Amelia Moseley investigates why websites create 'fake news' stories, why it's a problem, what social media sites are doing about it, and how to use critical thinking skills to judge if an article can be trusted.
Join the Behind the News team on a voyage back in time to put James Cook's "discovery" of Australia into its historical context.
Find out what's going on in the world with a news bulletin designed for children, featuring stories that are relevant and easy to understand.
Rookie reporter Zo tells us about the upcoming US Election - the candidates and the election process. The World Food Program has just been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its work fighting hunger, find out more about the work it does. World Statistics Day celebrates all of the important things statistics can tell us, but experts say it's important to understand the difference between good and bad data. Authorities have been trying to wipe out Fire Ants in the world's biggest elimination program for an invasive ant, and now it looks like they've had some success. Meet some kids who are taking part in an online musical written especially for COVID-19.
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.
A 10 year old boy in the UK has raised more than $90 000 for a local hospice by sleeping outside in a tent for 200 days. Cases of COVID-19 in Europe have been on the rise leading to tougher restrictions in high risk areas. Take a look at an incredibly lifelike robotic dolphin and BtN asks the question 'Could this be the future of marine parks?'.
A 20 second TikTok goes viral leading to a song from 1977 returning to the BIllboard Top 100 charts. An old bomb from World War II has exploded underwater in Poland while the navy was trying to defuse it. Meet a year 6 student who has developed his own app while in lockdown. A lucky tourist gets to see Machu Picchu in Peru all by himself.
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.
COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed in many states.Find out what's happening and how kids are feeling about the changes. Learn more about what a Federal budget is and how the government is using this year's budget to try to help the economy. Australia is experiencing a La Nina weather event - find out what that is and what it could mean for Aussies this summer. Conservationists have released some Tasmanian devils into a national park which they're hoping could help devils and the environment in general. We meet three kids who've been using their time in lockdown to get creative.
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.
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