Dr Chris and Dr Xand explain how viruses affect healthy cells. See how the immune system helps our bodies to fight viruses. Dr Xand made some puppet viruses in the lab, can you normally see a virus without a microscope? What is the name of the middle part of the cell called which starts with the letter 'n'?
The Operation Ouch team does an experiment to show how our body works when we cough and how much bacteria can be spread by a cough. What lab equipment did they use for the experiment? Why is it important to cover your mouth when you cough?
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BtN looks into the concerns some governments have over the social media app TikTok. The number of cases of COVID-19 in Victoria continues to increase. Aussie NBA star Patty Mills will donate his upcoming match earnings to various anti racism charities and causes including Black Lives Matter Australia, Black Deaths in Custody and We Got You. A new rule has been proposed by Netball Australia, but not everyone supports it.
BtN talks to an expert about the debate over wearing masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. David Attenborough has launched a campaign to help keep London Zoo open. In more animal news, there’s dogs delivering groceries, turtles hatching in Thailand and magellanic penguins let loose in a museum in the US.
In a special one-on-one edition of the program, Hamish Macdonald puts your questions to former Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
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