NSW has been hit with some of the worst flooding the state's seen in decades. We find out what's happening and how people there are coping. We hear from kids around NSW who have been affected by the floods and have different stories to tell. We meet a Tassie teenager, who loved playing footy, but after suffering a fifth concussion in five years, she had to give up on her dreams. A new study has found the regent honeyeater is now so endangered there aren't enough male adults to teach the young their song, so researchers have come up with a creative solution. We take a look at some of our most popular Easter traditions.
Recently people around Australia took to the streets to protest against sexism and gendered violence. We talk to an expert to find out more about the issue. It's been one year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, so we talk to kids about how their lives have changed since then. Collectors around the world are paying a fortune for NFTs - or Non-Fungible Tokens. We find out what they are. While COVID-19 has had a huge impact on film industries around the world, Australia is experiencing a movie-making boom. BTN visits a school celebrating Harmony Day and finds out more about multiculturalism in Australia.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan recently decided to step away from royal life. We look at what the royals are expected to do. There have been some worrying statistics about the number of kids who had to go to hospital because of serious sunburn. We find out how we can all stay safe from the sun. We meet a young organ recipient who’s trying to encourage more people to sign up to save lives. A Japanese billionaire announced his plan to take a group of artists to the moon and he’s not the only one with big space tourism plans. The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and UTAS are teaming up to revamp the reputation of the recorder.
Some Aussie teenagers are taking the government to court over climate change. BTN looks at the pros and cons of hosting the Olympics and why the bidding competition is not as fierce as it used to be. Learn about the history of Pompeii and the ancient tragedy that turned the city into a unique archaeological site. We meet some school kids helping to Clean Up Australia. BTN goes to Adelaide Fringe festival to meet some young performers who are happy to be back on the stage in 2021.
Facebook and Google have released a new plan to tackle the spread of fake and misleading information. For World Wildlife Day, we learn about the importance of forests from Yindali, a 11-year-old who lives on the edge of the Daintree. Recently a black-footed ferret was born that's an exact genetic copy of an animal that died more than 30 years ago. NASA's Perseverance rover has landed on Mars, so we take a look at what our chances are of ever putting new life on the Red Planet. We go to a very different sort of supermarket - where every product is made entirely of recycled plastic!
This special looks at the future of transport. We find out more about electric cars, take a ride on a train that travels at super-high speeds, and check out what the cars of the future might look like.
BTN answer kids' questions about the vaccines that will be available in Australia. Find out why there's been a lot of controversy about a decision to lower the health-star rating of many fruit juices. SA's government tackles period poverty by announcing it will offer free sanitary products to kids in public schools. We talk to 10-year-old Tiyana, who's helping to protect the Kaurna language. Find out how taxidermy works and whether it has a place in modern museums.
Myanmar is in turmoil following a coup. We find out more about it and Myanmar’s troubled history. Bushfires are a part of life in Australia and they can have a devastating impact on people’s lives. We find out what families can do to prepare for them and stay safe in an emergency. A new report has found the world’s oceans are getting noisier, and it’s having a big impact on the creatures that live there. We find out more about the mouse plague in parts of Australia and why it’s bad news for farmers. We meet TJ, a 12 year old from Tweed Heads who was recently given an award for her volunteer work looking after a local cemetery.
Google is warning that 'Googling' could become a thing of the past if the government brings in a new law which would force the tech giant to pay for news it displays. A struggling American video game shop called GameStop has become one of the world's most valuable companies. We find out why. South Australia is fighting an outbreak of fruit fly and it's having a big effect on kid's lunchboxes. February 9 is Safer Internet Day so we take a look at some common online dangers and what you can do to avoid them. We speak to a Chinese language class and find out more about Lunar New Year.
BtN looks at where we're at now when it comes to the global fight against COVID-19 and what the next few months may have in store. The US has sworn in its new President and Vice President. Look at how the new leaders are planning to get their country back on track. Over the holidays the Governor-General agreed to officially change one word in Australia's National Anthem. Some people are calling for all school kids to be taught how to swim and stay safe in the water. Archaeologists in Egypt have made an exciting discovery; a four-thousand-year-old funerary temple containing ancient treasures including coffins with mummies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COVID-19 restrictions have relaxed in many states.Find out what's happening and how kids are feeling about the changes. Learn more about what a Federal budget is and how the government is using this year's budget to try to help the economy. Australia is experiencing a La Nina weather event - find out what that is and what it could mean for Aussies this summer. Conservationists have released some Tasmanian devils into a national park which they're hoping could help devils and the environment in general. We meet three kids who've been using their time in lockdown to get creative.
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