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Can bacteria survive 500 years in space? News

by David, 14 February 2019 | 1 comments

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Imagine bacteria, clinging to a rock, floating deep in space. The rock was once blasted off its planet by a cataclysmic explosion. Hundreds of years in the future, the rock encounters a new planet, bringing these lonely bacteria with it. The question is, could the bacteria survive?

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Scientists on the lookout – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 13 February 2019 | 5 comments

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Written by Elvina Lee Scientists are on the lookout for answers, from the backyard to outer space! This week’s quiz involves a range of intriguing discoveries. How many of them have you heard of? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Curious times Brainteaser

by David, 7 February 2019 | 7 comments

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Maryam had been practising the times tables really hard, so she was on the alert for interesting patterns. On her dad’s birthday she noticed something special. “You’re four times older than me, Dad,” she exclaimed. Four years later, she was counting the candles on her Dad’s birthday cake when she realised something mathematical. “You’re three…

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Time travel, anime and maths News

by David, 6 February 2019 | 4 comments

DVD cover image animated picture of 5 children, 2 girls and 3 boys with the title, The melancholy of Haruhu Suzumiya Collection.

Way back in 2006, an unusual anime began airing on Japanese television. Although the series was about aliens, time travel and other supernatural events, no one could have predicted the strange effects that The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumia would have on the world of mathematics.

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All things space – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 1 February 2019 | 2 comments

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Written by Elvina Lee As they say in Star Trek, “Space: the final frontier”. How well do you know this big beyond? This week’s quiz will test your familiarity with all things space. If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Leaving patterns Activity

by David, 31 January 2019 | 0 comments

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Written by Elvina Lee Here’s a cool activity that’s perfect for a hot summer’s day! Create a curious pattern with water.

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Successive sequence Brainteaser

by David, 23 January 2019 | 0 comments

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What’s the next letter in this sequence? F, S, T, F, F, S, S, E …

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Elements to extinction – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 January 2019 | 0 comments

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This week’s quiz tests all kinds of knowledge from chemical elements to animal communication. Can you get all five questions correct?

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Counting threes Brainteaser

by David, 9 January 2019 | 0 comments

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Tilly started writing down numbers as she counted them out, “1, 2, 3, 4 …” She was interrupted when she was writing down the 33rd 3. What number was she in the middle of writing?

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It’s our 2019 megaquiz! Quiz

by David, 2 January 2019 | 3 comments

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Get into 2019 with this brain work out! This megaquiz will test your knowledge of all the quizzes we wrote in 2018. The questions are randomly selected, so if you want more questions, you can just reload the page!

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