Peter.D.Riley

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Taking science education across the world

Our future depends on exploring all the frontiers of science, on innovative technologies based on these explorations and on the development of scientific literacy in all peoples through science education.

Can you name this curious object that grew in the mouth of an ancient type of elephant?

Last week’s semiprecious stone curiosity was a piece of lapis lazuli. Lapis Lazuli has been used in jewellery since ancient times. It was also valuable as a pigment used by artists for the blue colour in paintings.

This week, can you identify this strange curiosity? It grew in the mouth of an ancient type of elephant.

What's this curiosity that grew in the mouth of an ancient elephant?

What's this curiosity that grew in the mouth of an ancient elephant?



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