Earth has only one natural satellite, the Moon. However, this week in honour of Earth Day I scrolled across an animation of the man-made NASA operated satellites that are currently orbiting around the Earth. At present, NASA has a fleet of 18 satellites above us, including of course, the International Space Station. I have to […]Read More Satellites
The Moon that revolves around our planet is a source of awe and inspiration. Humanity has learnt so much about the Moon. Here’s our 10 favourite facts about the Earth’s only permanent natural satellite – it’s pure lunar-cy. 1. There is a “far” side of the moon that we never see from Earth Our Earth […]Read More Our 10 Favourite Facts About the Moon
This month has been hot! REALLY HOT! The majority of Australia has been sweltering in heats of 30 degrees Celsius (°C) and above. For lucky people like me, 40°C and above. Some people love the heat, they relish the tans, the swimming and the balmy evenings. Others… not so much. What can be agreed on however […]Read More Navigating Bureau of Meterology’s MetEye maps
Anyone remember this scene in Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” when Dory and Marlin swim down to the deepest depths of the ocean and are confronted with an anglerfish aglow with rage?Read More Nature’s Glow: The Illuminating World of Bioluminescence
A new class of blue-blooded rulers are quickly conquering the largest realm in our known world: they are known as the Cephalopods.Read More House Cephalopod: Our New Overlords?
Your consciousness has been altered, replaced with a series of cryptic, sometimes harrowing hallucinations, all five of your senses are been hindered and the action of moving once-voluntary muscles has become utterly impossible… It sounds like a scene out of a dystopian sci-fi movie but in fact, humans on average spend around 26 years of […]Read More I’m Waking On Sunshine
On Wednesday the 12th November, The Qantas Credit Union Arena hosted the legendary Sir David Attenborough as he presented his latest show, “The Third Dimension.” Much to the jealousy of my friends, family and basically everyone I told, I was one of the four thousand people in the audience of a night I can only […]Read More My Reflection On ‘Sir David Attenborough – The Third Dimension’
Have you got your diary handy? A calendar? Your phone? If you do could you write an important reminder for the 28th March: Earth Hour 8:30 pm. You also might want to make a sub note: buy some candles. Earth Hour is a movement that began in Sydney back in 2007. Although just shy of only a decade […]Read More Lights Off! It’s Earth Hour
It was in 1915, that a 25-year-old Australian-born physicist named William Bragg Jnr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the field of x-ray crystallography. At the time, he was the youngest scientist ever to receive the honour. Flash forward to present time and the ground-breaking work of young scientists continue to change […]Read More Brittany Wenger: A Young Scientist
“Experience Something New” is the encompassing theme for this year’s Adelaide Fringe Festival. A variety of events make up the festival’s program featuring mindboggling performances, music, theatre, art and a variety of workshops for adults and children alike. The events aim of encouraging people to, “to take a risk, see something new and maybe […]Read More Experience Something New – Baby, Do You Speak Code?