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.
This episode wraps up all the big stories from 2019 including natural disasters, elections, protests, sporting achievements and popular culture.
Researchers find children using social media apps are more likely to develop body image issues. The AACTA awards take place in Sydney, with Bluey winning best cartoon. Young women take part in a workshop for entrepreneurs called Enterprising Girls and learn what it takes to develop a product. Japan launches a satellite specifically for the 2020 Olympics.
Greta Thunberg arrives in Europe for the COP25 climate conference in Spain. Spotify reveals the most streamed artists of the decade. E-Sports makes its official debut at the 2019 South East Asian games and Cale wraps up all the year’s quirkiest sports.
Many teenagers are not getting enough sleep, BtN gives us the reasons why this is so. Lionel Messi wins the Ballon D'Or for the sixth time, Ash Barty wins the Newcombe Medal and Carissa Moore wins the world surfing title. In animal news there's lions, tigers and teddy bears.
This special end of year episode of Behind the News wraps up all of 2019’s big stories from Australia and around the world in politics, weather, sports and culture. Plus there is a super quiz to test your knowledge of the year’s events and some behind the scenes bloopers.
The government cracks down on protein powder labelling and Greta Thunberg’s arrival in Europe is delayed. In sports news, there’s cricket and surfing.
The BtN team asks ‘What’s the deal with Black Friday?’. School students strike for Climate Change, spurred on by the recent bushfires. School kids in Darwin mark the centenary of the Great Air Race with an attempt to break a paper plane making record.
In this episode of BtN Newsbreak, we find out who the winners were at the ARIA Awards and also who are the top AFL draft picks for 2019. The BtN team visits a school vegetable garden full of native Australian edible plants. We also get to see how astronauts celebrate Thanksgiving in a space station.
A storm in Sydney causes destruction and power blackouts, Donald Trump pardons two Thanksgiving turkeys and Leela visits some kids and teachers at hospital school. In light hearted news there’s a hedgehog cafe and a camera hogging pig.
Jack visits a school with an indigenous edible garden with bush tucker such as warragal greens, lemon scented grass and wattle seeds. What are some other native plants? Which native plants can be used for cooking and eating? Which native plants are good for making things such as baskets? Why do you have to cook warragal greens before eating?
The Behind the News team updates us on the Hong Kong protests and explains what kind of democratic rights the protestors are demanding from the government. A koala hospital in Port Macquarie has raised over $1 million, Tesla unveils its new cybertruck and ancient animal mummies are put on display in Egypt. We also learn more about Venice and why it is flooding. Jack visits an indigenous school garden full of bush tucker, Leela spends some time at the South Australian hospital school and we meet a young Aussie horse rider from Cobargo who has invented the award winning safety 'rein angel'.
Taylor Swift cleans up at the American Music Awards and Poland wins the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Jordan Anthony coming in 8th place. Robbers raid a museum in Dresden, Germany and the US President pardons two turkeys for Thanksgiving.
In this episode of BtN Newsbreak, The World Health Organisation reveals how much, or little, teenagers exercise, Tesla showcases its new cybertruck, Aussie indigenous surfing champion Jasmine heads to the US and BTN asks 'Is Greta Thunberg a time traveller?'. In wildlife news there's a baby giraffe, gibbons and some ancient animal mummies in Egypt.
Google launches its new gaming platform Stadia, a NSW koala rescue centre raises over $1 million and a nine year old whiz kid graduates from university. Plus the BtN team checks in with Australia's Junior Eurovision Song Contest contestant Jordan, Minecraft Earth is launched and Ben Simmons scores a three pointer.
While weather and fire is still a big hazard around the nation, join the BtN Newsbreak team at a special United Nations meeting that was held in New York to celebrate International Children's Day.
Today the whole nation prepared for some wild weather due to catastrophic fire weather. Find out about the latest news on weather conditions and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo XII.
Watch and learn about the history of the television. When was television first invented? What did the first transmission look like? How has television changed over the years? Why is television important?
Find out why toilets save lives and what the United Nations is aiming for when it comes to sanitation. Imagine life without working toilets? How many people in the world live without toilets and proper sanitation? Why is it dangerous to not have sanitation around drinking water and washing water?
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