Mags Lum

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The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one<p>"Propulsion," the nine-year-old says as he leads his dad through the gates of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. "I just want to see the propulsion stuff."<p>A young woman guides their group toward a full-scale …

Mentoring: More than just a pair of hands

<i>By J.T. Neal, contributor</i><p><i>With a bit of structure and extra effort, both mentor and mentee can gain more from the experience.</i><p>Our lab, like many labs, …

Lichens reveal pollution from WA coal-fired power plant

<b>Meenu Vitarana:</b> I wonder how many people notice lichens, the organisms that look like splashes of paint found on tree bark, rocks and sometimes even …

Insects - from farm to mouth

They’re easy to breed, cheap to produce, full of protein, and tread lightly on the earth – so why don’t we copy 80% of the world’s population and eat …

Dr Peter Wothers - Using Xenon to Image Living Lungs

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

It seems almost sacrilegious to question the wisdom of Julia Child.<p>First with her opus <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i> and later with her PBS cooking show, the unflappably cheerful Child helped rescue home cookery from the clutches of convenience food. She taught us how to love — and take pride …

Big Pic: The Sun Rises In Antarctica After 3 Months Of Darkness

At Concordia Research Station, 350 miles from Lake Vostok and just over a thousand miles from the geographic South Pole, the temperature reaches –112°F and night lasts for three months, which makes it that much more amazing when the sun finally does rise. It's one of the most otherworldly places in …

Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant [1 of 3]

The birthday problem: what are the odds of sharing b-days?

How many people do you have to put into a room before you are guaranteed that at least two of them share a birthday?<p>We all know and love the blissful …

Mathematics

Neandertal toolmakers left a leatherworking legacy

Ever since the Neandertal (<i>Homo neanderthalensis</i>) type fossil was discovered in the Neander Valley of Germany in 1856, the species has been variously …

Anthropology

Australian endangered species: Leatherback Turtle

<i>Note: since publishing the Leatherback Turtle has been removed from the critically endangered list. It is now considered to be vulnerable.</i><p>Leatherback …

Costa Rica

Explainer: light-years and units for the stars

Space is Big. Really Big.<p>The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy pretty much nailed space with those five words. And space is so really big that our …

Universe

Australian endangered species: Gulbaru Gecko

You may not have heard of the Gulbaru Gecko but you’d love it if you met it. Ancient and spectacular, this endangered gecko has one of the smallest …

Nature

Scientific whaling: science or smokescreen?

<b>Robyn Williams:</b> Meanwhile, with whales themselves, the International Court has heard Australia's case and now is deliberating. Should so-called …

Crowd-sourced satellite heads into space

Related Stories<p>Researchers ask 'Do aliens use hairspray?', Science Online, 28 Nov 2012<br>• Mini sats to improve Earth observation, Science Online, 26 Oct …

Curiosity rover marks one year on Mars

Irene Klotz<p>Related Stories<p>Curiosity draws a blank on Martian methane, Science Online, 05 Nov 2012<br>• Curiosity rover zaps first Martian rock, Science …

Catalyst: Water Fluoridation - ABC TV Science

TRANSCRIPT<p>download segment mp4 (average size 10 MB)<p>***<b>Editor's note</b>: The broadcast incorrectly states that Townsville is “the only place in all of …

Collecting blitz uncovers 45 new animal species in Tasmania

<b>Robyn Williams:</b> This is <i>The Science Show</i> on RN, and as you may know, our sister program on RN is done by this bloke:<p><b>Joel Werner</b>: I've had one of those …

Tracking the colonisation of Europe by modern humans

<b>Robyn Williams:</b> And so to a blitz on genes, your genes, and when you do you can see not only relationships but where you came from and when. This is …

Resources for Primary and Secondary Students - ABC Education

Stress helps cane toads' desert invasion

Related Stories<p>Cane toads could take over Australia, Science Online, 28 Mar 2007<br>• Toads point to new mechanism for evolution, Science Online, 23 Mar …

Salt experiment

How and why does water mix in our oceans? And what's flipping your cordial cup got to do with it? Find out with this super-simple salty ice …

Citizen science counts

Citizen science projects are more than 'feel-good' exercises - anyone can contribute to real science, with real results, writes Ivy Wong.<p>By Ivy …

3 rules to spark learning | Ramsey Musallam

Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson

The Dos and Don'ts for Integrating iPads

Our freshman and sophomore students all had iPads (wands) and some of the teachers would have them looking up information, collaborating on an app, …

Education Technology