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Can bacteria survive 500 years in space? News

by David, 14 February 2019 | 1 comments

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Imagine bacteria, clinging to a rock, floating deep in space. The rock was once blasted off its planet by a cataclysmic explosion. Hundreds of years in the future, the rock encounters a new planet, bringing these lonely bacteria with it. The question is, could the bacteria survive?

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Scientists on the lookout – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 13 February 2019 | 5 comments

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Written by Elvina Lee Scientists are on the lookout for answers, from the backyard to outer space! This week’s quiz involves a range of intriguing discoveries. How many of them have you heard of? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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All things space – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 1 February 2019 | 2 comments

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Written by Elvina Lee As they say in Star Trek, “Space: the final frontier”. How well do you know this big beyond? This week’s quiz will test your familiarity with all things space. If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Elements to extinction – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 January 2019 | 0 comments

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This week’s quiz tests all kinds of knowledge from chemical elements to animal communication. Can you get all five questions correct?

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Summer assortment – quick quiz Quiz

by David, 19 December 2018 | 0 comments

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There’s something for everyone in our summer assortment quiz. Try this fun mix of questions from across the sciences! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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The toughest challenge – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 5 December 2018 | 6 comments

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This time you’re up against our hardest quiz yet! If you get even one question right, we think you have fantastic science knowledge. If you answer all five questions correctly? You’re a quiz whiz. Let us know in the comments below! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Many mosquitoes – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 22 November 2018 | 2 comments

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This quiz has two questions about tiny bloodsuckers that are bound to make your skin itch! But don’t stop there. Can you get all five questions right? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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From concrete to cochlear implants – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 7 November 2018 | 0 comments

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This week’s quiz tests all kinds of knowledge from common construction materials to Australian inventions. Can you get 5/5? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Earth’s heart is like solid gold News

by David, 25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Image of half a sphere with three central glowing layers. The inner core being the brightest.

You might not think about it much, but there’s an amazing planet under your feet. Dig down about 50 kilometres and the rocky crust begins to give way to the hot, soft mantle. Deeper down, the rocks get hotter and runnier, reaching temperatures of thousands of degrees. At the very centre, there’s a solid core…

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Branching out – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 24 October 2018 | 0 comments

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Do you know your trees, moons and non-metals? We’ve got a bunch of tricky trivia here for you this round! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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