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.
The final BtN Newsbreak for 2020 wraps up this year's biggest trends and stories.
BtN recognises International Day of people with a disability, a day to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Australians with disabilities. Jack takes part in a workshop at the Tarnathi festival of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island art.
China has successfully landed a probe on the moon bringing lunar rocks and dirt back to Earth. A wild storm has hit Sydney causing power blackouts and lightning strikes. A third mysterious metal monolith has popped up in Romania! Scientists have discovered a new species of comb jelly known as a ctenophore. The jelly was identified using a super high definition camera in the deep sea.
The Australian Government has launched the very first National Water Safety Day. Young Aussies tell their stories as part of the Takeover competition. France wins this year's Junior Eurovision contest and an 18 metre tall robot has been unveiled in Yokohama Japan.
Take a look back at some of the biggest stories covered in 2020. BtN runs you through the good, the bad and the fascinating things that happened throughout this year. Plus, there's the annual super quiz to test yourself on too.
BtN reports on the relocation of Pakistan's loneliest elephant Kaavan, who is finally moving to a sanctuary. The metal monolith that appeared in the Utah desert has disappeared! In sports news, there's a horror Formula 1 crash, a female college football player and one day cricket.
BtN explains what Black Friday sales are and what they have to do with Thanksgiving. Victoria has reached its Coronavirus elimination day. Take a look at some last minute sporting heroes, the world's deepest pool and a super creative stop motion skateboarding video.
Legendary soccer player Diego Maradona has died in Argentina. Australia is set to experience an extreme heatwave over the last weekend of Spring. The 2020 ARIAs took place under special conditions to allow for social distancing with Archie Roach inducted into the hall of fame and the music teacher of the year announced.
A helicopter pilot has spotted a large metal monolith in the middle of the desert in Utah, America, causing many to speculate as to where it came from. Beyonce has topped the list for year's Grammy nominations. The winners of 2020's Sleek Geeks Science Eureka Prize National Film Competition for students have been announced. This year the entrants made films to demonstrate scientific concepts around the theme of water.
TikTok's most famous content producer reaches 100 million followers on the social media platform. Oxford languages has chosen the words of the year after analysing data using advanced software. The American Music Awards have gone ahead in the US with much smaller viewer numbers than in previous years.
The government recently announced its plans to get nearly all of Australia's state and territory borders open before Christmas. Meet some kids who are hoping to reunite with their family members. A report has found that wetlands in the Murray Darling Basin aren't getting the water they need. Find out why wetlands are important. Australia's oldest airline, Qantas, has turned 100. Learn about the history of flight in Australia and what the future might hold. With the help of researchers from the University of Melbourne, BtN has put together another BTN Happiness Survey. The finalists for this year's Sleek Geeks competition have been announced. Take a look at some of this year's top entries.
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.
This year Ausmusic T-shirt Day has raised awareness for people who work in the music industry and need financial support due to the impact of the pandemic on live music. South Australia ends the lockdown earlier than expected. A meteor has been captured on camera south of Tasmania.
Find out what's going on in South Australia where there has been a very strict lock down while students in France have been protesting as they have not being protected from COVID-19.
South Australia is to go into the strictest lockdown Australia has seen due to a cluster of COVID-19 cases popping up in the northern suburbs of Adelaide. Researchers in Hungary are putting smart border collies to the test in the Genius Dog Challenge, which will be streamed live on YouTube and Facebook.
As South Australia deals with an outbreak of COVID-19, BtN takes us on a world tour to see how countries around the world are dealing with the pandemic in different ways. The SpaceX Resilience capsule has successfully docked with the International Space Station. Meet a therapy dog helping students at a primary school in Adelaide.
A pharmaceutical company has announced that the trials of its COVID-19 vaccine could be 90% effective. Find out what that means and how researchers go about testing vaccines. Take a look at the Virgin Hyperloop - a type of train that can travel at super high speeds and look at the future of transport. Indigenous activist Charlie Perkins helped draw attention to racial inequality and injustice, learn about about his life and legacy. Next week is Food Safety Week, when we're all encouraged to think a bit more about how we cook, store and eat our food. A school in SA have their own therapy dog who's been specially trained to make kids feel more relaxed.
South Australia has recorded its worst COVID-19 cluster ever, leading to border lockdowns and stricter rules around social distancing. Four astronauts have blasted off to the ISS aboard the SpaceX rocket. Qantas is celebrating its 100th birthday. In sports news, we find out who were the winners of the Turkish Grand Prix and the US Masters. Marie Antoinette's shoe has been sold at auction for $71 000.
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