O'Brien questions Winston about his memory, his crimes and his sense of wrongdoing, while also subjecting him to painful torture. O'Brien instructs Winston to use discipline to control his mind, and come to terms with the logic of doublethink and the principles of the Party.

Thought crimes and a secret letter
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Thought crimes and a secret letter

The young woman falls in front of Winston, who helps her stand again. In his cubicle, Winston retrieves the notes she slipped into his sleeve. At home, Winston contemplates ...

The young woman falls in front of Winston, who helps her stand again. In his cubicle, Winston retrieves the notes she slipped into his sleeve. At home, Winston contemplates who she is. While fixing a water pipe for his neighbour, the son accuses Winston of being a thought criminal. At Victory Square, the young woman appears behind Winston and they covertly discuss their next meeting.

A young family is left on the street
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A 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, the young family must find somewhere to ...

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

Robyn finds help in Sallay Mahomet and unlikely places
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Robyn finds help in Sallay Mahomet and unlikely places

Clip from Tracks
Robyn sets out to find and tame her own camels. Seeking the help of a camel wrangler Sallay Mahomet, Robyn is offered work and a single camel. After a month, Sallay gives ...

Robyn sets out to find and tame her own camels. Seeking the help of a camel wrangler Sallay Mahomet, Robyn is offered work and a single camel. After a month, Sallay gives Robyn her first camel. Later, Robyn's friends visit for a night. While there, Rick Smolan offers to help Robyn sell her story, which she politely refuses. During the party, Robyn takes space outside. Before leaving, Robyn's friend gives her a tape with a reminder of her mother. Rick, the photographer, also leaves a tip, should

Robyn loses Diggity and her sense of direction
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Robyn loses Diggity and her sense of direction

Clip from Tracks
Diggity accidentally ingests poison and begins to die. Robyn makes a difficult decision to put Diggity out of her pain. The loss of her companion sends Robyn into a spiral, ...

Diggity accidentally ingests poison and begins to die. Robyn makes a difficult decision to put Diggity out of her pain. The loss of her companion sends Robyn into a spiral, and she struggles to continue. Fearing for Robyn's safety, Rick accidentally gives way her location and a troop of journalists descends upon her camp. That evening, Rick asks after Diggity and the next day Robyn breakdown, heartbroken and seeking companionship.

Accountability and the ethics of right and wrong
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Accountability and the ethics of right and wrong

Edward reveals he knew they were breaking into Jim's house, and why he went along with the plan.Kim is upset they let Edward take the blame and fights with Jim about telling ...

Edward reveals he knew they were breaking into Jim's house, and why he went along with the plan.Kim is upset they let Edward take the blame and fights with Jim about telling the truth. Edward trashes the bathroom in a fit of anger. Over dinner that evening, Bill Boggs asks Edward a hypothetical question regarding the ethical response to a situation. Edward's answer is kind but legally incorrect. The scene raises questions about individual accountability and behavioural ethics.

Training to stop asteroids hitting Earth
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Training to stop asteroids hitting Earth

Brian Cox explores NASA's underwater training facility, where people are training to space walk on asteroids, and demonstrates how an asteroid might collide with Earth.

Brian Cox explores NASA's underwater training facility, where people are training to space walk on asteroids, and demonstrates how an asteroid might collide with Earth.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault
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The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Brian Cox inspects the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, where 800,000 collections of seeds are stored, and meets conservationist Cary Fowler, who initiated the project.

Brian Cox inspects the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway, where 800,000 collections of seeds are stored, and meets conservationist Cary Fowler, who initiated the project.

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.

Florida man swallowed by sinkhole
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Florida man swallowed by sinkhole

Clip from Horizon
Jeremy Bush, Janell Wicker Wheeler and Douglas Duvall recount the moment Jeff Bush fell through a sinkhole when the earth opened up under his bedroom in Florida.

Jeremy Bush, Janell Wicker Wheeler and Douglas Duvall recount the moment Jeff Bush fell through a sinkhole when the earth opened up under his bedroom in Florida.

Wedge Island seachangers
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Wedge Island seachangers

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits Wedge Island, a Western Australian settlement without mains electricity, running water or shops, where residents live in 350 shacks and rely on generators ...

Neil Oliver visits Wedge Island, a Western Australian settlement without mains electricity, running water or shops, where residents live in 350 shacks and rely on generators and recycled goods.

Caving in a sinkhole
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Caving in a sinkhole

Clip from Horizon
Geologist Iain Stewart goes underground with Jason Polk to examine the kind of sinkhole that swallowed Jeff Bush in his Florida bedroom in 2013.

Geologist Iain Stewart goes underground with Jason Polk to examine the kind of sinkhole that swallowed Jeff Bush in his Florida bedroom in 2013.

Crossing the desert on faith alone
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Crossing the desert on faith alone

Clip from Rabbit-Proof Fence
Molly and Daisy cross a desert without the fence to guide them, relying on courage and spirituality to continue journey.

Molly and Daisy cross a desert without the fence to guide them, relying on courage and spirituality to continue journey.

Women's business' guides girls home
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Women's business' guides girls home

Clip from Rabbit-Proof Fence
Women at Jigalong perform Indigenous ritual at night guiding Molly and Daisy on their final leg home.

Women at Jigalong perform Indigenous ritual at night guiding Molly and Daisy on their final leg home.

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.

How Beardyman turned coding into a career
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How Beardyman turned coding into a career

Dance heavyweight Beardyman has created a machine that writes musing in real time - purely through the power of coding.

Dance heavyweight Beardyman has created a machine that writes musing in real time - purely through the power of coding.

Seven plots of storytelling
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Seven plots of storytelling

Clip from Fry's Planet Word
Stephen Fry introduces the very basic principles of story telling: the idea that there are only ever seven plots in story telling.

Stephen Fry introduces the very basic principles of story telling: the idea that there are only ever seven plots in story telling.

Empowering bystanders to stop cyberbullying
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Empowering bystanders to stop cyberbullying

Clip from Compass
Compass meets Project Rockit CEO Lucy Thomas, cofounder of a program taught in schools to encourage young people to intervene in cyberbullying.

Compass meets Project Rockit CEO Lucy Thomas, cofounder of a program taught in schools to encourage young people to intervene in cyberbullying.

How Vietnamese migrants value education
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How Vietnamese migrants value education

Helen Hyunh explains how the children of Vietnamese children were raised to value education highly and had a role in translating English for their parents.

Helen Hyunh explains how the children of Vietnamese children were raised to value education highly and had a role in translating English for their parents.

The Roman diet and cooking
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The Roman diet and cooking

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver meets food historian Sally Grainger who demonstrates how the wealthy cooked and what they ate in Roman Britain.

Neil Oliver meets food historian Sally Grainger who demonstrates how the wealthy cooked and what they ate in Roman Britain.

Legalising the rhino horn trade
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Legalising the rhino horn trade

Clip from Lateline
Martin Cuddihy visits Kruger National Park to investigate the poaching of rhino horns, amid calls by some ecologists to legalise the illegal trade in order to conserve the ...

Martin Cuddihy visits Kruger National Park to investigate the poaching of rhino horns, amid calls by some ecologists to legalise the illegal trade in order to conserve the endangered animals. (Confronting images.)

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.

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