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Space neighbour News

by Jasmine, 9 May 2014 | 0 comments

Sun's neighbours

Written by Sarah Kellett Our Sun has a neighbour, and it’s as cold as the North Pole. An invisible brown dwarf has been found a mere 7.2 light years away, by space telescopes searching in the infrared.

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Recycling on the reef News

by Jasmine, 15 April 2014 | 0 comments

Tube sponges in water

Written by Michele Weber Coral reefs have much in common with rainforests: both are full of life, but are low in nutrients. How is that possible? As far as a coral reef goes, it’s because marine sponges produce waste that contains food that other reef animals can eat.

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Moth mimic News

by Jasmine, 11 April 2014 | 0 comments

A man wearing sunglasses. There is a zoom box indicating the sunglasses are covered in tiny cones.

Written by Sarah Kellett The way a moth’s eyes have adapted to darkness may help us stop glare from the Sun. Despite their tendency to circle light bulbs, moths have eyes that are designed for darkness. Each eye has a bumpy pattern that stops light reflecting off the surface, possibly helping the moth see in…

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Know your temperatures News

by Jasmine, 1 April 2014 | 0 comments

Panda eating ice cream.

Written by Matthew Dunn Illustrated by Alex Hallatt From absolute zero to the surface of the Sun, there’s a whole range of temperatures in our Universe. Let’s learn more!

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Smelly yellow Poem

by Jasmine, 8 January 2014 | 0 comments

Ashamed dog with puddle of pee

Written by Celia Berrell Regardless if it’s yours or mine, why is urine yellow? It’s mostly made of water yet becomes a stinky fellow! When blood’s red heme is broken down, it goes from brown to gold. You’ll see this if you get a bruise and watch it growing old.

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Mega quiz Activity

by Jasmine, 18 July 2013 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This August, get involved in National Science Week! Why not host your own science quiz night? Here are some questions and answers to help you get started.

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Need some inspiration? News

by Jasmine, 9 July 2013 | 0 comments

A teenage girl

These BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards students have done practical research projects, with innovative approaches, using scientific procedures. See what they’ve achieved in the video below. Video transcript available here. Are you up for the challenge? Enter the BHP Science and Engineering Awards!

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Race in space Activity

by Jasmine, 25 May 2013 | 0 comments

Banner with text: Race in Space, Illustrated by Patrice Marsaudon, for 2-4 players

Here’s a board game from a past Double Helix magazine. Although it was published a few years ago in 2009, I think it’s still beautiful. Plus, it might be a fun way to pass time this weekend. I hope you enjoy it!

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It’s almost Mother’s Day, mummy! Activity

by Jasmine, 11 May 2013 | 0 comments

Dried and decorated apple resembling a head.

Looking for a mummy this Mother’s Day? Try this activity!

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Egg geodes Activity

by Jasmine, 26 March 2013 | 2 comments

Crystals forming inside egg shells.

Written by Deb Hodgkin Looking for a fun and colourful science activity to do over the Easter break? Try making these egg geodes!

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