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Jetpack Flight David Mayman

Flying man with jetpack wows Sydney crowds

technology

Personal flying devices look closer to becoming a reality after a man wearing a jetpack flew around Sydney Harbour and another man zoomed over Paris on a high-speed hoverboard

Conflict in a family

Chatty family dinners at risk of extinction

technology

Few Australian families sit down together for dinner every night and many use their phones, watch TV or sit in silence or argue while they eat, according to new research

The Final Quarter

Goodes film on racism sparks strong emotions

humanities

Former AFL footballer Adam Goodes’ documentary, in which he addressed bullying and racism he faced while playing, has led to expressions of strong emotion and support for the Swans star

Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships: Swimming - Day 1

Teen Aussie stuns US swim champ to win 400m title

sport

Eighteen-year-old Aussie swimmer Ariarne Titmus is our new golden girl of the pool after stunning US star Kate Ledecky into defeat in the 400m freestyle at the World Swimming titles


Special Features

Man on Moon Inquiry Kit

It is 50 years since man first walked on the moon. This in-depth kit includes a 25-activity workbook. $5. Suitable for Years 3-8

Spelling Bee

National competition for Years 3-8. Class and school champion levels. Coming soon. Click HERE to register interest.

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Inquiry Kit

This in-depth education kit on Greek Mythology includes a 25-activity workbook. $5. Suitable for Years 5-8.


Latest Stories

The funerary mask of King Tutankhamun.

Deadly curse fears as King Tut’s coffin is moved

history

King Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus has been moved for the first time in 100 years but many believe shifting the royal remains could unleash a deadly curse

A message inside of a bottle floating in the water

Message in a bottle found after 50 years

history

In 1969 a boy dropped a message in a bottle into the ocean from a ship off the Australian coast and now another boy has found the bottle and the message’s author has been located

Barrel jellyfish are the largest species of jellyfish found in British waters, with a diameter of up to 90cm and weights of up to 35 kilos

Incredible fluther of human-size jellyfish

animals

Big, beautiful barrel jellyfish in their hundreds are lurking off the UK coast and washing up on beaches. Marine experts say they have seen more in a week than in the past 15 years

Fifty years since Moon landing celebrated with Royal Australian Mint’s first dome-shaped coloured nickel plated coin.

Moon landing remembered on rare 50c coin

money

The Royal Australian Mint has released a special coin series to celebrate 50 years since Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind” onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969

Mark Knight cartoon on Moon Landing and Donald Trump for kids News

What the moon landing and Trump have in common

news

In the first of a new weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains to Kids News what inspired him to draw a cartoon comparing the moon landing and US President Donald Trump

Moon germs, last meals and other Apollo 11 stories

space

It’s time for incredible revelations, reunions and replays as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and moon landing

Australia’s world-record big gold coin on show in US

money

The largest coin ever created, with a denomination of $1 million and worth about $60 million, travelled from its home in Australia to take centre stage for one day at the New York Stock Exchange

Ewan wins Tour de France stage by a whisker

sport

Pocket rocket Caleb Ewan lunged desperately in a nerve-jangling finish to complete a lifelong dream by winning Stage 11 of the Tour de France

Study links soft drink to increased cancer risk

health

New research shows that drinking just a third of a can of soft drink a day greatly increases your risk of cancer, leading a health expert to call for sugary drinks to be treated like cigarettes

Celebrating World Emoji Day with Tears of Joy

just for fun

World Emoji Day on July 17 is a fun, annual celebration of one of the world’s newest ways of communicating. We look at what emojis are, who invented them and if they are a real language

Modern ways to learn the value of pocket money

money

76 per cent of parents still give physical cash and coins to kids as pocket money but in today’s digital age it’s important to teach them new ways to manage and understand money

Philadelphia 76ers v Indiana Pacers

$242m deal makes Ben our richest sport star

sport

NBA superstar Ben Simmons has sealed the richest deal ever for an Australian athlete after signing a five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers that will pay him up to $55 million a year

Silverton - Day 1

Plan to power Singapore with Australian sunshine

environment

Our hot Northern Territory sunshine could soon be farmed for electricity to power Singapore in an ambitious plan to make Australia a world leader in making renewable energy

Aussie teen inventor’s big chicken nugget plan

technology

A young Australian inventor plans to change the world one chicken nugget at a time, with one of the biggest food companies investing millions of dollars to help him develop his recipe

Supplied Editorial Uluru

Queues of climbers spoil Uluru and parklands

environment

A rush of tourists trying to climb Uluru before it is banned is causing traffic jams on the historic rock and polluting its surrounding parklands with rubbish and human waste

Freckles kept returning to Jake. “She had to unroll her lobe to show me where the hooks were embedded,” he said. Picture: Facebook

Hurt manta ray begs Aussie snorkeller for help

animals

In an amazing moment between man and beast, an injured manta ray has recognised an Aussie snorkeller and begged him for help to remove three fishing hooks from beneath her eye

Portrait of astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, 16/07/1969.

Dying was not Armstrong’s biggest fear

space

Never-before-heard audio tapes reveal Neil Armstrong’s biggest fear ahead of the Apollo 11 trip wasn’t dying on the moon. It was failure to complete the mission and damaging the US’s reputation

NASA to send dragonfly to Saturn’s moon Titan

space

Using a drone called Dragonfly, NASA will have a good look around Titan to see if microbial life or even humans could live on Saturn’s large, icy moon

Splitpics.uk

Fun fruit and vegetables strike a pose

just for fun

Have you ever moaned that fruit and vegetables are boring? That you’d like something more fun to eat? You’ll never say fruit and vegetables are boring again after seeing these crazy characters

Jack solving a Rubik's cube blindfold

World’s best Rubik’s cubers ready to set records

mathematics

Australia’s champion speedcubers are warming up their fingers and concentrating their minds to take on the rest of the world for the World Rubik’s Cube Championships, July 11-14

Young having his ears checked

What is ear wax and how big can it grow?

explainers

A revolting ear wax chunk so big it made international news got us wondering what ear wax is, what it’s for and whether we should clean it out, eat it or leave the inside of our ears alone

After hot days, the icy storm provided a few hours of fun. Picture: AFP

Freak summer hailstorm buries city in ice

weather

After several warm days with temperatures above 30C, residents of this Mexican city woke up to a winter wonderland and then set about trying to find their cars under all that ice

To the Moon and back: mankind's giant leap 50 years on

Lost and found moon landing tapes sold

history

UPDATED A student working at NASA in the 1970s bought a heap of junk film and carried it around for 43 years before discovering it was the only surviving original film of the moon landing

SailGP New York - United States Boat Preview

Huge freshwater aquifer discovered below ocean

environment

Scientists have discovered a lake under the ocean holding enough freshwater to fill 1 billion swimming pools, believed to be the biggest known undersea freshwater aquifer on Earth

Volcanic eruptions spew ash into stratosphere

science

An erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea has blanketed a town in ash and forced evacuations, just four days after astronauts on the ISS photographed another incredible eruption

They also stumbled upon pale-faced bats that haven't been seen in Honduras for 75 years. Picture: Trond Larsen

Explorers find lost city full of natural treasures

science

Scientists dropped by helicopter into a remote lost city in a rainforest have found an incredible treasure trove of rare and endangered species, some thought to be extinct

NASA prepares to open historic moon vault

space

Scientists are practising with mock equipment and pretend rocks and dirt for the day they open the vaults containing treasures collected on the moon 50 years ago

The lions were photographed in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Picture: Stephen Underwood

Lions battle to become king of the pride

animals

With teeth gnashing and muscles rippling, two big Maasai lions wrestle in a dramatic fight for supremacy captured in a sequence of incredible images in Africa

Mobile phone ban at all public schools

Victoria bans student phones at schools

safe kids

Students at all Victorian government schools will be banned from using or carrying phones from first to last bell from next year in an attempt to reduce distraction and cyber bullying

Close-up Of Woman Losing His Wallet

Lost wallet study finds people care about others

humanities

Researchers “lost” 17,000 wallets across 355 cities in 40 countries in a social experiment that showed people are more likely to return it if it contains money

England v Australia - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Aussies smash Poms to make World Cup semi-finals

sport

Australia is into the World Cup semi-finals after smashing top-ranked side England by 64 runs thanks to a five-wicket haul from Jason Behrendorff and a classy ton from captain Aaron Finch

Supplied Editorial giant squid

Giant squid attacks fake jellyfish near midnight zone

animals

A terrifying looking creature with one massive eye, three hearts, blue blood and moving by jet propulsion has been filmed lurking deep underwater in complete darkness