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Gold medallists Australia's Mollie O'Callaghan, Australia's Emma McKeon, Australia's Chelsea Hodges and Australia's Kaylee McKeown pose during the medal presentation ceremony for the men's 4x100m medley relay swimming final at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, on day six of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, central England, on August 3, 2022. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

Aussies ‘crush it’ in Comm Games pool

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Australia has cruised to the top of the Commonwealth Games medal table as the Dolphins felt some serious heat from an energised England but finished on a high as the dominant squad

A Gorgosaurus Skeleton measuring 10 feet tall (3.04 meters) is unveiled at Sotheby’s in New York, on July 05, 2022. - The Specimen is the highlight of Sotheby’s geek week sale series and is estimated at $5 to 8 million. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

‘Fierce’ dino fossil fetches fortune

animals

The 77-million-year-old Gorgosaurus skeleton sold at Sotheby’s in New York fetched a whopping $US6.1 million, but dinosaur experts say selling the mighty biter is a gigantic loss for science

Mark Knight's Archie Roach cartoon for Kids News

Farewell to voice of stolen generation

indigenous news

Cartoonist Mark Knight has paid tribute to Indigenous singer and songwriter Archie Roach who died as a First Nations Voice to Parliament moved a step closer

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Language gap gendered to the letter

Girls vocab and spelling is better than boys. (for Kids News Spelling bee - network yarn). Port Melbourne Primary School students Jun Chea (9), Quincie Cracknell (8), Jacob Savva (9) and Ruby Miller (9). Picture: Jake Nowakowski
spelling bee

Boys and girls write about different things and have distinct vocabularies, as an analysis of 150,000 writing samples builds a picture of why girls are better spellers than boys at all year levels

SpaceX junk crashes into Aussie farm at speed

Space junk has been found in paddocks near Dalgety on the banks of the Snowy River in NSW. Pictures: Monaro Police District/Facebook
space

An extraterrestrial torpedo travelling at around 25,000km/h, the trunk of the SpaceX Crew-1 craft, has surprised Snowy Mountains farmers by crashing back to Earth with a mighty bang

Teens make ‘Monster’ mistake with energy drinks

Aussie teens are being deprived of sleep in a major new survey that found teens who consumed energy drinks at least once a week were twice as likely to get less than eight hours sleep on a school night than those who didn't. Mates L-R Jett Jones-Czechowski, Taj Burns and Luan O'Connor pictured at Bondi Skate Park. Picture: Toby Zerna
health

High-caffeine, high-sugar energy drinks sold as performance enhancers are causing confusion among teen consumers who mistakenly believe such products help rather than harm health

PM paves way for Voice to Parliament vote

EAST ARNHEM, AUSTRALIA - JULY 29: Prime Minister of Australia Anthony Albanese with Yolngu men during Garma Festival 2022 at Gulkula on July 29, 2022 in East Arnhem, Australia. The annual Garma festival is held at Gulkula, a significant ceremonial site for the Yolngu people of northeast Arnhem Land about 40km from Nhulunbuy on the Gove peninsula in East Arnhem. The festival is a celebration of Yolngu culture aimed at sharing culture and knowledge which also brings politicians and Indigenous leaders together to discuss issues facing Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This year is the first time the festival has been held since 2019 following a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Tamati Smith/Getty Images)
explainers

Australians voters could soon decide in a referendum whether to change the Australian Constitution to include a First Nations Voice to Parliament

Sydney girl scouted by Manchester United

WEEKEND TELEGRAPHS SPECIAL JULY 29, 2022. PLEASE CONTACT WEEKEND PIC EDITOR JEFF DARMANIN BEFORE PUBLISHING. Football gun Michaela Togias at Nott Oval in Narellan. Michaela will be flying to Manchester in January to showcase her footballing talent after being scouted by the Manchester United and Manchester City Academy Scouts at a Global Football Network showcase she recently attended. Picture: Jonathan Ng
sport

After showcasing her soccer skills for visiting Manchester United scouts, 10-year-old Sydney girl Michaela Togias has bagged a sporting scholarship and the chance of a big break in the UK

Grazing goats called in to save little lizard

MELBOURNE, JULY 15, 2022: A tribe of goats has landed in MelbourneÕs Royal Park as part of a City of Melbourne trial to regenerate the habitat of the WhiteÕs Skink, a regionally significant species of lizard. Picture: Mark Stewart
animals

An ingenious trial is underway using grazing goats to munch on grasses threatening the habitat of long-term resident skinks

Party kicks off Comm Games in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Eddie Ockenden and Rachael Grinham, Flag Bearers of Team Australia lead their team out during the Opening Ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Alexander Stadium on July 28, 2022 on the Birmingham, England. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
sport

The Commonwealth Games are off and running after a party style opening ceremony bursting with light, colour, music and dancing

School’s back at Canberra High

Mark Knight cartoon - back to school. For Kids News
civics

Our federal politicians returned to the nation’s capital this week, a bit like kids on the first day back at school, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

TikTok feeding kids junk diet challenges

Companies such as Pepsi and McDonalds are turning kids into unofficial brand ambassadors for unhealth foods by getting them to post clips of them eating and drinking products. Research from Deakin Uni suggests kids are following challenges by companies to post clips of them eating a burger or drinking soft drink with hashtags and special effects. O'BRIEN With examples.**8.30am embargo**
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Hashtag challenges have junior TikTok users becoming unwitting junk ambassadors, as experts say the world’s biggest fast-food names use the platform to bait kids into building their brands

Vic zoos cancel close encounters

MELBOURNE, MAY 2, 2022: Melbourne Zoo has welcomed a gorgeous new 18-month-old Giraffe named Iris. Picture: Mark Stewart
animals

Indonesia’s outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease prompts Victorian zoos to cancel visitor encounters with animals at risk of catching the virus, as politicians debate border and airport security

Organ transplants save Aussie kids’ lives

HOLD FOR SUNDAY HERALD SUNÑÑChristine Cherry and her 11-year-old daughter, Alexis, who were part of a national kidney exchange program when she was just three years old. It's for a story set to run nationally this Sunday as part of our ongoing DonateLife organ and tissue donation campaign.    Picture: Alex Coppel.
health

Transplants have saved the lives of children across Australia. Read their stories and find out how you and your families can help others

Aussies’ secret weapon at Comm Games

It was a Gold Medal line up for the Speedo Commonwealth Games Swim Suit Launch on the Gold Coast.
Lani Pallister ÐAustralian champion 800 and 1500m freestyle; Triple Fina World Junior champion.
Picture: NIGEL HALLETT
sport

Team Australia’s modest looking Biofire machine could be the difference between our athletes standing on the Commonwealth Games podium or being wiped out by a wave of Covid positives

Great white sharks in growth spurt

Beautiful, powerful and amazing looking creature beside a nightmare opinion from the peoples haven't see face to face underwater with this guy
animals

Bans on shark fishing and the creation of marine reserves have seen the size of great white and tiger species soar, as more food and greater safety mean these underwater beasts could get bigger

PM spells out importance of the Bee

Anthony Albanese with last years Prime Minister's Spelling Bee winners Theekshitha Karthik, 12, and Arielle Wong, 11, to launch this year's competition.                     Picture: David Caird
spelling bee

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese wants more buzz around spelling – so he’s urging kids to take on this year’s Spelling Bee

Molly’s message is changing the world

Molly Wright in a fresh pic for SaturdayÕs paper following confirmation her TED Talk was the most popular in the world for 2021. Pics Adam Head
humanities

Queensland schoolgirl Molly Wright became the youngest person to give a TED Talk a year ago. Today her message has had more than 8 million views, trailing only Elon Musk and Bill Gates

Covid jab approved for little kids

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NewsWire Photos - SEPTEMBER 22, 2021. 

Vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine are pictured at a pharmacy in Brisbane. Pharmacies have began administering the Moderna vaccine to anyone over 12 years-old.

Picture: NCA NewsWire / Dan Peled
health

Moderna’s Spikevax vaccine has been given “first step” approval for use in Australian children aged six months to six years

Aussie claims historic high jump gold

Australia's Eleanor Patterson competes in the women's high jump final during the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on July 19, 2022. (Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP)
sport

Eleanor Patterson has shocked the world by becoming the first ever Aussie to take home the gold medal in women’s high jump

Back to the future for masked up school kids

Mark Knight cartoon on facemasks in schools - for Kids News
humanities

Cartoonist Mark Knight has borrowed a time travelling DeLorean car to illustrate Victoria’s return to face masks in schools

Do stem cells grow better in space?

Microscopic image of embryonic tissues and cells used by scientists to explore stem cell research.
Neuronal nebula.
This photo depicts a bundle of neurons (stained green), formed in tissue culture from differentiated mouse embryonic stem cells. The nucleus (containing the genetic material) of each cell is stained purple. The ability to form mature brain cells such as neurons from embryonic stem cells has stimulated much excitement about the possibility of using stem cells to treat brain disease.
space

Much cheaper than buying seats on a commercial space flight, but crazier sounding than far-fetched science fiction, researchers have just shot their own stem cells into orbit to see how well they grow

Australia’s environment report reveals ‘crisis’

Koalas chilling out at Healesville Sanctuary
Healesville Sanctuary. Picture: Supplied
environment

Extreme weather events are having a compounding effect on Australia’s native plant and animal species, as latest five-yearly report reveals the nation’s natural environment is struggling

Aussie golfer wins British Open

Australia's Cameron Smith speaks beside the Claret Jug, the trophy for the Champion golfer of the year at a press confernece after winning the 150th British Open Golf Championship on The Old Course at St Andrews in Scotland on July 17, 2022. - Australia's Cameron Smith claimed his first major title on Sunday after a stunning final round of 64 saw him win the 150th British Open at St Andrews by a one-stroke margin. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
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The hallowed ancient golf course St Andrews in Scotland has a new kid in town, after 28-year-old Brisbane golfer Cameron Smith claimed the 150th British Open sporting his signature mullet

World population to hit eight billion this year

above view on crowd. big amount of people.
humanities

India is set to overtake China as the world’s biggest country after the global population hits eight billion people on November 15 this year

Girls surfing new wave of sports

Dakota FitzPatrick, 13 in Port Noarlunga South , where sheÕs taken up surfling, Sunday, July 10, 2022. Picture: MATT LOXTON [Mum: Renee 0402569446]
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Females are riding a wave of sporting opportunity, as the latest activity snapshot shows surfing and skateboarding participation ramped up during the pandemic and girls got right among it

Bush and beach beat traditional kinder classes

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Bush Kindergarten owner Natalie Cross runs the weekly outdoor program. Deakin University researchers found pre-school aged kids who played outdoors with sticks, trees and sand were more likely to perform better in those areas once they started school.  Natalie with Frankie, 3 , Loa, 5, and Evie, 5. Picture: Alex Coppel.
humanities

Preschool students who can dump gendered toys and play outside in the bush or at the beach are more likely to perform better in maths, science and technology subjects once they start big school

Skull’s age out by a million years

KIDS NEWS: an unnamed Australopithecus africanus skull. Picture: Dr Luca Fiorenza/Monash University
science

Rethinking the age of an ancient South African skull known as ‘Mrs Ples’ gives her species about a million extra years to have been part of the evolution of the earliest humans

Ash Barty talks to Kids News about her new books

Ash Barty is interviewed by Kids News junior reporter Leonel Molina about her Little Ash children's book series. Picture: HarperCollins
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Retired tennis star Ash Barty has swapped her racquet for a pen to write her Little Ash children’s book series. She speaks exclusively to Kids News. WATCH THE VIDEO

Census reveals changing shape of Australia

Waving Australia flag in the air.
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

Meet the ugliest mutt on Earth

Mr. Happy Face looks towards the camera before the start of the World's Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, California on June 24, 2022. - Mr. Happy Face, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested, saved from a hoarder's house, won the competition taking home the $1500 prize. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)
animals

An ageing Mr Happy Face has won the World’s Ugliest Dog crown – now he’s winning fans around the globe with his story of survival and a second chance at love after being rescued last year

Aussie teen drafted to the NBA

BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 23: Dyson Daniels poses for a portrait after being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Steve Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Bendigo teenager Dyson Daniels has hit the big time in style, picked by the News Orleans Pelicans at the annual NBA draft and rocking a snappy silver suit fit for a young instant millionaire

NASA rocket launches from NT

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

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

Aussie cities fall in world liveability ranks

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31: People get their morning exercise walking alongside the Yarra River on May 31, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. Lockdown restrictions remain in place across Victoria in response to a growing COVID-19 cluster in Melbourne's northern suburbs. During the seven-day "circuit-breaker" lockdown, residents can only leave home for five reasons: care and caregiving, exercise, work and to buy groceries, or to get vaccinated. The lockdown is effective from 11:59 pm Thursday 27 May to 11:59 pm Thursday 3 June 2021. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
geography

The world’s best cities to live in have been revealed and there are some surprising results as we learn to live with Covid-19. Guess which Australian city finished the highest

Classroom ‘doggie dates’ reduce stress

30/09/2021: Wheenie - This South Australian Miniature Schnoodle  works as a therapy dog at Settlers farm Primary School. Picture Kelly Barnes
health

Stress is bad for learning, behaviour, health and wellbeing – and there are many ways schools are trying to tackle it. But new research suggests the best way is having a canine classmate

What do I have to do to pester Putin?

mark knight toon for shs june 19 2022
news

Cartoonist Mark Knight feels a bit left out not making Russian President Vladimir Putin’s list of banned Aussies

Extra-curricular kids happier and healthier

A multi-ethnic group of high school age girls are taking aerobic dance fitness class at the gym.
health

Children who play sport, learn an instrument or even just muck around with friends after school are more likely to feel happier and healthier than kids who are parked in front of a screen

Deadliest snakes could save lives

KIDS NEWS: Australian eastern brown snake being defensive. Picture: Ken Griffiths/supplied
science

Among the world’s deadliest snakes, Australia’s eastern brown and scaled viper could soon enjoy a popularity surge as a protein in their venom significantly slows patient blood loss after injury

Last days to enter Short Story Competition

KIDS NEWS 2022 Short Story Competition: SMARTdaily - Freja Lee, 9, grandma Patricia Lee and brother Oskar Lee, 11. Picture: supplied
short story competition

There’s still two days to enter the Kids News 2022 Short Story Competition – prime time to forage through your family’s stories and give your favourite a fictional makeover before entries close

Aussie soccer kid to star in Spain

DAILY TELEGRAPH JUNE 13, 2022. Sydney kid Cruz Cummins, 10, will representing Australia at the IBER Cup Tournament in the U12 team in Spain and Portugal on June 26, where he will compete against Ronaldos son, Ronaldo Jr. Pictured at the Fraser Park Football Club in Marrickville. Picture: Jonathan Ng
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He’s just 10-years-old, but Sydney soccer player Cruz Cummins is flying high, bound for the IBER Cup International Youth Football Tournament before meeting talent scouts from Manchester United

‘Little Picasso’ takes art world by storm

A painting by Andres Valencia, 10, who has been hailed as Little Picasso. Picture: Instagram @andresvalenciaart
arts

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

Kids inspire sustainable switch

3/6/22. MOO is now using plastic that has been washed up on beaches and found in oceans to create environmentally friendly tubs and lids. Minnie Saunders - 11 and Nevada Maio - 11 from Parkside Primary school, where the idea about recycling started from. Picture: Keryn Stevens
environment

Some hard questions at a primary school careers day prompted MOO yoghurt boss Mick Sanders to find a sustainable packaging solution using 100 per cent recycled plastic washed up on beaches

Cartoon celebrates wiggly World Cup win

mark Knight cartoon on Australia reaching the World Cup finals
sport

What chance did Peru have against goalie Andrew Redmayne and his wiggly mates in Australia’s World Cup qualifier, asks cartoonist Mark Knight

How social media can help your storytelling

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - The Telegraph,
June 9, 2022: 
11 Year old  Scarlett Bullock preparing for her Kids News Short Story Writing Competition  in Manly.
Picture:  Jeremy Piper
short story competition

Still looking for inspiration for the Kids News Short Story Competition? If you post or create drafts of anything in social media, chances are you are sitting on a treasure trove of top ideas

Elephant ‘Happy’ … but not a person

Female Asian elephant Happy looking at herself in mirror at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Happy showed researchers that pachyderms can recognize themselves in a mirror _ a highly complex behavior previously known in only a few other species. (AP Photo/National Academy of Sciences, Courtesy of Joshua Plotnik, Frans de Waal, and Diana Reiss.)
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animals

The US Court of Appeals has closed the gate on the question of whether Happy the elephant has the same rights under the law as a human being, ruling the ‘magnificent creature’ is not a person

Wiggly jig helps Aussies to World Cup

DOHA, QATAR - JUNE 13: Australia celebrate after defeating Peru in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Playoff match between Australia Socceroos and Peru at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on June 13, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)
sport

The Socceroos have qualified for the World Cup in a sudden-death shootout, won after goalie Andrew Redmayne’s rousing routine of what looked a lot like the Wiggles’ Hot Potato

Chores could boost kids’ brains

Happy little girl doing housework
humanities

It might sound like a tall tale cooked up by parents keen to escape the kitchen, but a new study suggests kids could get a brain boost by making family meals and helping out more with housework

Biloela family home at last

BILOELA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12:  Tharnicaa Nadesalingam celebrates her fifth birthday with her parents Priya and Nades and her sister Kopika on June 12, 2022 in Biloela, Australia. Four years ago, the Nadesalingam family, a Sri Lankan couple seeking asylum and their two Australian-born children, were removed from their home in central Queensland by the Australian Border Force and taken to immigration detention when their immigration protection visas expired. After a multi-year campaign led by members of the central Queensland community of Biloela, the incoming Labor government has released the family from detention, permitting them to return to live and work and Biloela on a bridging visa.  (Photo by Dan Peled/Getty Images)
humanities

The Nadesalingam family is back home in the Queensland town of Biloela after four years in immigration detention – just in time for a very special birthday party

NASA to launch rockets from the NT

The Arnhem Space Centre
space

NASA rockets haven’t launched from Australian shores since the tail-end of last century – now three will lift off from the Northern Territory’s new space centre by the middle of next month

The Aussie sport star you should know more about

SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA - JUNE 05: Minjee Lee of Australia poses with the trophy after winning the 77th U.S. Women's Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club on June 05, 2022 in Southern Pines, North Carolina.   Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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Australian golfer Minjee Lee has scored the biggest win of her career, taking home the US Open trophy and $2.5 million in prize money

Teen puts pilot’s wings before wheels

WEEKEND TELEGRAPH: MAY 21,2022


Chloe Familton (16 years of age) of Cherrybrook at Camden airport. Chloe recently obtained her full Recreational PilotÕs licence through the Air Activity Centre with her father Scott Familton.
humanities

The sky’s the limit for 16-year-old high school student Chloe Familton – a qualified solo pilot with more hours in the cockpit than behind the wheel of a car

Traffic noise spells trouble for school learning

Pagewood Public school's Lollipop Lady , Denise Page at work , guiding students and parents over the crossing to school. Denise is retiring after 13 years helping children across the road in Page Street, Outside the school. Picture: John Appleyard
environment

Noise pollution policymakers may need to listen up, as a European study shows students need a little bit of shush around their school in order to develop working memory and improved attentiveness

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)
civics

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

Golden chance for jobs in sport

Matildas captain Sam Kerr poses for a photograph before a press conference at HBF Park in Perth, Friday, June 26, 2020. Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women's World Cup in 2023. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright) NO ARCHIVING
sport

Australia is on the verge of a “golden decade” of sport, with a host of international events headed our way, but still many teens and their parents don’t recognise career opportunities in sport

‘Voldemort’ sledge backfires

Mark Knight - Voldemort cartoon for Kids News.
civics

New government minister Tanya Plibersek has learnt the hard way that name calling is not on in federal politics any more, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Ukrainian teens find friends in smiley Sydney

DAILY TELEGRAPH. MAY 28, 2022..

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

Funny photos focus on serious pothole problem

Alex Dyson has collaborated with Fix our rural roads to draw attention to the fact that South-West Victoria has some of the worst bits of bitumen in the country. , Picture: Facebook
civics

Alex Dyson looks like he’s having a laugh but his funny photographs aim to highlight a serious problem on rural roads

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)
civics

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

Young Ivy rollerskates to ‘mini’ World Cup win

Ivy Kerkemeyes, 9, from Adelaide, won the "mini" division of the Artistic World Roller Skating Cup in Italy, defeating 26 other girls with her score of 44.33 out of 50.
sport

The ‘mini’ division of the Artistic Skating World Cup in Italy delivered a major victory for an Adelaide roller girl, who first laced up and skated onto a local rink at the tender age of two

Ariarne sets world record at Aussie swim trials

Ariarne Titmus of Australia reacts after setting a new world record in the women's 400 metre freestyle final on day five of the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide on May 22, 2022. (Photo by Brenton Edwards / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --
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Aussie Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus has stunned the global swimming community, breaking the world record in her pet event after Zac Stubblety-Cook breaks the 200m breaststroke barrier

Tomato delivers vitamin D turbocharge

Purple tomatoes
health

Over a billion people worldwide don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet or from the sun – but an engineered tomato could prevent health conditions by closing the gap in dietary deficiencies

Golden arches go dark across Russia

A man walks past a closed McDonald's restaurant in Moscow on May 16, 2022. - American fast-food giant McDonald's will exit the Russian market and sell its business in the increasingly isolated country, the company said May 16, 2022. In a statement McDonald's said: "After more than 30 years of operations in the country, McDonald's Corporation announced it will exit the Russian market and has initiated a process to sell its Russian business. Many Western businesses have pulled out of Russia since its invasion of Ukraine in February. (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)
news

From fast food to fast exit, the world’s most recognisable golden arches will be dismantled across Russia as the burger giant quits the country for good due to the crisis in Ukraine

Moments that made sporting history

Indigenous Sporting Firsts artwork for Kids News
indigenous news

To celebrate Indigenous Sport Month, Kids News is looking at 50 sporting firsts achieved by Indigenous athletes through history, from Patty Mills to Cathy Freeman and everyone in between

Waddle they think at school?

MELBOURNE. 16/05/2022..  A different take on walking the pets to school. Every morning Edithvale kids Finn walking Ryan Gosling the Goose and sister Mia walking the family dog Sadie to school .   Contact id father Chris 0412984698  . Photo by Michael Klein
animals

A Victorian family’s pet goose shows birds of a feather don’t always flock together, preferring the company of his humans and canine best friend

Meet Australia’s new prime minister

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Labor Leader Anthony Albanese delivers his victory speech alongside his partner Jodie Haydon during the Labor Party election night event at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club on May 21, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. Labor leader Anthony Albanese has claimed victory over Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison to become Australia's 31st Prime Minister. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
civics

Labor leader Anthony Albanese is to be sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister after his party won the federal election at the weekend

Australians love ‘true blue’ homemade TV

Still from animated children's TV show BLUEY
humanities

There’s laughter, tears, the relaxed local lingo, a familiar family and a relatable, authentic Australian vibe – no wonder a new study has found we want more Bluey-style TV

Bulldozer PM crashes into young soccer player

ELECTION TEAM 2022 
LIBERAL BUS TOUR  18/5/2022  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends training night at the Devonport Strikers Soccer Club following the recent announcement by Gavin Pearce to upgrade ground facilities if re elected. This event is located in the electorate of BRADDON.  
 
ATTENDING:
The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister
Mr Gavin Pearce MP, Federal Member for Braddon
Mr Drew Smith, President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Chris McKenna, Vice President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Malcolm Gory, Coach WomenÕs Super League

Picture: Jason Edwards
news

Under-8s soccer player Luca Fauvette has become the unexpected star of the federal election campaign after his tangle with the PM on the pitch

Eurovision has a new winner

Mark Knight cartoon on Ukraine's Eurovision win. For Kids News
arts

First Ukraine took out Eurovision, now its leader Volodymyr Zelensky is the winner in cartoonist Mark Knight’s political version of the famous song contest

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
humanities

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

Traditional Indigenous games build sports skills

London Olympics 2012 - Women's 20km Race Walk in London. Australia's Beki Lee in action.
indigenous news

Olympian Beki Smith loves learning traditional Indigenous – or Yulunga – games from her eight-year-old son. You can try them too by downloading the special Yulunga games guide in this story

TikTok teaching set to trump tired English tasks

12/5/22. TikTok, memes, blogs, podcasts and Instagram posts are set to take their place on the national English school curriculum, displacing Òstale, old-fashionedÓ writing taskd - teens Macy Adamson, 14, and Inara Lang, 15 using social media on there phones and some of them recording a tiktok  Picture: Keryn Stevens
humanities

TikTok, memes, blogs, podcasts and Instagram posts might shake up the curriculum and revamp old-fashioned English tasks as digital writing looks set to join the classics in the classroom

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

Australia ranks second for child cyber-bullying

Female student sitting on her own at school. She has a smartphone in her hand and a stressed expression on her face. generic
safe kids

With nearly one in four Aussie kids experiencing cyber-bullying, but only 20 per cent of parents aware their child is being exposed to online abuse, experts say gap must close to help combat crisis

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)
civics

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

Leo’s a cut above in the charity stakes

9 year old Leo Saw wants to help animals so he hopes he can raise some money by chopping off his much loved mullet. He has two dogs and wants all doggos to be safe and in warm homes so he started this fundraiser for the Lost Dogs Home. Leo prepares to chop his locks with his dog Elly.                      Picture: David Caird
humanities

Animal mad Melbourne boy Leo Saw is planning to cut off his prized mullet to raise money for the Lost Dogs’ Home

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)
arts

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

Ms Pac-Man enters Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22:  Pac-Man and Ms Pac-Man cosplayers attend Comic-Con International on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
technology

An early trailblazer in the gender debate, Ms Pac-Man has chomped her way into history after popularising female video characters and proving girl gamers were ready to play

NAPLAN testing moves online

Vic kids doing NAPLAN digitally for the first time with questions also being asked based on their abilities. St John Vianneys Primary School in Parkdale has been preparing for the national online assessment to make sure it goes ahead without any tech troubles. Ren 10 (centre) sit a practice NAPLAN test with fellow year 5 students Ivy 11 and Leroy 11, (front) Thao 10 and Billy 10 (back) on laptop computers.   
Picture: David Caird
news

As 1.2 million students around Australia start NAPLAN testing from Tuesday, the national assessment authority confirms extra security measures for students completing the assessment online

Bol’s belonging boost for youth

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 12. 04/08/21.  Athletics Finals and Semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Australias Peter Bol in the Final of the Mens 800m.    Picture: Alex Coppel.
civics

Peter Bol became Australia’s fastest ever 800m athlete at the Tokyo Games, now the Sudanese-born sensation is racing toward a new goal: supporting troubled youths in juvenile justice centres

Primary kids on lunch box clock

Newresearch shows that parents and teachers agree primary schools are not giving students enough time to finish eating the food in their lunchbox. Pic of  Kiara, 8 and Chloe, 5. Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Picture: David Crosling
health

Schoolchildren need at least 15 minutes to eat lunch, according to new research, but most primary schools are only giving students 10 minutes to race through their lunch box

Covid kids can’t throw or catch

Pictured at Lilli Pilli Oval in Caringbah is Finn Thearle, Lily Thearle and Hugh Thearle.
They are looking forward to an undisrupted season winter sport that hopefully wont be affected by cover restrictions.
Picture: Richard Dobson
sport

The last two years of cancelled club sport and PE classes have left a large number of Australian children without sporting skills, as experts call for a rethink so Covid-impacted kids can catch up

Migrant population shrinks for first time in decades

New Year's Day, Multicultural Victoria. 10 kids (one each from the 10 most common nationalities in Australia). The countries are: Australia, UK, India, China, New Zealand, Italy, Vietnam, Greece, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Kids are aged from 6-15.Names so far: TAYLAH COLLINS, 11, born in the UK (London) LIAM COLLINS, 7, born in New Zealand (Auckland) VISHESH MURALI, 12, born in India LAUREN NGUYEN, 14, both parents born in VIETNAM
humanities

Australia’s migrant population has declined for the first time in 20 years amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Could this be Twitter’s new logo?

Mark Knight Herald Sun cartoon. Elon Musk buying Twitter. 27/04/2022
humanities

Cartoonist Mark Knight reckons Twitter’s new logo could look something like this if new owner Elon Musk’s pledge to boost free speech brings Donald Trump back to the social media platform

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
humanities

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

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)
history

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

How to be a teen entrepreneur

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - Advertiser Photos MARCH 23, 2022: St JohnÕs Grammar School students L to R Blake Tourneur & Lachlan Miegel are recent winners of the Westpac Youth Impact Challenge for HydroSoil, a soil measuring device and app, in the School Garden, Belair. Picture Emma Brasier.
humanities

More teenagers are having a go at starting their own businesses. We asked the experts for some advice on how to do it right

The smells the world loves and hates

horizontal portrait of a seven-year-old boy reacting to a stinky smell, isolated on white background
humanities

When it comes to the smells we like and dislike, new research shows we are the same no matter where we are from. Guess what our favourite is

Supermarket boss has amazing toy car collection

Drakes Supermarkets John-Paul Drake with his extensive toy car collection, pictured on March 31st, 2022, at one of his Adelaide offices.
Picture: Tom Huntley
just for fun

He’s a big businessman who runs a supermarket chain, but nothing gets John-Paul Drake revved up like a toy car. Check out his amazing collection

Top dog Elmo is in full flight

Facility dog Elmo on his first day of work getting a pat from Coby, 11, and Mason, 9, from Melbourne (0406 006 001), on March 28th, 2022, at Adelaide Airport.
Picture: Tom Huntley
animals

A busy airport can be stressful, but Elmo the labrador is making the experience a whole lot easier for nervous flyers and travellers with special needs

Microchipped footies to keep AFL on the ball

MELBOURNE.  04/03/2022.  AFL. AAMI Community SeriesÉ  Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions at Marvel StadiumÉ.  Lachie Neale of the Lions  manages to keep the ball in as he runs around the boundary line chased by Bulldog Robbie McComb    . Photo by Michael Klein
sport

Footy commentator Eddie McGuire wants microchips inserted into footballs to aid umpiring decisions and keep the AFL in the game

Taxis jump queue to get queen bees to hives

New service to help Queen Bees survive travel -   pictured is Chico Hazik, Silver Top with beekeeper Craig Scott in Echuca - Supplied
animals

An exclusive new chauffeur service delivers VIP levels of comfort and security to a very small but vital customer base – queen bees in need of a ride as they relocate with their hives

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
space

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

Push for high school mobile phone ban

Group of kids playing video games on smart phone after school
humanities

More than 20,000 people have signed a petition calling for a mobile phone ban at high schools so kids spend recess and lunchtime talking to each other

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?

A farewell Warnie would have loved

Mark Knight cartoon on Shane Warne memorial
sport

Shane Warne has a smile from ear to ear in Mark Knight’s cartoon on the cricket great’s memorial service at the MCG

Aussie kids get D- for physical activity

Kids at  Emmaus Catholic Primary School in Mt.Clear playing on unconventional play items, hay bales, poles, tyres etc. Year 3/4 get ready for action.
health

A new report card has found children and young people are failing to move enough, with just one quarter meeting physical activity guidelines