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Behind the News: Cape Town Drought/Mungo Man/Heatwaves/Gravity/Harley Windsor
Cape Town Drought/Mungo Man/Heatwaves/Gravity/Harley Windsor
ABC Me  |  February 20, 2018
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Cape Town Drought
After a long-running drought, the capital of South Africa is now just weeks away from running out of water. We'll take you there to find out how the residents of Cape Town are responding.

Mungo Man: Our next 'Ask a Reporter' topic
The oldest skeleton ever found in Australia, known as Mungo Man, has been returned to his home 40,000 years after his death. He spent the past 40 of those years being studied by scientists. But while he's now been laid to rest, the fight over his remains isn't finished yet.

Heatwaves
Queensland is suffering through a massive heatwave this week, with record temperatures predicted. It left us we wondering - how do heatwaves like this actually happen? We asked ABC's weather experts to give us the down low.

BTN Investigates: How does gravity work?
This week, BTN viewer Zia asked us how Gravity works. It's a pretty heavy question Zia, but we're going to throw our weight into finding the answer.

Harley Windsor
21-year old Harley Windsor has made history as the first Indigenous Australian to compete at the Winter Olympics. He put in an impressive performance in pairs figure skating.
So we're going to introduce you to him and let him tell you how he got into this unique sport.

Cape Town Drought
After a long-running drought, the capital of South Africa is now just weeks away from running out of water. We'll take you there to find out how the residents of Cape Town are responding.

Mungo Man: Our next 'Ask a Reporter' topic
The oldest skeleton ever found in Australia, known as Mungo Man, has been returned to his home 40,000 years after his death. He spent the past 40 of those years being studied by scientists. But while he's now been laid to rest, the fight over his remains isn't finished yet.

Heatwaves
Queensland is suffering through a massive heatwave this week, with record temperatures predicted. It left us we wondering - how do heatwaves like this actually happen? We asked ABC's weather experts to give us the down low.

BTN Investigates: How does gravity work?
This week, BTN viewer Zia asked us how Gravity works. It's a pretty heavy question Zia, but we're going to throw our weight into finding the answer.

Harley Windsor
21-year old Harley Windsor has made history as the first Indigenous Australian to compete at the Winter Olympics. He put in an impressive performance in pairs figure skating.
So we're going to introduce you to him and let him tell you how he got into this unique sport.

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