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Venus’ cool past News

by David, 26 August 2016 | 0 comments

A picture of a planet with clouds and oceans.

In some ways, Venus is Earth’s twin – it’s the closest planet to Earth, and it’s almost exactly the same size. But poor Venus flies too close to the Sun. Brighter sunlight and a runaway greenhouse effect makes Venus unbearably hot, with temperatures averaging more than 450 degrees Celsius.

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Tie your shoelaces properly Activity

by David, 18 August 2016 | 1 comments

A shoe with red and yellow laces, and a nice straight bow.

For many of us, tying shoelaces is something we learned long ago. And yet, a surprising number of people do their shoelaces incorrectly! So how can you tell, and how do you fix it? Read on to find out!

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Toilets up to standard News

by David, 11 August 2016 | 0 comments

A toilet surrounded by scientific equipment.

Not all scientists are smashing particles, discovering new chemicals or exploring exotic environments. Some scientists strive to keep things working in your home. It takes a lot of science to test everyday objects, such as toilets, to make sure they work the way they should.

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Straight line curve Activity

by David, 4 August 2016 | 0 comments

The curve is much longer than before.

A few minutes with a ruler, and you can make a smooth curve from a bunch of straight lines!

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Five reasons why insects are like Pokémon News

by David, 29 July 2016 | 0 comments

Three images - one of a caterpillar, one of a pupa and one of a butterfly.

If you’re a Pokémon fan, then you’re probably obsessed with collecting every species. But did you know that Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri got his inspiration from insects? Here are some reasons why entomology (the study of insects) is like playing Pokémon in real life.

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Trading game Game

by David, 13 July 2016 | 0 comments

Purple counters near a pencil, blue near glasses, green near a book and white near a bell.

Wanna make a fortune? Buy and sell your way to riches in this compelling trading game!

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Gravity makes the Earth age slowly News

by David, 15 June 2016 | 0 comments

The Earth, siting on a distorted grid.

It’s a science fiction horror story – a young astronaut takes a year-long mission closely orbiting a black hole. When he returns home, thousands of years have passed and everyone he has ever known has been dead for centuries. Is there a hint of truth to this terrifying tale?

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Fold an ancient Chinese dice Activity

by David, 8 June 2016 | 2 comments

The completed dice shape - with hexagon and square faces.

Thousands of years ago, ancient Chinese people played a game with strange dice – and now you can make your own!

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Hard work creates simple life News

by David, 5 June 2016 | 0 comments

a collection of small round shapes, clumped together.

It takes a lot of information to make a human. It’s kept in our cells as DNA, which contains at least 20 000 genes. Some other forms of life can get by with much less DNA and fewer genes. Now one team of scientists think they’re close to making the simplest living thing possible.

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Global distances Activity

by David, 1 June 2016 | 0 comments

Someone is holding a string on the surface of a globe of the world.

With a globe and string, you’ll discover that finding the shortest path can be difficult on a round planet!

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