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Draw an infographic Activity

by David, 7 May 2013 | 0 comments

Numbers are very important, but they can be boring and hard to read. A better way might be to draw an infographic!

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Migration mysteries News

by Pat, 3 May 2013 | 0 comments

Black-winged stilt wading in water.

When the weather gets colder, do you sometimes wish you could pack up and head somewhere warmer? Many species of animals do this – it’s called migration.

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Printing tissues News

by Pat, 26 April 2013 | 0 comments

Last year Science by Email reported how 3D printers could print out chemicals. Now scientists from Oxford University are using 3D printing to create materials that mimic biological tissues.

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Anzac science Activity

by David, 25 April 2013 | 1 comments

Anzac Day is the time to stick a sprig of rosemary in your hat, watch the dawn service and bake a batch of Anzac biscuits. While I was baking these biscuits, I noticed some strange things going on.

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Anamorphic art Activity

by David, 23 April 2013 | 0 comments

Check out this trick! By colouring in boxes, you can make a strange blobby picture that transforms when reflected in a curvy mirror!

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Too many positrons News

by Pat, 19 April 2013 | 0 comments

Image of a supernova remnant taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

You might not feel it, but it’s always raining – not raindrops, but cosmic rays. These high-energy particles from outer space could contain clues to some of the mysteries of the Universe.

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Back from the dead

by Pat, 12 April 2013 | 0 comments

Thylacine in a zoo.

What do the thylacine, woolly mammoth and gastric-brooding frog all have in common? For one, they’re all extinct – however, there are some scientists who think that the extinction of these animals (and others) might not have to be permanent.

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Chicken jigsaw Activity

by Mike, 10 April 2013 | 0 comments

Illustration of the location of bones on a chicken.

Going by their work, paleontologists would need to be pretty good at putting together jigsaw puzzles. Paleontologists have the task of identifying bones based on their shape, then estimating where they belong in the body. Often they only have a couple of bones or teeth to use to identify the fossilised animal.

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Changing seasons News

by Pat, 5 April 2013 | 0 comments

Autumn leaves.

Wherever you are in the world, you may have noticed a change in the weather. Over the course of a year, there are periodic changes in things like temperature, rainfall and the amount of daylight. These changes allow us to divide the year into seasons.

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Egg geodes Activity

by Jasmine, 26 March 2013 | 4 comments

Crystals forming inside egg shells.

Written by Deb Hodgkin Looking for a fun and colourful science activity to do? Try making these egg geodes!

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