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What exercise does to your bones

What exercise does to your bones | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Studying how athletes' bones contort during exercise is helping scientists understand which exercise is best for maintaining healthy bones as we age.
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How exercise strengthens our bones. Tip: walk more.
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Ancient horse faeces solves mystery of Carthaginian General Hannibal - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Ancient horse faeces solves mystery of Carthaginian General Hannibal - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | SJC Science | Scoop.it
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Using science creatively to solve mysteries
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3000+ educational games, videos and teaching resources for schools and students. Free Primary and Secondary resources covering history, science, English, maths and more
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Great new teaching resources for DNA
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World's longest continental volcanic chain has been discovered in Australia - ScienceAlert

World's longest continental volcanic chain has been discovered in Australia - ScienceAlert | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Three times longer than the Yellowstone hotspot.
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Cool.
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Earth's magnetic field much older than previously thought

Earth's magnetic field much older than previously thought | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Earth's magnetic field is 800 million years older than previously thought, new research suggests.
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Scientists have been able determine the age of Earths magnetic field using zirconium crystals.
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NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth | SJC Science | Scoop.it
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.
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If life did evolve on this planet 1.5 billion years before ours, what would it look like. What value systems might 'intelligent' life have?
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Why do veins look blue?

Why do veins look blue? | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Blood is red, but thanks to physics, chemistry and industrial relations, veins can look blue, explains Dr Karl.
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A new and down to earth take on the blue blood of nobility. It wasn't all haemophilia. The pale skin of nobility (due to lack of exposure to the sun) meant that veins could be seen more easily... And veins appear blue.
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Murray River Kayak.: Educational Sites

Murray River Kayak.: Educational Sites | SJC Science | Scoop.it

There are an amazing amount of resources about our environment, but they can be very hard to find. I have begun to put some of the best together here to share. I hope that you are tempted to try a few.

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Putting together a collection of environmental resources for Murray River schools. Suggestions?

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Putting together a collection of environmental resources for Murray River schools. Suggestions?

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Putting together a collection of environmental resources for Murray River schools. Suggestions?

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Here's why the Sun's atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface (ScienceAlert)

Here's why the Sun's atmosphere is so much hotter than its surface (ScienceAlert) | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Scientists at NASA have produced the strongest evidence yet to explain why the Sun’s atmosphere is several hundred times hotter than its surface. 
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Schools Tree Day - Secondary - Cool Australia

Schools Tree Day - Secondary - Cool Australia | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Following this lesson plans is an ideal way for your school to take part in the largest nature-care event in Australian schools, Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day.
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Cross curricular national tree day lesson plans aligned with Ausvels for every year level.
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You make me sick › Bernie's Basics (ABC Science)

You make me sick › Bernie's Basics (ABC Science) | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Bacteria and viruses are behind most of the diseases we get hit by. It's nothing personal, it's just what they've got to do to survive. Viruses are simple creatures. So simple they don't eat, drink or breed — they're just a bunch of genes dressed up in a protein coat. They get by by invading living cells (like ours), hacking their software (the DNA) and turning them into their own personal virus-making factories. The by-products of this new line of work generally aren't good for the host cell, and often cause it to burst, spilling thousands of the freshly minted virus particles to find other cells to invade and enslave.
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Natural painkiller found in human spit : Nature News

Natural painkiller found in human spit : Nature News | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop

Via Luisa Meira
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The autonomous car’s reality check

The autonomous car’s reality check | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Building highly detailed maps for robotic vehicles
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How phone tracking data will help cars be safer
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CSIRO cuts to climate science are against the public good

CSIRO cuts to climate science are against the public good | SJC Science | Scoop.it
CSIRO's climate science has contributed a number of important, and unexpected, findings.
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It is a sad day for Australian Science when experience and expertise is seen as unwanted, when politics misuses the tall poppy syndrome to steer us as a nation towards mediocrity, maintaining the exodus of scientists as an Australian reality.
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Genetics is so last century › Bernie's Basics (ABC Science)

Genetics is so last century › Bernie's Basics (ABC Science) | SJC Science | Scoop.it
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This article explains how epigenetics works and how it can lead to periodic changes in generations.
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Science Knowledge Quiz | Pew Research Center

Science Knowledge Quiz | Pew Research Center | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Who developed the polio vaccine? Does water boil at different temperatures based on altitude? Which is the hottest of Earth’s three layers? Take our science q
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Good fun quiz... Can you get through without making a mistake?
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How tree planting, rain gardens, swales... - Sustainable Cities Collective | Facebook

How tree planting, rain gardens, swales and permeable pavements not only control pollution but also help cool urban heat islands, mitigate flooding,...
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Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects

Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Game-based learning forces students to apply knowledge in a contextualized way, it creates an interdisciplinary learning experience where subject-specific knowledge is used in a context that requires diverse applications.
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Time we all had a go and took this as a serious opportunity both for our students and ourselves.
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Have A Fling This National Recycling Week

Have A Fling This National Recycling Week | SJC Science | Scoop.it
National Recycling week is on 10-16 November. Planet Ark is celebrating with the release of its report on recycling performance and a Friday File Fling.
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Great ideas on how to be a little lighter on our planet.

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Rosetta has (almost) landed

Rosetta has (almost) landed | SJC Science | Scoop.it
After a 10-year chase through space, the Rosetta spacecraft has caught up with the comet that will reveal secrets of our solar system. The next few months will be critical for the historic mission.
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Fantastic work. I wonder what they will find out?

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Tasmania has prehistoric roots in North America, scientists show

Tasmania has prehistoric roots in North America, scientists show | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Minerals in Tasmanian rock formations matching those found in North America's west suggest prehistoric connection
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Tasmania: where did you come from? Always good for a surprise.
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National Tree Day

National Tree Day | SJC Science | Scoop.it
Planet Ark and Toyota are calling on all Australians to Get Outside and Grow and help make nature a part of our everyday lives where we live, learn, work and play. This year there're more ways to branch out and help.
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National tree day Sun 27th July is a chance to get involved in tree planting in your own community. Do something for your environment.
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Catalyst: Indoor air - ABC TV Science

Catalyst: Indoor air - ABC TV Science | SJC Science | Scoop.it
CSIRO scientists survey the air inside our homes to assess potential health risks
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Could draft-proofing our homes be trapping pollutants? Why ventilation is necessary.

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Could draft-proofing our homes be trapping pollutants? Why ventilation is necessary.