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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

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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


Special Features

Know your superheroes?

Can you name all the superheroes in our Quiz Word before time runs out?

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.


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The lights will work better at night but the brightness can be increased during the day. Picture: TAC

Push for in-ground traffic lights for phone users

technology

Looking at a smartphone while walking near or across roads is dangerous. To keep people safe, Sydney and Melbourne have trialled in-ground traffic lights, with Adelaide set to follow

Massive Indonesian earthquake rocks Darwin

science

A 7.2-magnitude Indonesian earthquake — the largest in a decade — has rocked Darwin and forced residents to flee office buildings and hospitals

Aldinga junior footballer plays with stumps after having feet amputated

Amputee footballer having a ‘red-hot crack’

humanities

Feet might seem essential to play footy, but a double amputation before his first birthday couldn’t keep 11-year-old Jett out of the team or off the field

Nature Valley Classic - Day Seven

Ash Barty crowned world’s No.1 female player

sport

Australia’s Ashleigh Barty has been named the world’s No.1 ranked female player after winning the Birmingham title and setting her up for a shot at the Wimbledon crown

Girl, 10, youngest ever to climb El Capitan

sport

Over five days, including nights sleeping in a tent slung from the rock face, a 10-year-old girl has become the youngest person to climb the world’s most famous rock wall

State of Origin - NSW v QLD: Game 2

Blues crush Maroons to set up Origin decider

sport

Returning players James Maloney and Tom Trbojevic have led the Blues in a 38-6 thrashing of Queensland to set up a Game 3 decider in Sydney

World First Burns Treatment

Australian man’s world-first skin transplant

health

South Australian burns survivor Glenn Ogg owes his renewed life to a world-first skin transplant technique developed in Adelaide that involves “farming” new skin from his own skin

Norway v Australia: Round Of 16  - 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France

Heartbreak as Matildas crash out of World Cup

sport

The Matildas’ World Cup dream is over after crashing out of the tournament in a penalty shootout against Norway. Now they are setting their sights on victory at the Olympics

Melting ice leaves sled dogs walking on water

weather

A photo of a pack of sled dogs appearing to walk on water in Greenland has shocked the world, showing the result of a massive ice melt on an unusually warm day last week

Warner’s 166 helps Aussies dominate at World Cup

sport

David Warner is making up for lost time after his ball-tampering ban. He smashed out an impressive 166 runs to help beat Bangladesh and put the Aussies on top of the World Cup ladder

Bullying at school

Bullying a growing problem in our schools

safe kids

An international teacher survey has found bullying, intimidation and cyber-harassment are common in Australian schools, with the problem worse than five years ago

The island of Sommaroy has days where the sun doesn't set

The islanders who want to officially scrap time

geography

Residents of an island near the Arctic Circle are working on a plan to officially ignore time for two months each summer when the sun doesn’t set for 69 days and it doesn’t get dark at all

Massive Australian spider eats a whole possum

animals

If you hate spiders, don’t click on this. But if you’re fascinated by Australia’s enormous creepy crawly carnivorous predators, then this is definitely a Kids News story for you

Teckel puppy dog portrait

Humans can’t resist those sad, puppy dog eyes

animals

New research shows dogs have special muscles above their eyes that have developed over thousands of years of humans domesticating dogs. Wolves can’t make the same sad-eye face

Super Sam scores four goals as Matildas advance

sport

Australia’s Sam Kerr has set the World Cup on fire, kicking four goals against Jamaica to help the Matildas advance to World Cup round of 16

Footballs kicked over the neighbours' fence are causing problems.

Families in feud about footies over fence

civics

A man and woman “annoyed” at finding their neighbours’ kids’ footballs in their backyard have begun legal action, claiming the children have ruined their “enjoyment” of their Perth home

Solomon Cameron beside his aeroplane

Solomon touches down after world-record flight

humanities

An Australian teenage pilot has set a world record for the youngest solo circumnavigation of the country, touching down back in Bendigo after seven weeks and 15,000km

Teenager boy outdoors using mobile phone

Weird ways tech could be changing our skeletons

health

Modern life could be causing big changes to our bodies. Not all the possible changes are desirable and some of them are alarming, from spiky skull growths to narrower elbows

Giddy up for world’s biggest hobby horse sports

just for fun

The 400 contestants at a sports arena in Finland showjumped, barrel raced and pranced in the biggest event of its kind in the world. But instead of live horses, they rode hobby horses

Edgar's Mission

World’s knitters send jumpers for Aussie lambs

humanities

In an incredible, global expression of compassion for Australian farmers and their sheep battling drought, knitters have knitted thousands of tiny, colourful woolly jumpers for lambs

Two smiling chimpanzees sitting on a tree with arms crossed

All you need to know about hair

explainers

The longest arm hair ever recorded was 21.7cm, but that’s not the norm. Though human head hair keeps growing, human body hair doesn’t. We look at how and why there’s a difference

howling wolves

Hairy, scary, frozen Ice Age wolf head found

animals

The head of a giant wolf that would have roamed the land alongside woolly mammoths has been found in Siberia, complete with perfectly preserved brain, shaggy hair and fierce teeth

Coal production at one of the open fields

Adani coal mine given the green light

environment

After nine years, nine legal reviews and $3.7 billion to get it started, the controversial Adani megamine in Queensland has been given the green light to start construction

The 15 famous LEGO pine trees and several flower sets have been recreated and supersized to be 66 times bigger. The LEGO trees are now located at Dunningham Reserve, Coogee and marks the 50th anniversary of the LEGO brick in Australia. Picture: Brad Hunter

Lego’s big search for plant-based plastic

environment

Bricks made from corn were too soft and wheat-based bricks didn’t absorb colour evenly or have enough shine, but toymaker Lego is still trying to switch to plant-based plastic

Matildas stun Brazil in come-from-behind win

sport

The Matildas have shown their fighting spirit and kept their World Cup dream alive with a stunning come-from-behind 3-2 win over Brazil

How to become your own snot detective

explainers

Winter is here and that means a lot of noticeable snot being sneezed, blown and dripped from noses all around us. We look at what snot is and what it can tell us about our health

Jupiter, the brilliant jewel in our night sky

space

It’s time to rug up and look up at the night sky for a spectacular view of Jupiter, our solar system’s biggest planet. It’s as close as it gets to Earth and you don’t need a telescope to see it

Warner’s century guides Aussies to Cup win

sport

David Warner has scored an emotional century at the cricket World Cup to guide Australia to a win over Pakistan. Afterwards, he described his fears about never playing for his country again

Flying cars preparing for take off in Australia

technology

Melbourne has won a global competition to host the first international base for Uber flying cars, with test flights to begin next year and driverless flights planned for the future

NASA welcomes holiday-makers to space

space

The International Space Station is about to become the latest holiday destination with the first tourists blasting off next year. A ticket will cost about $83 million, air included

Grunt the Pig

City bans big pig from walking streets

animals

Grunt is a local star but that hasn’t stopped the council from banning the pig from walking on a lead like a dog would around the streets where he lives

Cierva Cove, Antarctica

‘Ice pirate’ plots to ‘steal’ a massive iceberg

environment

A cold, bold plan to tow a 113 million-tonne iceberg from Antarctica to South Africa for drinking water is all set to go ahead within months