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Keeping it clean – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 12 January 2022 | 2 comments

It’s time for a clean start to the new year! Can you keep your score sheet clean and get 5/5?

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Decoding tree rings Poem

by Jasmine, 15 December 2021 | 0 comments

Diagram showing cross section of tree including first year growth, rainy season, dry season, scar from forest fire; spring/early summer growth, late summer/fall growth

By Celia Berrell Cutting through tree trunks from bark to bark, we’ll see lots of circles in light wood and dark.

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This robot perches like a bird News

by David, 8 December 2021 | 0 comments

Photo of a drone in a tree, holding onto a branch with claws.

Have you ever watched a bird landing in a tree? Somehow, they manage to stop flying, grab on to a branch and balance all at once. Now, thanks to a team of researchers from Stanford University in the United States, there’s a robot that can do the same!

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Breaking it down – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 3 December 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is all about breaking things apart. From division to composting, see if you can rip and tear your way through this quiz!

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Is your cat secretly tracking you? News

by David, 19 November 2021 | 0 comments

Photo of a cat crouching on the ground.

Cats are quiet and sneaky. When they’re out of sight, it’s almost impossible to keep tabs on them. But what about the other way around – does your cat know where you are, even when you’re out of sight?

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Leaves – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 3 November 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz has a leafy theme. Can you get the high score, or will it leave you heartbroken?

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Fibre fun! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 27 October 2021 | 0 comments

This quiz is all about fibres. From fabric to food, there’s plenty of fibre to chew over!

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Scuba-diving lizards News

by David, 21 October 2021 | 0 comments

Lizard underwater with a bubble on its head

By Cordelia Jerjen Aquatic bugs use bubbles to breathe underwater. But this natural mechanism for underwater breathing has never been thought possible in vertebrates (animals with a backbone). In a first-of-its kind discovery, scientists have found that anoles – a type of semi-aquatic lizard – share this trick.

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A talking duck?! News

by David, 15 September 2021 | 4 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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