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Double Helix sustainability squad Competition

by Jasmine, 7 November 2022 | 2 comments

Children sitting around a table brainstorming

Are you passionate about the environment? We want to hear from you! What are you doing in your school or local community to make a difference? We’re looking for 5 young readers to be part of the Double Helix sustainability squad. You can inspire other young Australians by sharing your story in our magazine.

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Fizzy planets Activity

by Jasmine, 3 November 2022 | 0 comments

Three bath balls, various colours

These bath bombs are crafted mini models of your favourite planets! We promise they’ll smell better than Uranus.

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Let’s hear it for the girls! News

by Jasmine, 28 September 2022 | 0 comments

Two girls looking at a model DNA double helix

We’re looking forward to next year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. So, we want to hear from Double Helix readers who are girls.

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Superhero science – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 1 June 2022 | 0 comments

The imaginary worlds of superheroes often rely on real-world science. Can you pick fact from fiction in our superhero science quiz?

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Decoding tree rings Poem

by Jasmine, 15 December 2021 | 0 comments

Diagram showing cross section of tree including first year growth, rainy season, dry season, scar from forest fire; spring/early summer growth, late summer/fall growth

By Celia Berrell Cutting through tree trunks from bark to bark, we’ll see lots of circles in light wood and dark.

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Noodles – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 17 November 2021 | 0 comments

Here’s a bite-sized quiz for you to sink your teeth into! Time to use your noodle to answer these questions.

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Double Helix: Supporting young readers to grow into scientists News

by Jasmine, 10 August 2021 | 0 comments

Woman surrounded by magazines

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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