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Melbourne Demons Steven May, far left, and Jack Viney, far right launch the Narrm Football Club along with Indigenous artist Ky-ya Nicholson Ward Ben Gibson / Melbourne Football Club

Demons adopt Indigenous name

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Melbourne Football Club has adopted its traditional Indigenous name for two rounds of the AFL season in a move the club hopes will promote education and important conversations

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)

Young Aussies quite keen on Queen

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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

Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, May 23, 2022

Cartoon captures election outcome

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Cartoonist Mark Knight has summed up the federal election result in his latest drawing for Kids News

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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
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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.
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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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

Hundreds of UFO sightings confirmed

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: U.S. Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray explains a video of an unidentified aerial phenomena, as he testifies before a House Intelligence Committee subcommittee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. The committee met to investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, commonly referred to as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).   Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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The US Congress, or parliament, has held the first public hearing into UFOs in more than 50 years, with calls for greater investigation into hundreds of sightings

Eurovision has a new winner

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

Traditional Indigenous games build sports skills

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

Tassie girl becomes face of AFL team bid

SUN TAS.  Push for a Tasmanian AFL team with Lily Champ 10 of Launceston the star of the advertising campaign.  Picture: Nikki Davis-Jones
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The young star of Tasmania’s campaign for its own AFL team is a ten-year-old girl who dreams of tackling the opposition on her home turf as a future AFLW talent, not moving to the mainland

First image of black hole in our galaxy

This handout image released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on May 12, 2022, shows the first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. - An international team of astronomers on May 12, 2022, unveiled the first image of a supermassive black hole -- a cosmic body known as Sagittarius A*. The image, produced by a global team of scientists known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, is the first, direct visual confirmation of the presence of this invisible object, and comes three years after the very first image of a black hole from a distant galaxy. Black holes are regions of space where the pull of gravity is so intense that nothing can escape, including light. (Photo by Handout / European Southern Observatory / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / European Southern Observatory" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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A global team of scientists has captured the first shot of a supermassive black hole in our own Milky Way galaxy

Barty: I want to inspire kids to chase their dreams

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA
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Indigenous Sport Month ambassador and retired tennis champ Ash Barty reveals her heroes and hopes for the future

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

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

Footy ump would have been great in debate

Mark Knight political leaders debate for Kids News.
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The Great Debate between our political leaders was more like a contact sport, according to cartoonist Mark Knight. If only there had been a football umpire to pull them into line

Great Barrier Reef’s summer of bleach grief

Coral bleaching on Stanley Reef, Great Barrier Reef, March 23 2022. Picture: Harriet Spark
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Cooler La Nina conditions over summer were not enough to stop mass bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef as the annual snapshot reveals 91 per cent of surveyed reefs show signs of stress

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

Gaming and sport could restore maths mojo

28/4/22: Samantha Devlin CEO of The Careers Department at St John XXIII Catholic College with year 6 students Mia Lucas (glasses), Rafael Nicodemus (boy) and Denika Fernandopulle (dark skinned girl) doing a science experiment. The story is about about careers counsellors going into primary schools to try to get kids interested in careers in maths and science.John Feder/The Australian.
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Online gaming or sports could help those teaching STEM subjects to better connect with kids, as dated methods fail to excite modern mathematical minds and experts warn of future skills shortage

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)
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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
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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

Monstrous megaraptor unearthed in Argentina

Life reconstruction of Maip macrothorax. Image credit: Agustín Ozán.
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Boasting terrifying talons, one mighty big belly and a bulky body the length of a three-storey building, this Cretaceous era Argentinian dinosaur was once the apex predator of the Andes

eSports in line for Brisbane Olympics debut

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2019 Richard Tyler Blevins (on screen), aka Ninja, speaks to the crowd at the start of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals - Round Two  at Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York City. - Fortnite rejoiced on October 15, 2019 as a new chapter began, freeing them from staring at a black hole that marked the end of the last one. "Drop into a New World Fortnite Chapter 2 is available now. Share your #FirstDrop!," Fortnite tweeted.On Sunday, an asteroid blew up the Fortnite virtual world, where users must search for weapons and other resources while eliminating other players -- all while trying to stay alive. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)
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Competitive video gaming could be included at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games – but there are fears it will come at the cost of some iconic Australian sports

Injured flying fox spreads her wings again

Injured flying fox Werribee Open Range Zoo
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A broken wing is really bad news for a flying fox. But this girl is back gliding through the night thanks to life-saving surgery by vets from Werribee Open Range Zoo

Irwin family blazes digital art trail

The Irwins - Wildlife Warriors Picture: Australia Zoo
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No wilderness frontier is a match for the intrepid Irwin family and the new crypto universe is no exception, with the Australia Zoo wildlife conservationists launching a new digital art project

Sneaker addict gets his kicks from rare collection

Sneaker collector Michael Fan with a pair of his $1m Jordans at the Museum of Authentics exhibition in Brunswick. Picture: Jake Nowakowski
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A sneaker addiction has turned into an all-consuming passion for a Melbourne man, now hailed as having one of the top-five best collections on the planet

Inflation dragon turns up the heat

Mark Knight cartoon for Thursday April 28th
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Economics might sound boring, but not when cartoonist Mark Knight conjures up a fire-breathing dragon and a postman PM to illustrate the challenges of rising prices

Chopper catches rocket … then drops it

Kids News: aerial view of the helicopter simulation of the rocket recovery, which was attempted for real on Tuesday in New Zealand. Picture: Rocket Lab
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In scenes straight from the set of a Hollywood blockbuster, a real life helicopter crew in New Zealand has attempted to catch a falling rocket midair – and very nearly pulled it off

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.
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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
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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

Giant jungle bridge made of glass

TOPSHOT - A young visitor makes his way across the Bach Long glass bridge in Moc Chau district in Vietnam's Son La province on April 29, 2022. - Vietnam launched a new attraction for tourists -- with a head for heights -- on April 29 with the opening of a glass-bottomed bridge suspended some 150 metres above a lush, jungle-clad gorge. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)
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A huge glass-bottomed bridge is set to bring international visitors to Vietnam after Covid, with Guinness World Records expected to confirm that the ‘white dragon’ is the biggest bridge of its kind

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
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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

Covid jab heroes now beat malaria

In this 2005 photo made available by the University of Notre Dame via the CDC, an Anopheles funestus mosquito takes a blood meal from a human host. The quest for the world's first malaria vaccine appears to have taken a big step. The first results from a late-stage test in seven African countries were released 18/10/2011. They show the experimental shots cut the number of cases of malaria in half in young children. In Africa, the major vectors for malaria are the Anopheles funestus and Anopheles gambiae.
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The scientists behind the Oxford coronavirus vaccine have now come up with a vaccine to fight malaria which claims the life of a young child every minute

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

Super koala Jagger to the rescue

Two-year-old Jagger has been bred as part of the Living Koala Genome Bank pilot project. Picture: University of Queensland
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Scientists are breeding super koalas with healthy genes in a conservation project to boost endangered populations along Australia’s east coast

Warning on harmful sour lollies

Charlie, 11,  with sour lollies. To go with story on how overindulging can cause tongue torture and dissolve teeth. Picture: Tim Carrafa
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Kids and parents have been warned about the dangers of sour lollies after children suffered burns to their tongues

Crocs no match in trapdoor plant quest

STALKING: Keeping an eye on us while we were fishing in the Ord River W.A.
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Australian researches had to trek for three days in a crocodile-infested WA river to find a rare carnivorous plant that captures its prey with a trapdoor

Could this be Twitter’s new logo?

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

Mercy the penguin’s second chance at life

Mercy is a little penguin rescued from Bruny Island who was brought into the Bonorong Wildlife Hospital to be treated. Picture: Bonorong Wildlife Hospital
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Little penguin Mercy wasn’t in a good way before he was nursed back to health by Tasmanian wildlife keepers. WATCH THE VIDEO of his recovery and heartwarming release back into the wild

Major Covid-19 rules scrapped

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA : AUGUST 21ST 2021 - Kids are expected to wear masks under the state of Victoria's strictest restrictions yet.

Frankie, 7 having her mask put on by her mum Tara, to adhere to the new COVID recommendations.

**Tara contact : 0412 650 018**

Picture : Nicki Connolly
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Mask rules have been eased and close contact isolation scrapped in Victoria and NSW, with Queensland about to follow in rolling back Covid-19 restrictions

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
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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.
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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

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.
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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
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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

Bath time for rescued Tassie devil

A Tasmanian devil gets a bath after becoming covered in oil. Pic:
 Michael Eastwell.
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A Tasmanian devil has been given a five-star spa treatment after being rescued from an oily pit in a mechanic’s workshop. WATCH THE VIDEO

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

How to have a native animal Easter

360Commercial: Coles - Towards a Better Future. Aussie Ark has teamed up with Coles with a free e-book. Coles is matching each free download with $1 to support koala conservation and recovery.  Aussie Ark president Tim Faulkner is pictured with Coles' Sam McLeod. and a furry friend. Picture: supplied.
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Australia’s beloved koala is now officially an endangered species – but families can help conservation efforts simply by downloading a free children’s book over Easter

Political leaders ready for election showdown

mark Knight cartoon on Albo's budget reply speech
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to call a federal election at any moment, but cartoonist Mark Knight reckons the leaders have had their fingers on the trigger for a while now

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
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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

Footy’s best and fairest sealed with a ‘shoey’

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 05: Emily Bates of the Lions poses for a photograph after winning the 2022 AFLW Best and Fairest award during the 2022 AFLW W Awards at Crown Palladium on April 05, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)
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Brisbane Lions star Emily Bates has been crowned the AFLW’s best and fairest player – and her coach has pulled out a classic ‘shoey’ to celebrate

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

Baby squirrel monkeys for Taronga

DAILY TELEGRAPH - 29 MARCH, 2022. EMBARGOED UNTIL FRIDAY 1ST APRIL - SPEAK TO DAILY TELEGRAPH PICTURE DESK BEFORE USE. 
Taronga Zoo welcome the birth of six baby Squirrel Monkeys bringing their collection of the primate species to 24. Picture: Toby Zerna
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Monkey mania has landed at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo with the birth of six highly sociable little squirrel monkeys, taking the total number of these critically endangered residents to 24

Saturn’s rings won’t hang around

Images taken by the Cassini spacecraft May 07 2004, show a wide view of the planet Saturn.  AP Pic/NASA. space planets astronomy
space

The famous rings of Saturn will eventually disappear – and scientists think they know when

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

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

Towering ice volcanoes found on Pluto

This image released by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute on March 29, 2022, shows a perspective view of Pluto’s icy volcanic region. The surface and atmospheric hazes of Pluto are shown here in greyscale, with an artistic interpretation of how past volcanic processes may have operated superimposed in blue. - Strange lumpy terrain on Pluto unlike anything previously observed in the solar system indicates that giant ice volcanoes were active relatively recently on the dwarf planet, scientists said on March 29. The observation, which was made by analysing images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, suggests that Pluto's interior was hotter much later than previously thought, according to a new study in the Nature Communications journal. (Photo by Isacc HERERA and Kelsi SINGER / NASA/JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY/APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY/SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Isaac Herrera/Kelsi Singer  - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has identified giant ice volcanoes on Pluto unlike anything else in our solar system – and they could still be active

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

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

Buddy Franklin gets his ball back

Lance Franklin back at the SCG where the match ball he kicked his 1000th AFL career goal was returned to him by fan Alex Wheeler. Buddy signed a jumper, boots and ball for him and as well Alex received a five year membership from the Swans and an SCG membership for his gesture of returning the ball. Photo by Phil Hillyard (**NO ON SALES**- ©Phil Hillyard)
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Buddy Franklin’s 1000th goal marked a great moment in AFL history and kicked off some high drama when the Sydney Swans forward’s fabled footy went home with a fan

How vampire bats got a blood diet

Pic of the common vampire bat shows the detail of the face and nose-leaf. The bat's heat detecting system is located on the nose-leaf. Also evident are the tips of the upper incisors, the teeth used to make the feeding wound - the bat secretes the enzyme desmoteplase to stop the blood clotting.   animals bats medical
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Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that live on blood alone, with a low-fat, low-carb diet keeping these ‘living Draculas’ flying high in the night sky

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

French fungus to the rescue of little penguins

Little penguin close up at Port Campbell National Park. Picture: Darren Donlen
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The CSIRO hopes a French fungus will be the answer to controlling a weed that is threatening the nesting sites of Victoria’s little penguins

Female skaters ramp up Olympic ambitions

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Pictured at Monster Skatepark at Homebush in Sydney are young girl skaters Paige Tobin 6, Addison Garner,11 and Lacey Garner, 8.
They are among droves of girls who are getting  involved in skateboarding.
Picture: Richard Dobson
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Girls are hitting skate parks in record numbers, some with an eye on skateboarding all the way to an Olympic Games

Simultaneous heatwave at North and South Poles

Temperatures in the poles are skyrocketing.
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A weather event has seen temperatures jump at opposite ends of the globe despite the Arctic and Antarctic regions being in opposing seasons

It’s lights out for the planet this Earth Hour

Earth Hour Logo
explainers

Millions of people around the world will switch off their lights for Earth Hour this weekend. What’s this event all about?

The party’s over but it sure was memorable

Mark Knight's cartoon on Ash Barty's shock retirement from tennis.
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The end of the Barty Party has left many of us feeling a bit flat, but the tennis champ knows when the time is right for her to head for the exit, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Insect wings inspire food safety solution

Debbie Polley - A colourful Dragonfly at Wook-Koo Park Lagoon (at Oakhurst near Maryborough). I think Dragonflies are beautiful.
science

Dragonfly and cicada wings act as deadly armour against bacterial attack, giving scientists an unexpected blueprint for better protecting our food

Ash Barty retires from tennis

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA
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Australian tennis legend Ash Barty has made the stunning decision to retire from tennis at the age of 25, saying she is ‘really, really excited’ about what the future holds

Solar storm could bring light show

A coronal mass ejection. Photo Contributed
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The latest solar flare ejected from the sun could deliver a beautiful aurora light display … and possibly switch off the power

Fortnite profit to fund Ukraine aid

This illustration picture shows a person logging into Epic Games' Fortnite on their smartphone in Los Angeles on August 14, 2020. - Apple and Google on August 13, 2020 pulled video game sensation Fortnite from their mobile app shops after its maker Epic Games released an update that dodges revenue sharing with the tech giants. (Photo by Chris DELMAS / AFP)
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Epic Games to donate two weeks of proceeds from the game Fortnite to support Ukrainian relief efforts in response to the Russian invasion

NASA’s new ‘time travel’ telescope

(FILES) In this still picture from a NASA TV broadcast, the James Webb Space Telescope separates from Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket after launching from Europe’s Spaceport, the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. - The James Webb Space Telescope completed its two-week-long deployment phase on January 8, 2022, unfolding the final mirror panel as it readies to study every phase of cosmic history, NASA said. "The final wing is now deployed," NASA said on Twitter, adding the team was now working "to latch the wing into place, a multi-hour process". (Photo by various sources / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA TV" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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NASA’s cutting-edge new James Webb telescope has captured the imagination of stargazers everywhere with the magic words ‘time travel’ – but what does that really mean and how can it be?

Eiffel Tower gets a growth spurt

TOPSHOT - This photograph taken in Paris on March 15, 2022 shows a new antenna installed by a Eurocopter AS355N Ecureuil 2 at the top of the Eiffel Tower. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)
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The Eiffel Tower was already the tallest building in Paris, but the French capital’s most recognisable structure just got even higher

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

World’s biggest spud is a dud

Giant potato found in New Zealand found not to be a potato afterall
just for fun

A couple who believed they’d dug up the world’s largest potato in New Zealand have had their hopes mashed after tests showed it wasn’t a potato after all

Blow to student climate activists

13-year-old protester Izzy Raj-Seppings with a placard demanding climate action outside of Kirribilli House in Sydney, Thursday, December 19, 2019. (AAP Image/Steven Saphore) NO ARCHIVING
environment

A court has thrown out a legal ruling in a climate change case brought by a group of high school students against Australia’s environment minister

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

Thank goodness footy’s back!

Mark Knight cartoon on the return of the footy season for 2022
sport

The start of the AFL season this week is just the distraction we need after a bumpy start to 2022, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Two epic blobs below Earth’s surface

An artist’s impression of the collision between Earth and the object called Theia, resulting in the formation of the Moon over 4 billion years ago. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech
science

Beneath the surface of our planet lie two gigantic ‘rock blobs’ that are 100 times taller than Mount Everest and could be the remains of an alien world

Fans unite to make Warnie a knight

(FILES) In this file photograph taken on December 28, 2006, Australian spinner Shane Warne waves to the crowd after playing his last Test Match on his home ground, the MCG, on the third day of the fourth cricket Test played in Melbourne. - Australia cricket great Shane Warne, widely regarded as the greatest leg-spinner of all time, has died aged 52 according to a statement issued by his management company on March 4, 2022. Warne's management said he died in Koh Samui, Thailand, of a suspected heart attack. (Photo by William WEST / AFP)
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A constitutional change – plus bringing back knight and dame titles – could be all that’s needed to declare Aussie great Sir Shane

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