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Royal grave – no parking News

by Pat, 8 February 2013 | 0 comments

Skeleton of King RIchard III showing his curved spine.

The graves of kings and emperors: pyramids in Egypt, terracotta armies in China and … a car park in England? A team from the University of Leicester announced they discovered the remains of King Richard III under a council car park.

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Detecting doping News

by Pat, 1 February 2013 | 0 comments

An EPO molecule.

Recent interviews with cyclist Lance Armstrong made headlines around the world. He admitted to the use of performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. Scientists have overcome many hurdles to develop the drug testing that underpins this revelation.

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Fibonacci fruit Activity

by Mike, 16 January 2013 | 2 comments

Having trouble finding a four-leafed clover? This activity explains why! If you’re getting ready for some gardening, keep this activity in the back of your mind as you marvel at Mother Nature’s mathematics.

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Termites’ golden moments News

by Pat, 4 January 2013 | 0 comments

Termite mound in the bush.

How would you find out where to strike gold? Turns out termites might have the answer.

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Backyard birding Activity

by Pat, 20 December 2012 | 0 comments

Magpie perched in a tree.

Learn to identify the birds living in your area. You’ll learn to record your sightings in a way that can even be used by scientists!

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Hot hot heat Activity

by Jasmine, 19 December 2012 | 0 comments

A cardboard box obscured by a pot plant.

Phew! The Sun can feel pretty hot, even though we’re millions of kilometres away on Earth. Find out more about how plants can keep buildings cool in this activity.

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Mopping up with food scraps News

by Pat, 14 December 2012 | 0 comments

Do you have left over fruit and vegetable scraps? One day you might be able to use them to clean up the environment!

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Frankincense gifts not so wise News

by Mike, 11 December 2012 | 0 comments

Man holding bowl of frankincense.

Written by Alice Ryder Actors in Christmas nativity plays take note – the three wise men may come up one present short for baby Jesus this year, because the world’s supply of frankincense is in danger.

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Catching the bug Activity

by Pat, 3 December 2012 | 1 comments

From beetles to millipedes, worms to spiders, there are lots of bugs that live near us. Learn more about the critters that make leaf litter their home!

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The big, blind carrot experiment Activity

by Mike, 24 November 2012 | 0 comments

Carrots in a plastic bag in the fridge.

Take part in the big, blind carrot experiment! Please post your results as comments to this post.

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