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Adventures on a quiet beach

Adventures on a quiet beach

I’ve always been a little afraid of the sea. Not a cold, paralysing fear – but one imbued with respect. The sea is a cataclysmic giant, influenced by the moon, weather and wind. I still much prefer land. I like dirt, not sand. But there is something alluring about the sea that perpetually draws me back...

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The First Scientists: exploring brilliant First Nations innovations with Deadly Science’s Corey Tutt.

The First Scientists: exploring brilliant First Nations innovations with Deadly Science’s Corey Tutt.

The Meriam Elders in the eastern Torres Strait have long known that the stars twinkle because of strong, high winds, and used these dancing stars to predict the coming of the wet season. The Gumbaynggir people would treat wounds with the sap of the bloodwood tree, which crystallised over the cut to stop bleeding and acted as an antiseptic. The Gunditjmara people invented a net to catch eels made of grasses woven into a tube-like shape. Eels would be drawn to the cosy nook, slither in and get stuck - just like a finger trap.

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Twenty two shades of sea slugs

Twenty two shades of sea slugs

All human activities impact the natural environment of Antarctica, but leisure activities have much less potential to benefit Antarctica than those related to science and scientific discovery...

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Word from the Wild – September 2021

Word from the Wild – September 2021

Welcome to our seasonal update! While a lot of Australia finds itself in lockdown, nature continues to excite and amaze us no matter what challenges are thrown our way. There are tonnes of amazing ways to connect to nature, whether at home or farther afield...

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How To Nature

Episode 1

The amazing life and death of the ocean’s greatest camouflage expert

Episode 2

Number one on death row: saving the phantom of the plains

Episode 3

The mind-blowing life of the gateway bee

Episode 4

Searching for Australia’s most elusive marsupial

Episode 5

The 3-metre worm you will never have seen

Episode 6

Our rare tiny marsupial, hanging on in the mountains