Science

Do you like snow and ice? Would you like to be in Antarctica and have it all around you? Or would you prefer to keep warm? Antarctica is a great place for preserving things. It’s one of Earth’s freezer compartments. We use our freezers in...

March can sometimes be a little quieter for UNE Discovery, but there's one event always stands out – the Glen Innes Minerama! For a whole three days every year (pandemic permitting) hundreds of people gather on the Glen Innes showgrounds for the annual rock, gem,...

Fermentation is one of the oldest, but also a current popular nutritional trend, often mentioned in the same sentence with the words “gut health”. Fermented foods are occupying an increasing space in our supermarkets, but what does this term “fermentation” actually mean, and how can...

When you go outside in the evening, what can you see in the sky? Some stars and the moon maybe. Do all the stars appear to twinkle? What are the ones that don’t twinkle? They are planets. How many planets can we see? At various...

Origami is known as the Japanese art of paper folding but it may have had its origins in China or Europe. The practice itself can be a joy and challenge for children and adults of all ages. Origami is all about neatly folding square sheets...

There’s the old saying ‘you’re never too old to learn’, and we all know it’s so very true. I love it when my daughter comes home from school and tells me about all the interesting and fun things she learnt that day. In fact, we...

There is a curious little plant growing in my lawn. Whenever I brush against it, small capsules fly everywhere, either hitting me (gently) in the face or pinging off into the nearby grass. I suspect that when I touch the plant, it is explosively dispersing...

I really enjoy going outside in the evening to check out the wonderful night sky. Now is a perfect time to see three of the major planets in the night sky. Just after the sun sets in the West you’ll be able to see a...

Last month, the UNE Discovery team were pleased to have Sarah Adeney, opera soprano, and Chris Clark, Director, both from the New England Conservatorium of Music (NECOM) visit the Boilerhouse. NECOM hosted an Opera Australia event during that week and we were thrilled that...