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  • boy with flowers
  • checking water quality
  • planet eclipse
  • rangitoto trees
  • kids with test tubes
  • kids with earth
  • snowy mountains
  • Rainbow Clouds

    Refraction and diffraction of light through ice crystals in the clouds

  • Philippa On The Ice

    Philippa On The Ice Philippa Werry at an Antarctic research camp 2016

New Zealand Science Teacher


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    Happy digging! Primary Science Week 2016


    Primary Science Week 2016 runs from 16 May - today! - through to the 20th, and the focus this year is on soil science.

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    Teachers know it's all about the nurture!


    Teachers know it’s all about the nurture over the nature when it comes to educational attainment, but scientists from the University of Queensland have identified 74 genes that may also play a role. That definitely doesn’t mean that educational attainment is something we’re born with, says Professor Visscher, one of the authors of the study. Genes are a tiny piece of the puzzle, he says, but one that shouldn’t be ignored.  

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    The ant Rosetta Stone


    From Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, new research has been able to determine that ants really do use their ‘feelers’ – more properly called antennae – to feel, and that it’s a two-way street.

  • digby kakapo

    Intelligent kākāpō matchmaking


    An innovative genome mapping project is aiming to protect the fragile kākāpō species from itself.

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    Rosey cheeks a dementia risk


    A new study concludes that rosy cheeks may not be the sign of hearty good health we thought it was - in fact, it may be an indicator of increased dementia risk in later life.

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    Science communication evolves


    In a great example of the evolution of science communication - and a great classroom opportunity to talk about it - climate scientists are taking the journos of the world to task on the quality of their climate change coverage.

  • Sam

    School sends Sam into space


    The UK’s Morecombe Bay Primary School recently made headlines around the world when they sent Sam the (toy) Space Dog into near-earth orbit.

  • coral small

    Coral reef find surprises scientists


    This year is the worst ever for coral reefs – which is really saying something – but last week there's been a little bit of good news for a change.