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Special delivery! Robotic helper for baby coral News

by David, 8 November 2018 | 0 comments

Image of two small robots releasing a cloud of coral polyps over a dead area of reef.

The Great Barrier Reef has had a rough time. Rising temperatures , storms and attacks from crown of thorn starfish are among the problems damaging the reef. This year, scientists are aiming to supercharge its recovery with a new robotic helper.

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From concrete to cochlear implants – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 7 November 2018 | 0 comments

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This week’s quiz tests all kinds of knowledge from common construction materials to Australian inventions. Can you get 5/5? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Branching out – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 24 October 2018 | 0 comments

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Do you know your trees, moons and non-metals? We’ve got a bunch of tricky trivia here for you this round! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Not a Nobel – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 10 October 2018 | 0 comments

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Getting 5/5 in this quiz won’t guarantee you a Nobel, but it might give you a hint on how to get one!

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Make a watermark Activity

by David, 4 October 2018 | 0 comments

If you want to write a secret message, we’ve got a simple technique for you to try. Time to work on your watermark!

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Fact vs fiction in Ant-Man and The Wasp News

by Jasmine, 27 September 2018 | 0 comments

It’s exciting to get swept up in the fictional world of a good movie, but do you ever wonder if the story line is really possible? Sit back and pass the popcorn as we take a closer look at the science and technology behind Ant-Man and The Wasp.

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Why do forests smell so good? News

by David, 13 September 2018 | 0 comments

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There’s nothing quite like the smell of a forest. But the trees aren’t making these smells for your benefit. There’s got to be something in it for them – but what?

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Mixed bag – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 12 September 2018 | 0 comments

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There’s something for everyone in our mixed bag. Try this fun mix of questions from across the sciences.

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Taking it to the extreme – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 28 August 2018 | 6 comments

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It’s time to push the limits! Can you take it to the maximum and get a high score?

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A whole lot of holes – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 15 August 2018 | 0 comments

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Wholly for your enjoyment, we’ve included several hole-related questions in this quiz. Don’t peek at the answers, or your victory might seem …. hollow!

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