Virgin has conducted its first Hyperloop passenger ride. Pfizer has announced that a new trial of a COVID-19 vaccine has shown a high success rate. This NAIDOC week has already had some big moments including the Parkes Radio Telescope being given a new Wiradjuri name. Leela investigates where vanilla flavouring really comes from, Santa has officially declared Christmas season open and hundreds have taken part in the annual Santa fun run in Darwin to raise money for Variety.
This BtN Newsbreak US election special breaks down the results from all the voting that took place last week. Plus, hear the background stories of President elect Joe Biden and Vice President elect Kamala Harris.
The winner of the US election remains undecided and BtN explains why it is taking such a long time to count all the votes. The UK has gone into a second national lockdown as cases of COVID-19 surge, although schools will remain open this time.
The winner of the US election remains undecided as we wait for results to come in from some key states. Experts believe whale populations are growing as migrating whales put on a show for whale watchers in Tasmania.
The Presidential Election has taken place in the US with results yet to be finalised. NSW will soon be opening its borders to Victoria. The NRL State of Origin will take place at the end of the season and it will be the first time Adelaide has hosted the game. Protesters demand the Melbourne Cup be stopped as another horse is put down after sustaining an injury during the race.
The Melbourne Cup has taken place without the usual crowds of thousands watching at the racecourse. Joe Biden and Donald Trump have been campaigning for votes on the day before the US Presidential Election. BtN takes a look at the most popular videos on YouTube from over the years as Baby Shark becomes the most viewed clip on the video website. A derailed tram in Belgium has been saved after landing on a nearby statue.
Typhoon Goni has hit the Philippines causing flooding, power outages and mudslides forcing many to flee to evacuation centres. Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has become the first woman in Australian history to win three State Elections following her victory over the weekend. In sports news there's the Bledisloe Cup, F1 racing and big wave surfing.
People make plans to celebrate Halloween in a COVID-safe manner. BtN says thanks to teachers on World Teachers Day. Harry Styles drops in on a fan.
Rapper James Emmanue, AKA JamarzOnMarz, is calling for Governments to make it illegal for schools to discriminate against natural afro-textured hair and protective styles such as braids. Researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a device called Stentrode which allows people with conditions such as motor neurone disease to control a computer using their mind.
Scientists mapping the seafloor of the Great Barrier reef have discovered a massive detached coral reef. BtN explains how deep fakes are deceiving people on the Internet. Plus, take a look at the latest robotic technology being used around the world.
NASA has picked up evidence of water molecules on the surface of the moon. Victoria has had another day with no new cases of Coronavirus detected. Kids in the US are coming up with creative ways to make trick or treating COVID safe this Halloween.
Victoria records zero new cases of Coronavirus leading to some lifting of restrictions. The hugely popular video game Among Us has been hacked leading its small team of developers scrambling to fix the fault. Richmond players and fans celebrate winning the 2020 AFL Grand Final.
The AFL Grand Final is set to take place on the weekend between Geelong and Richmond. In the most recent Presidential debate each speaker was given two minutes to respond with the opponent's mike turned off to avoid interruptions. A nine year old girl in Adelaide has won a competition to have her Christmas pageant float design included in this year's pageant. A green puppy has been born in Italy and has been named pistachio.
US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez live streams herself playing Among Us to spread the word about voting in the US election. Unlike in Australia, voting in America is not compulsory. NASA has released a video of OSIRIS-REx making contact with Asteroid Bennu. Learn about wombats and the threats they face as BtN recognises World Wombat Day.
NASA scientists are celebrating as spacecraft OSIRIS-REx successfully touched down on asteroid Bennu and collected a sample of rock to bring back to Earth. Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered a treasure trove of ancient Egyptian mummies. Meet a nominee for this year's ARIA music teacher award.
BtN checks in with some Year 12 students to see how they are going with their preparation for exams during a pandemic. Find out why an optical illusion of colour has divided the Internet.
Melburnians can now enjoy fewer COVID restrictions, play sports such as golf and tennis, get a haircut and more, as the number of cases drop in Victoria. Lachie Neal wins the 2020 AFL Brownlow Medal. In Super Netball, the Melbourne Vixens win the premiership.
Billie Eilish hits back at body shamers and gets a lot of support from people on the Internet, BtN speaks to an expert on how to deal with pressure and criticism around body image. Meet some up and coming BMX stars in the Northern Territory.
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