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Sniffing out smells

Imagine living without a sense of smell! Watch as Dr Karl demonstrates how all living creatures smell the environment they live in, and check out his dramatic model that shows how easy it is to permanently damage your sense of smell.

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The sweet smell of flower science

Giving sweet-smelling flowers is a timeless tradition, but how does our body respond to flower fragrances? Watch this clip to discover plant chemicals called prolyl endopeptidase inhibitors (PEI) associated with scent. These chemicals promote the production of hormones and a nervous system reaction.

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Matching characters: match it: A [Chinese]

Look at sets of similar Chinese characters. Pair up the characters that match exactly. Notice that when characters look alike, they often have related meanings. Spot the subtle differences in strokes that form the different characters. Build your knowledge of simple characters by checking meanings and spoken examples. This ...

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Matching characters: match it: B [Chinese]

Look at sets of similar Chinese characters. Pair up the characters that match exactly. Notice that when characters look alike, they often have related meanings. Spot the subtle differences in strokes that form the different characters. Build your knowledge of simple characters by checking meanings and spoken examples. This ...

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Body parts: taste and smell

Look at how people smell things and taste food. Find out how smells help to warn us of dangerous gases or bad food. See how taste buds on the tongue send messages about flavour: sweet, salty, sour and bitter. Test your knowledge by answering multiple-choice questions. This learning object is one in a series of 14 objects.

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Cracking the code: Chinese character catalogue

Explore the structure of more than 2000 Chinese characters via an interactive library. Browse subject categories to find out how character components are combined to form different characters. Investigate relationships of form, sound and meaning between characters which use the same component. For example, notice that the ...

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The Food Lovers' Guide to Australia, 2004: A new life in Australia

This clip shows Sri Lankan chef and restaurateur Channa Dassanayaka working in a kitchen and talking about his passion for food and the memories that aromas trigger for him. Channa discusses his mother and ancestors in Sri Lanka as major influences in his life and explains that his mother, a Sri Lankan politician, sent ...