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.
We look at the history behind Australia Day and why it's marked on January 26. We learn that not everyone is happy about it. We also find out about the HMS Endeavour, the ship that brought Captain Cook to Australia.
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This episode is all about the Apollo 11 moon landing. We find out about the space race, what important role Australia played on the day and what the future of space exploration might look like.
A judge rules on the distribution of funds raised by Celeste Barber for the RFS. Locusts invade parts of northern India, damaging farmland. And in Hamilton, Victoria a mysterious jogger dressed up as a gorilla has been appearing around the country town, baffling locals who want to know his identity.
The May 28, 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the Walk for Reconciliation. Find out more about the bridge walk, the events leading up to it, and its lasting impact on the country. Hear from some kids who speak to their grandma about what the bridge walk meant for her as an Indigenous Australian. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on many people in the creative industries. Thylacine enthusiasts have unearthed forgotten footage of the last known Tasmanian Tiger. Many people have been adopting dogs and cats during COVID-19, however, some animal welfare groups are worried about what will happen to these animals when life returns to normal.
Students in Queensland and New South Wales return to face to face teaching and deal with the challenge of getting to school after being told to avoid public transport if possible. A huge storm has hit Western Australia, knocking down power lines. New Zealand experiences an earthquake during a press conference with Jacinda Arden. The AFL is set to restart matches on June 11.
A French businessman proposes selling Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa as a way to boost the country's finances. An 8 year old in the UK has been making protective visors with a 3D printer at home for doctors and other health workers. Plus there's a wrap up of the innovative ways people around the world are changing the way we live to reduce coronavirus COVID-19 infections.
Celebrities hand over their social media accounts to medical professionals in an attempt to educate the public and slow the spread of fake news. Eastern India and Bangladesh have been hit hard by a super storm caused by Cyclone Amphan. An American musician makes music from the sounds of an Icelandic glacier as a sonic tribute to glaciers melting due to global warming.
We join Douglas Mawson's expedition to Antarctica, hitch a ride on the Great Air Race from London to Australia, and find out what it was like on James Cook's ship the Endeavour.
A baby whale has been freed from a shark net by a diver. Cyclone Amphan heads towards India and Bangladesh. A short film of the last known thylacine has been uncovered at the National Film and Sound Archives.
Italy starts to gradually lift social distancing measures. Students share how they feel about returning to school after learning at home during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
Behind the News explains the three-stage plan to ease restrictions and how it might affect the lives of kids around the country. Talk to kids around the world to find out how people in other countries are being affected by coronavirus COVID-19. And find out about a special online song contest where all of the songs are composed using artificial intelligence.
The US military has launched an unmanned space plane on a mystery mission. Researchers in the UK are working to train dogs to detect the scent of coronavirus COVID-19 in humans. Archaeologists in Mexico unearth mammoth bones in pits they believe were traps built by humans to hunt the huge animals.
Tourism Australia launches a campaign with live streams bringing famous places and landmarks into homes. In sports news, the AFL Competition is due to start again on June 11, the NRL May 28 and Daniel Riccardo changes Formula 1 teams.
Border lockdowns cause tensions between the states and create problems for the restarting of the AFL season. Farmers who provide edible flowers and gourmet vegetables to restaurants are seeing their crops go to waste due to lack of demand.
Australia wins the first Artificial Intelligence Eurovision song contest. Meet a spider zookeeper who looks after over 100 spiders. Check out some interesting inventions including a mobile tiny home and virtual soccer fans.
We look at some women in history, from those who fought for the right to vote to the female politicians that followed. Learn about changes to the rights of women and find out about some inspirational Indigenous women.
BtN recognises International Nurses Day which is held every year on May 12th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Senior school students share the struggles they are coming up against while studying from home.
Meet some Aussie kids whose parents are working on finding a vaccine for COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard for a lot of sports people, take a look at how the sports industry has been affected. Learn about the long and interesting history of handshakes and find out about other ways of saying hello. Recently the US military released videos showing UFOs which got a lot of people talking. Find out more about what UFOs are and how they’ve caused a stir in the past. And meet Eamon, who’s had an interesting job over the past few weeks; babysitting spiders from the QLD Museum while it’s been closed to the public.
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