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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?

Robyn finds her camels and compromise
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Robyn finds her camels and compromise

Clip from Tracks
Robyn learns her camel is pregnant, which could be helpful. Hearing Kurt's farm has a new owner; Robyn seeks the camels she is owed. The new owner refuses, but when she helps ...

Robyn learns her camel is pregnant, which could be helpful. Hearing Kurt's farm has a new owner; Robyn seeks the camels she is owed. The new owner refuses, but when she helps him wrangle Dookie, he gives her Dookie and Bub. Securing her camels, Robyn decides to write to the National Geographic. The next day Sallay tells her about wild bulls and delivers her packages and letters. Enclosed is a response from the National Geographic, they have agreed to sponsor her, but Rick Smolan must photograph

Robyn Davidson's journey begins
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Robyn Davidson's journey begins

Clip from Tracks
Robyn Davidson head to Alice Springs with her dog Diggity, attempting to escape the monotony of the city, her gender and class. After a brief stint at a local bar, she quits ...

Robyn Davidson head to Alice Springs with her dog Diggity, attempting to escape the monotony of the city, her gender and class. After a brief stint at a local bar, she quits when she sees the owner strike an Indigenous woman. She then requests the help of a camel trainer named Kurt Posel, working on the property in exchange for two of her own camels. However Kurt doesn't respect their deal, or her as a woman.

Big Brother cajoles the citizens
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Big Brother cajoles the citizens

Triumphant music plays to a crowded audience as they watch a film heralding Oceania's authoritarian society. During the presentation and man appears on the screen and the ...

Triumphant music plays to a crowded audience as they watch a film heralding Oceania's authoritarian society. During the presentation and man appears on the screen and the audience breaks into a hysteria of shouting. Winston is eyed by a man in the front row and begins shouting as well. The leader appears on the screen, and the crowd is sated. Later, workers sit in cubicles preparing documents, and a screen showing an image of the Big Brother directs them to think in newspeak.

Winston questions the Ministry of Truth
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Winston questions the Ministry of Truth

Winston asks Julia is the resistance is real. The Ministry of Truth descends into chaos after an attack. Winston works tirelessly under the party's rule to re-write historical ...

Winston asks Julia is the resistance is real. The Ministry of Truth descends into chaos after an attack. Winston works tirelessly under the party's rule to re-write historical facts. At home, Winston contemplates his actions and the doublethink logic of the Ministry of Truth.

Robyn processes her mother's death
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Robyn processes her mother's death

Clip from Tracks
Robyn thinks of her mother, processing her trauma as she walks in solitude through the Western Desert. The dry, harsh climate begins to take a toll on her psychological state, ...

Robyn thinks of her mother, processing her trauma as she walks in solitude through the Western Desert. The dry, harsh climate begins to take a toll on her psychological state, and she is thankful to find the water tanks Rick promised to deposit for her. That evening, Robyn turns up a remote farm and takes solace in the elderly couple's kindness and company.

A journey's end
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A journey's end

Clip from Tracks
Robyn decides to finish what she has started, and herself and the four camels: Dookie, Bub, Zeleika and Goliath set out towards the West coast. Ricks is waiting, when Robyn ...

Robyn decides to finish what she has started, and herself and the four camels: Dookie, Bub, Zeleika and Goliath set out towards the West coast. Ricks is waiting, when Robyn and her camels arrive at the water's edge, the two change a welcoming hug before Robyn and her camels enjoy the ocean.

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.

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
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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.

Arthur reveals the ultimate question
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Arthur reveals the ultimate question

Arthur returns 'home' on Earth Mk.II where the mice ask him what the ultimate question to life, the universe and everything is.

Arthur returns 'home' on Earth Mk.II where the mice ask him what the ultimate question to life, the universe and everything is.

Jess confronts her traditional family
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Jess confronts her traditional family

Presented with the opportunity to take up a scholarship to study and play in the US, Jess stands up to her parents at a family gathering after her sister's wedding.

Presented with the opportunity to take up a scholarship to study and play in the US, Jess stands up to her parents at a family gathering after her sister's wedding.

Kate and Petruchio's battle of the sexes
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Kate and Petruchio's battle of the sexes

Petruchio and Katherina argue from the moment they first meet but Petruchio still insists Kate will be be his wife.

Petruchio and Katherina argue from the moment they first meet but Petruchio still insists Kate will be be his wife.

Rainforest water and nutrient cycles
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Rainforest water and nutrient cycles

Clip from Rainforest
With a backdrop of tropical fauna and fauna images, a narrator explains how rainforests seed clouds with the aerobacter bacteria to form rain as part of a water and nutrient ...

With a backdrop of tropical fauna and fauna images, a narrator explains how rainforests seed clouds with the aerobacter bacteria to form rain as part of a water and nutrient ecosystem.

Critical thinking on top of desks
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Critical thinking on top of desks

Clip from Dead Poets Society
Keating teaches the boys to seek out alternative views and find their own voices ... by climbing over his desk.

Keating teaches the boys to seek out alternative views and find their own voices ... by climbing over his desk.

The right time for insubordination
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The right time for insubordination

Clip from Dead Poets Society
Dalton is disciplined for sneaking an article into the school paper and Keating questions his judgement.

Dalton is disciplined for sneaking an article into the school paper and Keating questions his judgement.

Honour, betrayal and schoolmates
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Honour, betrayal and schoolmates

Clip from Dead Poets Society
The principal blames Keating for Perry's suicide and the boys are summoned to betray their captain.

The principal blames Keating for Perry's suicide and the boys are summoned to betray their captain.

Engineered bacteria make diesel fuel from sugar
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Engineered bacteria make diesel fuel from sugar

Clip from Cell
Revolutionary approaches to cell biology have resulted in simple bacteria being able to produce pure diesel fuel from sugar.

Revolutionary approaches to cell biology have resulted in simple bacteria being able to produce pure diesel fuel from sugar.

Germany's invasion of Belgium brings UK into war
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Germany's invasion of Belgium brings UK into war

The UK declares war on Germany when it invades neutral Belgium, Britain's ally, on its way to attack France.

The UK declares war on Germany when it invades neutral Belgium, Britain's ally, on its way to attack France.

Blue light reveals Great Barrier Reef life
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Blue light reveals Great Barrier Reef life

Clip from Life On The Reef
Underwater cinematography using blue light provides spectacular vision of the Great Barrier Reef at night, revealing vivid colours beyond human visual range.

Underwater cinematography using blue light provides spectacular vision of the Great Barrier Reef at night, revealing vivid colours beyond human visual range.

Risks of shipping for Great Barrier Reef
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Risks of shipping for Great Barrier Reef

Clip from Life On The Reef
A Townsville control tower manages ships navigating the Great Barrier Reef, where they try to avert accidents, such as the MV Shen Neng 1 oil spill in 2010.

A Townsville control tower manages ships navigating the Great Barrier Reef, where they try to avert accidents, such as the MV Shen Neng 1 oil spill in 2010.

Consulting a Hindu guru
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Consulting a Hindu guru

Shaun Micallef helps prepare a cave ahead of a meeting with a guru, where they discuss life beyond the cave as an illusion and a single divine consciousness.

Shaun Micallef helps prepare a cave ahead of a meeting with a guru, where they discuss life beyond the cave as an illusion and a single divine consciousness.

Not speaking English overcomes animosity
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Not speaking English overcomes animosity

Clip from The Sapphires
Kay speaking Yorta Yorta convinces Viet Cong ambushers to let the band pass. (Coarse language.)

Kay speaking Yorta Yorta convinces Viet Cong ambushers to let the band pass. (Coarse language.)

Recycling sorter in factory
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Recycling sorter in factory

Bang Goes The Theory visits a recycling plant and sees machines sorting household waste.

Bang Goes The Theory visits a recycling plant and sees machines sorting household waste.

James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery
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James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery

A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

Druid divination spoons
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Druid divination spoons

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Miranda Green who demonstrates how druids may have used divination spoons to tell the future.

Neil Oliver meets archaeologist Miranda Green who demonstrates how druids may have used divination spoons to tell the future.

Celtic language
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Celtic language

Clip from Lost Worlds
Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

Neil Oliver meets linguist Paul Russell and discuss how traces of Celtic language exist in modern languages, and what those ancient dialects might sound like.

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.

Ancient Egyptian numbers, the Rhind papyrus and binary
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Ancient Egyptian numbers, the Rhind papyrus and binary

Clip from The Story Of Maths
Marcus du Sautoy shows how the Ancient Egyptian number system worked, and the problems with it, and reveals that binary is documented in the 1550 BC Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.

Marcus du Sautoy shows how the Ancient Egyptian number system worked, and the problems with it, and reveals that binary is documented in the 1550 BC Rhind Mathematical Papyrus.

Frequency analysis, encryption and ciphers
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Frequency analysis, encryption and ciphers

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates how AlKindi developed frequency analysis to study encrypted messages in the first century AD.

Jim AlKhalili demonstrates how AlKindi developed frequency analysis to study encrypted messages in the first century AD.

Calculating with Roman numerals
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Calculating with Roman numerals

Jim AlKhalili shows how difficult it is to calculate simple sums with the Roman numeral system.

Jim AlKhalili shows how difficult it is to calculate simple sums with the Roman numeral system.

Drones, their uses and regulation
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Drones, their uses and regulation

Clip from The Feed
The Feed reviews the applications and popularity of drones, from sport to surveillance, and investigates some of the issues around their unregulated use.

The Feed reviews the applications and popularity of drones, from sport to surveillance, and investigates some of the issues around their unregulated use.

Aboriginal deaths in custody
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Aboriginal deaths in custody

Clip from 7.30
The families of Jayden Bennell and Ms Dhu, who died in prison, appeal for the recommendations of 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody to be put in place.

The families of Jayden Bennell and Ms Dhu, who died in prison, appeal for the recommendations of 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody to be put in place.

The Fibonacci sequence in nature
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The Fibonacci sequence in nature

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

Astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates how the Fibonacci sequence is represented in nature, observing how the patterns in plants conform to the progression of numbers.

Right to privacy and 'rear window' ethics
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Right to privacy and 'rear window' ethics

Clip from Rear Window
When they see a woman attacked, and do nothing, Jeff and Lisa consider the ethics of voyeurism, but overlook the death of a neighbour's dog.

When they see a woman attacked, and do nothing, Jeff and Lisa consider the ethics of voyeurism, but overlook the death of a neighbour's dog.

Medieval Arabic scholars translated hieroglyphics
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Medieval Arabic scholars translated hieroglyphics

Clip from Science And Islam
Jim AlKhalil meets Egyptologist Okasha El Daly and discovers the link between hieroglyphics, Coptic language and Arabic, propagated by the Translation Movement of the Islamic ...

Jim AlKhalil meets Egyptologist Okasha El Daly and discovers the link between hieroglyphics, Coptic language and Arabic, propagated by the Translation Movement of the Islamic Golden Age.

Medieval Islamic hospital and medicine
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Medieval Islamic hospital and medicine

Clip from Science And Islam
Jim AlKhalili visits Nur alDin Bimaristan, a medieval hospital in Damascus, examines artefacts used in Islamic medicine, and discusses religious tolerance in the hospital.

Jim AlKhalili visits Nur alDin Bimaristan, a medieval hospital in Damascus, examines artefacts used in Islamic medicine, and discusses religious tolerance in the hospital.

Dolphins and relative numerosity
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Dolphins and relative numerosity

Brian Cox visits Florida's Dolphin Research Center where dolphins are able to tell the difference between the English terms less and more.

Brian Cox visits Florida's Dolphin Research Center where dolphins are able to tell the difference between the English terms less and more.

Gravity in a vacuum chamber
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Gravity in a vacuum chamber

Brian Cox visits NASA's Space Power Facility, the world's largest vacuum chamber, and recreates Galileo Galilei's Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment, with feathers and ...

Brian Cox visits NASA's Space Power Facility, the world's largest vacuum chamber, and recreates Galileo Galilei's Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment, with feathers and a bowling ball.

Strangers help girls find their way home
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Strangers help girls find their way home

Clip from Rabbit-Proof Fence
A white bushman helps the girls find the right fence home and an abused Aboriginal servant hides girls at farmhouse.

A white bushman helps the girls find the right fence home and an abused Aboriginal servant hides girls at farmhouse.

Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand
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Taste testing' Fraser Island's sand

Clip from Coast Australia
Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Environmental scientist Jamie Shulmeister and Tim Flannery taste test the sand on Fraser Island, where grains of sand are different sizes according to the nutrients they contain.

Bangarra leaders discuss operating in mainstream
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Bangarra leaders discuss operating in mainstream

Clip from Living Black
Stephen and David Page discuss Aboriginality and stereotyping in contemporary dance.

Stephen and David Page discuss Aboriginality and stereotyping in contemporary dance.

Judith Wright short biography
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Judith Wright short biography

Listen to a reading of Judith Wright's For New England, after reviewing archival images of her childhood, revealing her affinity for the natural environment.

Listen to a reading of Judith Wright's For New England, after reviewing archival images of her childhood, revealing her affinity for the natural environment.

Jupiter's moon Europa
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Jupiter's moon Europa

Galileo space probe images from Jupiter's moon Europa, revealing jagged ice on the surface, and detecting a magnetic field consistent with an ocean under the surface, raising ...

Galileo space probe images from Jupiter's moon Europa, revealing jagged ice on the surface, and detecting a magnetic field consistent with an ocean under the surface, raising the possibility of life on the satellite.

The importance of reputation to Vikings
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The importance of reputation to Vikings

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver learns the status of Thor and Odin in Norse mythology and how Vikings valued their reputations above any Christian's immortal soul.

Neil Oliver learns the status of Thor and Odin in Norse mythology and how Vikings valued their reputations above any Christian's immortal soul.

Oseberg ship and the Viking afterlife
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Oseberg ship and the Viking afterlife

Clip from The Vikings
Neil Oliver visits Norway's Oseberg ship (c 800 AD) and learns what the artefact reveals about how the Vikings' viewed the afterlife.

Neil Oliver visits Norway's Oseberg ship (c 800 AD) and learns what the artefact reveals about how the Vikings' viewed the afterlife.

How super massive black holes grow
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How super massive black holes grow

Clip from Spacefiles
Hubble telescope images and animations reveal how super massive black holes are formed by merging with one another.

Hubble telescope images and animations reveal how super massive black holes are formed by merging with one another.

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