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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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Vinegar eggs and salty osmosis Activity

by Jasmine, 18 April 2019 | 6 comments

Hand holding a transparent egg shape orb.

Here are two egg experiments in one! Turn your eggs rubbery by dissolving their shells, and then make one grow and the other shrink with the power of salt water.

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Fact vs fiction in Ant-Man and The Wasp News

by Jasmine, 27 September 2018 | 1 comments

It’s exciting to get swept up in the fictional world of a good movie, but do you ever wonder if the story line is really possible? Sit back and pass the popcorn as we take a closer look at the science and technology behind Ant-Man and The Wasp.

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Mixed bag – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 12 September 2018 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

There’s something for everyone in our mixed bag. Try this fun mix of questions from across the sciences.

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Taking it to the extreme – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 28 August 2018 | 6 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

It’s time to push the limits! Can you take it to the maximum and get a high score?

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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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