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Spiders use stretchy silk to lift large loads News

by David, 12 February 2021 | 0 comments

A redback spider with a small lizard trapped in its web

Imagine you’re a tangle-web spider, and you’ve just snared a nice big critter for dinner. Sounds great, huh? Except there’s a problem. Dinner is 50 times heavier than you, and it’s trying to escape. What’s a spider to do?

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A bone to pick – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 10 February 2021 | 2 comments

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Don’t let this quiz get under your skin! We’re investigating skeletons, but don’t get spooked. Get those bones moving and see if you can get full marks.

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The mysterious shapes of marsupial brains News

by David, 4 February 2021 | 0 comments

Two images, one of a Koala, the other a possum.

There are round-faced koalas and pointy-nosed bandicoots, sugar gliders with giant eyes and Tassie devils with powerful jaws. Marsupials have such wonderful and varied faces! But have you ever wondered how their brains look?

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Marbled nails! Activity

by David, 27 January 2021 | 0 comments

a thumb with a coluorful parttern painted on its nail

Have fun and give yourself marbled nails while learning more about chemistry.

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Adding on dice brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 21 January 2021 | 0 comments

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Difficulty: Fun How well do you know your dice? A standard dice is a cube with six sides. Each side is numbered with a different number from 1–6. Most six-sided dice also have a special trick in the way they are numbered. If you add the number on the top and the number on the…

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South of Bass Strait – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 14 January 2021 | 0 comments

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Today’s quiz focuses on Australia’s southernmost state, Tasmania. Do you know enough about the Apple Isle to ace this quiz?

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Twitter tunes for squirrels Poem

by David, 6 January 2021 | 0 comments

By Celia Berrell A sunny day, a balmy breeze with birdsong wafting from the trees. We know if birds should see a threat their songs will change. Alarms are sent. The creatures ‘round upon the ground respond to those alarming sounds. They know those birds have better views, so listen for those tweeting clues. Anxious…

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2021 Megaquiz! Quiz

by David, 1 January 2021 | 3 comments

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Here’s our megaquiz for the year! Below are 10 questions picked from every quiz we wrote in 2020. If you want more questions, just hit refresh and we’ll grab you another 10. Good luck!

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Can you spot the asteroid? News

by David, 23 December 2020 | 0 comments

By Jacinta Bowler The Hubble Space Telescope has been floating above us for 30 years and has made more than a million observations, so it makes sense that an asteroid occasionally gets in the way of a good photo.

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Hands-on science for the holiday season Activity

by David, 18 December 2020 | 0 comments

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It’s the silly season! Looking for a way to celebrate with science? Try this collection of hands-on activities.

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