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Mirror ages brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 3 March 2021 | 3 comments

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Misrak was looking at the birthdays in her family. After a bit of maths, she realised that her father’s age and her grandfather’s age had the same digits, but swapped. When she added their ages together, she got 121. Her grandfather was aged between 20 and 40 when her father was born. Can you work…

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A TV for Nemo News

by David, 25 February 2021 | 0 comments

Clownfish looking at a purple dotted screen.

If you showed a movie to Nemo the clownfish, he wouldn’t be very impressed. The problem is, clownfish see colours differently to us humans. But worry not! Scientists from the University of Queensland have a TV for clownfish eyes.

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Antarctica! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 February 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz is all about the seventh continent, a land of ice, penguins and very cold scientists. Can you find the answers to get full marks?

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Mushroom starburst Activity

by David, 18 February 2021 | 0 comments

Image of mushroom gills.

Mushrooms are strange looking things that grow out of the ground, but what do they actually do? Uncover their secrets, and find the beautiful starburst they have hiding inside them!

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Star maze brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 17 February 2021 | 0 comments

Yellow star pattern on a black background with an alien face and a blue dot.

Difficulty: Tricky Ollie the space octopus is lost! She’s trying to get back to her home planet – the blue circle – and she needs some help. Ollie’s spaceship has special engines. They cause the spaceship to fly in a straight line, but whenever they hit a yellow star, they must make a right-angle turn….

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Spiders use stretchy silk to lift large loads News

by David, 12 February 2021 | 0 comments

A redback spider with a small lizard trapped in its web

Imagine you’re a tangle-web spider, and you’ve just snared a nice big critter for dinner. Sounds great, huh? Except there’s a problem. Dinner is 50 times heavier than you, and it’s trying to escape. What’s a spider to do?

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A bone to pick – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 10 February 2021 | 2 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Don’t let this quiz get under your skin! We’re investigating skeletons, but don’t get spooked. Get those bones moving and see if you can get full marks.

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The mysterious shapes of marsupial brains News

by David, 4 February 2021 | 0 comments

Two images, one of a Koala, the other a possum.

There are round-faced koalas and pointy-nosed bandicoots, sugar gliders with giant eyes and Tassie devils with powerful jaws. Marsupials have such wonderful and varied faces! But have you ever wondered how their brains look?

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Marbled nails! Activity

by David, 27 January 2021 | 0 comments

a thumb with a coluorful parttern painted on its nail

Have fun and give yourself marbled nails while learning more about chemistry.

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Adding on dice brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 21 January 2021 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Fun How well do you know your dice? A standard dice is a cube with six sides. Each side is numbered with a different number from 1–6. Most six-sided dice also have a special trick in the way they are numbered. If you add the number on the top and the number on the…

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