A 7.2-magnitude Indonesian earthquake — the largest in a decade — has rocked Darwin and forced residents to flee office buildings and hospitals
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
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
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
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
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
A 21-year-old woman has smashed a world record and achieved an unbelievable feat by being the youngest person to visit every country on Earth
Two of the world’s most active volcanoes are erupting, just as the most active volcano goes quiet. Kids News looks at how volcanoes erupt and where these three sit on the Earth’s crust
As whale watching season begins in Australia, everyone is on the lookout for a very special white humpback whale who has been cruising the east coast every year for up to 30 years
Lake Eyre is approaching its fullest state in more than 40 years, with the huge flow of water catching the attention of birds, pilots, tourists and even NASA
Cave explorers in Tasmania have set a new Australian depth record and found a tunnel linking two cave systems, solving one of caving’s biggest mysteries
An incredible photo of climbers queuing to reach the summit of Mount Everest has drawn attention to the crowded and dangerous conditions on the world’s highest mountain
Warriors from China’s world-famous Terracotta Army — which is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World — have arrived in Australia for a unique arts exhibition
A newly discovered tunnel inside the world’s biggest cave linking it to another big cave has been described as like finding another 1km-high lump on the top of Mount Everest
The world may be seriously underestimating the amount of plastic waste along its coastlines, according to researchers who studied Australia’s Cocos Islands
Nepalese mountaineer Kami Rita has summited Mount Everest for an incredible 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful climbs of the world’s highest peak.
Tiny copper coins up to 1000 years old found on a remote beach on an Australian island could add a new chapter to the story of our European history
Piles of lolly wrappers and other human-made rubbish marred the excitement of a record-breaking dive in a submarine to the bottom of the world’s deepest ocean
A 72-year-old explorer has floated for 127 days and more than 4000km across the Atlantic Ocean in a plywood capsule without a sail or a motor
After a freak hailstorm turned a sandy beach into a sea of white, we look at what causes hail and if it’s dangerous for humans to get caught in it
Broken Hill is usually in the news for being hot and dry, but this time it’s about something cool and damp: a special local salad invention called cheeseslaw
May is likely to be drier than average for most of eastern Australia, which is bad news for the large parts of the country in drought
Scientists thought Antarctica’s Halley Bay would be a refuge from global warming for emperor penguins, but many breeding pairs are already missing
Anti-poaching rangers have shared a series of incredible and heartwarming snaps posing and relaxing with the magnificent gorillas they risk their lives to protect
Look at the clocks in the roadhouses along a remote, 340km section of the highway through the Nullarbor and you’ll see they don’t match anyone’s smartphone time
As Australians in four states grope around in the darkness of the last daylight saving mornings of the season, Europe has voted to cancel this clock-changing practice
There is only one computer, bad internet access, no library, no science laboratory and drought and famine are frequent, yet Peter Tabichi’s students are achieving great things
Residents are being warned to "stay indoors" as the extremely dangerous tropical Cyclone Veronica brings wild winds and heavy rain in Western Australia today
People who love pink are flocking like flamingoes to take selfies in front of a lake in Melbourne dyed by a population explosion of algae
A group of friends thought they saw a massive rock on the sand, but we now know it was an ocean sunfish, one of the world’s biggest fish and very rare in these waters
Scientists have discovered humans may have been living in Australia for 120,000 years. If proven right, the discovery could rewrite the indigenous history of our nation
An Australian citizen scientist has discovered three beautiful new species of disco-dancing peacock spiders. Arachnophobes needn’t worry: they’re the size of a grain of rice
Researchers from several Australian universities have determined the dingo is not a dog but a unique native species of its own
A major oil spill in the Solomon Islands is moving towards the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Area, with fears of a looming environmental disaster
Researchers have uncovered the world’s oldest known tattoo kit, some of which is made from human bone and believed to be 2700 years old
A mysterious potion discovered in an ancient Han Dynasty tomb in China was brewed to allow whoever drank it to live forever. Unfortunately, it is full of toxic ingredients
Scientists have rediscovered a giant bee, nicknamed the ‘flying bulldog’, on a remote Indonesian island after thinking it had been extinct for 30 years
Michelle Lee has become the first Australian woman to row across an ocean after a 5000km solo journey across the Atlantic that took 68 days, 12 hours and 49 minutes
Explorers have lost their hi-tech autonomous submarine under the ice in the Weddell Sea, forcing them to call off their search for Ernest Shackleton’s famous ship, Endurance
After pictures of millions of dead fish shocked the world, the NSW government has begun a bold plan to catch trapped Darling River fish and truck them downstream
The magnetic field of our planet is essential to our survival. But it’s not behaving like scientists expected and nobody knows why
The missing remains of the first person to circumnavigate Australia — who also popularised the name Australia — have been found
An island off the coast of Australia that was first mapped by Captain Cook has disappeared. No one knows where it went, though it still exists on Google Maps. It has everyone puzzled
The Australian Antarctic Division needs more than 150 people to fill jobs in its four research stations to support scientists, some you’d never guess were needed in the coldest place on Earth
The internet’s latest sensation is a beach that looks like it’s made of popcorn. We find other incredible beaches around the world and explain what happens in nature to create them
There are ghost towns all over Australia, but one once-busy settlement is coming back to life more than 50 years after its residents fled in a hurry one hot December afternoon
An amazing 55km bridge that goes over and under the sea has opened, connecting mainland China and Hong Kong. Not everyone thinks it is wonderful. What do you think?
After its population was almost wiped out in the 1800s, no one had the answer to the question of how and why Easter Island’s giant statues were made and moved, until now. Can you guess?
In the unexplored depths of the ocean off the coast of Tasmania, massive volcanic mountains kilometres high rise above the sea floor. What more would you like to know?
Spring weather and warm mean something completely different on Antarctica, as these funny outdoor cooking photos show. What would you like to try to cook outdoors there?
Overcrowding in Australia’s biggest cities is costing the country billions of dollars. The government plans to make migrants move to regional areas as part of the solution. Is this fair?
The centuries-old mystery of the sinking of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour could be solved, exactly 250 years since it set sail to claim Australia for England.
A drone has filmed a tribe in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, which experts believe has never been in contact with the outside world
It’s International Lighthouse Weekend, a great time to learn about the important role lighthouses have played through history and today to keep sailors and ships safe
Australia is growing faster than ever before, with one baby born every 102 seconds. This week we reach 25 million, much earlier than expected
A new World Vision survey shows compassionate young Australians are very concerned about the plight of global refugees and want to help
If there’s life on Mars, a 20km-wide lake will be the place to look. This huge body of water could also hold the key for cheaper, safer space travel
Australians are used to heatwaves and our gardens, houses, schools and clothes are designed to help us keep comfortable. When heat hits in cold places, it’s hard to keep cool
Many country towns are struggling, with falling populations, few jobs and not many visitors. But amazing murals on disused silos are helping breathe new life into these rural communities
A new helium balloon sky ship will offer amazing bird’s eye views of Uluru for tourists when they are no longer able to climb the famous rock
This is the time of the year it’s dark morning and night. For centuries that’s been a cause for celebration. How would you like to celebrate winter solstice?
Australia is shifting north 7cm a year, which is causing many earthquakes every week. Have you felt one recently?
Only a tiny portion of the world’s oceans are mapped. A new quest seeks to chart this last frontier in just 12 years
A ship that sank more than 300 years ago carrying $22 billion of treasure has been found. But its exact location is top secret
It’s freezing all year and dark day and night all winter but tourists flock there and locals love it. How is life bear-able in Svalbad?
Hawaiians living near the Kilauea volcano have been forced to flee as lava flows down their streets. How much damage will it do?
The Federal Government has promised to spend half a billion dollars trying to save our damaged Great Barrier Reef. It’s the biggest ever environmental protection project.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to end the war and give up nuclear weapons at a historic meeting. Now the world is waiting to see if he can keep his promises for peace.
A huge rip in the ground has scientists suggesting the continent of Africa is starting to split in two
An ambitious bid will be launched today to have the Great Australian Bight listed on the World Heritage register to provide added protection against oil and gas drilling
Scientists have found 30kg of plastic inside a dead sperm whale’s stomach. It is just one of thousands of animals killed each year as our oceans become clogged with rubbish
Footprints from one of the largest dinosaurs to ever walk on Earth have been discovered in a lagoon on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
The Sydney Opera House joins a list of world landmarks to turn green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
A tricky poem full of secret clues has the answer to where a real treasure chest full of gold and jewels is buried. Can you solve the puzzle?
An Australian man has become the world’s youngest person to complete the Seven Summits, Seven Volcanoes climbing challenge — and he did the final climb with his 99-year-old Nan
The world’s tallest man has met the world’s shortest woman in the shadows of the pyramids in Egypt. See the remarkable images
Bali’s Mount Agung volcano finally erupted this week after months of rumbles. We look at why it takes so long for some volcanoes to erupt
Elon Musk’s idea to build a Hyperloop to hurtle passengers around the country at more than 1000km/h in an elevated tube is gaining momentum. VIDEO
Cobram’s plan to build a giant peach to attract tourists adds another interesting icon to Australia’s list of Big Things
A rare map of Australia — believed to have been lost forever — has been restored after years in an attic
Teen adventurer and Arctic explorer Jade Hameister is preparing to ski where no Australian woman has ever been before
Canberra has often been overlooked in the best city lists — until now. Our capital has made the grade in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel top 10 list
Australian scientists were shocked to discover we lacked a good overall understanding of the Earth’s makeup, so they set about researching and creating their own
A baby seal was a long way from home after an epic swim all the way from the Antarctic to the Australian mainland. VIDEO
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