BtN looks at the tough new coronavirus restrictions in Melbourne. Right now there's a lot of debate going on about whether kids under 14 should be put in detention. Meet an 11-year-old Arrernte/Garrwa boy who's passionate about the issue. The year 2020 marks 75 years since two atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Find out more about the bombing of Hiroshima. Meet a young person with alopecia and find out more about the condition. Catch up with Arlo, a young punk music fan from the UK who's now the editor of his own music magazine.
The University of Oxford has announced they have some promising results from a recent trial of its COVID-19 vaccine. Take a closer look at Oxford’s vaccine and why it’s got people excited. With face masks now mandatory in Victoria’s COVID-19 hotspots, find out more about masks, how well they work and how to wear them correctly. Scientists in New Zealand have developed a new way to warn people if a volcano is about to erupt. Learn about the giant cuttlefish and why there’s a push to protect them from fishing. Some students have come up with a creative and safe way for people to visit their school – using Minecraft!
Melbourne is back in lockdown after a big spike in COVID-19 cases. BtN finds out what’s been going on and checks in with some kids in Melbourne. China has passed controversial new laws for Hong Kong. Take a look at what the new laws are and why they’ve made a lot of people worried about the city’s future. There’s been talk in several countries, including Australia, about whether or not TikTok should be banned, so BtN looks at why that’s happening. Three rovers are set to blast off towards Mars in the next few weeks. Learn more about these missions and the history of Mars exploration. Plus, meet one of the young stars of Mackaroy Uncovered, a new ABC fictional podcast for kids.
Welcome to a world of secret graves, mysterious death ships, newly discovered skeletons, missing fortresses, and lost Long Ships. In this series, leading archaeologist Tim Sutherland travels to Scandinavia, Estonia, Britain and beyond to get new insights into the world of those they called the North Men: the Vikings. What can analysis of unearthed Viking skeletons reveal? What is the truth about the infamous raids on places such as the Holy Island of Lindesfarne? What can we discover about the Viking way of life and death? What can we learn from recently discovered weapons, artefacts and long-buried Long Ships? With the help of specially filmed reconstructions and recreations and new graphic illustrations, Tim's travels see him meet a host of experts and historians, who guide him through the latest findings and theories and explain just how the Viking world continues to give up its secrets.
This episode focuses on the deep roots of Native America. It is an adventure of discovery started by a stunning discovery in a lost city of the American southwest - evidence that its ancient residents drank chocolate, grown thousands of kilometres to the south in the jungles of Mexico. This sparks a bold new question - could native people across the Americas have been part of a single interconnected world?