What causes the oily film on black tea?

Researchers take a closer look at the physics and chemist-tea. Learn about the compound responsible for the oily film on your tea in this resource for Year 8 Chemistry students. Word Count: 399 The oily film that sometimes forms on … Continued

Exoplanet atmosphere hints it formed far from star

Chemical fingerprint of the exoplanet Osiris shows unexpectedly high carbon. Find out how astronomers have used spectroscopy to analyse the chemical composition of the atmosphere of Osiris. This resource is best suited to Chemistry, Earth and Space and Physics students … Continued

Good as bone

Australian researchers take 3D printing to the next level with material that mimics bone tissue. This resource is best suited to Year 8 Biology and Chemistry students who are learning about cells and compounds. It is an excellent example of … Continued

Is Lithium the energy answer for Australia?

As the demand for renewable-energy technologies skyrockets, so has the global search for their constituent materials, like lithium. Since Australia mines over half the worlds lithium, we have a responsibility to mine it in a sustainable way. In this resource … Continued

Engineers have built machines to scrub CO₂ from the air.

But will it halt climate change? This resource is best suited to Year 8, 9 and 10 Earth and Space and Chemistry students who are learning about CO2 emissions and technological advances that can help reduce levels in the atmosphere. … Continued

Jane Oppenheim and her career in science-based skincare

Researcher Dr Jane Oppenheim was the 2019 Clunies Ross Entrepreneur of the Year. In this article, you will find out about her career in pharmaceuticals and in the podcast, she talks about how science has laid the basis for both … Continued