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A whole lot of holes – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 15 August 2018 | 0 comments

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Wholly for your enjoyment, we’ve included several hole-related questions in this quiz. Don’t peek at the answers, or your victory might seem …. hollow!

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Finding the coldest place on Earth News

by David, 5 July 2018 | 0 comments

Image of buildings in a flat icy landscape.

It’s the middle of winter in our part of the world. And if you live in southern parts of Australia, you might think it’s a bit chilly. But there are places on Earth that are much colder. New research has found places in Antarctica colder than we have ever measured before!

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Atom pieces and dendrochronologists – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 28 February 2018 | 4 comments

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From big cats to tiny sub-atomic particles, this quiz will test your scientific know-how!

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Penguin rovers in disguise News

by Jasmine, 21 November 2014 | 1 comments

Emperor penguin adults and chick with rover.

Written by Julia Cleghorn Researchers have found a better way to study penguin behaviour – send in a remote-controlled rover! Compared with researchers collecting data themselves, rovers were found to be less disruptive to the colony, less stressful for the penguins, and sometimes a whole lot cuter to watch!

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Bacteria under Antarctic ice News

by Andrew Wright, 19 September 2014 | 0 comments

Penguin on ice

Written by Caitlin DevorThere’s life under ice. Scientists found an entire community of bacteria living 800 metres under the surface of glaciers in Antarctica. These bacteria rely on each other to survive in the dark, isolated, subzero lake.

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Penguins suit up News

by Sarah, 7 February 2014 | 0 comments

Adelie penguins in the Antarctic.

Written by Neha Karl Life has never been easy for penguins, and changing weather patterns are creating more challenges for some colonies. The coast of Argentina is home to the world’s largest breeding colony of Magellanic penguins.

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Centenary of Australian Antarctic Expeditions News

by Pat, 3 February 2012 | 0 comments

Iceberg floating in the sea.

Sunday 8 January 2012 marked the 100th Anniversary of Douglas Mawson’s expedition arriving in Antarctica. This was the first of many research expeditions Australia would undertake to the frozen continent.

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