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Quakes on the Moon News

by David, 20 June 2019 | 0 comments

Earth is active down to its very rocks. Earthquakes and volcanoes shake our planet, and the continents themselves drift lazily across the surface. Compared to Earth, the Moon is a cold, hard rock. But even lunar rocks are more active than you might think.

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Don’t roast marshmallows in volcanoes News

by David, 7 June 2018 | 0 comments

Image of hot lava in the crater of a volcano.

It’s no secret that volcanoes are dangerous. The recent eruption of Guatemala’s Volcán de Fuego has taken more than 110 lives. In Hawaii, lava has covered roads, destroyed cars and set fire to buildings. So it may come as a surprise to hear that people are wondering if they can use volcanoes to toast their…

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Atom pieces and dendrochronologists – a quick quiz Quiz

by David, 28 February 2018 | 4 comments

Black lightning bolt in purple circle

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

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Aussie volcano chain

by David, 2 October 2015 | 0 comments

The longest chain of continental volcanoes in the world was recently discovered in Australia. It stretches from near Mackay in Queensland down to Cosgrove in Victoria.

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Robots explore underwater volcano News

by David, 20 March 2015 | 0 comments

A piece of pumice covered in spnges and molluscs.

Written by Beth Askham When mysterious lumps of pumice stone washed up on beaches in Tasmania, Australia, Rebecca Carey knew that they must be coming from an underwater volcano. Rebecca is a Tasmanian volcanologist (someone who studies volcanos), and she had been tracking the travelling pumice for more than a year.

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Exploding volcanoes News

by Andrew Wright, 24 October 2014 | 0 comments

Bardarbunga volcano eruption

You guys requested an article about explosions, and there have been some big volcanic eruptions recently. But, what makes a volcano explode? And, are all eruptions explosive?

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Season’s Greetings from Double Helix News

by Nat, 17 December 2013 | 0 comments

Screenshot from video showing elf and coil

Wishing all our readers a very happy holiday season, thank you for your support this year. Don’t forget we have loads of DIY science activities on this blog to try over the holiday break.

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