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Feathery Fascination! News

by David, 7 December 2022 | 0 comments

Photo of an eagle on the ground reaching out with its leg to a feathery boa.

Camera, feather boa—action! It’s showtime in the forests of Tasmania. Scientists from the University of Tasmania are looking into the impact of feral cats, and they’ve found one method that attracts all kinds of critters.

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The sea lion dye-do! News

by David, 16 November 2022 | 0 comments

Researchers in WA have started a new project tracking sea lions. These sea lions are getting a make-over with human hair dye! But first, a bit about these stylish lions of the sea.

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8 billion people on planet Earth News

by David, 10 November 2022 | 0 comments

Map of Australia, Africa and Asia covered in people representing the population in those areas.

Sometime around now, the 8 billionth living person will be born. It might already have happened – the United Nations estimates it will happen on 15 November. Other experts think it might happen later. We’ll never know for sure when or where the 8 billionth person was born, but one thing is certain, Earth’s population…

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Microscope: Ghostly afterimages News

by Fiona, 26 October 2022 | 0 comments

Line drawing of a bird next to the same bird coloured red.

When we look at a very bright object and then look away from it, why do we still see the object’s outline?

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Predicting the next supercontinent News

by David, 12 October 2022 | 0 comments

Map showing placement of Amasia

Have you heard of continental drift? The ground under your very feet is moving! Here in Australia, we’re moving about 7 centimetres north every year. In a few million years, we could run into Southeast Asia. But what about the far future, 300 million years away?

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What caused this circle in the desert? News

by David, 29 September 2022 | 2 comments

Orange yellow and green image with an orange dot within a ring in the centre.

In between Adelaide and Perth lies the Nullarbor, a vast, dry plain. It’s famously flat; the railway line goes dead straight for almost 500 kilometres before it needs to turn. But hidden in the saltbush, scientists saw a strangely circular hill. So where did this circle come from?

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Let’s hear it for the girls! News

by Jasmine, 28 September 2022 | 0 comments

Two girls looking at a model DNA double helix

We’re looking forward to next year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. So, we want to hear from Double Helix readers who are girls.

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Picture This News

by Fiona, 1 September 2022 | 0 comments

Person in labcoat, mask and gloves looking at a screen and pressed plant specimens

Open the large sliding cabinets to shelves, stacks and pigeonholes. In front of you is a plant collection with nearly a million different specimens. But what’s with the conveyor belt?

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The sounds of sizzle! News

by David, 17 August 2022 | 2 comments

A prawn held in chopsticks, sizzling in a pan.

Physics can be mouth-watering. Think of the sizzle as chips deep-fry. Turns out there are 3 kinds of sizzle sounds! Can you read this without getting hungry?

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How changing dog food changes dog poo News

by David, 4 August 2022 | 0 comments

Cute Silkie Terrier dog next to a bowl of dog food.

If you get bored eating the same thing over and over, spare a thought for dogs. Many pet dogs eat the same thing every day, week after week. And a change in food can be abrupt – empty the old bag of dog food, and start with something brand new. But how long does it take a dog to adjust to a new diet?

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