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Creating a vaccine for coronavirus News

by David, 27 February 2020 | 0 comments

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In the fight against the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), it’s important to move fast. Some of the world’s best scientists are looking for a vaccine, a drug that teaches your body how to fight an infection before you even get it. However, making a new vaccine is a very big task.

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A taste of science – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 26 February 2020 | 0 comments

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This quiz explores one of our most enigmatic senses. Do have the answers you need to taste victory?

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Mirage in a cup Activity

by David, 20 February 2020 | 0 comments

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If you’re in the desert on a hot day, you might see things that aren’t really there. But that’s not the only way to see a mirage – you can also see them in a glass of sugary water!

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Kiwifruit combos Brainteaser

by David, 19 February 2020 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Tricky Chloe is researching kiwifruit. Kiwi plants are unusual compared to many plants, as they’re either male or female. To make a kiwifruit, you need pollen from a male plant to fertilise a flower on a female plant.

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How do you bend a diamond? News

by David, 13 February 2020 | 0 comments

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Diamonds are amazing crystals. A repeating pattern of pure carbon atoms, they’re famous for being the hardest substance in the world. Yet, an Australian team of scientists have just managed to bend diamonds. So how did they do it?

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Where science and art meet – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 12 February 2020 | 1 comments

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Art and music are packed with amazing science and maths concepts. Explore these fuzzy boundaries in our latest quiz.

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Inca quipu numbers Activity

by David, 6 February 2020 | 0 comments

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People record numbers in lots of different ways. This method was used by the Inca people and many others who lived near the Andes Mountains of South America.

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Difficult donkey Brainteaser

by David, 5 February 2020 | 5 comments

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Difficulty: Taxing Darryl wants to ride his donkey from Alphaville to Betatown. The donkey is always hungry and will only walk if Daryl keeps feeding her apples.

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Splash and a dunk key to cooling off News

by David, 30 January 2020 | 0 comments

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By Michelle Wheeler Summer scorcher and no air-con? Dunking your feet in water can make the heat more bearable, Aussie research suggests. Sponging yourself all over is even better, and has the added benefit of lowering your heart rate.

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Crunchy and CRISPR – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 29 January 2020 | 2 comments

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Here’s a quiz to sink your teeth into! How much do you know about crunchy science?

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