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.
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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.
Gamers' demand for the new Playstation and XBox consoles have outweighed the supply, pushing resale prices through the roof. For around one hour yesterday, YouTube was down, with videos unable to load, causing fans to panic. In sports news there's the women's NRL State of Origin, WNBL season opening matches, a new coach for the Boomers and the US Golf Masters.
BtN tells us why we celebrate NAIDOC week and how it all started. The theme for this year's NAIDOC week is 'Always was always will be', BtN explains what that means. Plus, find out why some senators want the Aboriginal flag to be flown in the Senate chamber at Parliament House and why you can now put traditional Aboriginal place names on letters and packages. Leela catches up with Aboriginal rapper J Milla.
Gladys Berejiklian has called for a change to the lyrics of the National Anthem. The Sydney Opera House has been lit up with images of red poppies to commemorate Remembrance Day. In sports news there's NRL, junior table tennis and an incredible hole in one hit during a warm up for this year's Masters golf tournament in Augusta. See images of orange bellied parrots as they flock to a breeding ground in Tasmania and a spectacular lightning show that took place in South Australia.
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.
US Election All eyes are on the US this week as the country heads to what some say is its most important election in recent history. We find out what happened and what we can expect in the weeks and months to come. England Lockdown The UK’s Prime Minister is the latest European leader to announce a new lockdown to try to deal with a devastating second wave of COVID-19. We meet some kids in England and find out how they’re coping. Conscription For Remembrance Day we find out more about conscription; an issue which divided Australians during the First World War and during subsequent conflicts. Ned Kelly Next Tuesday marks 140 years since Ned Kelly was hanged at Melbourne Gaol. Matt scores an exclusive interview with the famous bushranger to find out more about his life, his crimes, his death and his legend. Butterfly Migration The skies of south-east Queensland have been taken over by Caper butterflies! Millions of the winged insects are taking part in a mass migration which only happens at this scale every six to 10 years. We find out more about the phenomenon and why scientists are asking Brisbane residents to help them count butterflies.
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.
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