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Robots explore underwater volcano News

by David, 20 March 2015 | 0 comments

A piece of pumice covered in spnges and molluscs.

Written by Beth Askham When mysterious lumps of pumice stone washed up on beaches in Tasmania, Australia, Rebecca Carey knew that they must be coming from an underwater volcano. Rebecca is a Tasmanian volcanologist (someone who studies volcanos), and she had been tracking the travelling pumice for more than a year.

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Catch the correlation Activity

by David, 10 March 2015 | 0 comments

Two graphs on top of each other. One goes up-down-up, the other down-up-down.

Can you spot the links between the graphs, and catch the correlations?

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Caesar cipher Activity

by David, 3 March 2015 | 0 comments

Two circles with letters on them, held together with a split pin.

Learn the Caesar cipher, one of the oldest codes ever devised!

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The Year of Light News

by David, 2 March 2015 | 0 comments

Scientist operating green lasers

2015 is the The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. To celebrate, we’re sharing some light-based articles and activities:

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Supermarket sweep Activity

by David, 24 February 2015 | 0 comments

A price tag saying $1.99.

Bored at the supermarket? This game will have your brain churning!

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Touchscreen texture News

by David, 13 February 2015 | 0 comments

Written by Beth Askham Imagine if your touchscreen had texture. Pages, pictures and games would all come to life under your fingertips. Researchers are finding out ways that we can trick out brains into thinking a flat touch screen is a world of texture.

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A game of Sprouts Game

by David, 10 February 2015 | 1 comments

a large network of dots and lines.

Sprout some cute little plant networks in this mathematical drawing game.

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Shhh, you’re hurting my head News

by David, 6 February 2015 | 2 comments

A whale surfacing to breathe.

Written by Beth Askham Researchers have found that whales hear low frequency sounds by amplifying them in their skull bones. Ocean sounds made by humans may be messing with their heads.

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Southern Cross clock Activity

by David, 27 January 2015 | 0 comments

A drawing of a driveway and the Southern Cross.

As the Southern Cross moves across the night sky, learn how to use it as a clock. Safety: This activity asks you to head outdoors at night. Ask an adult for permission, and make sure they know where you are. Check the weather forecast and dress for the conditions.

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The sweet sound of pain relief News

by David, 23 January 2015 | 0 comments

A violin near some sheet music.

Written by Julia Cleghorn Turns out we can thank Rihanna and Taylor Swift for more than just catchy songs. Recent research has revealed that for kids, pain from surgery can be reduced by simply listening to their favourite music!

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