This French-Belgian family comedy based on a series of children's books centres on Nicolas, a young boy who discovers a life-changing fact: his mother is pregnant. He panics and envisions the worst. In French. Original title: Le Petit Nicolas. Broadcast on SBS Viceland as Little Nicolas.
A series revolving around ancient Dreamtime stories, uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. The stories explore themes such as the diverse landscape of the Northern Territory; the Aboriginal moiety and kinship systems; Indigenous spirituality; power and responsibility in the community; safety and survival in the bush and Indigenous ceremonies.
Attract butterflies with fake flowers, what makes you sneeze, what salt does to an ice cube, discover hidden patterns in liquid soap, find colours of the rainbow in unusual places, and use a magnet to find iron in your breakfast cereal.
The Behind the News team reviews the history of and proposed changes to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan; students discuss indoor trampoline park safety, dangers and risks; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
Voting Age Experiment
Our next 'Ask a Reporter' topic
In Australia, no one can vote in an election until they turn 18. But what would happen if that age was lowered? That's something that South Australia's Commissioner for Children and Young People is aiming to test during the upcoming state election there. The group are asking school students aged 16 and 17 to vote, before adding those unofficial results to real ones to see what effect it would have had.
Australia's Population - a BTN two part special
Over the next two weeks, BTN will join the rest of the ABC in taking a special look at Australia's population. In the first of our two part special, we're going to take a look back at our long journey to 24 million people. We'll follow that with an investigation into where our population is headed and the debate around whether that growth is good.
BTN's Kids Contribute Survey
How much good do Australian kids do in their homes, schools and communities? That's exactly what we want to find out with the first ever BTN Kids Contribute Survey. Watch our story all about a young volunteer - and then jump online to fill in our short survey about all the things you do for others.
Meet a 12-year old on a mission to reduce the amount of plastic in our oceans. Arlian has been dubbed the 'plastic-free boy' and he hopes to inspire kids around the country with his own documentary, 'Plastic Alarm'.
The world's oldest message in a bottle has been discovered in Western Australia, 132 years after it was dropped in the ocean. It's an incredible find - and it's telling historians a more than you might expect.
The Behind the News team learns how a group of children were rescued after being trapped by flooding while on a camp at Mission Beach, North Queensland; see how children learn about cultures from around the globe on a visit to WOMADelaide, the World of Music, Arts and Dance festival; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sports results.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mr and Mrs Fox live an idyllic home life until, after 12 years of quiet domesticity, the bucolic existence proves too much for Mr Fox's wild animal instincts. Soon he slips back into his old ways as a sneaky chicken thief and in doing so, endangers not only his beloved family, but the whole animal community.
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.
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 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.
When you think about mining - drilling, discovery, digging and dirt, all probably spring to mind. But what about robots, dredges and magnetic detectors? Join Dr Rob as he SCOPES out all the science behind mining!
The Behind the News team report on the massive wildfires tearing through the Attica region in Greece, a dam failure in Lao which has flooded neighbouring villages, a record breaking heat wave affecting Japan, the 200 strong elephants relocating to a new nature reserve, and the inspiring discoveries that have earnt a group of young scientists their spot in this year’s Eureka Prize; plus a wrap-up of the day's sport.
The Behind the News team report on this year’s Comic Con convention, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian’s bid to hold ten World Cups in ten years, a daring tightrope walk by Tatiana Mosio Bongonga in Montmartre, a new “burpees” world record, a breakdancing competition held in Adelaide and Australian pocket-rocket Sabre Norris’ well earnt Silver at the X Game.
The Behind the News team report on France’s 2018 World Cup victory over Croatia, Bastille Day celebrations in Paris, the landslides and flooding continuing to wreak havoc on Japan and the enormous iceberg looming over a small Icelandic village; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Behind the News team report on the banning of new petrol and diesel cars in favour of electric by 2040 in the UK, massive fires in the south of France, the robotic replacement of workers in future workplaces, and the amazing achievement of a Sydney teenager who has become the youngest Australian male to swim across the English Channel.
The Behind the News team report on new signs of life on Mars as a result of the recent discovery of a potential 20km underground lake on the planet, Tasmania’s attempts to quell a serious meningococcal outbreak, the banning of straws in central Adelaide, attempts to relieve animals from the heatwave gripping Europe, and a young Australian rockstar taking on the world of competitive rock climbing.
The Behind the News team report on New South Wales farmers struggling with the drought, the Super Saturday by-elections as a result of the citizenship saga engrossing parliament last year, the deadly 6.4-magnitude earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok, the weekend’s lunar eclipse, and the winners of the Young Archie portrait competition; plus a wrap-up of the day's sport, which includes the first Welsh winner of the Tour de France.
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.
You probably use many products made from their wood and breathe in the oxygen they create, but how much do you actually know about trees? Join Dr Rob as he plants a few seedlings and SCOPES out all the science behind trees.
The Behind the News team report on the new surfing rules proposed for Bondi beach, a new group of moons found around Jupiter, a bear’s cheeky dip in a backyard pool and “swan upping”, the annual swan count with a 15th century royal legacy; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Behind the News team report on the ABC’s War on Waste and a special in-studio interview with the host Craig Reucassel, Russia’s annual redhead festival celebrating fiery locks everywhere, new policies giving NSW public school girls new freedoms over their uniform, and a famous little gnome town that was washed away during a recent storm; plus a wrap-up of the day's sport.
It spans an area the size 70 million football fields. It's bigger than New Zealand. It's so big you can even see it from space! What is it? The Great Barrier Reef! Join Dr Rob as he takes the plunge to explore this underwater wonderland, proving once again that the ordinary really does become extraordinary under the SCOPE!
Five passionate waste warriors are set sustainability challenges and lead the charge to turn things around at their schools. Their varied individual missions are full of tips on how to help the environment.
The Behind the News team report on the drought affecting school kids and families in Manilla in NSW, Akshay Venkatesh’s well-deserved Fields Medal award, Coles’ flip-flopping over single-use plastic bags, and the Swedish jewel heist fit for a James Bond film; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Behind the News team report on a recent study looking at “hothouse climates” and what they mean for humans, animals and the planet alike, the rescue mission underway in Lombok after another earthquake strikes the island cluster, Australia’s population milestone, the Macquarie Island Antarctic research station turns 70th; plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
Using non-standard measurement units and anthropometric proportionality ratios, this episode reinforces the notion that reliable units can be derived from representational objects in the everyday world.
The Behind the News team report on how NASA is preparing to shoot for the sun, the earthquake that has affected Indonesia, National Indigenous awards that will be held in Darwin tomorrow, the latest details on the women's league plus a wrap-up of the day's news and sport.
The Prime Minister has announced that asylum seekers who arrive by boat will now be processed in Papua New Guinea. And if they're found to be genuine refugees they'll not be allowed to stay in Australia but they can settle in PNG. Some think it's a good idea - others say it's unfair.
A new date for the next Federal Election is expected soon. And when it happens people who aren't on the roll only have a short time to register. We look at the campaign aimed at getting young people on the electoral roll.
These days kids have access to a lot of hand held digital devices....but there's a potential downside. Researchers have found that using tablets or phones just before bedtime can actually keep you awake. It's all to do with the light they give off and the mixed messages sent to our brains.
Imagine you could be principal of your shcool for a whole day. Would it be easy or hard - fun or stressful? We meet one girl who got the chance to do just that ...and followed her around as she tried to juggle friendships and discipline.
Kids living in outback towns don't always get a chance to experience some of the things city kids do - like surfing at a beach. But a group of students has been given a taste of surfboard riding as well as some valuable lessons on beach safety.
A humorous and engaging series of short films, exploring fundamental philosophical concepts through everyday questions that children ask, and adults often struggle to answer. Today, during a long and dangerous voyage Dave's ship needs several repairs, eventually meaning that every single part of the ship has been replaced. When he gets home his wife is convinced he has a different ship.
In this BtN Special we explore the many facets of food and eating. Food is an important part of our lives and we visit a school where kids are growing their own garden and cooking their own meals. How do we sustain food quantities so everyone in the world eats fairly and healthily? We look at the food of the future and ask should we be eating insects? In contrast, some eat far too much. Even in developing countries obesity is becoming a health crisis.
Classic tales that have entertained and enchanted generations of kids all around the world are brought to life through contemporary animation. Today, an Emperor's vanity causes him to behave extremely stupidly.
In this Behind the News Special we focus on the good things kids do. From the guys going without to raise money for those less fortunate, to kids learning surf lifesaving and first aid to help save lives, there's a lot of good being done.
Ford has said it's going to stop making cars in Australia. More than a thousand people will lose their jobs. So what does that mean for the future of the car industry in this country?
Malaria is one of the biggest killers of children in the world. So why don't we hear more about it? Some well known people are trying to raise awareness about malaria and the ways we can fight the problem.
We look at the future of community radio. The Government has decided it will cut funding to digital radio stations. Some digital stations say they may have to close.
FOOTBALL FOR ALL
Sport can be a great way of bringing people together and that's exactly what's happening at one football club in Victoria. A group of mainly Muslim girls have got together to create their own team. While they may be struggling on the ladder they're making their mark in other ways.
Dog sledding is a sport that people might associate with cold and snowy conditions overseas. But did you know that people also compete at dog sledding in Australia? So how do you race on dry land? Tash finds out.
The leaders of our two main political parties have already started campaigning ahead of the next election. Most of their time has been spent talking to voters in Western Sydney. So, if they want the whole of Australia to vote for them, why are they concentrating on just a few areas? Sarah looks at the importance of marginal seats.
A scheme to pay people for every bottle they recycle has had a positive impact on the environment in South Australia. It's so good that the Northern Territory government decided to bring in the scheme too. But that idea has been blocked by a court. Nathan explains.
For years fluoride has been added to water because it helps to prevent tooth decay. Most people regard it as an important public health breakthrough. But some councils in Queensland have been voting to remove it from their water supply. Tash looks at why.
SHAKESPEARE IN SCHOOL
Learning about the playwright William Shakespeare is usually something kids do in high school. But now his works are being studied in some primary schools too. So who is Shakespeare and why is it important for kids to study him?
We meet a kid who's been involved with monster trucks for most of his life. Find out more about these amazing machines and what they can do.
Powerful tornadoes have devastated parts of America. People have died and thousands of buildings have been destroyed. BtN explains how tornadoes happen and why they are really common in this part of the world.
The vaccination debate is back in the news after the NSW Opposition said they want to introduce a plan to ban unvaccinated kids from childcare centres. Figures have also been released that show immunisation rates in some parts of NSW have hit record lows. BtN explores the impact vaccines have had on controlling disease over the years and why people are opposed to the new plan.
June 3rd marks the anniversary of the Australian High Court's landmark Mabo decision which gave important land rights to Indigenous Australians. We take a look at the life of Eddie Mabo and why he's considered a significant Australian.
Nas Campanella has a voice that you may recognise as she's the newsreader on the radio station Triple J. But recently the newsreader was in the news herself when she let it be known that she is blind. So how does Nas read all those news bulletins and operate all the buttons and knobs if she can't see?
BtN profiles a crazy and dangerous winter sport called luge. We meet an amazing athlete who's overcome some huge setbacks to become one of the best young competitors in Australia.
Behind the News loves to look ahead and in this 'Future Science' Special we do just that. We meet the lab team working on a shark repellent. Then there's the scientists inventing synthetic meat in the lab. And finally we discover how using sound in the same way that bats use it can help blind people to see?