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A Tyrannosaurus rex (T-Rex) skeleton, named STAN is on display during a press preview at Christie's Rockefeller Center on September 15, 2020 in New York City. - The skeleton of a 40-foot (12-meter) dinosaur nicknamed "Stan", one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found, will be auctioned in New York next month and could set a record for a sale of its kind. Discovered in 1987 near Buffalo, South Dakota, the 188-bone skeleton took more than three years to excavate and reconstruct by paleontologists from the state's Black Hills Geological Research Institute, where it has been exhibited since. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Wanted: new home for T-rex called Stan

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Stan weighed more than 6 tonnes and had eyes the size of baseballs. His bite could have crushed a car. And this famous Tyrannosaurus rex could be yours for as much as $11 million

Funny Kid series author and illustrator Matt Stanton. For Kids News book club

Author Matt Stanton answers reader questions

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Well done to all the kids who sent in great questions for Funny Kids author Matt. Check out his answers to 10 of the best

Mark Knight cartoon for Tuesday 15th of September herald sun Newspaper .

No one wants to fall onto the snapping crocodiles

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There were whoops of joy across Melbourne when playgrounds reopened this week, but faced with falling popularity and a hotel quarantine inquiry, it’s not all fun and games for Premier Dan

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Image Finalists 2020 - Photo by Tim Hearn. Caption: Hide and Seek. Animal: Azure Damselfly. Location: Devon, UK.

Meet the comedians in the animal kingdom

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We won’t ever know if these animals are trying to be funny but we do know they’re giving us lots of laughs. Meet the stars of the finalist entries in the 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards


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University of Adelaide PhD candidate Khalia Primer, 23 originally from Cleve on the Eyre Peninsula, in the laboratory at SAHMRI. She working on gene therapy to treat diabetic ulcers. 14 September 2020. Picture Dean Martin

Hope for diabetics in three-minute thesis

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Scientist Khalia Primer’s award-winning video cleverly explains years of complex gene therapy research that could help solve some of the serious health problems faced by people with diabetes

An artist's impression of the Venusian surface for National Geographic TV program ''Earth's Evil Twin'' about planet Venus. (Photo credit: European Space Agency)

Venus clouds show signs of possible life

space

We know humans couldn’t survive the heat and huge pressure on Venus, our closest neighbour. But some form of alien life could be producing an Earth-like gas astronomers have found in its clouds

Tracy Zhao performing violin on stage. Picture: supplied

Show must go on for young talents

arts

The Crowd Favourite competition of the Sydney Eisteddfod has moved online to help young performers like 10-year-old Tracy Zhao continue passing the joy of music to their audience

Scientists have viewed the deepest regions of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Very rare ‘walking’ scorpion fish spotted on Reef

science

On an expedition by a robot to the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, scientists have found new species of black coral, sponges and a rare and awkward-looking “walking” scorpion fish

SCARPERIA, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 11: Oscar Piastri of Australia and Prema Racing (1) drives during practice ahead of the Formula 3 Championship at Mugello Circuit on September 11, 2020 in Scarperia, Italy. (Photo by Rudy Carezzevoli/Getty Images)

Aussie teen driver wins F3 world champs

sport

The future of Australian motorsport looks bright after 19-year-old Oscar Piastri claimed the 2020 FIA Formula 3 championship season after a thrilling final race in Italy

nationally threatened mulgara  at Ethabuka Reserve. Brian Williams story.

Tassie devil relative returns from extinction

animals

This tiny carnivorous marsupial was thought to be wiped out in NSW a century ago, but now scientists have reintroduce a small population of mulgaras back into the wild

The evolution of Australian money. For Kids News. iStock image.

How Australia’s money has changed

money

From “holey dollars” and handwritten banknotes, Australia’s money has seen some big changes. With more people going digital, could the next step be the end of cash?

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA), a low frequency radio telescope in Western Australia, is seen in this undated aerial view released on September 8, 2020. International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)/Curtin University/Handout via REUTERS NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Scan of 10.3 million stars doesn’t find aliens – yet

space

In the broadest search for extraterrestrial life ever completed, scientists have looked for aliens in a scan of more than 10 million stars using a radio telescope in Western Australia

Thwaites glacier is said to be 'the most vulnerable place in Antarctica' Credit: AFP

Scientists solve mystery of giant melting glacier

environment

Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier — more than twice as big as Tasmania — is melting from below, putting it at risk of collapse. Scientists now know warm water flowing beneath it is to blame

Mark Knight cartoon for Tuesday  8th of September 2020 Herald Sun newspaper .

The moment Djokovic stared into the void

sport

It is big news for the world’s best tennis player to be disqualified from a Grand Slam, so Mark Knight wanted to draw a cartoon to show Novak’s shock and realisation of what he had done

Proteus artist's illustration side view

Famous aquanaut plans undersea human habitat

environment

Fabien Cousteau, grandson of the great oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, is building an underwater living and working space for humans to help us better understand oceans and climate change

Cafe Mama at Windsor : Fairy bread.

Fight over what’s right with fairy bread

just for fun

Fairy bread is an Aussie party icon — a simple, old-fashioned treat that helps make a table of party food look good and feel fun, except there’s a lot of disagreement about how to make it

Astronaut to Mars

Mighty mice keep muscles in space

space

As humans get ready for long trips to Mars, scientists are working on how to keep them strong and healthy by studying astronaut mice with big muscles sent to the International Space Station

Melbourne stonemason John Sione and daughter Zi, 12, won Queensland Ballet's online dance competition, Ballet Beat Drop Challenge. For Kids News

Dad and daughter make a winning ballet combination

just for fun

A rugby-loving dad has teamed with his ballet-loving daughter to take out top prize in a global dance challenge. Check out their moves

Veterinarians of Four Paws International, examine and take blood samples from Kavaan, the elephant slated to be moved to a sanctuary in Cambodia after it became the subject of a high-profile rights campaign backed by music star Cher, at the Marghazar Zoo, in Islamabad on September 4, 2020. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

World’s loneliest elephant free to find friends

animals

An elephant famous for being called the ‘world’s loneliest’ has been cleared by vets to leave the Pakistani zoo where he has lived in terrible conditions for more than 35 years

Cyber bullying. iStock image. For Kids News and Hibernation

Bullied by a friend? It’s still bullying

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Young people are less likely to recognise behaviour as bullying if it is coming from someone they consider a friend, according to a new study from online mental health organisation ReachOut

BOND MELBOURNE : for Peter Rolfe story   ..  10/08/2011 NEWS: 10/08/2011 NEWS: Feeding time at the Melbourne Aquarium. Senior diver Kate McKay feeds Mitch the grey nurse shark. Pic. Jay Town Pic. Jay Town

Inside the shark tank at Sea Life Aquarium

animals

They might look scary but few sharks deserve their fearsome reputation, according to aquarist James Gilbert. In fact, some need our help to survive on National Threatened Species Day.

For a story about SAHMRI/UniAdl research on the benefits of green time versus screen time.Lenny,7 and Nash,4, in their backyard having green time on the 2nd September 2020. Pic Tait Schmaal.

Time outdoors is good medicine for hi-tech kids

health

New research has found green time can reduce the negative effects of too much screen time in front of TVs, computers and video games for kids

The new estimate is far smaller than the size of the T-Rex portrayed in the Jurassic Park films Credit: �2018 UNIVERSAL CITY STUDIOS PRODUCTIONS LLLP AND AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT, INC

T-rex maybe not so mighty after all

animals

An international team of scientists — led by a palaeontologist at the University of New England in New South Wales — have re-examined 100 years of dinosaur research to look afresh at T-rex

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Artist’s impression of binary black holes about to collide. Image credit:
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Biggest black hole collision ever detected

space

Adelaide scientists are part of the international team celebrating the discovery of the most massive black hole collision and merger ever detected and which happened almost 7 billion years ago

Mark Knight cartoon on AFL Grand Final

Here comes the AFL Batmobile, bound for glory

sport

There were so many ways to draw a cartoon on the AFL Grand Final heading to Qld. Mark Knight decided to ignore all the obvious ways and resurrect a special vehicle for one more drive

In this photo provided by Steven Brown, a snake slithers out the door of a home at Laceys Creek, Australia, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. David Tait returned home and was surprised to discover that his kitchen ceiling had collapsed under the weight of two large pythons apparently fighting over a mate. (Steven Brown/Brisbane North Snake Catchers and Relocation via AP)

Two giant pythons drop in for a visit

animals

A Queensland man came home to a collapsed kitchen ceiling and two massive snakes making themselves comfortable elsewhere in the house. Kids News looks at how to keep safe around snakes

Silhouette of man looking at light, at end of tunnel, rear view

Human-sized wormholes are possible

mathematics

Scientists have used quantum mechanics and maths to show that gateways connecting two points in space and time and big enough and stable enough for human travel are theoretically possible

Ryden Clarke, 10, from the Jimboomba RedBacks Aussie rules club, Brisbane 1st of September 2020.  Ryden featured in the Queensland governments video trying to win the AFL grand final.  (Image/Josh Woning)

AFL Grand Final heads to Queensland

sport

The 2020 AFL Grand Final will be played in Queensland at Brisbane’s Gabba on October 24, the first time in history it has been played outside Victoria 

Screengrab  from  Neuralink you tube   shows Gertrude the pig implanted with a Neuralink device and her brain activity graph during a presentation ., Elon Musk has unveiled a pig called Gertrude with a coin-sized computer chip in her brain to demonstrate his ambitious plans to create a working brain-to-machine interface. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSutodqCZ74&feature=youtu.be

Meet Gertrude, the pig with the brain implant

technology

A company co-founded by Elon Musk has fitted computer chips into the brains of three little pigs in a trial that could lead to people being able to control computers with their minds

There are many ways kids can get involved in fundraising and donating to charity. For Kids News

How giving a little makes a big difference

money

Australians have a strong tradition of donating to important causes, from bushfire recovery to emergency services that keep us safe. And there are lots of ways kids can pitch in

A peregrine falcon living on the edge of a Melbourne skyrise building has hatched an egg.. Frame grab from 367 Collins Street Falcons Live Stream

World waits for peregrine falcon eggs to hatch

animals

Via a live webcam, the eyes of the world are on a peregrine falcon nesting on the side of a Melbourne skyscraper who has laid at least three eggs, which are expected to hatch in about 32 days

Flying car test in Japan. Picture: AP

Flying car takes off with passenger

technology

Dreams of zipping around the sky in a flying car are one step closer to becoming reality after a successful test flight with a person in a vehicle that looks like a motorbike with propellers

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A fire caused by a lightning strike in Mount Barney National Park.
It slowly marched over the peak as it moved around the border area of Queensland and New South Wales.

Nature’s fury and beauty captured in winning photos

arts

A snap of a Black Summer bushfire has been named Australia’s best nature photograph in a competition that celebrates the country’s wild side

A strange 'ice ship' has been spotted on Google Earth by eagle-eyed conspiracy theorists Credit: YOUTUBE/MRMBBB333

Brain holds key to Antarctic ice ship mystery

explainers

Conspiracy theorists claim they’ve found a huge capsized ship about 160km off the coast of Antarctica but the mystery is most likely solved by looking at how human brains work

The CSIRO Parkes Observatory is seen ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, 380km west of Sydney, Friday, July 19, 2019. The Parkes Observatory (also known informally as "The Dish" is a radio telescope observatory, located 20 kilometres north of the town of Parkes, New South Wales, Australia. It was one of several radio antennae used to receive live television images of the Apollo 11 moon landing, on July 20 1969. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Chirps from space reach Earth again

space

More mysterious Fast Radio Bursts have made it to Earth from a galaxy three billion light-years away but researchers still don’t know what they are and why they’re coming here

Two mammoth in a field covered of snow, with some bushes and a few bisons. Blue sky with clouds in the background.

How cold was it in the coldest part of the Ice Age?

weather

Scientists have calculated just how cold it got on Earth during the coldest part of the last Ice Age, using ocean plankton fossils and climate models