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Giants! A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 17 June 2020 | 0 comments

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There are some giant things lurking in these questions. Some of them are easy to spot, and others are hidden. Can you uncover all the answers?

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Crunchy and CRISPR – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 29 January 2020 | 2 comments

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Here’s a quiz to sink your teeth into! How much do you know about crunchy science?

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Which is bigger? A quick quiz Quiz

by David, 20 November 2019 | 0 comments

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This quiz has a lot of comparisons. From cosmic circles to considerable cats, can you work out the biggest?

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Scientists on the lookout – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 13 February 2019 | 5 comments

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Written by Elvina Lee Scientists are on the lookout for answers, from the backyard to outer space! This week’s quiz involves a range of intriguing discoveries. How many of them have you heard of? If you’re after more fun science for kids, subscribe to Double Helix magazine!  

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Look to the stars! – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 26 September 2018 | 2 comments

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Feeling bright? This quiz has a couple of star questions that are bound to bend your brain.

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Mixed bag – a quick quiz Quiz

by Jasmine, 12 September 2018 | 0 comments

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There’s something for everyone in our mixed bag. Try this fun mix of questions from across the sciences.

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The world welcomes four new elements News

by David, 30 March 2017 | 0 comments

Nihonium element 113, Moscovium element 115, Tennessine element 117, and Oganesson element 118

The periodic table doesn’t change very often, which is why it’s worth celebrating when it does. This month, three new elements were inaugurated at a ceremony in Russia. And in Tokyo, a fourth was welcomed to the world. Say hello to moscovium, tennessine, oganessson and nihonium!

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Element 113 spotted News

by Pat, 5 October 2012 | 0 comments

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A few months ago, Science by Email reported on the naming of two superheavy elements, flerovium and livermorium. Now a team from Japan has reported making a third atom of another, new superheavy element with an atomic number of 113.

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New elements given names News

by Pat, 8 June 2012 | 0 comments

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The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recently announced new names for two recently discovered elements: flerovium and livermorium.

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