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Not a Nobel – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 10 October 2018 | 0 comments

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Getting 5/5 in this quiz won’t guarantee you a Nobel, but it might give you a hint on how to get one!

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Make a watermark Activity

by David, 4 October 2018 | 0 comments

If you want to write a secret message, we’ve got a simple technique for you to try. Time to work on your watermark!

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Fact vs fiction in Ant-Man and The Wasp News

by Jasmine, 27 September 2018 | 0 comments

It’s exciting to get swept up in the fictional world of a good movie, but do you ever wonder if the story line is really possible? Sit back and pass the popcorn as we take a closer look at the science and technology behind Ant-Man and The Wasp.

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Why do forests smell so good? News

by David, 13 September 2018 | 0 comments

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There’s nothing quite like the smell of a forest. But the trees aren’t making these smells for your benefit. There’s got to be something in it for them – but what?

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Mixed bag – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 12 September 2018 | 0 comments

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There’s something for everyone in our mixed bag. Try this fun mix of questions from across the sciences.

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Taking it to the extreme – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 28 August 2018 | 6 comments

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It’s time to push the limits! Can you take it to the maximum and get a high score?

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A whole lot of holes – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 15 August 2018 | 0 comments

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Wholly for your enjoyment, we’ve included several hole-related questions in this quiz. Don’t peek at the answers, or your victory might seem …. hollow!

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How did the glider cross the road? News

by David, 2 August 2018 | 0 comments

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Roads are dangerous places for our wildlife. So for many years, we’ve been helping animals out by adding ways to cross safely. There are tunnels and underpasses for wombats and other ground animals. For tree climbers, there are ropeways, strung high above the traffic. But how do gliders cross the road?

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Why is CSIRO releasing mosquitoes? News

by David, 19 July 2018 | 4 comments

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There are plenty of reasons to hate mosquitoes. They are annoying, hard to catch, and their bites can itch for days. But they’re not just irritating – in many places they spread diseases such as malaria, Zika and dengue.

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Have a heart (or several?) – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 18 July 2018 | 0 comments

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We’re counting on you this Double Helix quiz, or perhaps you’re the one counting! Can you calculate what’s needed to get 100% this week? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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