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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.

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.

Denaturation of proteins
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Denaturation of proteins

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how the string of amino acids present in protein undergoes different physical transformations when presented with stressors like heat or ...

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how the string of amino acids present in protein undergoes different physical transformations when presented with stressors like heat or acid. The chemical change of a protein occurs when it's folded three-dimensional structure unfolds during a curing or cooking, a process known as denaturation.

Pineapple caramel
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Pineapple caramel

Ben Milbourne flambés some caramel pineapple, and Dr Joel Gilmore explains what flambéing is and what's happening to the alcohol. When alcohol is heated, the ethanol moves to ...

Ben Milbourne flambés some caramel pineapple, and Dr Joel Gilmore explains what flambéing is and what's happening to the alcohol. When alcohol is heated, the ethanol moves to the surface of the liquid and the vapour pressure increases, allowing it to catch fire and evaporate.

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.

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.

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