In 1911 douglas Mawson sailed to the Antarctic. He travelled over the icecap with dog teams on a journey that ended in the tragic death of his two companions - and, remarkably, his own survival.
A scientific odyssey devoted to one of the natural world's great survivors, the coral reef - animal survivors unchanged after 50 million years under the sea.
This documentary explodes the myth that plants merely sit around and do nothing. Taking a light-hearted approach to serious science, this film explores the behaviour of plants across the world.
Everything on the planet – including us – is made of them, but how many of us understand them?
In the depths of Australias Southern Ocean a Great White Shark is savagely attacked by a far larger mystery predator.
The Damiani family's story has been described as a breathtaking example of how medicine can be transformed by the determination of ordinary people.
Two Australian families are hit by a Category 3 tropical cyclone and a catastrophic bushfire. Are they ready? ... And are you? What would you do if a natural disaster was heading for you?
The most exciting breakthroughs in medicine are happening in the smallest of scales - in the world of micro, nano and quantum technology.
For most of the year Crab Island, off Australia’s north coast seems like a piece of paradise. But from early May, dark forces are unleashed, as the players in a remarkable drama begin to show up.
Of all continents on Earth, none preserve the story of the formation of our planet and the evolution of life quite like Australia.
In 2011, 35 year old fashion photographer David Murrell was told he had just months to live. A tumour the size of an orange was removed from his brain.
David Rennie fell in love with photography seven years ago when he was lured from his car by the sight of a passing bird overhead.
On Riversleigh station in northwest Queensland a major palaeontological discovery has been made.
The Dugong is a rare and endangered sea animal.
Over the past decade, there has been an alarming surge in large, uncontrollable fires across the world.
The fifth instalment of The Life Series, Life at 9 provides a window on Australian childhood in an effort to uncover just what it is that gives a child the best chance at life.
Could our food be making us sick – very sick?
Technology is making alternative sources of energy cheaper, more user-friendly and, crucially, it's decentralising production to the rooftops of homes and commercial buildings across Australia.
Madison Stewart is a young woman with a passion for a creature of the deep that strikes fear in the hearts of most people - sharks.
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