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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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How do you bend a diamond? News

by David, 13 February 2020 | 0 comments

Diamond held by pliers.

Diamonds are amazing crystals. A repeating pattern of pure carbon atoms, they’re famous for being the hardest substance in the world. Yet, an Australian team of scientists have just managed to bend diamonds. So how did they do it?

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