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.
US Election Candidates Voting is about to get underway in the US Presidential election. We take a look at the candidates in the running for America’s top job, and find out how this election is going to be different. Kidfluencers A new study of YouTube’s top “kidfluencers” has found most of them are marketing junk food in their videos. American researchers say the videos aren’t held to the same advertising standards as traditional media, and it’s leading to health problems for kids. We find out how big the problem is, and what’s being done to solve it. Moon Discovery NASA has found a new water source on the moon! It’s an exciting discovery, because it could help with the space agency’s plans to set up a research base there. Future astronauts could use that water to drink, grow crops and even refuel their rockets. Phar Lap The Melbourne Cup is here again, so we’re looking back at the story of Australia’s most famous race horse: Phar Lap. 90 years ago, the champion horse took out the competition and went on to become a household name all over the world.
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.
Until there's a working COVID vaccine, and with the virus still around, Australians will have to get used to a 'COVID normal' life. BtN explores what this might look like. A new study has found deepfake videos are becoming more common and harder to detect. We take a look at the UN's history and the important role it still has today. As part of the ABC's Your Planet initiative, a new augmented reality app, Mt Resilience, is giving us new insight into ways our towns and cities will have to adapt to our changing climate. Meet 12 year old Jack Berne who has raised nearly two million dollars to help farmers around the country who are struggling with drought.
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.
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?'.
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