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Diamonds are forever quiz Quiz

by David, 19 May 2022 | 0 comments

These clear, shiny gemstones are very valuable and oh-so-special. Can you sparkle like a diamond and get full marks on our quiz?

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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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Summer assortment – quick quiz Quiz

by David, 19 December 2018 | 0 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

There’s something for everyone in our summer assortment quiz. Try this fun mix of questions from across the sciences! If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Origin of diamonds News

by Pat, 22 March 2013 | 0 comments

A rock containing a diamond.

Diamonds hold a special place in our imagination: they’re valuable, extremely hard, and sometimes just really pretty. Chemically speaking, diamonds are simple – they’re carbon. Carbon is an important element. All living things are made of compounds that contain carbon. One property of carbon is its ability to form allotropes. Allotropes contain the same element,…

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