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A team of more than 200 scientists has worked together to capture the world’s first photograph of a black hole, a phenomenon never-before seen by humans
Almost everyone is mad about chocolate and not just at Easter. Ahead of the annual chocolate feast, we set out to answer some of the most asked questions about this special treat
Scientists have called a three-toed skink one of the weirdest lizards in the world after watching it lay eggs and then give birth to a baby, all in one litter
It’s been a big week for our quest to live on Mars, with the confirmation of a “burp” of methane gas and NASA’s release of designs for human housing on the red planet
Scientists have discovered a fossilised snapshot of the day a huge asteroid slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, clearing the way for humans to thrive
Alex Jacquot is 10 and dreams of running his own airline. He wrote to Qantas boss Alan Joyce for advice but ended up in the boardroom signing a deal to get his transport idea off the ground
As Australians in four states grope around in the darkness of the last daylight saving mornings of the season, Europe has voted to cancel this clock-changing practice
Port Adelaide AFL players are putting away their phones and a new study has found we might all feel better about ourselves if we follow their lead
PM Scott Morrison has promised to spend billions of dollars on high-speed rail links across Australia with the first project linking Melbourne to Geelong in 32 minutes
Canned air from a remote, secret location in South Australia is for sale to anyone who wants to pay $24 for 10 minutes of breathing free of pollution
AFLW star Tayla Harris has called for action to be taken against trolls after offensive comments were directed at an incredible photo of her kicking a football
NASA has photographed supersonic waves from jets, which brings it a step closer to building a new plane that doesn’t produce a sonic boom when it breaks the sound barrier
Scientists have discovered humans may have been living in Australia for 120,000 years. If proven right, the discovery could rewrite the indigenous history of our nation
Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the internet, celebrates and reflects on the achievements and challenges for the future, 30 years on from the internet’s beginnings
Millions of years before wallabies, a wallaby-sized dinosaur was running around a long-vanished valley between the continents we call Australia and Antarctica
Students from more than 70 countries are planning to protest this Friday against inaction on climate change, led by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg
A world-first malaria vaccine made in Australia will be clinically* tested on humans in the hope it can erase the deadly disease and save millions of lives
A mysterious potion discovered in an ancient Han Dynasty tomb in China was brewed to allow whoever drank it to live forever. Unfortunately, it is full of toxic ingredients
Like Spider-Man and Batman, humans could one day have the power to see in the dark after scientists successfully tried their idea on mice
It’s been a blistering start to autumn with another heatwave across three states, just as we get through what has officially been the hottest summer on record
Scientists who rearranged the bones of a famous Neanderthal skeleton discovered that much of what we believed about this species was based on a century-old mistake
The face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has collapsed without any deals on nuclear weapons, trade bans or a peace deal being signed.
The AFL has praised its players for their public support of Adelaide Crows star Eddie Betts and said player power is one of the strongest tools in fighting racism
Australians need fruit and vegetables to have a five-star label to encourage us to eat more of them, according to a review of the Health Star Rating system
In the wake of several recent cyber attacks of major Australian organisations, we look at hackers, malware and the simple things we can do to help keep our information safe
Two Australians sick of seeing rubbish in the ocean identified a problem: there were rubbish bins on land but not in the water. So they invented a solution
Australian researchers have discovered how to change parts of our DNA to help us switch off extreme fears and switch on more positive memories
A new NASA spacecraft to launch in 2023 will peer into the beginning of time to explore how the universe began and help in the search for alien life
Explorers have lost their hi-tech autonomous submarine under the ice in the Weddell Sea, forcing them to call off their search for Ernest Shackleton’s famous ship, Endurance
Detailed sauropod, ornithopod and theropod tracks 95 million years old have been discovered in a Queensland creekbed and will soon be safe from floods and on show to the public
More than 1 billion young people around the world are risking deafness by listening to loud noise through headphones, prompting the UN to issue international safe-volume standards
Casey Treloar’s tearful video explaining why her family is no longer going to milk its cows has gone viral, drawing attention to the plight of dairy farmers all over Australia
The first major review of insect research has revealed the world’s insect populations are disappearing much faster than mammals, birds and reptiles
The Mars rover due to launch next year has been named after scientist Rosalind Franklin, who unlocked the secrets to human life
Australian scientists have helped make a 3D map of the Milky Way, using information sent back from a NASA space telescope. The results have surprised the world
Historians have stumbled across 13th-century parchment pieces about King Arthur, which could lead them to the location of the legendary Holy Grail
Scientists want to know whether the shape of massive Antarctic krill swarms affect how whales eat, poo and fertilise the ocean. Luckily, drones will do the dirty work
One of the world’s rarest sharks, the flat-bodied angel shark, has been spotted off the coast of Wales by a group of fishermen
The missing remains of the first person to circumnavigate Australia — who also popularised the name Australia — have been found
An incredible car-making robot in a Porsche factory will wear special skin over its metal muscles to sense human co-workers and help keep them safe from injury
Stories about Ned Kelly and his gang often portray the famous bushrangers as heroes. A new memorial unveiled 140 years later honours the police they murdered at Stringybark Creek
Paying for things by cheque has been possible for hundreds of years, but now technology is changing the way they are handled by banks and customers. PLUS: History of the cheque
An island off the coast of Australia that was first mapped by Captain Cook has disappeared. No one knows where it went, though it still exists on Google Maps. It has everyone puzzled
The Australian Antarctic Division needs more than 150 people to fill jobs in its four research stations to support scientists, some you’d never guess were needed in the coldest place on Earth
Lifetime award given to shark victim turned shark saviour Rodney Fox, who overcame his fear of the ocean predators after almost dying in a vicious attack
Lonesome George was known as the rarest creature in the world, the last of his kind. But even after his death, the tortoise could hold the key to a long and healthy life for humans
The technology company that brought us the iPhone has a new invention that watches us as we sleep, helping keep us healthy but not, Apple promises, invading our privacy
Australia’s deep-space experts are an important communication link between NASA and a far-off spacecraft about to arrive at the asteroid Bennu. And this important mission has only just begun!
Scientists know for sure that unicorns did exist. Advanced testing of a complete unicorn skull has provided a new understanding of why they became extinct, and it wasn’t humans’ fault
After more than six months and hundreds of millions of kilometres, NASA’s InSight spacecraft made a perfect touchdown on Mars early on Tuesday morning, ready for its two-year mission
Young entrepreneur Taj Pabari believes all schoolchildren should start their own business so they can learn the financial skills they’ll need later in life
Scientists in Queensland have helped discover a gene that makes some people more likely to be bitten by a mosquito than others, bringing us a big step closer to knowing why
Archaeologists have found rare Viking artefacts lost for 1000 years on a farm in Iceland. We look at who the Vikings were and why they carved tiny hammers from stone
The International Space Station turned 20 this week, incredible in an era when people replace their smartphone every two years. We celebrate the ISS’s contribution to science and world harmony
It lays bricks quickly and perfectly and won’t put bricklayers out of a job, according to the inventors of a robot that just built a family home over a long weekend
Big companies are working with a Swedish tech giant to explore the possibility of microchipping employees to boost workplace security
Archaeologists have accidentally discovered steep ramps and the remains of a pulley system that finally explain how ancient Egyptians built their massive pyramids
Yellowstone National Park in the US is famous for its hot springs and geysers. But the recent eruption of one geyser sent years of rubbish high into the sky
Many cyclists now believe bike helmet laws should be relaxed to allow riding without a helmet on footpaths and bike trails. Do you agree? Or should we keep wearing helmets everywhere we ride?
The World Health Organisation has declared Australia free from the contagious viral disease rubella, which health officials has claimed as a win for the argument for vaccination
Australia’s most recognisable bridge is 95 years old, yet it looks as good as new. Meet part of the team that works to repair and repaint “the coathanger”. Have you ever been there?
Many Australian teenagers can’t do anything more complicated in the kitchen than pour milk on cereal. Nutritionists say a lack of food skills could have a negative impact on their health
Waste plastic has been found in human poo. Scientists can’t be sure how it got there or if it’s dangerous, but most people agree they’d rather not eat plastic. What can you do to help?
Explorers have discovered the world’s oldest intact shipwreck, a 2400-year-old ship of a design only ever seen on Ancient Greek pottery from the time of Homer’s epic poem Odyssey
An amazing 55km bridge that goes over and under the sea has opened, connecting mainland China and Hong Kong. Not everyone thinks it is wonderful. What do you think?
The massive machines that will tunnel under Melbourne have been named after two important Australian women who helped shape our country
Stella Montgomery has been sent to a tough boarding school and is plunged into a mystery when her friend disappears. Can Stella discover the truth about her friend and her own destiny?
Freja and her dog Tobias feel like they’ve found a place they belong in Provence and are loving life in their village. But then, a crime wave starts and Freja is determined to uncover the villain
Harry and Meghan’s Australian tour is about much more than Meghan showing off nice clothes and having a holiday. They’re here to share some of the limelight with issues they care about
The three astronauts aboard the International Space Station need a lift after a relief flight failed and their own capsule has a hole in it. Now they are waiting to see if they will make it back for Christmas
Money doesn’t grow on trees, meaning it will run out if you are not careful. But learning good savings habits early on in life can ensure your cash continues to grow
Australians waste food to the value of $20 billion a year, yet millions of people go hungry. A new mega kitchen will help solve both big problems
Overcrowding in Australia’s biggest cities is costing the country billions of dollars. The government plans to make migrants move to regional areas as part of the solution. Is this fair?
Planned changes to the way weather is forecast in Australia sparks fears for people’s safety in extreme weather. Do you know how weather is forecast?
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has suggested adding a new national day to our calendar to celebrate indigenous Australians
Australian scientists have identified the world’s oldest animal life form from fossil fat. The find is so important it is being described as the Holy Grail of palaeontology
Scientists have worked out how to make a cane toad, which helps them figure out how to make a virus to control these poisonous pests. Have you ever seen a cane toad?
For fans of Weirdo, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Funny Kid comes the third book in a hilarious series about Danny Best. Best by name, Best by reputation ...
Meet Yusaku Maezawa, punk drummer, fashion designer, art lover and now ticketholder for a trip to the moon. Would you go on a rocket into orbit around the moon?
Scientists have discovered people fit into four clear personality types — which one are you?
Forty countries have voted to ban whale hunting around the world, but some countries are fighting to continue. How do you feel about whaling?
A nine-year-old Australian girl and her school are locked in a battle about her right to sit in protest against the national anthem’s lyrics.
A dangerous storm called Hurricane Florence is on its way to the US state of North Carolina, with preparations continuing to keep everyone safe
Volvo has devised a driverless concept car complete with sleeping cabin to replace short-distance flights. But would you feel safe to have a snooze?
Dorothy’s red shoes from the Wizard of Oz – perhaps the world’s most loved costume items – are back in safe hands after a daring robbery
The government tried to fill Australia with immigrants from the UK after World War II. Old photos of this time are a fascinating snapshot of one chapter of our history
Humans don’t live forever, but many want to, so scientists are in a race against time to slow ageing and invent ways to regenerate, just like the Doctor in Doctor Who
Scientists are hunting for the crash site of a large meteor that flashed across the West Australian sky this week
The traditional owners of Australia’s largest rock art gallery have fought for years to have this sacred site protected. Finally, it will be nominated for UNESCO World Heritage listing
It’s 73 years since World War II ended and 28 Australian soldiers are now being recognised for their bravery
The centuries-old mystery of the sinking of Captain James Cook’s Endeavour could be solved, exactly 250 years since it set sail to claim Australia for England.
UPDATE: Scott Morrison is Australia’s 30th Prime Minister after a dramatic week in Australian politics
A drone has filmed a tribe in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, which experts believe has never been in contact with the outside world
Behaviour experts know that adults are more likely to listen to their kids than to strangers. Kids could be the perfect people to remind their parents to drive safely.
It’s an unstable time in Australian politics, with another politician trying to take over as Prime Minister from Malcolm Turnbull yesterday. We’ve explained how and why the vote happened
Scientists thought this species of tree kangaroo was extinct, but a man on holiday looking for flowers found and photographed one, the first sighting since 1928
An exclusive sneak-peek extract for Kids News readers to start reading Head Kid, a wildly adventurous tale about a student and head teacher switching bodies! It’s not even in book shops yet. And you can win a class set
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