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1999 : Stegosaurus dinosaur featured in 1999 ABC fantasy TV documentary "Walking With Dinosaurs". Pic BBC.
Animal / Extinct

New, much older stegosaurus species found

animals

Fossil hunters have found a new species of the ferocious-looking, armour-plated stegosaurus, much older than previous finds and in a location that could lead palaeontologists to rewrite history

02/03/2001 LIBRARY: 1948 : Retired Australian captain Don (later Sir Donald) Bradman walking out to bat at his testimonial match at MCG in Melbourne in 1948. Cricket Historical

Lasers uncover secrets of Don Bradman’s first bat

history

Laser and sonar technology has revealed hand-etched scores on the back of Sir Donald Bradman’s first cricket bat that are invisible to the naked eye

Smith is Aussie cricket’s knight in shining armour

news

In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight explains why he just had to draw a concussed Steve Smith as Aussie cricket’s knight in shining armour

Endeavour Arrival

Cook’s Endeavour a vehicle for reflection

history

Captain James Cook’s arrival in Australia will be commemorated in a major project exploring the lasting impact it had on First Peoples, with hopes it could promote reconciliation


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.

Free Book Club

Sign up for special offers including free books, competitions and much more

Inquiry Kit

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


Latest Stories

Mountain lion P-22, who lives in Griffith Park, LA, US

Mountain lion gets world’s biggest wildlife bridge

animals

A famous Hollywood mountain lion is about to get a $128 million bridge to cross a freeway. And though he’s unlikely to cross it, it could help save his and many other species from extinction

England v Australia - 2nd Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Four

Concussion: what is it and how does it happen?

explainers

As cricketer Steve Smith recovers from a hit to the neck, we look at what concussion is, how it happens and how to stay safe in light of new research about kids, concussion and sport

Monument unveiled at site of Okjokull, Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change

Iceland’s funeral for its melted glacier

environment

With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Iceland bade goodbye to its first extinct glacier

Smart little businesswoman taking notes.

Are you Australia’s best kids’ newsreader?

just for fun

Here is the latest news ..... Kids News and Studio 10 are searching for Australia’s best kids’ newsreader. Could it be you? Put on your best TV voice and find out

Fremantle Dockers Training Session

Fremantle sacks coach Ross Lyon

sport

Fremantle has dumped coach Ross Lyon in a sensational sacking today. The Dockers have told Lyon to leave immediately despite him having a year left on his contract

EMOJI

Happy or sad? Students send teachers emojis

technology

School kids will soon be able to use emojis to instantly tell their teachers whether they’re feeling happy, confident, overwhelmed, bored or confused by what’s going on in the classroom

Neil Campbell during his world-record ride. Picture: SkyNews

Cyclist’s super fast ride sets world record

sport

A man has set a new world record by riding a bike at just over 280kmh, but he still couldn’t beat female cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek, who is the fastest ever

Kids News Short Story writing competition, supported by HarperCollins

Winners have their own tale published into a book!

book club

It’s Book Week and what better way to get involved than with the Kids News short story writing competition. Winners will have their own story published into a real book and take home an iPad and book pack

Boys are more likely to stutter than girls.

Australian scientists lead world stuttering study

science

A massive international effort involving scanning the genes of 10,000 stutterers worldwide hopes to uncover the cause of stuttering rather than just treat its symptoms

George Gorham, Paul McGinness and Hudson Fysh before departing Longreach on their air service survey of northern Australia on August 19, 1919. Picture: suppied

100 years since Qantas was born on a long drive

history

Bouncing across northern Australia in a Model T Ford on rough tracks made for wagons led these WWI pilots to dream of setting up the outback airline we know as Qantas

Aussie sub saves the day with Ashes draw

sport

Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne made history as international cricket’s first concussion substitute before his half century helped Australia draw the second Ashes Test against England

Human-sized extinct penguin found

animals

A citizen scientist has found fossilised bones from an extinct penguin that was the size of an adult human and swam in the ocean around New Zealand about 60 million years ago

50 years after Abbey Road, there’s a new Fab Four

news

In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road album cover, but his tribute has a twist with a new Fab Four

Volcano discovery named after Shane Warne

science

Around 100 volcanoes have been discovered in Central Australia and named the “Warnie Volcanic Province” after the Australian cricketer widely considered the greatest spin bowler of all time

England v Australia - 2nd Specsavers Ashes Test: Day Two

Bancroft magic puts Aussies in perfect position

sport

A stunning catch and batting performance from Cameron Bancroft has the Aussies in a perfect Ashes position. But things are not so good for Nick Kyrgios, fined for poor behaviour again

512-year-old shark is oldest living vertebrate

animals

Scientists believe they have found the world’s oldest living vertebrate, a massive Greenland shark estimated to be up to 512 years old and described as a living time capsule

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Scientists recreate Cleopatra’s perfume

history

Using traces of ingredients found in ancient perfumer’s bottles, scientists have recreated the perfume worn by Cleopatra, the glamorous last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

Carlton Blues Training Session

Teague to officially take reins as Carlton coach

sport

David Teague will officially take on the Carlton coaching role today as the AFL world mourns legendary Cats player Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer and day one of the Ashes is rained out

This stunning image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope

Space telescope spies massive storm on Jupiter

space

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has taken an amazing new photo of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a massive storm wider than the Earth, with furious winds reaching speeds of up to 684kmh

Feeding mosquito

Building designer mozzies to do good not harm

science

Australian scientists are creating genetically modified mosquitoes that could wipe out deadly viruses in Queensland and popular overseas holiday spots

England & Australia Net Sessions

Pattinson dropped from second Test squad

sport

James Pattinson has been dropped from Australia’s second Test squad as quicks Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood push for a team recall to take on England at Lord’s

Nomad near pyramids

Xbox inventor gets a taste of ancient toast

science

In an incredible, just-for-fun science experiment, the man who invented Xbox baked a loaf of bread using microscopic yeast spores brought back to life from a 4500-year-old Egyptian pot

Underdale High phone ban

Students see benefit of phone bans, like it or not

technology

Not everyone likes or agrees with banning phones in schools, but students with bans in place admit school is better without devices. We check in on phone bans around the country

Gymnast nails two never-before-seen moves

sport

US gymnast Simone Biles has been nicknamed the Greatest Of All Time after performing two never-before-seen moves this week including a somersault with two flips and three twists

Fire

Climate change: what it means for Australians

environment

More dust storms, more farming in Tasmania and a year-round bushfire season are just some of the predictions Australian scientists are making after the latest report on climate change

Racism report

Kids witness racist attacks at sports events

safe kids

A World Vision survey shows nine in 10 children know someone close to them who has been the target of a racist attack at a professional sporting event

Springtails such as this one jump to avoid predators. They are the most abundant micro-creatures on Earth, so it must work. Credit: EYE OF SCIENCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Meet the minibeasts crawling all over Earth

animals

Microscopic tardigrades made the news for crash-landing on the Moon. Earth is teeming with other tiny creatures just as fascinating. Here are a few you won’t be able to stop looking at

The International Consumer Electronics Show

Feeling sick? Pepper the robot is here to help

technology

Get ready for robots offering health advice and even criticising your bad health habits. In fact, humanoid robots have already been on the job in Australian hospitals and clinics

Resembling miniature underwater caterpillars, tardigrades boast teeny claws at the end of their legs, hence their "water bear"  nickname.

Herd of Earth’s toughest animals left on Moon

space

Thousands of cuddly looking animals called tardigrades — sometimes called “moss pigs” or “water bears” — have been left on the Moon by a lunar lander that crashed on impact

Blocking Simmons at Crown was a big gamble

news

In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight finds the funny side of NBA star basketballer Ben Simmons being denied entry to Crown casino on a trip home to Australia

Gravestone of the real Snow White on display

history

The gravestone of a woman whose real life story is believed to have inspired the Snow White fairytale has been rediscovered and is now on display in a German museum

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Giant parrot nicknamed ‘Squawkzilla’ found

animals

Australian palaeontologists have discovered a toddler-sized parrot so tall it could poke an adult in the belly button and at least twice as big as the largest parrot alive today