It's day one of the Nippers season at South Maroubra and Charlotte helps her dad turn the beach into a lifesaving training ground. Meanwhile Tyler competes for Club Captain, and newbie Omar must pass his proficiency swim.
NSW and Victoria Bushfires
A closer look at the bushfires that hit Victoria and New South Wales last weekend. Here's an update on where things are at now and what help is still needed.
What is the Commonwealth?
The Commonwealth Games are just around the corner and this time the Gold Coast is hosting right here in Aus! Athletes will soon be arriving from around the world. But who decides which countries are actually invited?
Voting Age Experiment Results
As voters around South Australia went to the polls for the 2018 state election, hundreds of 16- and 17-year-olds were having their say as well. We told you all about it a few weeks back. But now, the results of this unique experiment are in.
Have you ever wanted to go to Mars? Well one group of high school kids get to go there every Thursday morning. Well, kind of.
You probably remember seeing a lot of chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and tasty bunnies in shops leading up to Easter. But did you know, there's an Easter symbol that's a little more local - the bilby. I went to meet this threatened creature and found out how buying the chocolate version can help the real thing.
The Behind the News team reports on the expulsion of Russian diplomats from embassies around the world, including Australia, following the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yula in the UK; see how researchers are studying the mummy found inside what was thought to be an empty sarcophagus at the University of Sydney; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
It's a hot day and Cooper decides to build a pool in which to keep cool. When it collapses, it sends a river of water gushing through the woods, carrying Poppy away with it. Cooper rescues her just before it's too late.
The Behind the News team reports on criticisms of the Walking Wounded charity and the work of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission; see how the creators of The Simpsons responded to the documentary The Problem with Apu, which critiqued the show's depiction of Indian people; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
The Behind the News team reports on Australia's live animal exports as video emerges of poor conditions on the Awassi Express; female musicians discuss sexism in the music industry as Splendour in the Grass announces a line up with 40 percent female acts; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
The Behind the News team reports on MIT academic Les Perelman's criticism of NAPLAN, arguing that the tests are turning children into bad writers; see how the Wee Waa High School Bush Bots team got into the first World Robotics Championship in Houston, after winning the South Pacific Regional meet in Sydney; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
The Behind the News team reports on new research on the effect of the 2016 heatwave that caused coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef, which was worse than previously thought; learn why the Ipswich City Council has decided to stop its recycling program amid China's decision to stop importing Australia's recyclables; meet the young girls learning to take over their family's sugar cane farm; plus a wrap-up of the day's news.
The Behind the News team reports on the 2018 inter-Korean summit, where North Korea's Chairman Kim Jong-un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in met to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula; see how the federal government plans to spend $500 million to help save the Great Barrier Reef; plus a wrap-up of the day's news.
Exciting news for Sydneysiders! Vivid has begun and the Behind the News team has all the latest on this year's event. Also find out how your favourite takeaway food may not be doing so well with healthy options that they offer.
The team investigates wildfires. We travel to Colorado and meet one of the youngest female firefighters in the US, who has tackled wildfires head-on after her house and part of her neighbourhood was burnt down.
We check out the latest in science and technology. A class attempting a coding record, the latest in spacesuits, an international astronautical conference, plus the huge breakthrough in gravitational waves.
Nabbing a canine culprit with a clever tracking device; stepping into the dark with our feline friends; seeing the colours of the rainbow in bubbles; finding out what makes bread rise; and a spraying fountain made from straws.
BTN looks to the outer reaches of the universe in this Stargazing Special. We start by telling you all about the first spacecraft to travel to Pluto and beyond before being amazed by the awesome pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope. Then it's back to earth when we discover that a sacred Aboriginal site could be the oldest astronomical map in the world before amateur astronomer Joe shows us his incredible home-built telescope.
The Behind the News team reveals how technology companies collect personal information from social media users amid criticism of Cambridge Analytica's use of Facebook data; conservationists mourn the death of the last male northern white rhino, leaving two females the last of the subspecies; Aranmore Catholic College students discuss their 'Same Drum' song and music video and experience as migrants in Perth; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
When Poppy accidentally damages Cooper's guitar, she feels terrible and takes the guitar away to try to clean and fix it. In the meantime, Cooper discovers that his precious guitar has vanished and searches everywhere for it.
The Behind the News team reports on a lawsuit against the Royal Australian Mint, which has been accused of infringing the Royal Canadian Mint's patent on a coin colouring process to create its Possum Magic limited edition coins; visit Argentina's first sustainable school, built from traditional and recycled products; plus a wrap-up of the day's news.
Make an unbelievable bedside table using four recycled plastic bottles, newsprint, pens, paint, glue, tape and a magnificent monster design. Next, Alex takes on Australian's iconic koala using common household materials in this larger than life picture, and Lloyd teaches us how to illuminate our drawing using paper, chalk a few handy techniques. Lastly, make yourself a wild animal pencil box out of a recycled carton, cardboard, pens, tape, paint and your favourite animal print.
The Behind the News team looks back at the life at Martin Luter King Jr, his "I have a dream" speech and the civil rights movement; learn why the Adelaide Crows have launched the High School Esports League and the High School League of Legends Australia and New Zealand Championship; take a look at Melbourne's Urbnsurf wave pool; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
Find out which side your toast is buttered on, take off with some high-tech paper planes, relieve the pressure by getting in too deep, use a whole lot of hot air to blow up balloons and sculpt a plant maze that is sure to grow on you.
The Behind the News team reports on efforts to prevent plastic pollution as supermarkets commit to reducing the use of plastic wrapping and bags in their businesses; meet the competitors in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the US; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Behind the News team explains why Amazon is blocking Australian customers from its US store as the federal government moves to ensure GST is paid on goods purchased online here; meet the competitors and organisers of the Gfinity Elite Series esports competition; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
Find a use for a jar of old beads; why it's so hard to blow a ping-pong ball out of a funnel; a mini-greenhouse that'll grow on you; get juice in a glass without pouring; build a flying wing from string and cardboard.
The Behind the News team reports on the summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore; meet the athletes competing in the National Skipping Championships in Canberra; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Behind the News team report on US immigration and Trump's controversial child separation policy, Optus' World cup broadcasting issues, the Winter Solstice and International Yoga Day. Then to the Socceroos' big game against Denmark, the Mongol Derby, and Wedding dresses from toilet paper; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Behind the News team reports on the World Health Organization listing gaming addiction to its list of disorders, and meets children who discuss the effect of video games; learn about the migration of giant spider crabs as they swarm Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
In this film, Timon the pompous meerkrat and Pumbaa the bumbling warthog reveal where they came from, when they met and how they helped Simba save the Serengeti. Their story includes glimpses into some big events from The Lion King that look a little different from Timon and Pumbaa's perspective's such as when King Mustafa introduced baby Simba to the animal kingdom. With Timon and Pumbaa telling the story, get ready cause the circle of life will never be the same.
Michelle and Nigel help Ben and Tobin with their zombie movie-making, taking inspiration from a top make-up artist. Find out how to make a Gross Gift to prank your friends, a bookend out of wrapping paper and a gift bag out of newspaper. We check in with the 'Totally Famous' Damien Hirst and we check out how to make a fantastic picture in the sand!
The Government has announced that animal testing will be made illegal in Australia by July next year.
It means thousands of cosmetic products will be banned from stores if their manufacturers continue to test their products on animals.
We take a look at the history behind this practice and find out how often animal testing still happens around the world today.
Much of the east coast of Australia was battered by wild winds and heavy rain over the past week.
The damage was particularly evident along the coastline, where many homes were destroyed by the huge waves the storm created.
We take a closer look at the damage to find out what natural factors combined to cause such destruction.
DORY IN DANGER
Australian researchers are worried fans of the soon-to-be-released animated film Finding Dory might inadvertently add to the woes of the title species, the Blue Tang.
When the original Finding Nemo was released, the population of the clownfish suffered because too many people wanted their own Nemo as a pet.
Now they fear a similar result for Dory's real world relatives.
** Dory in Danger will be next week's BtN #AskaReporter topic **
Deep in the ocean off the coast of Western Australia lies two 75-year old shipwrecks, the HMAS Sydney and a German ship that battled it during World War II.
In 2008, the ships were finally discovered and now researchers have managed to raise the Sydney, without actually touching it.
Instead, they used 3D technology and the fastest computer in the southern hemisphere to bring it back from the deep.
ROOKIE REPORTER BOOT CAMP
Last week we introduced you to Maya, BtN's new Rookie Reporter for the 2016 federal election.
Now, you'll join her as she learns all about political reporting from some of the best in the business.
What is involved in covering a campaign? And how do reporters make sure what they present is balanced?
Maya will share what she's learnt next week.
This thrilling and thoroughly captivating theatrical hit from Disney has become an instant favourite with audiences of all ages. You'll lose your heart to Chance, a fun-loving American bulldog pup; Sassy, a hilarious Himalayan cat who lives up to her name; and Shadow, a wise old golden retriever - all of whom express themselves with very familiar human voices! The adventure begins when the loving owners of these irresistible pets are forced to leave them in the temporary care of a friend who lives hundreds of miles away. But after several days, the worried animals begin to think their family must be in trouble, so they decide to head for home. On their incredible journey across the ruggedly beautiful Sierras, they encounter unexpected surprises from man, beast, and nature alike. It's an unforgettable story of love, courage, and devotion that will delight and inspire generations to come!
Join Dr Rob as he brings science to the masses! We head out to meet the scientists of the future at the International Science Fair, we meet an award winning primary school teacher and we learn how you too can get involved in some very special citizen science!