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This photo taken between April and May 2022, and released by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on June 23, 2022, shows a sampling sites among the mangroves of the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe, where the giant bacteria Ca Thiomargarita magnifica was found. - Scientists say they have discovered the world's largest variety of bacteria in the mangroves of Guadeloupe. At up to two centimetres (three-quarters of an inch), "Thiomargarita magnifica" is not only around 5,000 times bigger than most bacteria -- it boasts a more complex structure, according to a study published in the journal Science on June 23, 2022. (Photo by Pierre-Yves PASCAL / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / AFP) / XGTY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY / PIERRE-YVES PASCAL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Big bacteria the ‘Mt Everest’ of microbiology

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The discovery of a giant bacteria is giving microbiology a ‘shake up’, as the whopper found in mangrove water up-ends what was previously known about the size and structure of a single cell

Waving Australia flag in the air.

Census reveals changing shape of Australia

humanities

The 2021 Census data reveals a nation of 25.5 million people of diverse backgrounds, speaking a number of languages, practising different religious faiths and living in a mix of dwellings

US space agency NASA launched a commercial rocket from Arnhem Space Centre. Picture: Equatorial Launch Australia

NASA rocket launches from NT

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A NASA rocket lit up the skies above the Arnhem Space Centre at Sunday night’s launch, the first rocket to leave Australian soil in 26 years and the space agency’s first outside the USA

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What do I have to do to pester Putin?

mark knight toon for shs june 19 2022
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Cartoonist Mark Knight feels a bit left out not making Russian President Vladimir Putin’s list of banned Aussies

Ancient giraffe ancestor was a headbanger

Intermale competitions involving members of the giraffe family are seen in an undated illustration. In the foreground, two males of the extinct species Discokeryx xiezhi that lived 17 million years ago in what is now the Xinjiang region of northwestern China are seen. In the background, two males of the modern giraffe species Giraffa camelopardalis that inhabits parts of sub-Saharan Africa are pictured. Wang Yu and Guo Xiaocong
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An ancient relative of today’s docile giraffe was a hardened, head-bashing battler, as males slugged it out in a bid to win a female mate around 17 million years ago in the grasslands of China

‘Little Picasso’ takes art world by storm

A painting by Andres Valencia, 10, who has been hailed as Little Picasso. Picture: Instagram @andresvalenciaart
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Parents cherish every artwork that makes it home, but if the exploding international interest in 10-year-old Californian Andres Valencia is any measure, not all classroom art is created equal

Louis’ antics steal the show at Jubilee party

Mark Knight cartoon for SHS
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Young Prince Louis calls an end to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations as only a child can in Mark Knight’s latest cartoon for Kids News

Party time to mark Queen’s historic reign

Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge (R) holds his ears as he stands next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to watch a special flypast from Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022. - Huge crowds converged on central London in bright sunshine on Thursday for the start of four days of public events to mark Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee, in what could be the last major public event of her long reign. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP)
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Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 70 years, longer than any other British monarch before her. You’ll never guess how Australia celebrated the milestone

Megalodon loses food fight with great white shark

Megalodon prehistoric shark, artwork
animals

An epic clash between aquatic apex predators may have helped drive the megalodon to extinction once they were forced to compete for food with the fearsome and fast great white shark

Aussie rides into cycling history

VERONA, ITALY - MAY 29: Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Bora - Hansgrohe Pink Leader Jersey celebrates at podium with the Trofeo Senza Fine as overall race winner during the 105th Giro d'Italia 2022, Stage 21 a 17,4km individual time trial stage from Verona to Verona / ITT / #Giro / #WorldTour / on May 29, 2022 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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Australian cyclist Jai Hindley has won the Giro d’Italia, becoming only the second Aussie to take a Grand Tour title as he reunites with his parents at the finish line after more than two years apart

Dig deeper on International Dinosaur Day

Melbourne Museum Life-like Baby Triceratops puppet unveiling of Melbourne Museum's triceratops exhibition.      Sam 4, bumps into the baby triceratops in the Forest Gallery.                 Picture: David Caird
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A Melbourne palaeontologist has shared some of his favourite dinosaur facts as the creatures take centre stage on their international day. WATCH THE VIDEO

Ukrainian teens find friends in smiley Sydney

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Pictured in Lidcombe today are Ukrainian Refugee Teenagers Nika Kovalneko 14, Anhelina Shevchuk 14 and Sofia Shamanskaya 14, who are finding new friends and learning English at the Ukrainian Youth Association in Lidcombe. Picture: Tim Hunter.
humanities

Smiling at strangers in the street is just one way that life is very different for more than 20 teen refugees seeking safety and friendship in Sydney after leaving the war in Ukraine far behind

Young Aussies quite keen on Queen

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II attends the 'A Gallop Through History' performance, part of the official celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee during the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park, Windsor Castle on May 15, 2022 in Windsor, England. The Royal Windsor Horse Show continued the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with the 'A Gallop Through History' event. Each evening, the Platinum Jubilee celebration saw over 500 horses and 1,000 performers create a 90-minute production that took the audience on a 'gallop through history' from Elizabeth I to the present day. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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An unusual poll that floats the idea of Australia inventing its own royal family finds a surprising number of young adult Australians are in favour of being ruled by the British one

Ancient tooth provides clue to extinct humans

The tooth discovered in the cave sediments of Ngu Hao 2 Cave. Picture: Fabrice Demeter, University of Copenhagen/CNRS Paris
history

The discovery of a child’s tooth in a Laos cave can teach us a lot about an extinct and mysterious group of ancient people known as Denisovans

Aussie teen’s triumphant Everest trek

17/05/2022 Gabby Kanizay at the summit of Mt Everest.. Gabby is the youngest Australian female to climb both Everest and Lhotse. picture : Facebook
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There were happy tears as Melbourne teenager Gabby Kanizay made it the top of Mt Everest after a six-week trek and became the youngest ever Australian to conquer the world’s highest peak

Surprise! Seeds grow in moon soil

Lunar Plants Research Documentation, Tuesday May 18th, 2021. Placing a plant grown during the experiment in a vial for eventual genetic analysis. Credits: UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones
space

Brought back by Apollo astronauts, soil from the moon has stunned scientists by supporting plant growth despite billions of years of cosmic radiation and solar wind on the lunar surface

Ban on Nazi swastika symbol

A man walks next to a logo of Nazi swastika during an anti-fascist rally outside the Court of Appeal during the testify of former MP and leader of Golden Dawn party Nikolaos Michaloliakos, on November 6, 2019, in Athens. - The 61-year-old Holocaust denier is one of nearly 70 defendants facing sentences of five to 20 years in prison. The main charge against them is participation in a criminal organisation, in addition to a host of other indictments related to murder and assault. (Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)
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Victoria has become the first state or territory in Australia to introduce a ban on the Nazi swastika, a symbol of racism and hate since World War II and the Holocaust

Marilyn Monroe pop art makes a motza

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2022 a woman takes a photo of Andy Warhol's 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn' during Christie's 20th and 21st Century Art press preview at Christie's New York in New York City. - An iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe by American pop art visionary Andy Warhol went under the hammer for a record $195 million on May 9, 2022 at Christie's, becoming the most expensive 20th century artwork ever sold at public auction. "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn," produced in 1964 two years after the death of the glamourous Hollywood star, sold for exactly $195.04 million, including fees, in just four minutes in a crowded room at Christie's headquarters in Manhattan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)
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Screen star Marilyn Monroe’s lasting allure was the perfect match for Andy Warhol’s pop art style, with one famous portrait now the most expensive 20th century work ever sold at public auction

Beacon to send out message to aliens

Five hundred metre Aperture Spherical Telescope
space

No ordinary invitation to meet the neighbours, NASA’s new Beacon in the Galaxy signal includes plans to mark out Earth’s location for any aliens living in the Milky Way

World’s oldest person dies at 119

This picture taken on March 9, 2019 and received by Jiji Press on April 25, 2022 shows the world's oldest person, Japanese woman Kane Tanaka who was born on January 2, 1903, and died at the age of 119 on April 19, 2022. (Photo by JIJI PRESS / AFP) / Japan OUT
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Born in 1903, married a century ago and recognised by Guinness World Records as the planet’s oldest person, Kane Tataka has passed away peacefully in her home country Japan

Australians turn out in force for Anzac Day

The 2022 ANZAC day dawn service at the Shrine of the Remembrance in Melbourne. Monday, 25 Aprils 2022. Picture: David Crosling
humanities

After two years of Covid interruptions, hundreds of thousands of Australians turned out to honour our servicemen and women at full-scale Anzac Day services and marches

Spinosaurus’ underwater life was in its bones

Undated : Artwork of 'Spinosaurus' : PicInternet - dinosaurs illustrations dinosaur extinct prehistoric animals
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Scientists have scratched their heads over Spinosaurus since the Cretaceous carnivore was first discovered – now a study has shed new light on how the giant dinosaurs hunted prey underwater

Inside tragic final months of King Tut’s life

Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs will be showing at the Melbourne Museum in 2011. King Tut.
history

Archaeologists don’t know for sure what killed Egypt’s “Boy King” Tutankhamun but a new documentary reveals his final months were probably pretty miserable

What does Anzac Day mean?

WW11 Airforce Digger 94yo Vince O'Sullivan d pictured at home Friday 17th April 2020.Vince will commemorate Anzac Day from his driveway due to covid-19 restrictions. (AAP Image/Sue Graham)
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Each year on April 25 we commemorate Anzac Day. Kids News explains how the day began, what it means and how there’ll be a return to tradition after two years of Covid-19 disruptions

Star sighted from cosmic dawn

This image obtained from the European Space Agency on March 30, 2022, shows the star nicknamed Earendel (arrow) captured by  the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, establishing a new record by detecting the light of a star that existed within the first billion years after the Universe’s Big Bang, the most distant individual star ever seen. - The Hubble space telescope has peered back to the dawn of cosmic time and detected light from a star that existed within the first billion years after the Big Bang -- a new record, astronomers said on March 30, 2022. The newly discovered star, called "Earendel," is so far away its light has taken 12.9 billion years to reach Earth, when the Universe was seven percent its current age. "We almost didn't believe it at first, it was so much farther than the previous most distant," astronomer Brian Welch of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, lead author of a paper in Nature describing the discovery, said in a statement. The previous record holder was detected in 2018 when the universe was four billion years old. (Photo by NASA/ESA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA, ESA, B. Welch (JHU), D. Coe (STScI), A. Pagan (STScI)" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Mysteries dating back to the dawn of the cosmos may be one step closer to being solved as the Hubble telescope detects a super-hot, super-bright giant star formed nearly 13 billion years ago

Aussies win Women’s World Cup

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 03: Australia celebrate winning the 2022 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Final match between Australia and England at Hagley Oval on April 03, 2022 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
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Already the undoubted cricket team of the ODI tournament, Australia toppled England in Sunday’s rewrite of the record books, finally hoisting the Women’s World Cup trophy aloft

Flying dino had two tummies

illustration of a pterosaur. Source: Shutterstock
animals

New pterosaur fossils from the Late Jurassic period suggest these flying predators had two stomachs, great for digesting unlucky prey they gobbled in one gulp

New law bans homework in Australia

Funny kids classmates with backpacks jumping on blue background from happiness on first school day, raising hands up with exercise books, boys and girls excited to be back at school after vacation
just for fun

A nationwide ban on homework for Aussie kids is news worth celebrating … or is it?

Why do we have daylight saving?

a girl sets many clocks to daylight saving time
explainers

As many Australians prepare to wind back their clocks to regular time this weekend, let’s take a look at where daylight saving came from and why some states have it and others don’t

Mystery lunar sample to share its secrets

This handout photo released by NASA shows NASA researchers opening an Apollo 17 Moon rock sample at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston on February 15, 2022. - The Apollo missions to the Moon brought back to Earth a total of 2,196 lunar rock samples. But NASA has only just begun to open one of the last, collected 50 years ago. (Photo by Robert MARKOWITZ / NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA / ROBERT MARKOWITZ " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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NASA has opened a 1972 sealed sample, taken from the lunar surface by the astronauts of Apollo 17 during the last manned mission to the moon

Hi-tech hunt for pharaoh’s tomb

‘Mysterious voids’ were discovered in Great Pyramid of Giza. Picture: Sui Xiankai/Xinhua via Getty Images
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An ultra-powerful scan will be done of Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza under plans to identify two mysterious spaces that could house the pharaoh’s secret burial chamber

Sydney Harbour Bridge turns 90

New Years Eve 2020 midnight fireworks display over the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge to usher in 2021. Picture: Toby Zerna
history

The iconic and beloved Sydney Harbour Bridge turns 90 on Saturday, March 19, and the NSW capital plans to party like it’s 1932

Olympic hero honoured after Tokyo

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 05:  Cedric Dubler and Ashley Moloney of Team Australia compete in the Men's Decathlon 1500m on day thirteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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Cedric Dubler’s memorable sacrifice motivating teammate Ash Moloney to a decathlon Olympic bronze medal has won a sportsmanship award

Octopus fossil found with extra arms

Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris). Wildlife animal.
animals

A well-preserved, 10-armed fossil puts octopuses on Earth ahead of dinosaurs, more than 80 million years earlier than previously thought

Explorer’s lost ship found after 107 years

The Falklands Maritime Heritage Trust is pleased to confirm that the Endurance22 Expedition has located the wreck of Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ship which has not been seen since it was crushed by the ice and sank in the Weddell Sea in 1915.
history

Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship, Endurance, hadn’t been seen since it was crushed by ice and sank in 1915 – until now

No more McDonald’s for Moscow

Women walk in front of a McDonald's restaurant in central Moscow on March 9, 2022. - McDonald's, Coca-Cola and Starbucks on March 8, 2022 bowed to public pressure and suspended their operations in Russia, joining the international corporate chorus of outrage over Moscow's invasion of Ukraine. Several of these companies, symbols of American cultural influence in the world, have been the subject of boycott calls on social media as investors have also begun to ask questions about their presence. (Photo by AFP)
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McDonald's is closing its doors in Russia, joining other big businesses in pulling out as a protest against the country’s invasion of Ukraine

World’s best Triceratops moves in

Friends and dinosaur enthusiasts Anika Ford, 9  
and Max Preuss, 9. Triceratops reveal at Melbourne Museum. The 67 million year old fossil is the most complete dinosaur skeleton ever found. Picture: Jason Edwards
animals

Dubbed the Mona Lisa of fossils, Horridus is the most complete and finely preserved Triceratops in the world. And it’s right here in Australia

Rain could last until August

DAILY TELEGRAPH. MARCH 8, 2022.

Pictured is flooding on Pittwater Road in North Manly today as Sydney is hit by another deluge of rain today. Picture: Tim Hunter.
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The east coast of Australia could be in for a wet, wet, wet autumn and winter as La Niña looks set to be here for the long haul

Fly your name to the moon

KIDS NEWS: A fully functional Launch Abort System (LAS) with a test version of Orion attached launched e in July 2019. Picture: NASA/supplied
space

Space fans stuck on planet Earth can now register their name and become a virtual passenger on the coming Artemis I moon mission

Stonehenge mystery finally solved

Stonehenge - the famous prehistoric stone circle in Wiltshire, England

Supplied by: English Heritage / Visit Britain
history

Experts believe Stonehenge was built as an ancient solar calendar that had 10 days in a week and three weeks in a month

Tech exists to resurrect Tassie tiger

Professor Andrew Pask is launching a project to bring the Tassie Tiger back to life. Involves the surrogate uterus of another animal. Professor Pask holds a skull of a Tasmanian tiger and a test tube containing DNA.                      Picture: David Caird
animals

A bold plan to bring back the Tasmanian tiger in just 10 years is fuelling the scientific race to restore the lost species to life

Global warming threat to outdoor sport

Courier-Mail real estate, Home, advertising feature - Ausbuild - The Sanctuary at Warner.



Cropped portrait of cheerful little girl playing football with her family in the park on a sunny day. She is having fun while passing the ball. Family, kids and nature concept. Horizontal shot.
environment

The Australian way of life will have to change unless leaders take greater action now to address climate change

T-rex may be three different species

An artist's impression of a tyrannosaurus imperator attacking a triceratops herd. Researchers believe the Tyrannosaurus rex might actually have been three species of dinosaur rather than one after finding differences in Tyrannosaurus leg bones and dental structures across specimens. They suggest that the larger specimens should be attributed to a new species called Tyrannosaurus imperator (tyrant lizard emperor) and the smaller, more slender specimens should be attributed to a species called Tyrannosaurus regina (tyrant lizard queen). MUST CREDIT: Gregory S Paul, 2022.
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Tyrannosaurus rex might have to make room on the dino royal throne, with experts believing there could be two more distinct species of T-rex dubbed the emperor and the queen

School’s out as Qld floods cause havoc

Bradman Avenue remains closed as residents prepare for more rain and heavy flooding to hit the Sunshine Coast. Making the most of it are Blake and Jack Emerson-Currell. Picture: Patrick Woods.
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A deadly eastern brown snake became an unlikely saviour to mice and frogs during severe flooding, as Queensland closed nearly 1000 schools and the storms headed south to northern NSW

What is happening between Ukraine and Russia?

A protester holds up a poster reading "Hands Off Ukraine" and depicting the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin covered with a map of Ukraine in the colors of the Ukrainian flag during a peace demonstration in front of the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin on February 19, 2022. (Photo by STEFANIE LOOS / AFP)
explainers

The situation between Russia and Ukraine is tense and a little scary – but it helps to understand what is going on and what other leaders are doing in response

Flying reptile fossil has scientists ‘gobsmacked’

Artist's impression of the pterosaur on Skye, by Natalia Jagielska.
animals

The discovery of a Scottish pterosaur shows the flying reptile grew larger much earlier than previously thought – and long before the Cretaceous period when they had to compete with birds

Queen tests positive to Covid-19

(FILES) A file Buckingham Palace handout image released on February 6, 2022, shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II smiling as she sits in Sandringham House in Norfolk, eastern England on February 2, 2022, released to mark the start of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee Year. - Queen Elizabeth II was tested positive for Covid-19 but with "mild symptoms" according to a statement published by the royal palace on February 20, 2022. (Photo by CHRIS JACKSON / BUCKINGHAM PALACE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BUCKINGHAM PALACE " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - NO DIGITAL ALTERATION ALLOWED  - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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After spending time with the Prince of Wales last week, Queen Elizabeth II has also tested positive to Covid-19 and reportedly has ‘mild, cold-like symptoms’

Marking 80 years since Darwin bombing

Darwin bombing. An Australian Wirrway plane (left) and American Kittyhawk (right) in a hanger at RAAF base near Darwin. b/w. undated photo.
/World War II /Australia - history
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Japan’s air raid on Darwin during World War II was the first – and is still the largest – foreign attack on Australian soil 80 years on

Young dinosaur was crocodile’s last meal

KIDS NEWS: Artist's reconstruction of Confractosuchus devouring a juvenile ornithopod. Picture: Julius Csotonyi/supplied/Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum
animals

The mortal struggles of Cretaceous Queensland have been vividly brought to life with the discovery of an ancient crocodile that ate a young dinosaur as its own last meal

Cloned Tassie tiger gets closer

Mounted thylacine specimen, thylacinus cynocephalus (Harris 1808) from Tasmania Australia positioned in front of The Earth of Sydney, mixed media sculpture, Alan Sonfist (Sydney, 1981)
animals

The Tasmanian tiger’s path back from extinction is one step closer after the successful genome mapping of its closest living relation

Our best Winter Olympics as slider takes silver

YANQING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 12: Jaclyn Narracott of Team Australia slides during the Women's Skeleton heat 4 on day eight of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at National Sliding Centre on February 12, 2022 in Yanqing, China. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)
sport

After a bone-rattling, heart-stopping slide to the finish line, Jaclyn Narracott has won silver in the skeleton, delivering Australia a fourth Winter Olympics medal for the first time in history

International Space Station set for splashdown

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 07, 2011 this NASA handout image shows a close-up view of the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. - The United States said Monday it was investigating a "debris-generating event in outer space" after astronauts on the International Space Station were forced to prepare for a possible evacuation. (Photo by NASA / AFP)
space

After more than two decades of service as the temporary home of astronauts in space, the International Space Station will plunge into a South Pacific safe zone in January 2031

Gold medal win for Jakara’s mighty moguls

BEIJING, CHINA - FEBRUARY 6 : Jakara Anthony of team Australia wins the gold medal during the Olympic Games 2022, Men's Ski Freestyle Moguls on February 6, 2022 in Zhangjiakou China. (Photo by Christophe Pallot/Agence Zoom/Getty Images)
sport

Jakara Anthony dominated the women’s moguls from the start and got her fairytale finish, winning a gold medal and capping off a historic day for Australia that started with Tess Coady’s bronze

Row over ‘discovery’ of Captain Cook’s shipwreck

Computer generated image of the wreck of HMS Endeavour, which the  Australian National Maritime Museum believes it has found off Rhode Island. Picture: Australian National Maritime Museum
history

Australian maritime researchers believe they have found the wreck of HMS Endeavour, which Captain James Cook sailed to Australia in 1770. But US researchers have slapped down the claim

Giant ‘sea dragon’ fossil found in UK

Palaeontologists working on the Ichthyosaur skeleton found at Rutland Water August 26 2021 Matthew Power Photography www.matthewpowerphotography.co.uk 07969 088655 matthew@matthewpowerphotography.co.uk @mpowerphoto
animals

Britain’s largest and most intact ancient ichthyosaur fossil has been found in England – and it’s estimated to be 180 million years old

Investigators shine new light on Anne Frank mystery

(FILES) A picture released in 1959 shows a portrait of Anne Frank taken in 1942.  The Jewish teenager Anne Frank and her family may have been discovered "by chance" in their secret apartment in Amsterdam, and not following a denunciation as was often suggested, the Anne Frank Museum announced on December 16, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / ANNE FRANK FONDS / -
history

A team of cold case investigators believes it might have solved the mystery of who revealed the hiding place of Anne Frank and her family to the Nazis in World War II

Mystery object spied on the moon

A mystery object on the moon is puzzling scientists. Picture: China
 National Space Administration.
space

Wild theories – and more logical explanations – abound as images from China’s lunar rover reveal an unidentified object on the dark side of the moon

3D printer pumps out a pizza

BeeHex - 3D printer for pizza. People sample the 3D printed pizza.
technology

Microwave ovens were huge when they hit the market, but this revolutionary food appliance prints food using edible paste as ink

Dino’s slashing tail weapon sets it apart

illostration of Stegouros dinosaur discovered in the Patagonia region of South America.
animals

Palaeontologists have unearthed fossils from a dinosaur with a unique tail they have likened to a weapon used by ancient Aztec warriors

Barbados breaks from Britain and becomes republic

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS - NOVEMBER 30: President of Barbados, Dame Sandra Mason, stands after being sworn in at the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony at Heroes Square on November 30, 2021 in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Prince of Wales arrived in the country ahead of its transition to a republic within the Commonwealth. This week, it formally removes Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and the current governor-general, Dame Sandra Mason, will be sworn in as president. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell - Pool/Getty Images)
history

Prince Charles won’t be head of state in Barbados when he succeeds Queen Elizabeth II – but he was on hand at the historic inauguration of the first president to wish the nation well

Saving Mawson’s remote Antarctic huts

A penguin walks past Mawson's Hut at Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. Mawson's Hut hadn't been entered for more than 12 months and was opened for the 100th anniversary celebrations of Douglas Mawson's landing. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING .    THE most significant monument from Australia’s Heroic age (that is what it is called...) of Antarctic exploration will be brought to Australia and be sent around NSW under a new program funded by the Turnbull government. Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg will today announce the first funding for the contents of Mawson’s Hut to be preserved and brought to Australia. Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison was the base for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14 led by Australia’s greatest polar explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.
history

Extreme isolation on ice awaits a team tasked with preserving Sir Douglas Mawson’s 110 year old Antarctic timber huts

Wild horses to be reined in

Brumbies in the Kosciuszko National Park in Kiandra, NSW. Picture by Sean Davey.
animals

Brumby numbers will be slashed in Kosciuszko National Park in NSW under a plan to reduce environmental harms caused by wild horses

Mystery of maritime disaster solved

12/01/2009 NEWS: Artist's impression of 150 mm shell damage to the port side of HMAS Sydney. On 19 November 1941, the Royal Australian Navy Modified Leander Class light cruiser HMAS SYDNEY II, en route to Fremantle, intercepted the German raider the HSK KORMORAN about 100 nautical miles west of Steep Point off the coast of Western Australia. In the ensuing battle, HMAS SYDNEY was sunk with the loss of her entire crew of 645 men. The HSK KORMORAN was subsequently scuttled with the loss of 81 lives. Following the discovery of the wrecks of HMAS SYDNEY and HSK KORMORAN by The Finding Sydney Foundation in March 2008, the Chief of the Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal A.G. Houston AC, AFC, established a Commission of Inquiry, charged with the followi
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Australia’s worst maritime tragedy created an 80-year mystery – but after 15 years of DNA testing, the Unknown Sailor has been identified at last

Russia admits space missile strike

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 07, 2011 this NASA handout image shows a close-up view of the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-133 crew member on space shuttle Discovery after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. - The United States said Monday it was investigating a "debris-generating event in outer space" after astronauts on the International Space Station were forced to prepare for a possible evacuation. (Photo by NASA / AFP)
space

Russia’s missile strike on one of its ageing satellites provokes outcry as debris causes concern for International Space Station

What is World Children’s Day all about?

KIDS NEWS World Children's Day UNICEF
explainers

Celebrated November 20 each year, World Children’s Day is the ideal time to think about other children, their lives and challenges. Find out about World Children’s Day and its history

Aussie rocket blasts off

The Black Sky Aerospace rocket launched from a site on the NSW-Queensland border on Monday which reached 30,000ft before parachuting successfully back to Earth. Picture: Supplied via NCA NewsWire
space

Australia’s emerging space program has had an exciting win with the successful launch of Black Sky Aerospace’s first rocket

Original Apple-1 computer sells for $545,000

This handout photo provided by John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. on November 9, 2021 shows the Chaffey College Apple-1 computer. - An original Apple computer, hand-built by company founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak 45 years ago, sold for $400,000 at auction in the United States on Tuesday. The functioning Apple-1, the great-great-grandfather of today's sleek chrome-and-glass Macbooks, had been expected to fetch up to $600,000 when it went under the hammer in California. (Photo by Handout / various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /  Keith Berson / John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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An original Apple-1 computer hand-built by the company founders has sold for over half a million Aussie dollars – but that's not even close to the record for these 45 year old tech relics

What is Remembrance Day all about?

Remembrance Day at the Shrine of Remembrance. Riley Gilbert 7yrs in a field of poppies. Picture : Ian Currie
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The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month is a special time to remember those who have fought and died for our country. Find out more about Remembrance Day and what it signifies

Monster appetite of whales boosts ocean health

In this undated handout picture realeased on November 3, 2021 by Standford University humpback whale feeds on sand lance in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. - The Earth's largest whales may eat up to three times more than previously thought with crucial benefits for the ecosystems they inhabit, a study said on November 3, 2021. The largest creatures ever to live on Earth, baleen whales including blue whales, humpback whales and other species use filter feeding to consume krill and small fish. (Photo by Elliott Hazen / Standford University / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /  STANDFORD UNIVERSITY / Elliott Hazen" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Baleen whales are gigantic climate change crusaders, thanks to their huge hunger for krill – now they just need their own natural environment restored

Slave room found at Pompeii

A photo handout on November 6, 2021 by the Pompeii Archaeological Parkp shows "The room of Slaves", an exceptionally well-preserved room for the slaves who worked in Villa Civita Giuliana in Pompeii, a villa where a ceremonial chariot and a stable with a harnessed horses were earlier unearthed. - Pompeii archaeologists said on November 6, 2021 they have unearthed the remains of a "slave room" in an exceptionally rare find at a Roman villa destroyed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption nearly 2,000 years ago. The little room with three beds, a chamber pot and a wooden chest was discovered during a dig at the villa of Civita Giuliana, a suburban villa just a few hundred metres from the rest of the ancient city. (Photo by Handout / POMPEI ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / POMPEII ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK / HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Pompeii archaeologists have found a ‘slave room’ that they believe housed chariot handlers in the ancient city, before Mt Vesuvius erupted nearly 2000 years ago

Child soldier’s tale is our book of the month

Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief by Katrina Nannestad. For Kids News
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Imagine finding yourself alone in a war at the age of six. Author Katrina Nannestad transports us to Russia in 1942 and into the life of Sasha. Start reading Rabbit, Soldier, Angel, Thief here

Tips for a Covid-safe Halloween

Kids trick or treat in Halloween costume and face mask. Children in dress up with candy bucket in coronavirus pandemic. Little boy and girl trick or treating with pumpkin lantern. Autumn holiday fun.
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Halloween fun might look a bit different this year. Take a look at our tips for safe trick-or-treating and find out where this spooky tradition came from

Top price of $10 million paid for triceratops

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 31, 2021 shows a triceratops exposed ahead of its auction sale at Drouot auction house in October. - "Big John", the largest known triceratops, over 66 million years old and with an 8-metre long skeleton, will be auctioned on October 21, 2021 at Hotel Drouot. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)
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The preserved skeleton of a 66-million-year-old herbivore has set a new record price for triceratops sales, after a private American collector paid big bucks for ‘Big John’

Case of mistaken dino identity

New vego dino from University of Queensland. For Kids News
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A dinosaur thought to be the biggest meat eater of its time has been reclassified as a timid vegetarian after a footprint found in Queensland was re-examined

Sword from Crusades salvaged at sea

A picture taken on October 19, 2021, shows an ancient one-meter-long sword that experts say dates back to the Crusader-era and is believed to have belonged to a Crusader, displayed at the beach in the Israeli seaport of Caesarea, some days after being discovered by a local diver. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)
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Diver recovers a stunningly preserved ancient relic off the coast of Israel, from the dangerous days of knights, armour and swords

Patty Mills’ towering praise from Gaze

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT)  Patty Mills #8 of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center on October 08, 2021 in New York City. The Nets defeated the Bucks 119-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Boomers basketball great Andrew Gaze has predicted NBA star Patty Mills will take the top spot as Australia’s best ever player

School votes to dump Batman house name

John Batman depicted negotiating what is known as Batman's Treaty with the Kulin people in 1835.
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An elite Victorian girls’ school has voted to drop the name of Melbourne founder John Batman from one of its houses

Golden girls could finally get Olympic due

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Australian athletes robbed of Olympic medals during a notorious period of cheating may finally be given their rightful place in sporting history after a 40-year fight for justice

Dino demise was good news for snakes

Sydney Zoo will re-open to the public on Friday 15th October after Greater Sydney was placed into a Covid lockdown for 15 weeks. The Carpet Python is looking forward to crowds coming again. Picture: Toby Zerna
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The asteroid that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago was bad news for dinosaurs, but not for snakes that dined out on the mammals and birds that thrived after the removal of dino predators

Australia’s historic first moon mission

An artist’s impression showcasing how an Australian made rover could contribute to a bigger international exploration program on the Moon. Picture: Supplied
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Australia is headed to space, signing a NASA deal to deliver a rover that will collect soil samples from the surface of the moon

Archaeologists find ancient toilet

A handout picture made available through the Israeli Antiquities Authority on October 5, 2021, shows a find of a 2700-year-old private toilet cubicle that was part of an ancient royal estate operating at the end of the Kings of Judean period (7th century BC), near the Beit Shatz tourist complex on the Armon Hanatziv promenade of Jerusalem. (Photo by Yoli SCHWARTZ / Israeli Antiquities Authority / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / XGTY
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The discovery of an ancient loo in Israel has lifted the lid on what life was like for the rich 2700 years ago

Film crew to make first movie in space

This handout photo taken and released on October 5, 2021 by Russian Space Agency Roscosmos shows Russian crew members, cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (C), actress Yulia Peresild (L) and film director Klim Shipenko, shaking hands as their spacesuits are tested prior to the launch onboard the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome. - A Russian actress and director arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on October 5, 2021 to begin a 12-day mission to make the first movie in orbit. The Russian crew is set to beat a Hollywood project that was announced last year by "Mission Impossible" star Tom Cruise together with NASA and Elon Musk's SpaceX. (Photo by Andrey SHELEPIN / Russian Space Agency Roscosmos / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ RUSSIAN SPACE AGENCY ROSCOSMOS" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Russian movie star Yulia Peresild has beaten Hollywood heavyweight Tom Cruise into orbit, safely docking at the International Space Station to star in the first film shot in space

First fly-by for Mercury mission

A handout photo made available by the European Space Agency on October 2, 2021 shows a view of Mercury captured on October 1, 2021 by the joint European-Japanese BepiColombo mission as the spacecraft flew past the planet for a gravity assist manoeuvre. (Photo by - / EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /  EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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A joint European-Japanese spacecraft has completed the first of six planned fly-bys of Mercury, using the planet’s gravity to start slowing itself down

Kid poets published in bushfire book

Lincoln Alderman, of Coolagolite near Cobargo in NSW, won the Kids News Bushfire Poetry Competition in the primary school category. His poem,  Sunrise on a Hill, will be part of a book commemorating the Black Summer bushfires.
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The winners of the Kids News Bushfire Poetry Competition have had their poems included in the book Fighting Spirit: A tribute to the bushfire-affected communities of Australia’s Black Summer

Thai taxis become bonnet and rooftop gardens

Vegetable gardens are seen on the roofs of vehicles of a taxi rental garage firm, whose cars are currently out of service due to the downturn in business as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Bangkok on September 15, 2021. (Photo by Jack TAYLOR / AFP)
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Without tourist trade keeping taxi fares ticking over in the Thai capital, one Bangkok cab company has devised a novel solution to help feed its unemployed drivers

Fraser Island to be renamed ‘paradise’

Camping on Fraser Island (K'gari)

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Queensland’s spectacular Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, is to be renamed K’gari, the word for “paradise” in the language of the area’s traditional owners

Giant marine fossil dubbed ‘the mothership’

KIDS NEWS: giant marine fossil. Titanokorys gainesi reconstruction. Picture: supplied. Illustration by Lars Fields, Royal Ontario Museum.
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Canadian Palaeontologists have discovered a 506-million-year-old marine fossil – a giant in its day that stalked prey along the ocean floor

SpaceX tourists orbit without astronauts

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 16, 2021 courtesy of Inspiration4 shows the Inspiration4 crew (L-R) Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Christopher Sembroski and Sian Proctor in orbit. - The four private space tourists aboard a SpaceX capsule are due to return to Earth on sEPTEMBER 18, 2021, touching down off the coast of Florida after three days of orbiting the planet. (Photo by Handout / Inspiration4 / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Courtesy of Inspiration4" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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A civilian crew has made history in space after successfully orbiting Earth for three days without a single astronaut on board

Bold plan to bring woolly mammoths back to life

An illustration of a family of Woolly Mammoths grazing on what is left of the grasses as winter approaches in this ice age scene.
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Scientists have announced an ambitious plan to bring woolly mammoths back from extinction after thousands of years

What stories really matter to you?

Parents can help their child with reading and to develop their literacy skills. For Kids News and Hibernation
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Grab your favourite book for Australian Reading Hour as children’s authors invite kids to consider their own stories of family and belonging during Australia Reads this week

Space race continues on Mars

(FILES) In this file image released by NASA the drill hole from Perseverance’s second sample-collection attempt can be seen, in this composite of two images taken on September 1, 2021, by one of the rover’s navigation cameras. - NASA has confirmed that its Perseverance rover has succeeded in collecting its first rock sample on Mars. "I've got it!" the space agency tweeted in the early hours of September 6, 2021, alongside a photograph of a rock core slightly thicker than a pencil inside a sample tube. NASA said last week it thought it had accomplished the feat, but poorly-lit photographs taken by the rover meant that the team operating the mission were not certain whether the sample had stayed inside its tube. (Photo by Handout / various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA/JPL-Caltech" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance has successfully collected a rock sample from the Red Planet, while China follows up its own Mars mission with a new prototype

The hunt begins for sunken ships

Maritime Archaeologist Association of Victoria Divers John Corby and Jarom Deeks explore the wreck of the SS Glenelg near Lakes Entrance in Bass Strait. Picture: Steve Cartledge
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Fishing fleets will hunt for hundreds of shipwrecks off the Victorian coast in a new push to preserve Australia’s maritime history

Four-legged whale fossil found in Egypt

Paleontologists discover four-legged whale fossil, name it Phiomicetus anubis after Egypt's god of death
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The 43-million-year-old fossil of a fierce, four-legged whale species has been named after the ancient Egyptian god of death

Vegemite smell a key part of site’s heritage

AUSTRALIA has been surviving lock down by turning to one of its most iconic spreads - VEGEMITE. The brand has seen sales of its products during the lockdown skyrocket by more than 55 per cent across the country compared to the same time last year. Alex 6 enjoying his Vegemite by the spoonful while at home.   Picture: David Caird
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Heritage is more than just buildings and other things we can see from the past, with a local council recognising the heritage value of the smell of Vegemite being made at an old Kraft factory

China’s Mars rover keeps roaming

This illustration shows what the rover should look like on Mars Credit: CHINA NATIONAL SPACE ADMINISTRATION
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After successfully completing its first 90-day program, China’s red planet rover Zhurong is fully charged and ready to keep rolling

Teen takes flight in world record bid

British-Belgian pilot Zara Rutherford, 19, waves before taking off for a round-the-world trip in a light aircraft, in bid to become the youngest to fly solo round-the-world in Wevelgem on August 18, 2021. - Rutherford will fly a Shark ultralight, the world’s fastest light sport aircraf during her circumnavigation, which is set to take her up to three months. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP)
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Teenage pilot Zara Rutherford has taken to the skies to inspire women of tomorrow to study STEM subjects today

Weird creatures that could be state’s official fossil

Finished reconstruction of extinct Australian megafauna, Palorchestes. One of a series of developmental illustrations. For Kids News
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Some states are adopting official fossils to join their traditional animal and flora emblems. See what relics are in the running to become the official fossil of Victoria

Giant panda delivers tiny cub

This handout photograph made available by Wildlife Reserves Singapore on August 15, 2021 shows female giant panda Jia Jia hodling her first panda cub, born on August 14, 2021 at an off-exhibit at River Safari in Singapore. (Photo by Handout / WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT “ AFP PHOTO / Wildlife Reserves Singapore” - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Chinese giant panda Kai Kai has become a mum in Singapore after a seven year effort, giving birth to the country’s first ever cub

The Big Pineapple’s Brisbane Olympics bid

Sunshine Coast local and Olympic Champion Clint Robinson at the Big Pineapple. Picture Lachie Millard
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Some Olympic mascots have completely missed the mark – but the Big Pineapple’s birthday bid to become the Brisbane 2032 mascot is a green and gold Queensland dream

Teen money matters in a cashless world

Springfield Anglican College Year 11 student Abigail Lowden, Thursday, August 12, 2021 - Picture: Richard Walker
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Parents are worried the shift to a cashless society means teens aren't learning the value of money. How smart are you with money?