Sugar ants love pee, and it might reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Pee-loving ants that chomp down on urea could help prevent nitrous oxide release into the atmosphere. An interesting new way to look at Carbon Capture for year 10 Earth and Space Sciences, as well as relevant to the year 6, … Continued

A letter to year 12 students from Australia’s favourite astrophysicist*

Alan Duffy Associate Professor Alan Duffy is an astronomer and physicist at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne. He's also lead scientist for Australia's Science Channel. You can find him on Twitter @astroduff. Astrophysicist and TV star Alan Duffy talks about … Continued

If we want to control greenhouse gases then we need to think ‘blue carbon’

Blue carbon ecosystems like seagrass and mangroves are a heavyweight in capturing carbon, but we’re losing them quickly. This interesting article explains carbon capture in action to students in year 10 studying Earth and Space Sciences or Senior Secondary Earth … Continued

A vampire star has been spotted sucking the life from its victim

A white dwarf star in the middle of a feeding frenzy sheds new insight into vampire star systems. Suitable for Earth and Space Sciences delivery for years 7 or 10. Word Count: 424 A vampire star has been spotted sucking … Continued

Bushfires are threatening our drinking water

Bushfires pose a serious risk to the quality of our drinking water – expert Stuart Khan explains the immediate and long-term effects. Suitable for delivery alongside the Year 7 or 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum when studying the water … Continued

Hunter or hunted? When the world catches on fire, how do predators respond?

Millions of animals have perished in the bushfires ravaging our country – those that survive will feel the effects long after the fires are put out. A thought-provoking piece to assist with relevance of delivery of the Biological Sciences curriculum … Continued

Dr Karl – Do you believe in climate change?

A special question from an audience member sees Dr Karl lay down some truths about the climate change “debate” that isn’t. It’s not about believing in climate change, but accepting the facts. But the facts and stories have been distorted by … Continued

New clues to the Milky Way’s age

By studying star-quake vibrations, scientists have a new estimate for the age of the Milky Way’s ‘thick disc’. This short easy to read article has obvious links to year 5, 7 and 10 Earth and Space Sciences curriculum, with a … Continued

Fireball over SA could have been a rarely seen “Minimoon”

It’s the Moon Mk2 – a minimoon orbiting Earth was spotted as it exploded in the atmosphere in 2016. This article has clear links to the Earth and Space Sciences curriculum for years 5, 7 and 10. Word Count: 719 … Continued