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Where did whales come from? News

by David, 25 April 2019 | 0 comments

A four legged animal with big sharp teeth is swimming after a fish.

When you think about it, whales seem a bit strange. They live in the ocean, but breathe air. That suggests that millions of years ago, their ancestors walked on land. But the change didn’t happen overnight.

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Spot the species difference

by David, 30 November 2016 | 0 comments

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, such as…

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Five reasons why insects are like Pokémon

by David, 29 July 2016 | 0 comments

If you’re a Pokémon fan, then you’re probably obsessed with collecting every species. But did you know that Pokémon creator Satoshi Tajiri got his inspiration from insects? Here are some reasons why entomology (the study of insects) is like playing Pokémon in real life. 5.       Transformation occurs in Pokémon and insects Some Pokémon and insects…

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Scientists revive Brontosaurus News

by Jasmine, 10 April 2015 | 0 comments

Written by Hugo Taylor Have you ever heard of the Brontosaurus? This giant dinosaur pops up in books, movies, television shows, in fact, almost everywhere! Even when it was thrown out by scientists, we didn’t want to let it go from our collective imagination. The good news is that this much-loved dinosaur is back. The history of the…

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India’s thirst for water News

by Sarah, 28 February 2014 | 0 comments

Dr Anu Kumar giving a child an Australian souvenir.

Written by Neha Karl 97 million people in India do not have easy access to clean and safe water – that is more than four times the population of Australia.

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Jaw-dropping evolutionary discovery News

by Sarah, 21 February 2014 | 0 comments

Computer generated image showing anatomy of Romundina fish.

Written by Neha Karl To be called faceless or lacking a backbone is a bit insulting, however, it might now be time to face up to our simple origins. Scientists have known that jawed vertebrates evolved from ‘jaw-less’ ones, but just when and how it happened has remained a mystery until recently.

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