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Self-Improvement Wednesday

ABC (Australia)

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Location:

Sydney, NSW

Language:

English


Episodes

The life and career of Mona Hatoum

12/5/2017
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A glimpse into the work of an extraordinary woman

Duration: 00:08:29


The sex life of plants

11/28/2017
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How do plants reproduce and disperse?

Duration: 00:11:16


Where have all the Christmas beetles gone?

11/21/2017
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Have you noticed there are fewer Christmas beetles around?

Duration: 00:08:19


The Caracal - a small African wild cat

11/14/2017
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One of Africa's most striking wild cats - the acrobatic and tufted Caracal

Duration: 00:06:17


The life and work of Australian novelist Christina Stead

11/7/2017
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Born here in Sydney in 1902 and died here in 1983, Christina was on the greatest novelists Australia has produced.

Duration: 00:13:11


Have you heard frogs croaking at night?

11/1/2017
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What are frogs saying when they croak all night long?

Duration: 00:09:19


The great ancient philosophers, Socrates and Plato

10/25/2017
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Socrates knew nothing, but he knew that he knew nothing. Confused? But what is confusion?

Duration: 00:10:50


Hold off that chocolate cake...if an ant can have self-control so can you!

10/18/2017
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'You've got the self-control of an ant' may sound like an insult, but take a listen to this...

Duration: 00:12:43


Self Improvement 11th October 2017

10/11/2017
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Is there anybody out there? The astronomical mystery of the “Fast Radio Burst”

Duration: 00:11:46


Self Improvement 4th October

10/4/2017
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The engineering marvel of the water and sewerage system of Ancient Rome

Duration: 00:10:57


Self Improvement 27th September 2017

9/27/2017
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Venus begged Adonis for his favours, but he turned up his nose!

Duration: 00:11:02


Self Improvement - 20th September 2017

9/20/2017
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What happens when a physics professor analyses the mechanics of a soprano's voice?

Duration: 00:11:31


Self Improvement - 13th September 20147

9/13/2017
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An amazing find over fifty years ago - a flat packed ancient boat.

Duration: 00:11:17


Self Improvement - 6th September 2017

9/6/2017
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William Lane was a radical journalist who envisaged a Utopian Australia.

Duration: 00:09:35


Self Improvement - How does fluoride strengthen teeth?

8/30/2017
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When and how was it discovered fluoride was good for your teeth?

Duration: 00:12:50


Self Improvement: Rene Descartes

8/23/2017
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These were the kinds of questions that consumed 17th century French philosopher Rene Descartes.

Duration: 00:09:55


Self Improvement - Frog mating

8/16/2017
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Each week on Self Improvement you get to learn something new - this week's less is the amazing diversity of frog mating strategies. Your teacher is Dr Jodi Rowley, curator of Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Biology at the Australian Museum.

Duration: 00:08:32


Self Improvement - Sydney's Rum Hospital

8/9/2017
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At the heart of every early colonial building in Sydney, there is a convict story. Perhaps the most famous is Hyde Park Barracks, but you might not know that just next door to the barracks, there was a hospital for the convicts, that has a surprisingly dark and brutal history. Take a listen to this week's lesson with is Dr Fiona Starr from Sydney Living Museums.

Duration: 00:09:10


Self Improvement Wednesday: The life and career of Alberto Giacometti

8/2/2017
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Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, on the fascinating career of Alberto Giacometti

Duration: 00:09:03


Self Improvement Wednesday: The world of slime

7/26/2017
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How can something brainless be so brainy? Join Dr Eliza Middleton from the University of Sydney for this week's Self Improvement lesson.

Duration: 00:09:53

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