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Aussies smash Poms to make World Cup semi-finals

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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

Nature Valley Classic - Day Seven

Ash Barty crowned world’s No.1 female player

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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

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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

Blues crush Maroons to set up Origin decider

State of Origin - NSW v QLD: Game 2
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

Heartbreak as Matildas crash out of World Cup

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

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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

The islanders who want to officially scrap time

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

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

Solomon touches down after world-record flight

Solomon Cameron beside his aeroplane
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

Weird ways tech could be changing our skeletons

Teenager boy outdoors using mobile phone
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

World’s knitters send jumpers for Aussie lambs

Edgar's Mission
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

All you need to know about hair

Two smiling chimpanzees sitting on a tree with arms crossed
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

Hairy, scary, frozen Ice Age wolf head found

howling wolves
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

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

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

City bans big pig from walking streets

Grunt the Pig
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

Matildas suffer ‘disastrous’ opening World Cup loss

sport

Despite a goal to striker Sam Kerr, the Matildas have suffered a ‘disastrous’ 2-1 opening World Cup loss against Italy. Plus learn about the Aussies stars’ hidden talents

Kids told to ‘just ask’ about amazing war stories

Prisoners of war cling to debris duing the rescue after the sinking of the Rokyu
history

Children are being urged to ‘just ask’ their family, friends and community about amazing stories from our wartime history. Roy Cornford’s WWII survival is one such story. Read it here

Comeback kid Ash Barty wins the French Open

BESTPIX - 2019 French Open - Day Fourteen
sport

Ashleigh Barty has won her first grand slam singles title at the French Open just three years after returning to the tennis court. She has also raced up the rankings to be No. 2 player in the world

The mystery of the ‘monster’s’ invisible teeth

The deep-sea creature's teeth are transparent underwater. Picture: AP
animals

Scientists have solved the mystery of the invisible teeth of the monstrous, ferocious, glow-in-the-dark dragonfish that lives in the dark in the deepest parts of the ocean

Remembering D-Day, June 6, 1944

Normandy, France, June 6, 1944. D-Day, the Allied soldiers disembark from transport ships, World War II
history

Australia’s Prime Minister and other world leaders and veterans are gathering to remember D-Day — June 6, 1944 — one of the most significant days of World War II

Maroons steal Origin game 1 from NSW

sport

Dane Gagai’s two patches of brilliance helped the Maroons steal victory over NSW in the first State of Origin game

The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50

Children Meet Hungry Caterpillar
arts

Eric Carle’s story about a caterpillar that eats its way through the pages of the book before becoming a beautiful butterfly is one of the most popular children’s books ever

Entire herd of dinosaurs found in Australia

animals

Scientists have been stunned after an entire herd of 100-million-year-old dinosaurs was discovered in Lightning Ridge in outback Australia

Aussie mates set mass skydiving record

sport

A group of 130 Australian friends have hung out together more than 5000m up in the sky in a freefall formation and set a new national skydiving record

World Environment Day: reasons to care about air

Heavy Smog Hits East China
environment

This year’s World Environment Day theme is air pollution, which is causing ill health and shortening the lives of millions. There are simple things we can all do to help clean up our air

Did Donald Trump fist pump the Queen?

*** BESTPIX *** U.S. President Trump's State Visit To UK - Day One
humanities

An awkward greeting at Buckingham Palace had the world wondering if US President Donald Trump has broken royal rules to fist pump the Queen

Two big volcanoes are erupting

science

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

Where is Migaloo, the famous white whale?

animals

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

Floodwater is filling Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

geography

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

Feed Appeal to help hungry Australians

Croydon Hills PS Makes Sandwitches
humanities

More than four million ordinary Australians couldn’t afford to feed themselves or their families at some point last year so Kids News is stepping up to help launch the Feed Appeal

Incredible nature photos are a call to action

arts

It’s a photography contest that aims to inspire the viewer to protect life on Earth and the winning entries are nothing short of breathtaking

Australian-first dolphin happiness study

Jet the dolphin (rear) with his mother at Pet Porpoise Pool in Coffs Harbour, NSW.
animals

Bucky, Calamity, Bella, Zippy and Jet the dolphins are the subjects of an Australian-first study to discover if they are happier in their pool or in a sea pen

Explorers break Australian cave record

geography

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

Famous Terracotta Army marches into Australia

Chinese Tomb Warriors
arts

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

Daredevil’s high-rise motorbike backflip

World's Highest Motorbike Backflip
sport

An Australian freestyle motorbike rider has performed the highest motorbike backflip ever recorded way up on the top of Melbourne’s Eureka Tower

Australia to get Eden Project at former coal mine

environment

The creators of the world’s biggest indoor rainforest have unveiled their plans to build a massive international eco-tourism attraction on mining wasteland in Australia

Starfell book extract and a chance to win a telescope

Starfell book cover for Kids News book club
book club

Young witch Starfell has been asked by the world’s most powerful witch to find a complete day that has gone missing from time. Can she do it and save the world?

Biggest cave in the world just got bigger

World's Largest Cave - Han Son Doong
geography

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

How and why do onions make us cry?

explainers

There are thousands of so-called solutions for crying over onions, from wearing goggles to sucking a spoon. Do any work? How and why do onions make us teary?

Baby giraffe’s special new shoes

The baby stands next to mom, Olivia, in the giraffe barn after the team outfitted him with new therapeutic shoes and casts.Picture: Woodland
animals

Hasani was born with wonky back legs, so everyone at his zoo worked together to make a pair of strong shoes to help the giraffe walk until he’s as good as new

Cooper Cronk to retire from NRL at end of season

sport

Storm, Roosters and Queensland Origin star Cooper Cronk has announced he will retire from rugby league at the end of this season. He described his glowing career as ‘a hell of a ride’

Billionaire reveals space cities to house a trillion people

Jeff Bezos reckons his private space firm Blue Origins will one day help to build enormous space habitats for humans Credit: BLUE ORIGIN
space

The world’s richest person has unveiled his plans to colonise space with huge, floating, rotating habitats holding cities, farmland and even national parks

Angry Birds ruffle feathers at film festival

The Birds And Pigs From "The Angry Birds Movie 2" Unite Against A New Common Foe On The Eve Of The 72nd Cannes Film Festival
just for fun

The Angry Birds flew into the Cannes Film Festival this week to launch their fun movie sequel. This time the birds and green pigs have to become frenemies to save their homes from a new threat

New brick buddies crowned Lego Masters

** UNDER STRICT EMBARGO. NOT TO BE PUBLISHED BEFORE 15TH MAY ** LEGO Masters - Grand Finale Winners, Henry (NSW) & Cade (QLD) win this series of LEGO Masters Australia. Supplied
just for fun

They had never met before the show but Henry Pinto and Cade Franklin have built a solid friendship and some amazing creations to win the first Lego Masters title

How to purchase the Greek Myths inquiry kit

artwork for Greek Myths and Legends inquiry kit
greek myths and legends

Greek Mythology captures the stories of gods, heroes, and rituals of the ancient Greeks with many aspects still relevant today in modern life. Purchase our inquiry kit today

What is Greek Mythology?

Statue of Poseidon, Greek god of the sea Picture: Thinkstock Supplied /
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Greek Mythology is a series of epic tales of bravery, battles, monsters and love told by Ancient Greeks to their families over many generations to help them understand the world around them

The 12 Olympians and Zeus, the King of Gods

Artwork of Zeus the Greek god
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The 12 Gods and Goddesses who lived on Mt Olympus ruled every aspect of human life and were respected by Ancient Greeks. The king of all these Gods was Zeus

Five Greek Goddesses of Mt Olympus

Venus, goddess of Love - paintings art illustrations mythology
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Strong, beautiful, powerful and talented, these are the five Goddesses who helped make up the 12 Olympians in Greek Mythology

A time of heroes and brave warriors

Harry Hamlin is the young Jason battling with special effects creatures created by Ray/Harryhausen in Jason and the Argonauts. movies film scene
greek myths and legends

Heroes in Greek Mythology were men and women of special strength, courage and abilities. Upon completing their tasks they were made immortal by the Gods to honour their bravery

Villainous characters and tales with a twist

An artwork of Narcissus from Greek mythology
greek myths and legends

Evil and nastiness lurked in many places throughout Greek Mythology and has been the basis for many famous stories of ancient times. From murderous mums, selfish men and curious humans, these tales have storylines we can all learn from

Monsters, animals and the beautiful Sirens

A cyclops in a scene from film "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe".
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greek myths and legends

Monsters, animals and weird creatures were everywhere in the tales of Greek Mythology. Some like Pegasus the winged horse were kind, while others looked beautiful but were very deadly

How mythology still influences modern life

greek myths and legends

From the Olympic Games to the star signs we are born under and the brands we wear when we play sport, Greek Mythology continues to have a huge impact on our modern lives

New laws to protect animals’ feelings

Badger dog
animals

The ACT could become the first state or territory of Australia to recognise in law that animals have feelings and that humans should care for their physical and mental wellbeing

Man crosses ocean in orange wooden barrel

humanities

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

What happens on election day and why?

Penrith Polling
civics

On May 18 more than 16 million Australians will vote in the 2019 federal election. We’ve compiled the answers to 10 of the most common questions about what happens and why

Millions of $50 notes have spelling mistake

Pictured is a current circulation $50 note printed with the word "responsibility" spelt incorrectly in Sydney, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AAP Image/Dylan Coker) NO ARCHIVING
money

The Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed it accidentally printed 400 million $50 notes with an embarrassing spelling mistake.

What causes hail and is it dangerous?

MUST CREDIT: Sandy Robinson Cricket ball-sized hail fell at Athol, near Toowoomba, this afternoon about 2.38pm. The storm lasted about 20-30 minutes.
explainers

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

Costa’s historic Archibald Prize win

Supplied Editorial 2019 Archibald Prize winner Tony Costa's portrait of Lindy Lee. Photo: AGNSW
arts

Tony Costa has taken out the 2019 Archibald Prize with the art exhibition’s first winning portrait to feature an Asian-Australian subject

Who will be Australia’s Lego Masters?

Hamish Blake is set to debut the Channel Nine show Lego Masters. Picture: Supplied
just for fun

All those hours of hard work thinking, designing and building from 2.5 million bricks in The Brick Pit will soon pay off for the winning Lego Masters team

Prince Harry and Meghan introduce Master Archie

European Best Pictures Of The Day - May 08, 2019
humanities

Royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have proudly introduced their adorable newborn son to the Queen and revealed his unusual and bold name

Ben Simmons ‘must play better’ in NBA playoffs

sport

NBA legend Charles Barkley has slammed Ben Simmons for his playoff performances and says the Aussie “must play better” for the 76ers or face a trade

Zoo poo test puts glitter in kitty litter

Two lions, part of the pride at Werribee Open Range Zoo, Victoria. Picture: Zoos Victoria
animals

Big cat keepers are feeding lions glitter. But it’s not because anyone is having a party. It’s a safe and stress-free way to check a lion’s poo and their health

Kids take lead in Adopt A Farmer drought effort

LIAM DRIVER to Shoot - Wyee Central Coast Mufti
humanities

Schoolkids across Australia have been working to raise money for the Adopt A Farmer drought campaign, dressing up, dressing down and selling a lot of cake

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcome baby boy

BESTPIX - European Best Pictures Of The Day - May 06, 2019
humanities

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are officially parents to a baby boy after the Duchess of Sussex gave birth to her first child overnight

Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest hits

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history

Five centuries since he lived, people still can’t believe how smart inventor, artist, scientist, mathematician, thinker and tech whiz Leonardo da Vinci was

Kids urge farmers to ‘keep believing’

Embargoed until Friday 3 May 2019** Students at St Josephs Primary School in Warrnambool, Victoria concerned about drought stricken Australian farmers.From left Daisy Shiells (10) in year 5 and Sophie Jellie (11) in year 6. 01/05/2019. Pic by ROBIN SHARROCK
humanities

As part of the Adopt A Farmer campaign, students from across Australia have sent letters of encouragement and hope to farmers to help them get through the drought

Harry cooks up good idea with his classmates

ADOPT a FARMER
humanities

Harry Chase and his classmates have cooked up a good idea to help his school raise much needed funding in the middle of a tough drought

Cheeseslaw officially a word after almost 100 years

Cheese with grater and grated cheese. 19 Jun 2000. / food / dairy - archived
humanities

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

Battle to keep school grass green in drought

ADOPT a FARMER
humanities

Schoolkids in the country’s worst drought-affected areas are playing on tiny patches of grass or hard, red dust that covers their clothes and means falling really hurts

Mysterious ‘Yeti’ footprints found in Himalayas

Polor bear and abominable snowman - How to make a monster - the art and technology of animatronics at Scienceworks.
animals

Soldiers on an expedition in Nepal have found and photographed large footprints in the snow they believed to belong to the Yeti, or abominable snowman

Adopt A Farmer to ease drought pain

Drought - Queensland
humanities

Farmers, their families and animals across Australia are doing it tough with worsening drought conditions. Students can now Adopt A Farmer to lend a helping hand to those most in need

Teen to fly solo around Australia for charity

Solomon Cameron will embark on a solo circumnavigation of Australia in his light aircraft in May 2019.
humanities

A teenager who can’t drive a car is about to fly an aeroplane solo around Australia to try to raise $40,000 for a rural medical charity called Angel Flight

Shearer sets new world record

Wool
humanities

A shearer in Western Australia has set a world record by shearing 497 sheep in eight hours, just more than a sheep a minute and 31 more than the previous record

Big Ben runner has bad time at end of marathon

Lukas Bates
just for fun

After running 42km in a massive costume, one athlete couldn’t fit under the finish line to the London marathon. Watch the funny video of the end of the race

Baby koala saved in world-first operation

Hermit snuggling into Crumble. Picture: Lone Pine Sanctuary
animals

Hermit the joey koala has been saved by a vet and a surrogate koala mother named Crumble in a daring medical procedure at an Australian wildlife sanctuary

Australia celebrates fairy bread’s 90th birthday

Chill - fairy bread, buttered white bread covered in sprinkles.
history

Tasmanians can claim a long list of world-changing inventions. That list now includes the kids’ birthday party classic fairy bread, just in time for the treat’s own 90th birthday party

3D printer making recycled plastic fantastic

This is one of the prosthetic hands that will be 3D printed using waste plastic.
technology

An Australian hairdresser is turning plastic shampoo bottles into 3D-printed prosthetic limbs, helping repurpose waste and giving a hand to those who need one

Win a slime kit in our colouring-in competition

Kids News is taking a break until April 21, 2019
just for fun

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

Prime Minister calls federal election for May 18

Australians to vote
civics

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

New 50c coin is unique in any language

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

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)
just for fun

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