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Keeping it clean – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 12 January 2022 | 0 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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By the numbers: Moons News

by David, 22 December 2021 | 0 comments

Saturn and its moons

83 The number of confirmed moons of Saturn   7 The number of vehicles with wheels that have driven on the Moon   38 The number of millimetres further away the Moon gets, every year   12 The number of people who have flown to the Moon, but never walked on it   1410 Distance…

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Meet Dr Keith Bannister: astronomer and engineer News

by David, 11 November 2021 | 0 comments

Photo of Keith Bannister sitting in front of a computer screen.

By Rachel Rayner Dr Keith Bannister knew from an early age he wanted to do something technical with his life. The bedroom floor of his childhood home was usually littered with wires, screws, nuts and bolts.

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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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Studying warming soils with volcanoes! News

by David, 8 October 2021 | 0 comments

Cliff edge with fog rising from lower down.

It’s no secret that the world is warming. Scientists are studying how climate change affects all kinds of things, from icecaps to oceans, and single species to entire ecosystems. And there’s a lot to consider. When was the last time you thought about soil?

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Uncommon units – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 6 October 2021 | 0 comments

Scientists measure all kinds of things, from plants to planets. And sometimes, they invent strange scales to measure things against – as you’ll discover in this quiz!

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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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Monster mash – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 25 August 2021 | 0 comments

Find out how imaginary monsters have influenced science in this quiz. You’ll need a brave heart and a sharp mind to get full marks!

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Under the surface of Mars News

by David, 29 July 2021 | 0 comments

Cross section illustration through a sphere.

If you dug a hole straight down, what would you find? Earth isn’t just solid rock all the way through. There’s a thin rocky crust floating on the slowly flowing mantle, a liquid outer core and solid metal inner core. It turns out that Mars has a similar internal structure to Earth.

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Out of orbit – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 28 July 2021 | 0 comments

Blast into orbit with this well-rounded quiz. Will you crash back to Earth, or reach the stars?

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