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Making marshmallows Activity

by David, 14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Small plate of coconut covered marshmallows

Learn some fluffy and delicious chemistry by following this marshmallow recipe.

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Modern recipes for ancient grains News

by David, 23 February 2018 | 0 comments

Image of a bowl of muffins and some bags labeled Teff

You’ve heard of rice and wheat. You may have heard of maize and quinoa. But have you heard of teff? This ancient grain has been feeding the people of Ethiopia for thousands of years. And thanks to the work of CSIRO, it might soon be feeding you too!

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These tool-building cockatoos have something to crow about News

by David, 12 December 2017 | 0 comments

a cockatoo

Around 15 years ago, a New Caledonian crow named Betty amazed scientists with her talent for tool-building. That was nothing – wait until your meet these clever cockatoos.

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What’s wrong with our tomatoes? News

by David, 7 February 2017 | 0 comments

They’re bright red, a bit crunchy, and they don’t really taste like much. The standard tomatoes you can buy in a supermarket are a bit boring to eat. But if you’ve ever grown tomatoes yourself, you’ll know how sweet and full of flavour they can be. So what’s happened to the humble tomato? It’s not…

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New theory for eco-friendly kangaroo farts

by Jasmine, 22 February 2016 | 0 comments

By Julia Cleghorn Cow farts and burps are a big, smelly problem. They contain a lot of methane – a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Kangaroos, on the other hand, produce a lot less methane when they toot. Some researchers have suggested that kangaroos have a unique microbiome – a mix of bacteria…

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Jar of jellybeans Activity

by David, 24 March 2015 | 0 comments

a jar of jellybeans on a set of scales.

It’s a tempting treat and a mathematical conundrum. We’ll show you how to run a jellybean guessing competition, and give you some hints on how to win!

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Food for thought News

by Sarah, 14 March 2014 | 0 comments

Lamb kibbeh with yoghurt, salad, tabbouleh, and lebanese bread.

Written by Neha Karl The human body is like a machine. If it is fuelled with nourishing food, it will run smoothly. Eating wholesome foods provides your body with nutrients.

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Lolly-toothpick platonic solids Activity

by David, 25 February 2014 | 1 comments

an icosahedron.

There are five regular solids – we call these the Platonic solids. The faces of a platonic solid are all the same, regular shape, and the same number of faces meet at each vertex (corner). In this activity you can make all five of them!

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A mathematical bagel Activity

by David, 5 November 2013 | 0 comments

A bagel cut with a spiral-like cut.

Impress your friends by turning your bagel into a delicious, one-sided, strip of bread: a kind of Möbius strip! That means there’s more space for delicious spreads.

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Boil an egg Activity

by David, 22 October 2013 | 0 comments

A soft-boiled egg.

Improve your cooking with maths! Here’s some guidance to help you cook the perfect boiled egg.

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