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Finding gold in fool’s gold News

by David Shaw, 8 July 2021 | 0 comments

Shiny yellow crystals

Back in the California gold rush, many people were tricked by a shiny yellow crystal known as fool’s gold. Now, more than 100 years later, scientists are flipping the script. Australian and Chinese researchers have found where real gold hides inside fool’s gold!

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Atom pieces and dendrochronologists – a quick quiz Quiz

by David Shaw, 28 February 2018 | 4 comments

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From big cats to tiny sub-atomic particles, this quiz will test your scientific know-how!

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Pollution solutions News

by Jasmine Fellows, 20 June 2014 | 1 comments

Water in mine

Written by Sarah Kellett Humans produce a lot of waste, from flushing toilets to mining metals, like the copper in electrical wires that power computers, phones and tablets. To clean up our act, a new way to purify contaminated wastewater from mines has been developed by CSIRO scientists.

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