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Tuskless elephants in the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. Source: ElephantVoices

Ivory trade leads to tuskless elephants

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Humans have sped up evolution in Mozambique where ivory hunters have caused an increase in the proportion of female elephants born without tusks

Kids trick or treat in Halloween costume and face mask. Children in dress up with candy bucket in coronavirus pandemic. Little boy and girl trick or treating with pumpkin lantern. Autumn holiday fun.

Tips for a Covid-safe Halloween

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Halloween fun might look a bit different this year. Take a look at our tips for safe trick-or-treating and find out where this spooky tradition came from

This artist's illustration courtesy of Blue Origin obtained October 25, 2021, shows the core module of Orbital Reef. - Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin on October 25, 2021 announced it wants to launch a space station that will house up to 10 people in the second half of the decade, as the race to commercialize the cosmos heats up. "Orbital Reef," described in a press statement as a mixed use business park in space that will support microgravity research and manufacturing, is a joint venture with Sierra Space and has the support of Boeing and Arizona State University. (Photo by Handout / BLUE ORIGIN / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /Blue Origin " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Billionaire’s plan to build new space station

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As the International Space Station heads towards retirement age, billionaire Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin has announced its hopes of building a futuristic space station for business

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 23, 2017 a Ford Bronco rests in floodwaters on February 22, 2017, in the Rock Springs area of San Jose, California. - Rising global temperature, rising sea levels, intensification of extreme events... The publication of the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is scheduled on August 9. (Photo by NOAH BERGER / AFP)

Greenhouse gas levels hit record high

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The UN has issued a strong challenge to global leaders ahead of the COP26 summit, warning that greenhouse gas levels remain too high to meet temperature targets


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(FILES) This file photo taken on August 31, 2021 shows a triceratops exposed ahead of its auction sale at Drouot auction house in October. - "Big John", the largest known triceratops, over 66 million years old and with an 8-metre long skeleton, will be auctioned on October 21, 2021 at Hotel Drouot. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

Top price of $10 million paid for triceratops

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The preserved skeleton of a 66-million-year-old herbivore has set a new record price for triceratops sales, after a private American collector paid big bucks for ‘Big John’

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Get our free Climate Change Education Kit

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As the Glasgow summit gets the world talking ‘net zero 2050’, students can learn all about climate change – from the causes and impacts to what we’re doing to about it – in our new education kit

Quilpie Show. (L-R) Clay Egan, his sister Gabby Egan and the neighbour Lachlan Heinemann who helps with feeding the mini bulls each night.

Outback town’s free land offer to lure new residents

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The Queensland outback town of Quilpie is known for dino fossils and opals, but now it’s on the map as a new frontier after offering free land to Aussie workers and families

New vego dino from University of Queensland. For Kids News

Case of mistaken dino identity

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A dinosaur thought to be the biggest meat eater of its time has been reclassified as a timid vegetarian after a footprint found in Queensland was re-examined

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On 5 March 2021, porters carrying COVID-19 vaccines to health facilities in Jumla District in Nepal’s remote far-west region. The Government of Nepal has launched the second phase of the vaccination campaign targeting those who are most vulnerable to developing severe illness from COVID-19 including the elderly and people with comorbidities. UNICEF has supported the assessment and strengthening of vaccine cold-chain systems in many health facilities around the country, including in Jumla, and much of this equipment – which includes refrigerators and vaccine cold boxes and carriers - is now being used in the storage and transport of COVID-19 vaccines. UNICEF has also procured and supplied safer auto-disabled syringes for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Keeping the world safe from Covid

health

Getting a Covid-19 jab is a lot harder in some parts of the world than it is in Australia. UNICEF health workers are going to extraordinary lengths to get lifesaving vaccines to hard-to-reach places

Little blond Girl Holding blue Recycling Bin

Turn climate fears into positive actions

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Positive actions are a great way to combat concerns about climate change. Send us a video of what you’re doing to help tackle the climate problem

Vidyun R Hebbar, 10, from India, was named the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 by Britain's Natural History Museum. For Kids News

Fifth grader wins global photo prize

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A 10-year-old boy from India has won a prestigious wildlife photography award. See his winning photo and other shots from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 competition

Five kids standing with hands together, each one with a unique profession: policeman, sailor, firefighter, nurse and builder. Studio shot, isolated on white.

Play influences kids’ career choices

humanities

An Australian researcher wants toy shops to go gender neutral to help girls and boys break free of traditional gender roles when choosing jobs as adults

Mark Knight cartoon on Scott Morrison and climate change summit. For Kids News

Greta comes to the rescue again

environment

Young people are not only coming to the rescue of our climate but also our prime minister in the latest cartoon from Mark Knight

A picture taken on October 19, 2021, shows an ancient one-meter-long sword that experts say dates back to the Crusader-era and is believed to have belonged to a Crusader, displayed at the beach in the Israeli seaport of Caesarea, some days after being discovered by a local diver. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Sword from Crusades salvaged at sea

history

Diver recovers a stunningly preserved ancient relic off the coast of Israel, from the dangerous days of knights, armour and swords

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 08: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT)  Patty Mills #8 of the Brooklyn Nets in action against the Milwaukee Bucks at Barclays Center on October 08, 2021 in New York City. The Nets defeated the Bucks 119-115. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Patty Mills’ towering praise from Gaze

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Boomers basketball great Andrew Gaze has predicted NBA star Patty Mills will take the top spot as Australia’s best ever player

Embargoed for The Daily Telegraph. Tsehay Hawkins has been named as the new member of The Wiggles, to replace Emma Watkins, Yellow Wiggle who is departing the group.

Teen dancing queen joins The Wiggles

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Year 10 student Tsehay Hawkins isn’t much older than the kids she will entertain after being named the new Yellow Wiggle

TOPSHOT - In this handout photograph taken and released by the Spanish Military Emergency Unit (UME) on October 16, 2021, members of the GIETMA (Technological and Environmental Emergencies Intervention Group) of the UME monitor the evolution of a new lava flow, following the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on the Canary island of La Palma. - There is no prospect of the volcanic eruption in Spain's Canary Islands ending "in the short or medium term", experts said on October 13, 2021 after three-and-a-half weeks of activity. (Photo by Luismi Ortiz / UME / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / LUISMI ORTIZ  / SPANISH MILITARY UNIT (UME) " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Lava flow makes Spanish island bigger

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Satellite imagery shows molten rock has extended the size of La Palma’s western shore as volcanic eruptions continue

Healthy Harold practises mindfulness by getting out in nature. For Kids News

Tips for calming a busy brain

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Have you ever felt like your mind is so busy you can’t concentrate? Healthy Harold has some great advice for how to calm a busy brain

John Batman depicted negotiating what is known as Batman's Treaty with the Kulin people in 1835.

School votes to dump Batman house name

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An elite Victorian girls’ school has voted to drop the name of Melbourne founder John Batman from one of its houses

7 year old Ella Kosinski brushing her teeth at home. 
Two-thirds of Australian children brushed twice or more times a day and the mean age of starting toothbrushing with fluoridated toothpaste was 24 months. Picture: Jason Edwards

Gaps in childhood tooth brushing

health

Only two-thirds of Australian children brush their teeth twice a day, with experts calling for a fresh national review of children’s oral health habits

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Golden girls could finally get Olympic due

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Australian athletes robbed of Olympic medals during a notorious period of cheating may finally be given their rightful place in sporting history after a 40-year fight for justice

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Climate Central have released a new study along with a set of visual materials about the long-term impacts of sea-level rise, including a collection of simulations and photo renderings of the impact of sea-level rise on iconic locations across the world.
Pictured Sydney Harbour after waters rise.

How rising sea levels could impact landmarks

environment

Scientists have illustrated the possible impact of global warming in a series of digital images that show how rising sea levels could affect world landmarks including the Sydney Opera House 

Sydney Zoo will re-open to the public on Friday 15th October after Greater Sydney was placed into a Covid lockdown for 15 weeks. The Carpet Python is looking forward to crowds coming again. Picture: Toby Zerna

Dino demise was good news for snakes

animals

The asteroid that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago was bad news for dinosaurs, but not for snakes that dined out on the mammals and birds that thrived after the removal of dino predators

TOPSHOT - Australian marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel celebrates following her 10-hour swim across the English Channel for a world record-breaking 44th time, after landing on Wissant Beach, France on October 13, 2021. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

Chloe McCardel breaks English Channel record

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Aussie marathon swimmer Chloe McCardel is the queen of the English Channel after making a record 44th crossing

Funny portrait of cute puppy dog border collie holding toy ball in mouth isolated on white background. Purebred pet dog with tennis ball wants to playing with owner. Pet activity and animals concept

Dogs learn words as quickly as toddlers

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Most dogs know words like “sit” and “walkies” but new research shows smart pooches can also learn the names of toys as quickly as a one-year-old child

Mark Knight cartoon on Dan Andrews not wearing a mask

Even premiers must follow the rules

health

Victorian kids are packing face masks into their school bags along with their books and lunch because no-one wants to find themselves in the naughty corner, cartoonist Mark Knight says

An artist’s impression showcasing how an Australian made rover could contribute to a bigger international exploration program on the Moon. Picture: Supplied

Australia’s historic first moon mission

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Australia is headed to space, signing a NASA deal to deliver a rover that will collect soil samples from the surface of the moon

Child playing with colorful toys. Little girl and funny curly baby boy with educational toy blocks. Children play at day care or preschool. Mess in kids room. Toddlers build a tower in kindergarten. Picture: iStock

Lego to build blocks without bias

humanities

Lego has pledged to remove gender bias from its product range after an international study finds stereotypes persist

A couple of astronauts from a team from Europe and Israel walk in spacesuits during a training mission for planet Mars at a site that simulates an off-site station at the Ramon Crater in Mitzpe Ramon in Israel's southern Negev desert on October 10, 2021. - Six astronauts from Portugal, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Israel will be cut off from the world for a month, from October 4-31, only able leave their habitat in spacesuits as if they were on Mars. Their mission, the AMADEE-20 Mars simulation, will be carried out in a Martian terrestrial analog and directed by a dedicated Mission Support Center in Austria, to conduct experiments ahead of future human and robotic Mars exploration missions. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP)

Life on Mars simulated in Israeli desert

space

A team of scientists and astronauts have created conditions in the Israeli desert to simulate a month-long mission to Mars as part of training for the real thing

African elephants walking in the Savannah, Mount Kilimanjaro on the background, southern Kenya, Africa

Animal numbers up in Africa

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The first wildlife census in Kenya has found an encouraging rise in the African elephant population after important gains in the ongoing fight against poachers

Artist’s illustration of NASA’s DART spacecraft and the Italian Space Agency’s LICIACube before the DART impact. CREDITS: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben. For MARTIN GEORGE'S col for the Mercury.

NASA to shoot rocket at asteroid

space

A spacecraft will deliberately collide with an asteroid in space as part of a NASA defence technique to protect Earth from impact

UNA Brands shoot October 6, 2021- Sam Richard with parents Phil and Michelle at their home on the Gold Coast. UNA purchased Sam’s Amazon-based business Bellaforte. 

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Meet Queensland’s 15-year-old millionaire

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Queensland teenager Sam Richards is still at school, but he is also a biz whiz who has just sold the glassware company he started two years ago in a million-dollar deal

Along the Coogee Beach esplanade messages of kindness and hope from community members has popped up on the fencing. Picture: David Swift

Walk to the moon for kindness

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Kids, schools and communities are being challenged to spread small acts of kindness while walking 382,000km – the distance from Earth to the moon – between now and World Kindness Day

Curse of the Vampire Robot by Graeme Base - book cover

Classic vampire tale gets a reboot

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Find out how Graeme Base combines vampires and computers in his latest book, The Curse of the Vampire Robot, and get a sneak peek of the story and his amazing illustrations

Little Ripper Lifesaver drones  flying simultaneously along the coast of Australia from the Gold Coast, Port Macquarie, Newcastle to Little Manly Point on Sydney Habour to show their versatility. A little Ripper drone flying at Burleigh Heads in front of pilots Joe Urli, Michael Povey, Will Harvey and Nige Austin. Picture Glenn Hampson

Drones to patrol beaches and bush

technology

A fleet of up to 1000 drones linked to a central command hub will be used to keep swimmers and wildlife safe along the east coast of Australia over summer

A handout picture made available through the Israeli Antiquities Authority on October 5, 2021, shows a find of a 2700-year-old private toilet cubicle that was part of an ancient royal estate operating at the end of the Kings of Judean period (7th century BC), near the Beit Shatz tourist complex on the Armon Hanatziv promenade of Jerusalem. (Photo by Yoli SCHWARTZ / Israeli Antiquities Authority / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / HO / ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / XGTY

Archaeologists find ancient toilet

history

The discovery of an ancient loo in Israel has lifted the lid on what life was like for the rich 2700 years ago