Antarctic research station Take a look at the British Halley research station from the air. Many countries have their own research station as well as sharing stations with other countries.
April 2011 (#152)
Forest trapeze artists Watch these sifaka lemurs go!
The story of the astronauts who almost didnít make it back to Earth Have a look at this video of the astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt singing as they walk on the Moon during the Apollo 17 landing:
World DIY Visit the Salar de Uyunit - the salt desert in the Andes mountains of Bolivia, South America:
February 2011 (#150)
Caribbean carnival fills London streets!
World DYI Download the template for your mask here, then here.
November 2010 (#148)
Gecko, give me a paw! I can go wherever I want. Do you want to know how I manage it? There are millions of tiny hairs on the pads of my feet. These produce tiny electrical attractions that help to attach me to any surface.
Look at these amazing pencils! See more of Jennifer Maestre's sculptures by clicking on the picture below:
Kung Fu Bear See Cloud at Hiroshima zoo, Japan:
Amazing isn't it?
Work out where la Buse's treasure can be found In DiscoveryBox 148 you can read the true story of the pirate who gave away his treasure map. This is la Buseís famous parchment, with instructions for finding his treasure:
It’s a coded message, and it comes with a key.
Of course, he wrote it in French, and a very old-fashioned French at that.
But even those of you who know French won't be able to read it.
This is the message in French:
APRE J ME A UNE PAIRE DE PIJON TIRE SKET
2 DOEURS QE SE A J TETE CHEVAL F UNE KORT
F ILT T IN SHIEN TEU PRENE A UNE CULLIERE
DE MIEL LE E FO V TE FOUSSE N FAITE S UNE ONGAT
METTE ONGAT SUR KE PATAIE DE LA PERTOT OITOU SN
V PULE ONGAT OL VS PRENE A 2 LE T CASSE
SUR LE CHEMIN IL FAUT QCEUT TOIT A NOI TIE COUVE
POUR ENPECGE UNE FEMME DH RENG T VOUS NAVE
RVA VOUS SERER LA DOBAUC GEA ET POUR VENGRAAI
ET PORE PINGLE OU EIUI LE TURLORE
IL J NOUR LAIRE PITER UN CHIEN TURQ UN LE NENDE
QAMER DE BIEN TE C JE ET SUR R UN VOV LE NQUIL NI
SEIUD FKU UNE FEMMR QI VEUT SE FAIRE DU NH MET SE
DETE SUD RE DANS DU UI O OU QN DORMIR UN HOMMRE
SSCFVMM/PL FAUT N RENDRE UDL QU UN DIF FURQE
The message doesn't make any sense. To this day, treasure hunters are trying to work out what it means and so far no one has found the treasure!
The Mona Lisa question Click here to download the outline of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa so that you can colour it in.
September 2010 (#146)
Face to face with lions Did you like the amazing photos of the lions? Anup Shah, who took these photos in Kenya, gave us an extra one to show how he managed to get so close to these big cats. Look at this picture closely...
Did you work out what the trick was?
Anup hid the camera in a sort of fake stone. He left it on the ground as if it was just part of the landscape. Then he hid nearby to watch and click the shutter from a distance, safe from the lions's sharp claws and teeth!