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3 Secrets About Ancient Earth Hidden in Marine Fossils

3 Secrets About Ancient Earth Hidden in Marine Fossils

Fossils can provide clues to the conditions that ancient species lived in, like what their environments felt like, how deep in the water some species lived, or even how long the Sun was out!
7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

The ocean covers 70% of the planet, but humans still don’t know very much about it. In this episode, Hank discusses seven mysterious ocean topics.
A Brief History of Plastic

A Brief History of Plastic

For centuries, billiard balls were made of ivory from elephant tusks. But when excessive hunting caused elephant populations to decline, they began to look for alternatives. John Wesley Hyatt took up the challenge. In five years, he invented a...Show More
A Guide to the Energy on Earth

A Guide to the Energy on Earth

Energy is neither created nor destroyed — and yet the global demand for it continues to increase. But where does energy come from, and where does it go? Joshua M. Sneideman examines the many ways in which energy cycles through our planet, from...Show More
A Leap Forward for Life

A Leap Forward for Life

In rural Australia, what can ancient fossils tell us about the first leaps of life on Earth?
Adapt or Die

Adapt or Die

In order to survive, every form of life needs to be adapted to its habitat. A ‘habitat’ is the environment or place where an organism lives. And being ‘adapted’ means being well suited or fitted to live there. Otherwise there is no future...Show More
Advice to a Young Scientist

Advice to a Young Scientist

Ten world-leading scientists (Nima Arkani-Hamed, Claudia de Rham, Ian Stewart, Freeman Dyson, Artur Ekert,Tony Leggett, Justin Khoury, David Politzer, Joanna Haigh, Paul Steinhardt), including two Nobel Laureates, share valuable, candid advice to...Show More
Air Pressure and Heat

Air Pressure and Heat

Discover how the force of gravity and air pressure work together in our incredible atmosphere.
Amphibians

Amphibians

Amphibians are happy on land and in water. Find out how they start in the water and move to land.
Antarctica and the Ice Sheet

Antarctica and the Ice Sheet

Explore the wonders of the massive ice sheets that cover Arctic plains.
Arctic Warming

Arctic Warming

The oceans absorb 90% of the heat from greenhouse gasses, causing ever more ice to melt.
Asteroid in Canada

Asteroid in Canada

Brian travels to Canada for an excursion to learn more about asteroids.
Asteroids and the Barringer Crater

Asteroids and the Barringer Crater

In Arizona, the Barringer crater reveals how our planet comes into contact with another object.
Avalanche Experiment Results

Avalanche Experiment Results

An explosive experiment is underway on a snowy mountain top to understand how an avalanche is caused.
Avalanche Experiment: Hitting a Car

Avalanche Experiment: Hitting a Car

How does a small car fare in the impact of an avalanche?
Axis Tilt Effect

Axis Tilt Effect

Did you know that Earth orbits the Sun on an tilt? Learn more about the axis tilt and how it impacts life on Earth.
Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Do ballet dancers get dizzy? How does our 'sense' of balance work? It turns out there are quite a few things that feed into what we call balance. In the experiment, students will have the chance to test each other and see just how much balance...Show More
Becoming a Physicist

Becoming a Physicist

Nine leading physicists describe fascinating aspects of their personal trajectories of how they became the professional scientists that they are today at prestigious institutions around the world. Featured are: Joanna Haigh (Imperial College),...Show More
Birds

Birds

What makes an animal a bird? Learn about the different characteristics that make an animal a bird.
Build a Bridge

Build a Bridge

From the humble log across a stream to the 'Giant Coat-hanger' over Sydney harbour, bridges and the science that helps them stay up is fascinating. Students will be given an introduction to bridge architecture and the forces at work within a...Show More
Can Creativity Save the Planet?

Can Creativity Save the Planet?

Creativity can change the world. Poems can shift our perspectives and films can inspire us to take action. Whether through a song or a photograph, our ideas matter and we can encourage others to think differently about the world.
Can Your Hobbies Be Kinder to the Planet?

Can Your Hobbies Be Kinder to the Planet?

Having a hobby that brings you joy can make you feel good and be a chance to learn new skills. Whatever you like doing in your spare time, there are things you can try to make it have a more positive impact on the planet.
Carbon Pricing Explained

Carbon Pricing Explained

Why cutting CO2e requires pricing carbon.
Catastrophes and How the Earth Has Coped vs Humans

Catastrophes and How the Earth Has Coped vs Humans

Earth has been experiencing catastrophies since the extinction of the dinosaurs. How do we humans fare in the face of catastrophe compared to Earth?
Circuits and Switches

Circuits and Switches

Electricity is central to our lives. But where does it come from, how is it made and transported, and what are some of its basic properties? Students will be using play dough, batteries, and LED's to create a simple circuit that they can then use...Show More