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Experimental Science Hacks

A book review exploring the ‘make do and mend’ approach to science experiments – using objects to multiple ends, repurposing materials and being inventive with what’s on hand.

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Science of hugs

The Science of Hugs

Love them or hate them, hugs are part of Western culture. But hugging is not as straightforward as it may seem. Where do your arms go? How long is too long?

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Furry Genes

Furry Genes

All our ancestors had plenty of fur. According to a new study on relatively hairless mammals, we still have the means to be hirsute. Those genes, it seems, have simply been switched off.

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Walking Snow Art

Walking Snow Art

63-year-old artist Simon Beck makes colossal yet intricate designs on the unlikely canvas of enormous snowfields. Beck treks for hours carving with his feet, creating snow sculptures over a quarter mile long.

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Backyard bird count

Backyard Bird Count

Taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is easy! Just spend 20 minutes in your favourite outdoor space and tell us about the birds you see during that period. You can submit your results using the app or the web form. Every count helps.

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