With overseas travel still some time off, the Government is encouraging Aussies to plan a holiday in Australia to boost the tourism industry. Meet the winners of the Nobel Prize for economics.
Hundreds of thousands of kids are heading back to school today in Victoria after being at home for months while students in years 8, 9 and 10 have to wait another fortnight. The CSIRO has found that COVID-19 survives for longer on smooth, cold surfaces. In sports news there's the NBA Championships, Dylan Alcott, Rafael Nadal, the Bledisloe Cup and Super Netball.
A 16 year old has taken over as Prime Minister of Finland, but just for one day, as part of the Girls Take Over UN campaign. David Attenborough and Prince William have teamed up to make positive changes to our environment and nature. Winter Olympians are gearing up for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
A fossilised T-Rex skeleton has been sold at auction for $67 million. Researchers are asking Great Barrier Reef tourists to contribute photos taken while swimming in the reef to help them map the reef. A rare multicoloured dingo pup has been found in Victoria.
Studios are delaying the release of many blockbuster movies because of many cinemas closing or low attendance numbers due to COVID-19. Three scientists have won this year's Nobel prize in Physics, including Andrea Ghez, the fourth woman ever to receive this accolade. This year's World Space Week celebrates satellites and how they have improved our lives.
11 Tasmanian Devils have been released into a wildlife sanctuary in New South Wales. US President Donald Trump is back at home in the White House after receiving treatment for COVID-19. 11 towns in the UK and Ireland have been given the title of honorary quidditch towns. Take a look at some creative sculptures that are part of the hay bale sculpture competition in Kalbar, Queensland.
Donald Trump has left his hospital where he is receiving treatment for COVID-19 to make a surprise drive by visit to his fans. Severe storms have hit south western France and parts of Spain. It's been an exciting weekend of football finals and tennis champion Ash Barty is set to keep the number one spot until the end of the year. In animal news there's otters seeking love and dogs getting baptised.
President Donald Trump has been diagnosed with Coronavirus. A Court in Ireland classified Subway bread as a confectionary due to the high level of sugar it contains. BtN explains what the start of Daylight Saving means. NASA sends a new toilet to the Space Station and the French 'Spiderman' scales a skyscraper. A zoo in England has successfully bred Mexican leaf frogs.
The internet has erupted after the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
BtN explains what La Nina effect is and what it means for the coming summer. The first presidential debate for 2020 has taken place. Prince George receives a prehistoric shark tooth fossil from Sir David Attenborough. Plus, take a look at the world's first jetpack paramedic.
Indonesia unveils plans for a Jurassic Park style tourist attraction on Komodo Island to allow people to see the huge reptiles from the safety of a vehicle. Formerly held in captivity, beluga whales Little Grey and Little White have settled into their new sanctuary in Iceland after making the long trip from Shanghai. Plus, scientists find out why some people are left-handed.
Melbourne school students will soon be heading back to school as the Victoria reaches step 2 in its roadmap to reopening. A scientific study from the University of Leeds has shown that watching videos of cute animals can reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure. In sports world record news there's Aussie wicket keeper Alyssa Healy and tennis player Daria Gavrilova.
Young people have been speaking up about climate change on the Global Day for Climate Action, although the protests looked a little different this year due to coronavirus COVID-19. Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram. More than 200 new emojis have been approved for release in 2021. The sporting world pays tribute to cricketer Dean Jones.
The Australian government announces plans to upgrade the NBN. While around 80 whales have been rescued from a sandbar in Tasmania unfortunately more than 300 have died. Bilbies bred at Taronga Zoo have been released into a special pest free enclosure in Sturt National Park. It is hoped they will breed and allow bilby populations to grow again after many years of being extinct in the state of New South Wales. Plus, meet a robot cleaner, a giant robot and a restaurant run by robots!
Hundreds of whales have been beached off the coast of Tasmania. BtN asks a whale expert why whales get stranded. NASA announces new details about its plan to head back to the Moon in 2024.
We hear from Indi who was stung by an Irukandji jellyfish over the weekend, ahead of stinger season.
We take a look at a very socially distanced Emmy Awards night, and Southern Launch blasts Australia's very first private rocket into space.
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