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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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What’s cool in space? Asteroids! News

by David, 30 August 2018 | 0 comments

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Sometimes space missions can seem a bit faddish. Four spacecraft are currently orbiting Mars, and at least three missions are looking for new planets outside our solar system. But the new hotness, it seems, is asteroids.

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Taking it to the extreme – 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 – 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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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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It’s rocket science – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 4 July 2018 | 0 comments

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Get serious about science with the Double Helix quiz. We put you to the test with rocket science and radiation, as well as plants and petrology! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Mars storms a risk to rovers News

by David, 21 June 2018 | 0 comments

If you think the weather here on Earth is bad, be glad you don’t live on Mars. Storms currently cover much of the planet, with wind speeds of around 100 kilometres per hour. So spare a thought for the intrepid Mars rovers currently bearing the brunt of the storm.

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Before the Jurassic – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 20 June 2018 | 0 comments

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It’s time for another round of science trivia. This week, we’ve got ancient questions about what happened before the Jurassic, and a puzzler about what meteoroids are.

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Don’t roast marshmallows in volcanoes News

by David, 7 June 2018 | 0 comments

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It’s no secret that volcanoes are dangerous. The recent eruption of Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego has taken more than 110 lives. In Hawaii, lava has covered roads, destroyed cars and set fire to buildings. So it may come as a surprise to hear that people are wondering if they can use volcanoes to toast their…

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Butterflies and big continents – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 6 June 2018 | 0 comments

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Time to test your scientific mettle. This week we’re asking questions about everything from tiny butterfly legs to huge continents. Good luck!

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