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Double Helix: Supporting young readers to grow into scientists News

by Jasmine, 10 August 2021 | 0 comments

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I’m Jasmine Fellows, Editor of CSIRO’s Double Helix magazine. As a girl, I’d often be found with my nose stuck in a book, comic, or magazine. I even read the earliest versions of our magazine, Double Helix News and The Helix.

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A strange solution brainteaser Brainteaser

by Jasmine, 1 July 2021 | 0 comments

Diagram of DNA, atom, test tube and beaker drawings representing numbers in mathmatical sums.

Difficulty: Fun Arafa was visiting a science centre to attend a chemistry workshop. She’d received a confirmation email that told her to head to the room number represented by a yellow flask. Can you help Arafa find the right room number?

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Fluffy! – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 30 June 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is about things that are puffy, scruffy, and fluffy. Will you fluff the answers, or get a perfect score?

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Turtle nail clippings: discoveries from Ningaloo Reef News

by Jasmine, 21 August 2020 | 0 comments

Photo of a turtle with an aerial on it's back, swimming in blue water.

By Natalie Kikken Did you know that nails grow on a turtle’s flippers? At Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, turtle nail clippings are providing new and exciting insights. CSIRO scientists can work out what turtles eat by analysing the chemicals in these nail samples.

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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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Crunchy and CRISPR – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 29 January 2020 | 3 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

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

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Airbag bang Poem

by Jasmine, 5 December 2019 | 1 comments

Inflated airbag and manequin

Written by Celia Berrell A small steel ball in a short smooth tube held in place by a spring, is the kind of switch that works in a twitch and starts an exploding thing.

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BBQ brainteaser Brainteaser

by Jasmine, 18 September 2019 | 2 comments

Brain icon

Written by Kerry Dent Difficulty: Tricky On the expedition’s small BBQ, only two potato cakes will fit at the same time.

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Poems from the periodic table News

by Jasmine, 15 August 2019 | 2 comments

Is there a chemical element you love the most? To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table in 2019, Double Helix is running a poetry competition for school-aged students with support from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI). Meet our chemistry expert and competition judge, Michelle Neil!

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Microscope: Birds on a wire News

by Jasmine, 6 June 2019 | 6 comments

Pink and grey galahs sitting on powerlines (wires)

Double Helix magazine is looking for your questions! Our Microscope column answers the most intriguing science, tech, engineering and maths queries you can throw at us.

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