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Snapping a black hole News

by David, 16 April 2019 | 0 comments

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Scientists have just announced that they have the first photo of a black hole! But what does that actually mean? Read on to find out.

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Unsuccessful Moon lander still a winner News

by David, 15 April 2019 | 0 comments

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On Friday, a tiny spacecraft attempted to land on the Moon. It’s wasn’t from NASA or Roscosmos, or even China’s CNSA. The Beresheet Moon lander came from a small, not-for-profit company called SpaceIL, based in the tiny Middle Eastern country of Israel.

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Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 10 April 2019 | 0 comments

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There’s a lot to celebrate in Australian science. See how much you know with this set of antipodean questions.

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No can opener? No problem! Activity

by David, 4 April 2019 | 0 comments

Taking the lid off a can of baked beans.

When opening a tin can, chances are you’ll turn to a can opener or use a ring pull. But these are not the only ways to crack open a tin. In this activity, try using sandpaper to remove the top of a can!

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Blue eyed cows brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 3 April 2019 | 1 comments

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Imagine a place called Occhiblu station, where they’re trying to breed cows with blue eyes. They have 100 cows on the station, and some of them have one blue eye. Of the rest of the cows, half have two blue eyes. Recently, one of the farmhands noticed that blue eyes are sensitive to light, so…

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Winning the Abel with bubbles News

by David, 28 March 2019 | 0 comments

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One of the biggest prizes in mathematics has just been announced! Karen Uhlenbeck has won the Abel Prize, and will receive her award from the King of Norway in May. She has answered questions in many areas of mathematics. Plus, one of her most famous results explores questions that have no answer.

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Close enough – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 27 March 2019 | 0 comments

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How close is close enough? Try this batch of questions and see how close you can get to full marks!

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Floating images Activity

by David, 21 March 2019 | 0 comments

Drawing of a green and red butterfly in the bottom of a bowl with a small amount of blue water.

Have you ever wanted to bring your pictures to life? Here’s one neat trick to make a drawing float away, literally!

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Checking the clock brainteaser Brainteaser

by David, 20 March 2019 | 6 comments

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Terry is inspecting a huge clock. It’s 2:12 and they just finished examining the big hand. They need to check the little hand next, but they want it pointing in exactly the same direction that the big hand is pointing now. How long will they need to wait until the little hand is pointing that…

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Keep your green thumbs to yourself! News

by David, 14 March 2019 | 2 comments

Seedling growing from the soil with gardeners hands cupping around plant.

Written by Mike McRae Your pets might like a good scratch, but new research suggests your beloved pot plants might not be so fond of having their fronds fondled.

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