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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?

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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

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Happy or sad? Students send teachers emojis

EMOJI
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

Cyclist’s super fast ride sets world record

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

Winners have their own tale published into a book!

Kids News Short Story writing competition, supported by HarperCollins
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

100 years since Qantas was born on a long drive

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

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

Bancroft magic puts Aussies in perfect position

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

Scientists recreate Cleopatra’s perfume

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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

Teague to officially take reins as Carlton coach

Carlton Blues Training Session
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

Space telescope spies massive storm on Jupiter

This stunning image was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope
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

Pattinson dropped from second Test squad

England & Australia Net Sessions
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

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

Meet the minibeasts crawling all over Earth

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
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

Herd of Earth’s toughest animals left on Moon

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

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

Giant parrot nicknamed ‘Squawkzilla’ found

Supplied Editorial Giant parrot story
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

Homeless Australians out in the cold need our help

Kids sleep out
humanities

On any night across the country, one in every 200 people is homeless despite the hard work of many community organisations. We look at what homelessness means and what you can do to help

Counting penguins and trying not to get blown away

geography

The wind is ferocious and the temperature hovers close to zero, but Andrea Turbett has only warm words to describe her job on the remote, sub-Antarctic Macquarie Island as Australia's southernmost ranger

Meet Tallow, Australia’s cutest koala joey

animals

A tiny, wide-eyed koala has been named Australia’s cutest koala joey. And now she’s out of her mother’s pouch, her important work as an ambassador for her species’ conservation really begins

Let’s go into the garden for stamp collecting month

Stamp Collecting month
environment

Worms, bees, birds, flowers and veggies are the stars of Australia’s stamp collecting month, when sustainable gardening and stamp collecting get together to grow something great

Lyon helps spin Aussies to Ashes Test win

sport

Nathan Lyon has taken 6-49 to spin Australia to a long-awaited Ashes Test win at Edgbaston while Sally Pearson, Australia’s queen of the track, announces her immediate retirement

First known case of dolphin adopting whale calf

A female bottlenose dolphin with her female calf and adopted male whale calf. Picture: GEMM
animals

In a real-life version of the fairytale “The Ugly Duckling”, scientists have filmed a three-year relationship between a bottlenose dolphin mum and its adopted orphan whale calf

Why Barnaby Joyce crying poor was a bit rich

Mark Knight's cartoon on Barnaby Joyce crying poor on $200K a year
news

In our weekly series, award-winning cartoonist Mark Knight looks at why Barnaby Joyce crying poor over having to support two families was a bit rich and a cartoonist’s dream

Is your brain playing tricks on you?

All is not as it seems with this mind-boggling optical illusion
just for fun

This mind-boggling, spinning optical illusion is actually completely still and completely flat but our brains don’t see it that way. Scientists are studying whether that’s a weakness or a strength

Smith smashes century in Ashes Test return

sport

Steve Smith returns to Test cricket with a century for Australia in the Ashes, while Rhyce Shaw is appointed Kangas coach, West Tigers defeat North Queensland and it’s D-Day for swimmer Shayna Jack

Reimagining the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Goat Island would have been turned into a massive ANZAC memorial. Picture: Budget Direct Travel Insurance
history

Incredible new images reveal what Sydney would look like today had some of the alternative harbour bridge designs been given the green light instead of the now-famous coathanger

Humpback whale spits out very lucky sea lion

The sea lion got caught out as it competed with the whale for food. Picture: Magnus News Agency/ Chase Dekker
animals

Humpback whales hunt with their mouths wide open and this one accidentally got a mouthful of sea lion. Fortunately for both animals, the whale noticed and set the sea lion free

World-record 19 dalmatian pups born in Australia

animals

It’s not quite 101 dalmatians like in the Disney movie, but a litter of 19 spotty pups born in Australia has set a new world record for the breed

Historic Dog on the Tuckerbox statue damaged

CIRCA 1971 : The Dog on the Tuckerbox statue at Gundagai in a circa 1971 photo. pic News Ltd.
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Australia's First Century [Used for 1932 story]
Historical
history

UPDATED A little bronze statue of a loyal dog has been damaged, upsetting locals who regard it as an icon of Australia’s pioneering heritage. We look at the history of the Dog on the Tuckerbox

Teen Fortnite world champ now a millionaire

just for fun

A teenager has collected more than $4.3 million in prizemoney after becoming world champion of the computer game Fortnite, beating 40 million gamers who applied to compete

Outdoor smoking ban a first for a major CBD

health

North Sydney Council has decided to ban smoking outdoors in its CBD, a move it said is about “nonsmokers claiming back the streets”. The ban has overwhelming public support

Great photos of animals interrupting humans’ sports

Sri Lanka's Jehan Mubarak and India's Rohit Sharma watch as a monkey runs past them during the third day of their first test cricket match in Galle, Sri Lanka, August 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
just for fun

There are 7.7 billion humans on Earth but many, many more animals of other species, so it's no wonder animals sometimes interrupt humans’ sports matches. And that can make for a great photo

Man who found Titanic is out to find Earhart

AMELIA  MARY EARHART - American pioneer woman aviator (1897-1937)
history

The deep-sea explorer who discovered the Titanic and many other shipwrecks is on a quest to solve the 80-year-old mystery of pioneering pilot Amelia Earhart’s disappearance

Plant a trillion trees to pause climate change

environment

On the eve of National Tree Day, new research suggests planting a trillion trees could achieve a 20-year pause in global warming and that we have the available land to do it

Fighting extinction with world’s longest cat fence

environment

Thirty endangered rufous hare-wallabies have been released in Australia’s Central Desert into a sanctuary created as part of a project building the world’s longest cat-proof fence

Photos of the world at work in 2019

Workers sort chillies in Bangladesh
humanities

We look at some of the best contributions to an international photography competition about how we work now and wonder which of these jobs will still be done by humans in 2100

Chatty family dinners at risk of dying out

Conflict in a family
technology

Few Australian families sit down together for dinner every night and many use their phones, watch TV or sit in silence or argue while they eat, according to new research

Teen Aussie stuns US swim champ to win 400m title

Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships: Swimming - Day 1
sport

Eighteen-year-old Aussie swimmer Ariarne Titmus is our new golden girl of the pool after stunning US star Kate Ledecky into defeat in the 400m freestyle at the World Swimming titles

Deadly curse fears as King Tut’s coffin is moved

The funerary mask of King Tutankhamun.
history

King Tutankhamun’s sarcophagus has been moved for the first time in 100 years but many believe shifting the royal remains could unleash a deadly curse

Message in a bottle found after 50 years

A message inside of a bottle floating in the water
history

In 1969 a boy dropped a message in a bottle into the ocean from a ship off the Australian coast and now another boy has found the bottle and the message’s author has been located

Incredible fluther of human-size jellyfish

Barrel jellyfish are the largest species of jellyfish found in British waters, with a diameter of up to 90cm and weights of up to 35 kilos
animals

Big, beautiful barrel jellyfish in their hundreds are lurking off the UK coast and washing up on beaches. Marine experts say they have seen more in a week than in the past 15 years

Moon landing remembered on rare 50c coin

Fifty years since Moon landing celebrated with Royal Australian Mint’s first dome-shaped coloured nickel plated coin.
money

The Royal Australian Mint has released a special coin series to celebrate 50 years since Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind” onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969

Moon germs, last meals and other Apollo 11 stories

space

It’s time for incredible revelations, reunions and replays as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and moon landing

Australia’s world-record big gold coin on show in US

money

The largest coin ever created, with a denomination of $1 million and worth about $60 million, travelled from its home in Australia to take centre stage for one day at the New York Stock Exchange

Ewan wins Tour de France stage by a whisker

sport

Pocket rocket Caleb Ewan lunged desperately in a nerve-jangling finish to complete a lifelong dream by winning Stage 11 of the Tour de France

Celebrating World Emoji Day with Tears of Joy

just for fun

World Emoji Day on July 17 is a fun, annual celebration of one of the world’s newest ways of communicating. We look at what emojis are, who invented them and if they are a real language

Modern ways to learn the value of pocket money

money

76 per cent of parents still give physical cash and coins to kids as pocket money but in today’s digital age it’s important to teach them new ways to manage and understand money

$242m deal makes Ben our richest sport star

Philadelphia 76ers v Indiana Pacers
sport

NBA superstar Ben Simmons has sealed the richest deal ever for an Australian athlete after signing a five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers that will pay him up to $55 million a year

Hurt manta ray begs Aussie snorkeller for help

Freckles kept returning to Jake. “She had to unroll her lobe to show me where the hooks were embedded,” he said. Picture: Facebook
animals

In an amazing moment between man and beast, an injured manta ray has recognised an Aussie snorkeller and begged him for help to remove three fishing hooks from beneath her eye

Dying was not Armstrong’s biggest fear

Portrait of astronaut Neil Armstrong, commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission, 16/07/1969.
space

Never-before-heard audio tapes reveal Neil Armstrong’s biggest fear ahead of the Apollo 11 trip wasn’t dying on the moon. It was failure to complete the mission and damaging the US’s reputation

NASA to send dragonfly to Saturn’s moon Titan

space

Using a drone called Dragonfly, NASA will have a good look around Titan to see if microbial life or even humans could live on Saturn’s large, icy moon

Fun fruit and vegetables strike a pose

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just for fun

Have you ever moaned that fruit and vegetables are boring? That you’d like something more fun to eat? You’ll never say fruit and vegetables are boring again after seeing these crazy characters

World’s best Rubik’s cubers ready to set records

Jack solving a Rubik's cube blindfold
mathematics

Australia’s champion speedcubers are warming up their fingers and concentrating their minds to take on the rest of the world for the World Rubik’s Cube Championships, July 11-14

What is ear wax and how big can it grow?

Young having his ears checked
explainers

A revolting ear wax chunk so big it made international news got us wondering what ear wax is, what it’s for and whether we should clean it out, eat it or leave the inside of our ears alone

Freak summer hailstorm buries city in ice

After hot days, the icy storm provided a few hours of fun. Picture: AFP
weather

After several warm days with temperatures above 30C, residents of this Mexican city woke up to a winter wonderland and then set about trying to find their cars under all that ice

Lost and found moon landing tapes sold

To the Moon and back: mankind's giant leap 50 years on
history

UPDATED A student working at NASA in the 1970s bought a heap of junk film and carried it around for 43 years before discovering it was the only surviving original film of the moon landing

Volcanic eruptions spew ash into stratosphere

science

An erupting volcano in Papua New Guinea has blanketed a town in ash and forced evacuations, just four days after astronauts on the ISS photographed another incredible eruption

Lions battle to become king of the pride

The lions were photographed in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Picture: Stephen Underwood
animals

With teeth gnashing and muscles rippling, two big Maasai lions wrestle in a dramatic fight for supremacy captured in a sequence of incredible images in Africa

Aussies smash Poms to make World Cup semi-finals

England v Australia - ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
sport

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

Giant squid attacks fake jellyfish near midnight zone

Supplied Editorial giant squid
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

Ash Barty crowned world’s No.1 female player

Nature Valley Classic - Day Seven
sport

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

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

sport

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

How to purchase the moon landing inquiry kit

moon landing

It is 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. Learn all about this historic event and the space race in our digital inquiry kit

The moon, its history, and impact on our lives

moon landing

The moon is our nearest neighbour in space. We look at its birth, its surface, its history, its eight phases and how it has helped keep our daily lives on track since ancient times

Early space exploration and the race to be first

moon landing

In the early days of space exploration, the US and Russia sent rockets, animals and finally humans into the great unknown of our universe in the search for answers about what exists out there

Three ordinary men who made extraordinary history

AUS50TH 1969: WIRE: FILE - In this 1969 photo provided by NASA the crew of the Apollo 11 mission is seen. From left are Neil Armstrong, Mission Commander, Michael Collins, Lt. Col. USAF, and Edwin Eugene Aldrin, also known as Buzz Aldrin, USAF Lunar Module pilot. The family of Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, says he died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. A statement from the family says he died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. It doesn't say where he died. Armstrong commanded the Apollo 11 spacecraft that landed on the moon July 20, 1969. He radioed back to Earth the historic news of "one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong and fellow astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin spent nearly three hours walking on the moon, collecting samples, conducting experiments and taking photographs. In all, 12 Americans walked on the moon from 1969 to 1972. (AP Photo/NASA, File) Picture: Supplied
moon landing

The trio that led the Apollo 11 mission were Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins — three brave astronauts willing to risk their lives for space exploration

Weird and wacky training to mimic the lunar conditions

To the Moon and back: mankind's giant leap 50 years on
moon landing

The astronauts were prepared to handle any problem imaginable on their moon mission. But trying to find ways to copy conditions on the lunar surface meant using some strange training techniques

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

Inside the powerful Saturn V rocket and Apollo 11

Apollo 11 launch on the Saturn V rocket. Picture: NASA
moon landing

NASA built a special-purpose rocket called Saturn V to launch man into orbit and walk on the moon. It was the most powerful of its kind ever built. We take a look at all its components

Liftoff! Life on-board the journey to the moon

We have liftoff. Apollo 11 launches for the moon. Picture: NASA
moon landing

It took three days for Apollo 11 to reach the moon. There wasn’t much to do in the tiny module apart from eating rehydrated food, exercising and keeping the ship running smoothly

The Eagle has landed … and man walks on the moon

moon landing

One of the greatest feats in history was realised when Neil Armstrong stepped onto the moon and uttered the famous words: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’

The Aussies, the Dish and a TV world-first

Parkes
moon landing

Australia played an unexpected important role in the moon landing by broadcasting the historic moonwalk to more than 650 million people across the world

Conspiracy theories suggest the landing was a fake

moon landing

Conspiracy theories that NASA faked landing on the moon have been popular since 1969. We look at some of the arguments and what the Americans say about them

Space race to return to the moon is heating up

Tesla in space
moon landing

It’s been more than 40 years since man last stepped on the moon after the high cost of space travel took its toll. But now several companies are racing to take humans back to the lunar surface