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A satellite shot of the a23a iceberg from the Copernicus Sentinel 3 satellite.

World’s biggest iceberg sets sail

An iceberg that’s twice the size of London and two thirds the height of the world’s tallest skyscraper has started drifting away from Antarctica and could wind up in British waters

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Great whites’ mystery deep dives

Apex marine predators such as great white sharks regularly visit the midnight zone more than 1000m below the ocean’s surface – but it’s a secret society as scientists don’t know why they do it

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TOPSHOT - This photo taken on November 13, 2023 shows a crack cutting across the main road in Grindavik, southwestern Iceland following earthquakes. The southwestern town of Grindavik -- home to around 4,000 people -- was evacuated in the early hours of November 11 after magma shifting under the Earth's crust caused hundreds of earthquakes in what experts warned could be a precursor to a volcanic eruption.  The seismic activity damaged roads and buildings in the town situated 40 kilometres (25 miles) southwest of the capital Reykjavik, an AFP journalist saw. (Photo by Kjartan TORBJOERNSSON / AFP) / Iceland OUT

Eruption watch as Iceland waits

The threat of an imminent volcanic eruption has Iceland on edge days after evacuations began and a state of emergency was declared as more smoke seeps from giant cracks in empty streets

This undated handout obtained on November 2, 2023 from the European Space Agency ESA shows an alternative crop of astronomical image of a Horsehead Nebula taken during ESA's Euclid space mission, which is built and operated by the European Space Agency ESA and with contributions from NASA. The first images from Europe's Euclid space telescope were released on November 7, showing a nebula resembling a horse's head, never-before-seen distant galaxies and even "circumstantial evidence" of elusive dark matter. Euclid blasted off in July on the world's first-ever mission aiming to investigate the enduring cosmic mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. It will do so partly by charting one third of the sky -- encompassing a mind-boggling two billion galaxies -- to create what has been billed as the most accurate 3D map of the universe ever. (Photo by HANDOUT / ESA/Euclid/Euclid Consortium/NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/ESA/EUCLID/EUCLID CONSORTIUM/NASA" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Euclid space shots stun Earthlings

Mind-boggling images of unknown galaxies and the Horsehead Nebula have been captured by the Euclid space telescope as the hi-tech instrument travels around the sun in the pursuit of science

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Mass Optus outage affects millions

Schools, hospitals, transport and banks were affected when a nationwide Optus outage left over 10 million Australians without phone and internet access – KEY IMPACTS EXPLAINED

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‘AI’ named 2023 Word of the Year

‘AI’ named Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary as Kids News joins ‘the dominant conversation of 2023’ with an AI experiment transforming stars and politicians into a Halloween Hall of Fame

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

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Tassie Tiger comeback on track

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

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

Happy 100th Birthday, Vegemite!

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