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From dragonflies to The Dish – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 25 April 2018 | 1 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

Think you’re scientifically savvy? Give this week’s quick quiz a try! Test yourself on tectonics and trilobites, work out how many legs a dragonfly has to stand on, and reveal what’s detected by The Dish.

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Rocks and genes tell the same story News

by David, 19 September 2017 | 0 comments

A map of a world where all the land is connected into one blob.

The rocks beneath your feet tell an amazing story. Back when dinosaurs roamed the land, all the continents of Earth were joined together in a supercontinent we call Pangaea. But it wasn’t to last. About 180 million years ago, Pangaea started to split apart – first into two, and then into smaller and smaller pieces.

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Aussie volcano chain News

by David, 2 October 2015 | 0 comments

A steep, rocky mountain.

The longest chain of continental volcanoes in the world was recently discovered in Australia. It stretches from near Mackay in Queensland down to Cosgrove in Victoria.

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