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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.

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.

Making chocolate brownies
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Making chocolate brownies

Adriano Zumbo teaches Matt to make chocolate brownies

Adriano Zumbo teaches Matt to make chocolate brownies

Polygamous Mormon family visit
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Polygamous Mormon family visit

Shaun Micallef meets a man with two wives and discusses how their polygamous marriage came about and how they make their relationship it work.

Shaun Micallef meets a man with two wives and discusses how their polygamous marriage came about and how they make their relationship it work.

How to dice vegetables
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How to dice vegetables

Anne provides some quick tips on how to dice veggies properly.

Anne provides some quick tips on how to dice veggies properly.

Gulliver assigned as travel writer
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Gulliver assigned as travel writer

Clip from Gulliver's Travels
In attempt to ask out Darcy, Gulliver ends up with an assignment to be a new travel writer, hoping to impress her, he accepts the assignment.

In attempt to ask out Darcy, Gulliver ends up with an assignment to be a new travel writer, hoping to impress her, he accepts the assignment.

How bones protect us
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How bones protect us

The Ultimate Guide explains how bones protect the body's organs.

The Ultimate Guide explains how bones protect the body's organs.

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.

Measuring racism in Australia
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Measuring racism in Australia

A comprehensive national survey reveals that one in five Australians have experienced racism in the past year.

A comprehensive national survey reveals that one in five Australians have experienced racism in the past year.

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.

Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Clip from The Feed
In a wideranging interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed astrophysicist discusses the formation of the moon, his college days, the relationship between race and his role ...

In a wideranging interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famed astrophysicist discusses the formation of the moon, his college days, the relationship between race and his role as a scientist and why he wants to be buried when he dies.

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.

Waleed Aly invokes #SendForgivenessViral
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Waleed Aly invokes #SendForgivenessViral

Clip from The Project
In response to Sonia Kruger's arguments against Muslim migration, The Project host Waleed Aly evaluates the way Australians respond to fear and inflammatory comments amid what ...

In response to Sonia Kruger's arguments against Muslim migration, The Project host Waleed Aly evaluates the way Australians respond to fear and inflammatory comments amid what he calls the "inertia of outrage". Aly calls for a more constructive and constrained approach to criticism and hostility, suggesting we should send forgiveness viral.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Jean Carter's Stolen Generation story
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Jean Carter's Stolen Generation story

Musician Archie Roach meets Jean Carter, who recounts the story about how she and her siblings were stolen from La Perouse, separated from her brothers and taken to ...

Musician Archie Roach meets Jean Carter, who recounts the story about how she and her siblings were stolen from La Perouse, separated from her brothers and taken to Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls' Training Home.

Hidden' cameras capture 'reality'
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Hidden' cameras capture 'reality'

Clip from The Truman Show
Truman pretends to remain ignorant of the truth and goes through the motions of a normal day. Contrasting camera angles and effects create the impression he is under surveillance.

Truman pretends to remain ignorant of the truth and goes through the motions of a normal day. Contrasting camera angles and effects create the impression he is under surveillance.

Atticus' closing argument
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Atticus' closing argument

In summing up his defence, Atticus links Tom's case to the racial prejudices of the Alabama town.

In summing up his defence, Atticus links Tom's case to the racial prejudices of the Alabama town.

Staging Patrick White's The Ham Funeral
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Staging Patrick White's The Ham Funeral

Clip from Artscape
Artistic director Adam Cook discusses the staging of The Ham Funeral in the 1960s and the difficulty Patrick White had in having the play performed.

Artistic director Adam Cook discusses the staging of The Ham Funeral in the 1960s and the difficulty Patrick White had in having the play performed.

Born-again Christians and Armageddon
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Born-again Christians and Armageddon

Shaun Micallef discusses who will be saved when Armageddon arrives with Endtime Ministries Pentecostalist minister Irvin Baxter, who offers to baptise him to be born again.

Shaun Micallef discusses who will be saved when Armageddon arrives with Endtime Ministries Pentecostalist minister Irvin Baxter, who offers to baptise him to be born again.

Brain activity and subliminal priming
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Brain activity and subliminal priming

Patrick Haggard demonstrates how our brains make decisions before we become conscious of them through subliminal priming experiments.

Patrick Haggard demonstrates how our brains make decisions before we become conscious of them through subliminal priming experiments.

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.

Circulation and blood flow
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Circulation and blood flow

Michael Mosley reveals how scientists understand how blood flows through the body, from Roman theories to 17th century physician William Harvey's circulatory system, and ...

Michael Mosley reveals how scientists understand how blood flows through the body, from Roman theories to 17th century physician William Harvey's circulatory system, and modern fluid dynamics.

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