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How do you model a bushfire? Activity

by David, 13 September 2017 | 0 comments

a bushfire

Bushfires are destructive and dangerous. They can be fickle, but scientists are developing ways to predict their behaviour. This activity shows you one way that a scientist might think about bushfires.

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Venus’ cool past News

by David, 26 August 2016 | 0 comments

A picture of a planet with clouds and oceans.

In some ways, Venus is Earth’s twin – it’s the closest planet to Earth, and it’s almost exactly the same size. But poor Venus flies too close to the Sun. Brighter sunlight and a runaway greenhouse effect makes Venus unbearably hot, with temperatures averaging more than 450 degrees Celsius.

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Shhh, you’re hurting my head News

by David, 6 February 2015 | 2 comments

A whale surfacing to breathe.

Written by Beth Askham Researchers have found that whales hear low frequency sounds by amplifying them in their skull bones. Ocean sounds made by humans may be messing with their heads.

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