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A bone to pick – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 10 February 2021 | 2 comments

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Don’t let this quiz get under your skin! We’re investigating skeletons, but don’t get spooked. Get those bones moving and see if you can get full marks.

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The mysterious shapes of marsupial brains News

by David, 4 February 2021 | 0 comments

Two images, one of a Koala, the other a possum.

There are round-faced koalas and pointy-nosed bandicoots, sugar gliders with giant eyes and Tassie devils with powerful jaws. Marsupials have such wonderful and varied faces! But have you ever wondered how their brains look?

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Twitter tunes for squirrels Poem

by David, 6 January 2021 | 0 comments

By Celia Berrell A sunny day, a balmy breeze with birdsong wafting from the trees. We know if birds should see a threat their songs will change. Alarms are sent. The creatures ‘round upon the ground respond to those alarming sounds. They know those birds have better views, so listen for those tweeting clues. Anxious…

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Birds use herbs to beat bugs News

by David, 10 December 2020 | 0 comments

Image of a small brown and tawny coloured bird perched on a twig of a blossom tree.

Does your family use chemicals – like bug spray – to keep insects and other creepy crawlies out of your house? An international team of scientists just found that some sparrows do too!

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Fake snot Activity

by David, 9 December 2020 | 0 comments

Spoon dripping jelly like green liquid into a bowl.

Here’s some gross science for you to get hands-on with! This gloopy recipe produces some amazing fake snot.

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The birds – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 3 December 2020 | 2 comments

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This quiz is devoted to our flying (and sometimes flightless) feathered friends. Can you bring home a victory to feather your nest?

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Can’t find your apple? Your brain’s to blame News

by David, 29 October 2020 | 2 comments

Image of a chi looking at food on a bench.

By Krishitha Gopalakrishnan Have you noticed how you always seem to remember where you hid that chocolate bar but that apple you thought you’d packed for school suddenly seems to have disappeared? Don’t worry, it’s in our genes! It turns out that humans are better at recalling where junk food is.

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My kind of question – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 September 2020 | 2 comments

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Although this theme is a bit funny, the questions are no joke. Can you get serious and ace this quiz?

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Turtle nail clippings: discoveries from Ningaloo Reef News

by Jasmine, 21 August 2020 | 0 comments

Photo of a turtle with an aerial on it's back, swimming in blue water.

By Natalie Kikken Did you know that nails grow on a turtle’s flippers? At Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, turtle nail clippings are providing new and exciting insights. CSIRO scientists can work out what turtles eat by analysing the chemicals in these nail samples.

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How do you diagnose a dinosaur? News

by David, 14 August 2020 | 0 comments

Illustration of dinosaur Centrosaurus

Paleontologists learn a lot from looking at bones. Assembling a skeleton can show how a creature moved, where they lived, and even how fast they were.

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