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Ball paradox Activity

by David, 30 November 2015 | 0 comments

Several balls of differeng sizes in a row.

When there’s lots of balls in a line, does the order of balls affect the length of the line? Time to investigate!

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High tech tour for historic boat News

by David, 13 November 2015 | 0 comments

A sailing ship on the ocean.

The Australian National Maritime Museum is home to our very own HMB Endeavour. This recreation of Captain Cook’s ship hosts thousands of visitors every year. But there are many more people who aren’t able to pay a visit. So a team from the CSIRO stepped in to help.

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Straight line heart Activity

by David, 6 November 2015 | 0 comments

A two lobed heart shape made of straight lines.

This simple pattern reveals a heart from a circle and a lot of straight lines!

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Solar race across Australia News

by David, 30 October 2015 | 0 comments

A very streamlined car driving in the desert.

In the latest issue of Double Helix magazine, we feature solar powered cars racing from Darwin to Adelaide. They zoomed to the finish line last week. The winner is Dutch team Nuon with their car Nuna 8!

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Nine Men’s Morris Game

by David, 30 October 2015 | 0 comments

Lots of counters on the board. A piece slides from one intersection to an adjacent one.

Learn the ancient (and very fun) game of Nine Men’s Morris.

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Discovering DNA’s repair crew News

by David, 16 October 2015 | 0 comments

a DNA spiral. Tw ocoloued blobs surround it.

Hidden within our cells, DNA is the hard drive of the human body. Each copy of DNA contains instructions for all the proteins needed to make a person. But this creative compendium is always under attack. This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to three people who found out what’s repairing our genetic treasure.

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T puzzle Activity

by David, 9 October 2015 | 0 comments

Atriangle, two quadrilaterals and a pentagon.

There’s only four pieces, but this puzzle is Totally Tricky!

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Aussie volcano chain News

by David, 2 October 2015 | 0 comments

A steep, rocky mountain.

The longest chain of continental volcanoes in the world was recently discovered in Australia. It stretches from near Mackay in Queensland down to Cosgrove in Victoria.

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Fractal card Activity

by David, 30 September 2015 | 0 comments

A pop-up card with triangles made of triangles.

Written by Azmina Hossain Make a pop-up greeting card with a beautiful fractal pattern.

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Robot assassin protects the reef News

by David, 21 September 2015 | 0 comments

A coral reef. tHere is a spiky starfish with targets drawn on it.

Written by Azmina Hossain The crown-of-thorns is a venomous starfish that lives in the Great Barrier Reef. Growing up to massive lengths of 80 centimetres and having a body entirely covered in toxic spikes, the starfish is almost indestructible and is a vicious predator. They eat coral, the building blocks of the Great Barrier Reef….

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