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Double Helix Extra: your new email update! Update

by Jasmine, 28 February 2018 | 0 comments

10 year old holding tablet and atomic model.

Double Helix magazine is excited to announce that we’re merging our newsletters Science by Email and Maths by Email, and adding a splash of technology and engineering news. Keep an eye out for our new look email, called Double Helix Extra!

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Burp! Excuse us News

by Jasmine, 24 March 2016 | 0 comments

A cow eating hay.

In a recent blog post we reported on farts, a type of methane emission. When talking about these emissions, we made an omission. That is, we should have mentioned burps as well as farts.

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New theory for eco-friendly kangaroo farts News

by Jasmine, 22 February 2016 | 0 comments

Two kangaroos

Written by Julia Cleghorn Cow farts and burps are a big, smelly problem. They contain a lot of methane – a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Kangaroos, on the other hand, produce a lot less methane when they toot.

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On the pulse News

by Jasmine, 11 February 2016 | 0 comments

Screen shot of a mung bean video

Written by Emily Standen Did you know 2016 is the International Year of Pulses? Take your hand off you wrist though – this type of pulse refers to food, not your heartbeat!

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Friction frog Activity

by Jasmine, 6 July 2015 | 0 comments

A paper frog attached to two strings in a tree.

Written by Beth Askham Make your own climbing frog, using the power of friction. You will need A 20 cm x 20 cm piece of cardboard Two 5 cm long pieces of drinking straw String Sticky tape Scissors Coloured pens, pencils, crayons, paints or textas Other decorations What to do On your piece of cardboard…

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Name Pluto News

by Jasmine, 24 April 2015 | 0 comments

A gold spaceship above a planet.

Written by Beth Askham The New Horizons spacecraft has begun sending back images of the much loved dwarf planet. As it gets closer, we will see features on Pluto’s surface for the first time. Craters, canyons, mountains will appear in New Horizons’ images. But what shall we call them?

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Scats track quokka cuisine News

by Jasmine, 17 April 2015 | 0 comments

A quokka smiling.

Written by Beth Askham Even though it has the cutest smile in the marsupial world, quokkas still need a good supply of food, water and rest spots to survive. The biggest population of these adorable marsupials live on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth in Western Australia.

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Scientists revive Brontosaurus News

by Jasmine, 10 April 2015 | 0 comments

Written by Hugo Taylor Have you ever heard of the Brontosaurus? This giant dinosaur pops up in books, movies, television shows, in fact, almost everywhere! Even when it was thrown out by scientists, we didn’t want to let it go from our collective imagination. The good news is that this much-loved dinosaur is back.

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Biggest ever asteroid impact found in Australia News

by Jasmine, 27 March 2015 | 0 comments

An asteroid high above the Earth.

Written by Beth Askham Deep underground in the centre of Australia is evidence of the biggest asteroid impact in the Earth’s history. It wasn’t just a single impact, but a twin strike from a meteorite that may have split into two as it plummeted towards Earth.

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Space weather on Friday the 13th News

by Jasmine, 13 March 2015 | 0 comments

Three images of explosions on the Sun.

Written by Beth Askham A minor geomagnetic storm was forecast for around midday (Australia time) Friday the 13 of March. The storm is a result of three solar flares from the Sun that occurred earlier this week. Looks like we’re in for some rough space weather!

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