Melbourne school students will soon be heading back to school as the Victoria reaches step 2 in its roadmap to reopening. A scientific study from the University of Leeds has shown that watching videos of cute animals can reduce anxiety and lower blood pressure. In sports world record news there's Aussie wicket keeper Alyssa Healy and tennis player Daria Gavrilova.
Young people have been speaking up about climate change on the Global Day for Climate Action, although the protests looked a little different this year due to coronavirus COVID-19. Sir David Attenborough has joined Instagram. More than 200 new emojis have been approved for release in 2021. The sporting world pays tribute to cricketer Dean Jones.
The Australian government announces plans to upgrade the NBN. While around 80 whales have been rescued from a sandbar in Tasmania unfortunately more than 300 have died. Bilbies bred at Taronga Zoo have been released into a special pest free enclosure in Sturt National Park. It is hoped they will breed and allow bilby populations to grow again after many years of being extinct in the state of New South Wales. Plus, meet a robot cleaner, a giant robot and a restaurant run by robots!
Hundreds of whales have been beached off the coast of Tasmania. BtN asks a whale expert why whales get stranded. NASA announces new details about its plan to head back to the Moon in 2024.
We hear from Indi who was stung by an Irukandji jellyfish over the weekend, ahead of stinger season.
We take a look at a very socially distanced Emmy Awards night, and Southern Launch blasts Australia's very first private rocket into space.
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.
We check out why heaps of celebrities have decided to quit social media for the day.
We check out how people in Papua New Guinea are celebrating their Independence Day.
Scientists have discovered a type of gas in the atmosphere of Venus, which has left many scratching their heads.
We find out how political tensions between China and Western countries are affecting the release of Disney's new film, Mulan. The Australian government says Indigenous designs are being copied in overseas factories and sold to tourists, which is robbing Australian artists of income. A recent WWF report says that koala populations in some parts of NSW have fallen by 71 percent since the Black Summer bushfires. We find out more about this iconic Aussie species. Some of Australia's top female cricketers are taking part in a new program aimed at boosting women's involvement in cricket. We meet an 11-year old from Nigeria whose bare-footed ballet moves went viral.
Playgrounds reopen and curfews shorten after Melbourne relaxes some of its restrictions.
We take a look at the devastating wildfires that are affecting parts of the US West Coast.
It's R U OK? Day, so we check out some tips you can use to continue the conversation.
A group of Aussie teenage climate change activists has gone to court to try and stop the extension of a major coal mine in NSW. Cricket Australia has launched a new campaign to get more young girls to sign up to play cricket.
This special looks at how Australia has changed in the 250 years since James Cook arrived in his ship the Endeavour. We get a tour of a replica of the ship and find out how it came across this island continent.
BtN covers a typhoon in South East Asia, the return of glow worms to Wollemi National Park caves after the bushfires and creative ways to decorate eggs.
Find out more about Victoria’s ‘roadmap’ for transitioning out of stage three and four lock-down. Some kids in Melbourne have been keeping a video diary documenting their life in lockdown. Australia could soon become the first country in the world to force big tech companies like Google and Facebook to pay for the news content they share. Take a look at Aussie plant species that are in trouble and how Australia’s botanic gardens and kids are helping to preserve them. A Japanese company has successfully tested a small flying car so BtN finds out what the cars of the future might look like.
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