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Win a slime kit in our colouring-in competition

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Kids News is running an Easter colouring-in competition during the school holidays with a super slime kit the ultimate prize for the best entries. Ready, set, colour

Australians to vote

Prime Minister calls federal election for May 18

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Australia is going to the polls on May 18 to elect a new government after Prime Minister Scott Morrison officially called the 2019 election

International Year of Indigenous Languages commemorated with new coins launched by Royal Australian Mint and AIATSIS.

New 50c coin is unique in any language

money

A new 50c coin has been released in Australia and it features a historic design element never seen before to highlight the uniqueness of our country and our cultural heritage

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Australia’s rebel time zone

Ford LPG Challenge - Around Australia for Around $1000 (Adelaide to Perth leg. Day 3 Cocklebiddy to Kalgoolie. Wester Time Zone road sign along the Nullabor Plain 05 Aug 2006. road sign
mathematics

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

World’s longest dragon lands in Australia

Giant Dragon
arts

Dai Gum Loong, 125m long and with 7000 scales, has flown to Australia to take over from an old dragon called Sun Loong that is ready to retire

Ancient four-legged whale walked on land

the ancient four-legged whale in the sea
animals

Scientists have uncovered fossils of an ancient four-legged whale that walked on land and swam in the sea 43 million year ago

Beware of wild mushrooms

NEWS: Toadstools
health

Autumn weather means more mushrooms and other fungi growing in the wild, but as it’s almost impossible to tell which ones are deadly, avoid them all to stay safe

Extreme surfers invent iceboard surfing

Swedish surfer Pontus Hallin waits for waves as he sits on his melting ice surfboard at the Delp surfing spot, near Straumnes, in the Lofoten Islands, over the Arctic Circle on February 18, 2019. (AFP / Olivier Morin)
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Surfers have a lot of time to think about the health of the world’s oceans when they’re out there waiting for a wave, so these surfers invented the ultimate eco-friendly surfboard

‘Temporary’ Eiffel Tower turns 130

Eiffel Tower with autumn leaves in Paris, France
history

The much-loved, world-famous symbol of Paris has turned 130, after surviving fierce early criticism and an original plan to take it down after just 20 years

The massive mako shark mystery

A mako shark spotted at Browns Mountain, a sea mountain off the Sydney coastline in an area where a large collection of sea life congregate. The mako had a fishing line attached from a previous catch and release and was attracted by burley designed to attract fish to the boat.
animals

An Australian fisherman pulled in what he thought was an enormous shark, only to find it was just the head. His gruesome discovery has intrigued the world

World’s biggest T-rex unearthed

Chris Pratt faces a rampaging T-Rex dinosaur in a scene from film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
animals

A massive, fierce dinosaur nicknamed Scotty has been dug from sandstone. Its leg bones are so big it is thought to have weighed 8800kg when it roamed the Earth

Why do we pull pranks on April Fools’ Day?

April 1 is April Fools' Day.
explainers

Watch out … today is April Fools’ Day and it’s the day for playing pranks on unsuspecting people. We look at why we celebrate on April 1 and some of today's best jokes

Bittersweet AFLW Grand Final win for Phillips

AFLW Grand Final - Adelaide v Carlton
sport

Adelaide’s Erin Phillips didn’t know whether to laugh or cry after she badly injured her knee in Sunday’s AFLW Grand Final victory. In the end, she did both in front of a record crowd

Kookaburra named Thunder for sale in US

Supplied Wendy Davidson Kookaburra
animals

An Australian woman has found a lone kookaburra for sale in a cage in a US pet shop. Unfortunately, she’s not allowed to bring it home to its native habitat

Earth Hour: Change the way we live

WWF Earth Hour
environment

Join the global movement of hundreds of millions of people all turning off the lights as a way of working together to care for the environment

Cheating bans end for Smith, Warner

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 12, 2018, Australia's captain Steve Smith leads David Warner (R) and his players off the field after their defeat on the fourth day of the second Test cricket match between South Africa and Australia at St George's Park in Port Elizabeth. - Twelve months ago Australian cricket was in crisis, rocked to the core by a cheating scandal that left former captain Steve Smith and his deputy David Warner among the most vilified men in sport. (Photo by MARCO LONGARI / AFP)
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The 12-month bans placed on former Australian cricket captain Steve Smith and his vice-captain David Warner have ended today. But have they learned their lesson and will they cheat again?

Weird, wacky, wonderful nature photos

Australian huntsman spider aren't very dangerous to humans
animals

We’ve compiled an incredible collection of photographs of creatures big and small interacting with the world in amazing ways. Which photo do you like best?

Big win in fight against extinction

Plains-wanderer chicks at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Picture: Zoos Victoria
animals

A heat lamp, a feather duster and lots of expert care has helped nine precious plains-wanderer chicks hatch and thrive, an important species-saving step

Astronauts take six-hour space walk

This image provided by NASA shows astronauts Anne McClain and Nick Hague taking a spacewalk to replace aging batteries on the International Space Station on Friday, March 22, 2019. Friday’s spacewalk is the first of three planned excursions to replace batteries and perform other maintenance. (NASA via AP)
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Two NASA astronauts took a walk out in space for more than six hours to change some batteries on Friday. They finished early, so had time for some cleaning and sightseeing

Rare albino penguin comes out to play

In this image made from video, an albino penguin is seen along in its enclosure in Gdansk zoo, Gdansk, Poland, Friday, March 22, 2019. An extremely rare white penguin has made its public debut at the Gdansk zoo in northern Poland. The albino penguin hatched in mid-December and has been under veterinary care. In natural conditions such unusual-looking penguin would be rejected by other penguins and would have little chance of survival. (AP Photo)
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A rare albino penguin has made its first public appearance at a Polish zoo. Normally other penguins reject albinos, but this bird is feeling the love from its parents and two special friends

Quest to bring woolly mammoths back to life

Woolly Mammoth Family
science

Experiments on the cells of a woolly mammoth found preserved in frozen ground has brought scientists a step closer to bringing the prehistoric creatures back to life

Harry Potter on mission to get gamers outdoors

24/09/2002 PIRATE: Actor Daniel Radcliffe in scene from film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". /Films/Titles/Harry/Potter/and/the/Chamber/of/Secrets
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Get ready for the next Harry Potter craze — and one of its main aims is to get fans and gamers spending more time outdoors in a Pokemon Go-style treasure hunt

‘Stay indoors’ warning as cyclone hits WA

Currently two cyclones are impacting Australia's north. Picture: Earthschool.
weather

Residents are being warned to "stay indoors" as the extremely dangerous tropical Cyclone Veronica brings wild winds and heavy rain in Western Australia today

Incredible video of snake eating snake

The larger snake eating the smaller snake
animals

An Australian woman has filmed extraordinary video of a fight to the death of two snakes of different species, with one getting a big meal for its efforts

Lipstick-pink lake a hit for selfies

PINK LAKE
environment

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

Toy Story 4 is an adventure of discovery

A scene from Toy Story 4.
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New friends, old friends, daring rescues and what it means to be a child’s toy are all part of the storyline for the new Toy Story 4 movie. Watch the full-length trailer

Big fish catches fishermen by surprise

Hunter and Steven Jones with a Sunfish found on the Coorong over the weekend. Picture: Jacob Jones
animals

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

Australia to build state-of-the-art space centre

ESCAPE: Houston NASA, Amanda Woods - part of the comprehensive spacesuit collection . Picture: Space Center Houston.
space

If humans land on Mars or walk on the Moon again, Australians could watch it live at a state-of-the-art mission control centre, which the government plans to build in Adelaide

Hip hop makes cheese taste great

Swiss cheesemaker Beat Wampfler smells a piece of cheese that has been matured for 6 month with hip-hop music on the final day of an experiment conducted by the University of the Arts in Bern on March 14, 2019 in Berthoud, in the Emmental region, central Switzerland. - Beat Wampfler, a Swiss veterinarian by day, but consumate apron-wearing cheese enthusiast at night, has embarked on an experiment to test the impact of music on Emmental. Since last September, the cheeses have each been blasted with sonic masterpieces from the likes of rock gods Led Zeppelin or hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest to techno beats, ambient choirs and Mozart's classic Magic Flute. A jury of expert tasted the cheeses on March 14, 2019 and the tasty winner the cheese matured with the hip-hop album. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)
just for fun

Playing music to cheese improves its flavour, according to a Swiss study. But not just any music will do. Hip hop is where it’s at if you want really fruity cheese

Green Flying Dude is king of the sky

Chris Byrnes broke three national records at the Aus/NZ National Skydiving Championships in Moruya on 12/3/19.
sport

High-flying wingsuiter Chris Byrnes — otherwise known as The Green Flying Dude — is king of the sky after claiming three national titles

New official record for world’s oldest person

In this July 27, 2018, photo, Japan's oldest living female Kane Tanaka speaks in Fukuoka, southwestern Japan. The 116-year-old Japanese woman who loves playing the board game Othello is being honored as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records on Saturday, March 9, 2019. (Kyodo News via AP)
humanities

A Japanese woman has been honoured as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records. She took time out from studying maths to celebrate by eating chocolate

Cricket’s Ashes urn to come home

The original Ashes Urn will be on display over summer. Picture: supplied
sport

Australia has won the Ashes 33 times in 137 years, yet the famous Ashes urn stays locked in a cabinet at Lord’s in London. Later this year, it will visit Australia for fans to see

Three disco-dancing peacock spiders found

Maratus aquilus. Picture: Joseph SchubertSource:Twitter
animals

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

Diver trapped in whale’s mouth … and lives

Rainer Schimpf was briefly swallowed by the whale. Picture:
animals

Rainer Schimpf didn’t realise he’d been swallowed by a 15m whale until everything went black. Luckily, it didn’t like the taste of him and spat him out. This is his amazing survival story

Researchers find dingoes are not dogs

Dingo Puppy
animals

Researchers from several Australian universities have determined the dingo is not a dog but a unique native species of its own

Fearless Girls for International Women’s Day

A replica of New York's famous "Fearless Girl" statue is seen at Melbourne's Federation Square, Melbourne, February 28, 2019. The replica was unveiled by artist Kristen Visbal ahead of International Women's Day on March 8. The original Fearless Girl rose to global attention when she was installed in front of the "Charging Bull" on Wall Street for International Women's Day in 2017. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING
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Australian girls and women have a new figure of hope and inspiration, with the unveiling of a Fearless Girl statue in time for International Women’s Day

Solomon Islands battling oil spill

TOPSHOT - This undated handout provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia on March 1, 2019 shows the oil spill from the MV Solomon Trader along the coastline of Rennell Island, some 240 kilometres south of the capital Honiara. - New Zealand joined an international effort on March 1 to limit damage from oil spilling out of the ship that ran aground near World Heritage-listed waters in the Solomon Islands almost a month ago. (Photo by Handout / DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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A major oil spill in the Solomon Islands is moving towards the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Area, with fears of a looming environmental disaster

Why do we need sleep?

happy kid girl waking up in the morning in her bedroom with dog in bed
explainers

Scientists know that we need sleep to survive but until now they didn’t know why. New research suggests it’s all to do with keeping up essential repairs

Saddest elephant in the world dies

Flavia the elephant. Picture: Facebook/Zoo de Cordoba
animals

She was the face of animal rights campaigns and suffered from depression, and now, Flavia the elephant has died after being kept on her own for 43 years in a Spanish zoo

Matildas win the Cup of Nations

2019 Cup of Nations - Matchday 3: Australia v Argentina
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The Matildas have won the inaugural Cup of Nations tournament on home soil after defeating Argentina 3-0 in the final. Now, bring on the World Cup

Twins Nima and Dawa flying home to Bhutan

Bhutan Twins Nima and Dawa
health

Formerly conjoined twins Nima and Dawa Pelden are flying home to Bhutan today after their successful surgery in Australia to allow them to live separate lives

Hobart votes to ban single-use plastic

New plastic bylaw
environment

After an 8-4 vote by Hobart councillors, the city is set to become Australia’s first to ban single-use plastics including straws, sauce packets and cups

New airport named for Nancy-Bird Walton

NWN Library
humanities

Sydney’s new international airport is being named after Nancy-Bird Walton, Australia’s first female pilot, known as the “Angel of the Outback”

Scientists find giant bee thought to be extinct

TOPSHOT - This undated handout photomontage provided by Global Wildlife Conservation on February 21, 2019, shows a living Wallace’s giant bee (Megachile pluto) (R), which is approximately four times larger than a European honeybee, after it was rediscovered in the Indonesian islands of the North Moluccas. - The world's largest bee -- roughly the size of a human thumb -- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years, researchers said on February 21, 2019. Despite its conspicuous size, no one had observed Wallace's giant bee -- discovered in the 19th century by British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace and nicknamed the "flying bulldog" -- in the wild since 1981, the Global Wildlife Conservation said. (Photo by CLAY BOLT / Global Wildlife Conservation / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / GLOBAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION / CLAY BOLT" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVES
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Scientists have rediscovered a giant bee, nicknamed the ‘flying bulldog’, on a remote Indonesian island after thinking it had been extinct for 30 years

PM urges all to join Kids News Spelling Bee

Kids News Spelling Bee for kidsnews.com.au
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison says spelling and literacy should be a national priority and urges all schools to join the upcoming Kids News Spelling Bee

Tiny baby boy goes home

A baby boy weighing 268 grams when born in August 2018, the hospital claims is the smallest baby to survive and be sent home healthy, is seen five days after his birth in Tokyo, Japan, in this undated handout photo released by Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and obtained Reuters on February 27, 2019. Mandatory credit Keio University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics/Handout via Reuters
health

The world’s smallest baby boy has gone home from hospital, six months after being born weighing only 268g, one-thirteenth the weight of an average Australian baby

What is a leap year?

Girl watching the stars. Stars are digital illustration.
explainers

February 29 is missing from this year’s calendar. We explain why and what it has to do with the Sun, the Earth and a calendar created way back in 1582

Snowy Hydro 2.0 starts now

Pm
environment

The PM has announced a massive expansion of the Snowy Hydro scheme to start within a week, promising cheaper and more reliable electricity

Whale found in Amazon jungle

Humpback whale dead in Amazon. Picture: Instagram/bicho_dagua
animals

Scientists have rushed to examine an 8m humpback whale found in thick mangroves in the Amazon jungle, a long way from its natural habitat

Scientists discover why zebras have stripes

RACING STRIPES
animals

It’s a question everyone asks — why do zebras have black-and-white stripes? Now scientists have found the answer and it’s all about blood-sucking insects and protection from diseases

Push for breakdancing at 2024 Olympics

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 21, 2010 members of Mortal Kombat crew from Japan perform during the first part of the "Battle of the Year", an international competition of breakdance (Boty), at Arena in Montpellier. - Breakdancing, skateboarding, climbing and surfing have been invited to join the 2024 Paris Olympics, the head of the local organising committee said on February 21, 2019. Tony Estanguet said the inclusion of the sports responded to a need to make the Olympics "more urban" and "more artistic". (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)
sport

Breakdancing, skateboarding, climbing and surfing are the most likely new sports for the 2024 Paris Olympics in a move to make the global sporting event more urban and artistic

Aussie’s record 5000km ocean row

A supplied image obtained on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, of Sydney woman Michelle Lee who has become the first Australian woman to cross an ocean solo in a rowboat after rowing across the Atlantic Ocean in 68 days. (AAP Image/Supplied, Robin Skjoldborg) NO ARCHIVING
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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

Alyssa Healy’s sky-high catch sets world record

BTS Commercial Shoot with Alyssa Healy
sport

Australian cricketer Alyssa Healy has grabbed a Guinness World Record for the highest catch of a cricket ball

What is International Mother Language Day?

Anti violence march
explainers

Every two weeks a language becomes extinct. To try to preserve indigenous languages, the United Nations observes International Mother Language Day every year on February 21

‘Super Snow Moon’ shines bright

UK Sees Largest Supermoon Of 2019
space

World stargazers have enjoyed the sight of the biggest and brightest supermoon of the year. But if you missed it, don’t worry, there’s another one coming very soon

Rare baby otters pass first test

The Perth Zoo otter family now features nine individuals.Picture: Simon Santi
animals

Three rare otter pups have passed their first hands-on health checks by vets at Perth Zoo, a big milestone in the international program to save the species from extinction

Belinda makes history as first female NRL ref

Ref
sport

Queenslander Belinda Sleeman will write her name into the history books this weekend when she becomes the first female to referee a first-grade NRL match

Pandas may have to leave Australia

Update on Fu Ni
animals

Adelaide Zoo’s giant pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni have failed to have a baby panda and will be sent back to China unless the Australian government steps in

Renegades snatch BBL final from Stars

BBL - Final: Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars
sport

The Melbourne Stars looked to be cruising to victory in the Big Bash League final until the Melbourne Renegades’ bowling attack stepped up to secure a thrilling win

West Indian cricketer banned for on-field insult

West Indies v England - 3rd Test: Day Three
sport

West Indian cricketer Shannon Gabriel has been banned for 4 matches for on-field insult to England captain Joe Root. But it’s Root’s reaction that has gained worldwide praise

First look at Frozen 2 movie trailer

Elsa in a scene from Disney movie trailer for Frozen 2
just for fun

The first teaser for the Disney movie Frozen 2 has been released. This time , Elsa and Anna must navigate their way through another dangerous adventure

World’s first wiggle found

Traces of mucus were discovered in ancient rock
science

Scientists have discovered what could be the earliest signs of movement on Earth by a living thing, beating the previous oldest find by 1.5 billion years

Kids on front line in fight against graffiti

Graffiti in Moreland
humanities

The cost of removing graffiti is so high that governments are spending up big trying to teach kids not to do it in the first place

Ocean colours changing with global warming

An outbreak of blue-green algae is seen on the coastline of Qingdao, the host city for sailing events at the 2008 Olympic Games, in eastern China's Shandong province 24 Jun 2008. The Qingdao government has organized 400 boats and 3000 people to help remove the algae after Olympic organizers ordered a cleanup. Experts say the algae is a result of climate change, and recent heavy rains in southern China, according to the Xinhua news agency.
environment

Our blue oceans are turning bluer and our green oceans are turning greener as global warming changes the balance of Earth’s ecosystems

Why is our blood red?

hand in protective glove holding a blood sample
explainers

Ever wondered why blood is always red? Kids News explains why this important liquid pumping through humans is always red but why, through white skin, it sometimes looks blue

Bees know how to do basic maths

Bee and Honeycomb Bee and Honeycomb Bee and Honeycomb Bee and Honeycomb
mathematics

An Australian study has found that despite having tiny brains, bees can learn to add and subtract 

Teens win award for looking after nan

SCIENCEAWARD
technology

Two young Tasmanians have taken out Australia’s top student science award for an invention to keep Mitchell’s great-grandmother, Gwen, safe from a fall

How the Opera House could have looked

A man takes a photograph of a woman front of the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. NSW's net debt will be wiped out following a bumper budget surplus of $4.7 billion for the last financial year, Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING
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It’s one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks, but the Sydney Opera House could have looked very, very different if any of the other ideas submitted were built instead

Horse trainer Darren Weir gets 4-year ban

Darren Weir (left) is seen leaving Victorian Racing Club's headquarters, Flemington, Melbourne, Wednesday, February 6, 2018. (AAP Image/Daniel Pockett) NO ARCHIVING
sport

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer Darren Weir has been banned from training racehorses for 4 years after he was found with electronic devices linked to animal cruelty and cheating

Little mammals our bushfire heroes

28/11/2001. Moonlight Sanctuary at Pearcedale. An Eastern Bettong stares out of its hole whilst its baby stays back.
animals

A new study of Tasmania’s forests found that the many small native animals that live there have a vital role to play in reducing the impact of bushfires

People and pets rescued from floodwaters

A supplied image obtained on Sunday, February 3, 2019, of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services crews responding to flood conditions in Townsville. Between 400 and 500 homes have been inundated in Townsville amid North Queensland's flood crisis. (AAP Image/Supplied by QFES) NO ARCHIVING
weather

Townsville’s mayor has urged the city’s residents to “hang tough” as the Army and emergency services personnel work hard to keep everyone safe after record rain in Queensland

Healthy coral found in big Barrier Reef hole

Great Barrier Reef blue hole off the coast of Mackay. Photo - Johnny Gaskell
environment

Marine biologists have dived deep into the biggest hole in the Great Barrier Reef and found a haven of healthy coral and a wealth of beautiful fish and other sea life

Young Aussie golf star ‘better than Tiger Woods’

Little champ golfer
sport

At just nine years old, Australia’s Jonathan Hong is already playing off scratch and beating Tiger Woods at golf milestones

Simmons named first Aussie NBA All Star

Philadelphia 76ers v Los Angeles Lakers
sport

Basketballer Ben Simmons has made history after becoming the first Australian to be selected as an NBA All Star

America shivers through record big freeze

The frozen mist from Niagara Falls coats the landscape around Prospect Point at Niagara Falls State Park, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. The Polar Vortex brought high winds and frigid temperatures to the area. (AP Photo/The Niagara Gazette, James Neiss) BUFFALO NEWS OUT; BATAVIA DAILY NEWS OUT
weather

As Australia swelters through record-breaking heat, North America is experiencing extreme, record-breaking cold, with Niagara Falls looking like a scene out of the movie Frozen

Girl’s long hair breaks world record

Nilanshi Patel, a 16-year-old girl from Gujarat, India, has her record-breaking hair combed. Picture:
just for fun

She’s only 16 years old, yet this girl has already broken a world long-hair record, all because she had a bad haircut when she was six years old

New-look kidsnews.com.au for 2019

Ollie the Owl with Kids News readers at school
news

kidsnews.com.au is starting 2019 with a fresh look and new features including improved search, Key Topics and ability to print articles

Kids News reader vs kids book author

David Baddiel
book club

Kids News reader Alexa B has interviewed children’s book author David Baddiel on how long it takes to write a book, his inspiration for Head Kid and if there’ll be a sequel

Djokovic wins tennis title and fans’ hearts

TOPSHOT - Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates with the championship trophy during the presentation ceremony after his victory against Spain's Rafael Nadal in the men's singles final on day 14 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 27, 2019. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --
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Novak Djokovic played practically perfect tennis against Rafael Nadal to win the Australian Open final and his actions afterwards with fans were just as special

Ancient Egyptian tomb discovered

This picture taken on December 15, 2018 shows a view of a newly-discovered tomb belonging to the high priest "Wahtye" who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare (between 2500-2300 BC), at the Saqqara necropolis, 30 kilometres south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. - Egyptian archaeologists announced on December 15 the discovery of the tomb of high priest "Wahtye" who served during the fifth dynasty reign of King Neferirkare (between 2500-2300 BC). The well-preserved tomb is decorated with scenes showing the royal priest alongside his mother, wife and other members of his family, the ministry said in a statement. (Photo by Khaled DESOUKI / AFP)
history

A 4400-year-old tomb from the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt has been discovered in Egypt after 4400 years, filled with colourful statues, carved pictures and hieroglyphic writing

Riewoldt hands famous No.12 to draft pick

Exclusive Sainters Jumper presentation
sport

Former St Kilda captain and club legend Nick Riewoldt has personally passed on his famous No.12 jumper to top AFL draft pick Max King

Astronauts feast for Christmas in zero gravity

2019 marks the 19th year in a row that Christmas has been celebrated on board the ISS
space

Elon Musk sent Christmas dinner to astronauts on the ISS via a SpaceX cargo capsule. The festive menu sounds delicious, but no one will want to eat the other special items on board

Kohli dismissal causes second Test drama

Australia v India - 2nd Test: Day 3
sport

Aussie Peter Handscomb’s catch to dismiss star Indian batsman Virat Kohli is still the talk of the second Test. Do you think it was out or did it hit the ground?

MVP chant for returning Della in wild Cavs win

Matthew Dellavedova, Frank Ntilikina
sport

Aussie point guard Matthew Dellavedova has had a triumphant return to the Cleveland Cavaliers with a season high performance and chants of MVP from the crowd

Amazing photos of ancient cultures

The Wodaabe in Chad make for a striking look with their make-up and highly crafted clothes. Picture: Jimmy Nelson
humanities

  Jimmy Nelson has created an extraordinary photographic record of some of the world’s last indigenous peoples living traditionally in a bid to to save these cultures

Recycling education kit sales

Recycling Kit
recycling

Teach students why it’s important to be part of the waste solution rather than the problem. Recycling kit includes 25-activity classroom workbook for $20.

Need for speed drives Titmus to gold

Ariarne Titmus Competing At 2018 Pan Pacs Swimming Championships
sport

Ariarne Titmus has won Australia’s first gold medal of the world short-course swimming titles in China with a record-breaking 200m freestyle win

Socceroos’ blow as Mooy injures knee

Australia v Lebanon
sport

Key Socceroos players Aaron Mooy and Tom Rogic are fighting to be fit ahead of selection for the upcoming Asian Cup

Paine proud of Aussies despite losing first Test

Australia v India - 1st Test: Day 5
sport

Nathan Lyon almost pulled off a miracle with the bat in Adelaide before Australia eventually lost the first Test to India. But captain Tim Paine said he was still proud of the way the Aussies played

World-record skydiving for MND

Adelaide’s Irene O’Shea the oldest person ever to jump off a plane. Picture: Bryce Sellick & Matt Teager
sport

Australian 102-year-old great grandma Irene O’Shea made skydiving history, set a new world record and raised much-needed funds and awareness for motor neurone disease

Australia looks to Marsh to win first Test

Australia v India - 1st Test: Day 4
sport

Australia’s chances of success today in the first Test against India in Adelaide rest on the shoulders of under-fire batsman Shaun Marsh.

Beach made of millions of pieces of ‘popcorn’

Popcorn Beach, Canary Islands, Spain. Picture: Instagram
just for fun

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

Aussies have upper hand in first Test

06/12/2018 Pat Cummins throws the ball and runs out Cheteshwar Pujara of India during day one of the First Test match in the series between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval.
sport

India’s top batsmen crashed on the opening day of the first Test as Australia turned on impressive bowling and fielding displays in Adelaide

Beware tiny creatures hiding in seashells

Marine Animals Learn Poster Hovering blue ringed octopus
safe kids

After a day of building sandcastles and collecting shells on a Western Australian beach a young girl unknowingly took home a very dangerous creature

Handscomb wins Test spot ahead of Marsh

Peter Handscombe of Victoria plays a shot during day 2 of the Round 5 JLT Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at The Gabba in Brisbane, Wednesday, November 28, 2018. (AAP Image/Jono Searle) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY, IMAGES TO BE USED FOR NEWS REPORTING PURPOSES ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL USE WHATSOEVER, NO USE IN BOOKS WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT FROM AAP
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Australia will go into the first Test against India without a fifth quick bowler after selecting Peter Handscomb over out-of-form allrounder Mitch Marsh

Missing Aussie dinosaur toe found after 45 years

Artists impression of the only known South Australian dinosaur Kakuru kujani and size comparison to humans. Supplied. SA Museum
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A woman accidentally bought the priceless, long-lost, opalised toe bone of South Australia’s only known dinosaur, a turkey-sized carnivorous creature that lived 110 million years ago

Simmons a missing link for Boomers

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All of Australia’s NBA stars — apart from Ben Simmons — have committed to Australia’s push for a World Cup medal next year

We have saved 1.5 billion plastic bags from landfill

Single Use Plastic in the Ocean Ecosystem Environment
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Australian shoppers have used 80 per cent fewer single-use plastic bags in the three months since Coles and Woolworths stopped giving them away, but there’s plenty more we can all do

NSW teen hits six sixes in one perfect over

Sydney cricketer Ollie Davies after his double century in Adelaide.
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Teen cricketer Ollie Davies has made history at the under-19 championships after scoring a double century which included six sixes in one perfect over

Smith wins back-to-back golf titles

Cameron Smith of Australia celebrates with the Kirkwood Cup after winning the Australian PGA Championship at the Royal Pines golf course on the Gold Coast on December 2, 2018. (Photo by Patrick HAMILTON / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --
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Queenslander Cameron Smith overcomes early nerves and his good mate to win back-to-back PGA golf titles