The galleon San Jose

Heave ho for ‘Holy Grail’ shipwreck

A shipwreck with the largest amount of treasure ever lost at sea will soon be dragged up to the surface after sitting at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea for the last three centuries

Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, October 31, 2023

Pen mightier than sword in conflict

As war in Israel and Gaza sadly rages, cartoonist Mark Knight’s depiction of former Australian PMs’ call to calm reminds the nation of the most powerful, precious asset we have: peace

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A lost piece of land that broke off and disappeared to the bottom of the ocean 155 million years ago has been located.

Lost continent found deep at sea

The discovery of a 5000km-wide piece of land thought to have broken off Australia 155 million years ago has helped geologists piece together the history of Earth’s continents

Thylacine, which is the subject of a "de-extinction" project with the University of Melbourne and Colossal Biosciences.

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Tassie Tiger comeback on track

Tasmania’s famous thylacines could be back from extinction by 2028, according to the project team, but not all wildlife experts think resurrecting and releasing the species is such a good idea

VEGEMITE celebrating 100 years will launch the highly anticipated “Happy Little Vegemites Remake” ad. Vegemite kid Ava 10 is one of the kids who feature in the new ad.     Picture: David Caird

Happy 100th Birthday, Vegemite!

Happy little Vegemites have extra spring while they spread as Australia’s unofficial national spread clocks a century, with fans including retired tennis ace and new mum Ash Barty

An Israeli rescuer walks in front of a damaged shop in Tel Aviv, after it was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip on October 7, 2023. Palestinian militant group Hamas launched a surprise large-scale attack against Israel on October 7, firing thousands of rockets from Gaza and sending fighters to kill or abduct people as Israel retaliated with devastating air strikes. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

What is the Israel and Palestine conflict?

Sudden, shocking events in faraway places can be pretty confusing and scary – but it helps to know what is going on, how it started and what the UN and world leaders are doing to respond

This photo from National Park Service shows fossilised human footprints found at White Sands national park in New Mexico. Picture: NPS

Human footprints change history

New research into the fossilised remains of human footprints shows humans may have lived in the Americas more than 21,000 years ago – about 6,000 years earlier than first thought

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KIDS NEWS: 2023 Indigenous Literacy Day is showcasing three bilingual books, which help Indigenous children's literacy development. Picture: Wayne Quilliam

Bilingual books take centre stage

Australia is not known as a bilingual nation, but for many First Nations communities, English is a second language and bilingual books and songs celebrate culture and support childhood literacy

Mark Knight cartoon on lack of funding for women's sport

Matildas’ home goals biggest wins

Mark Knight’s cartoon suggests that the game-changing success of the Matildas’ World Cup wasn’t reaching the semi-finals for the first time, it was forever shifting the goalposts for women’s sports