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A talking duck?! News

by David, 15 September 2021 | 2 comments

Photo of a black duck on a pond.

Have you ever heard a parrot talking like a person? Or maybe you’ve seen a lyrebird in the forest, impersonating everything it hears. Now there’s another talking bird you can add to the list. If you check the bottom of this article, you can hear a talking duck!

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Feral fun – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 8 September 2021 | 0 comments

These questions have gone feral, from introduced animals to rogue planets. Can you tame the beast and beat this quiz?

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Monster mash – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 25 August 2021 | 0 comments

Find out how imaginary monsters have influenced science in this quiz. You’ll need a brave heart and a sharp mind to get full marks!

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15 ways to have fun with food Activity

by David, 19 August 2021 | 0 comments

Small plate of coconut covered marshmallows

There’s a tonne of science in food. Here are 15 of our favourite food-related science activities to tickle your brain and tantalise your tastebuds!

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Bamboo-inspired batteries News

by David, 12 August 2021 | 0 comments

Gloved hand holding a thin sheet with tweezers over a bowl of liquid.

There’s an awful lot going on inside a battery, and it relies on chemicals moving around and reacting. Now, Queensland scientists have created a new way to help these moving chemicals get where they need to go. And it’s based on a fast-growing plant – bamboo!

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Out of orbit – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 28 July 2021 | 0 comments

Blast into orbit with this well-rounded quiz. Will you crash back to Earth, or reach the stars?

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Growing big – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 21 July 2021 | 2 comments

This quiz is all about growth! Can you grow your knowledge and get the high score?

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Finding bugs in dino doo-doo News

by David, 15 July 2021 | 0 comments

Illustration of a close up dinosaur face.

You might have seen pictures of insects trapped in amber. Millions of years ago, that amber was sticky, goopy, tree resin. But resin isn’t the only sticky stuff that can preserve ancient insects. Scientists have found insects preserved in a coprolite – fossilised poo!

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Fluffy! – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 30 June 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is about things that are puffy, scruffy, and fluffy. Will you fluff the answers, or get a perfect score?

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Totally metal – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 17 June 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Rock on! This quiz is all about metal. From octopus blood to bass guitars, you’ll need to be a metal master to get 5/5.

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