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Fungi chit-chat News

by David, 28 April 2022 | 0 comments

A lumpy yellow fungus with many wires poking into it.

When people talk about fungi, what do you imagine? Mushrooms and toadstools are instantly recognisable parts, but there are many types of fungi that grow in different ways.

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Half-brown banana Activity

by David, 27 April 2022 | 1 comments

a banana that is brown at one end

Unripe bananas are green, ripe ones are yellow and overripe bananas are brown. But can you make a banana that’s half brown and half yellow?

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Mum’s the word – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona, 27 April 2022 | 0 comments

This quiz is all about mums. See if you can get 5/5 in this mother of all quizzes!

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Convert this – a quick quiz Quiz

by Fiona, 20 April 2022 | 0 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is a quantifying quiz for you to gauge! Answer these questions to see if you measure up.

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Circular fibres student pitchathon News

by Fiona, 6 April 2022 | 0 comments

Circular fibres pitchathon

There’s a lot of waste in how we make, use and dispose of clothes. CSIRO is looking for ideas to make fibre and materials more sustainable, and build a recycling, environmentally friendly, circular fibre industry.

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How boa constrictors breathe to kill News

by David, 31 March 2022 | 3 comments

A snake winding around a stick.

Instead of biting with poison, boa constrictors wrap themselves around their prey and squeeze them to death. But if a boa constrictor’s squeeze can kill, how does the snake survive the pressure without suffocating themselves?

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Orange peel flamethrower Activity

by David, 30 March 2022 | 0 comments

Squeezing orange peel over a lit candle

Oranges are delicious and packed with vitamin C. Their peel is also packed with a flashy, flammable chemical secret!

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All things orange – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 23 March 2022 | 0 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham This quiz is full of juicy facts! Can you keep your score sheet clean and get 5/5?

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Time to shape up – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 16 March 2022 | 1 comments

By Fiona Midson and Beth Askham Here is ‘acute’ quiz for you to size up! Answer these questions to see if you are in shape.

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What’s making swirls on Mars? News

by Fiona, 3 March 2022 | 0 comments

Wispy purple marks on white pitted surface

By Jacinta Bowler This image of the Argyre Planitia on Mars really is out of this world! Taken back in February 2021 by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, it shows Mars’ chaotic terrain of mounds, ripples and huge blue ‘dust devil’ tracks.

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