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WATCH: How do driverless cars work?
Friday, 22 August 2014
Forget adaptive cruise control and parking assist, by 2020 you could have a completely self-driving car. Find out how they work in the latest episode of RiAus's A Week in Science.
WATCH: How Long Can You Balance a Pencil?
Thursday, 21 August 2014
It sounds like a simple challenge, but we bet your time is terrible. The latest episode of MinutePhysics explains.
WATCH: Can reading make you more intelligent?
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
The latest episode of Braincraft explains how reading literary fiction can help boost your emotional intelligence.
WATCH: The Science of Depression
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
The latest episode of AsapSCIENCE looks at the scientific basis for depression, and discusses the biological, psychological, and social implications of the disease.
How to photograph the fangs of Australia’s deadliest spider
Monday, 18 August 2014
Photographer Alex Wild got really, really close to the fangs of a Sydney funnel-web spider, and the results are both beautiful and terrifying.
WATCH: A jellyfish stinging in slow motion
Monday, 18 August 2014
This is the first microscopic, slow-motion footage of an anemone firing off venom - and it's really awesome.
Violinist plays during brain surgery
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Musician Roger Frisch underwent deep brain stimulation to fix tremors in his hands and played the violin throughout the process. Image: YouTube screenshot In any other profession minor shaking...
Gallery: The incredible honey hunters of the Himalayan foothills
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Twice a year, locals in central Nepal risk their lives high up in the Himalayan foothills to harvest honey produced by the world's largest honeybee.
WATCH: How was the Earth formed?
Friday, 15 August 2014
Where did the Earth come from? This week's episode of RiAus's A Week in Science takes us back to where it all began - the Big Bang.
WATCH: A scary reminder of how the Sun sees you
Friday, 15 August 2014
You might think you have perfect skin, but that's not what the Sun sees. Here's why you should never leave the house without applying sunscreen.

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