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It’s rocket science – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 4 July 2018 | 0 comments

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Get serious about science with the Double Helix quiz. We put you to the test with rocket science and radiation, as well as plants and petrology! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Butterflies and big continents – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 6 June 2018 | 3 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Time to test your scientific mettle. This week we’re asking questions about everything from tiny butterfly legs to huge continents. Good luck!

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These tool-building cockatoos have something to crow about News

by David, 12 December 2017 | 0 comments

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Written by Mike McRae Around 15 years ago, a New Caledonian crow named Betty amazed scientists with her talent for tool-building. That was nothing – wait until your meet these clever cockatoos.

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New dinosaur! But how did it get here? News

by David, 12 December 2016 | 0 comments

Wwo large sauropod dinosaurs on the shore of a lake.

Scientists have discovered a new Australian dinosaur, and it’s a big one! Several giant bones, some over one metre long, were uncovered near the town of Winton in central Queensland. But what’s got scientists all worked up isn’t what it looks like: it’s where it came from.

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Spot the species difference News

by David, 30 November 2016 | 0 comments

Two adult giraffes and a younger one.

Spare a thought for taxonomists. Their job is to separate life into groups, from the great kingdoms of plants to animals, all the way down to individual species. Sometimes they have an easy job. For example, brown bears are easy to distinguish from polar bears. Other times, the differences are harder to find

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Global distances Activity

by David, 1 June 2016 | 0 comments

Someone is holding a string on the surface of a globe of the world.

With a globe and string, you’ll discover that finding the shortest path can be difficult on a round planet!

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Dogs don’t like hugs News

by David, 20 May 2016 | 0 comments

A lady hugging a dog.

Australians love dogs. About 40 per cent of Australian households have a dog. And if you love your dog, you should give it a hug, right? Probably not, new research shows.

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Robot assassin protects the reef News

by David, 21 September 2015 | 0 comments

A coral reef. tHere is a spiky starfish with targets drawn on it.

Written by Azmina Hossain The crown-of-thorns is a venomous starfish that lives in the Great Barrier Reef. Growing up to massive lengths of 80 centimetres and having a body entirely covered in toxic spikes, the starfish is almost indestructible and is a vicious predator. They eat coral, the building blocks of the Great Barrier Reef….

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Stick insect comeback News

by David, 4 September 2015 | 1 comments

A large insect on a person's hand

For millions of years, stick insects roamed the beautiful Lord Howe Island. Then one fateful day in 1918, a ship ran aground and fleeing rats decided to make the island home – and stick insects their dinner. Within a few years, people believed the insects were extinct.

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Whale poetry Poem

by Andrew Wright, 30 April 2015 | 1 comments

Congratulations to all of the winners of our whale poetry competition. The following ten people have won tickets for two to the Humpback Whale 3D film at IMAX Darling Harbour.

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