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National Insect Collection virtual tour News

by David, 1 April 2021 | 1 comments

a screenshot of a youtube video: Australian National Insect Collection National Research Collections Australia with a picture of a Bristle fly Rutilia sp.

Australia has some of the coolest, cutest and strangest animals in the world. It’s not all kangaroos, crocodiles and cassowaries, though – our insects are amazing too!

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Easter activities Activity

by David, 25 March 2021 | 0 comments

Hand holding a transparent egg shape orb.

Are you looking for some fun activities to fill your Easter break? Check out these seasonal suggestions!

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Roving around – a quick quiz Activity

by David, 24 March 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

It’s not just robots that rove – this quiz celebrates roving in all its forms! Can you manage to find all the right answers?

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Colour changing lemon tea Activity

by David, 4 March 2021 | 1 comments

Two cups of tea - one is much lighter than the other

There’s something soothing about a cup of lemon tea. But there’s some fun chemistry happening in that cup too!

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A TV for Nemo News

by David, 25 February 2021 | 0 comments

Clownfish looking at a purple dotted screen.

If you showed a movie to Nemo the clownfish, he wouldn’t be very impressed. The problem is, clownfish see colours differently to us humans. But worry not! Scientists from the University of Queensland have a TV for clownfish eyes.

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Antarctica! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 February 2021 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

This quiz is all about the seventh continent, a land of ice, penguins and very cold scientists. Can you find the answers to get full marks?

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Mushroom starburst Activity

by David, 18 February 2021 | 0 comments

Image of mushroom gills.

Mushrooms are strange looking things that grow out of the ground, but what do they actually do? Uncover their secrets, and find the beautiful starburst they have hiding inside them!

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Spiders use stretchy silk to lift large loads News

by David, 12 February 2021 | 0 comments

A redback spider with a small lizard trapped in its web

Imagine you’re a tangle-web spider, and you’ve just snared a nice big critter for dinner. Sounds great, huh? Except there’s a problem. Dinner is 50 times heavier than you, and it’s trying to escape. What’s a spider to do?

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A bone to pick – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 10 February 2021 | 2 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

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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