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Panic as mouse plague moves towards Sydney

The people of Sydney knew what was coming. The plague had already swept across eastern Australia, wreaking havoc wherever it went. Yet nothing could prepare them for the onslaught itself: millions of furry creatures swarming through houses, gnawing through everything they came across. It was a crisis of Biblical proportions. For months, Australia has been […]

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Goodbye Eric Carle

Eric Carle’s picture books were often about insects. Spiders, lady bugs, crickets and of course, that famous caterpillar, all as colorful and friendly as Carle himself. The Very Hungry Caterpillar came out in 1969 and became one of the bestselling children’s books of all time. Over the course of his career, Carle illustrated more than […]

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Is the terrible bloodshed in Jerusalem inevitable?

Today, Israel and Palestine are teetering on the brink of another war, and each side blames the other for this new bout of violence. It was just after 6pm on Monday when the air raid sirens went off in Jerusalem. Israelis rushed to bomb shelters as rockets peppered the city, killing two people. Many families […]

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NFTs are an unusual idea sweeping through the world of electronic art, allowing people to prove that they own the art. Now, digital artworks that can prove they are one-of-a-kind are being sold for huge amounts of money. Nyan Cat was a hit YouTube video in 2011. It had catchy music and showed a cat […]

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Scientists Create Flat Pasta That Changes Shape

A team of scientists have developed an unusual way of making flat pasta that allows it to turn into fancy 3D shapes as it cooks. The team hopes that the new pasta will be easier on the environment. If you’re a pasta lover, then you know that the noodles come in all sorts of different […]

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As the coronavirus pandemic spreads, self-isolation or quarantine is one of the key tactics in reducing the infection rates. This lock down period has made families stay within their homes and not having physical contact with those outside. With the school and day-care getting closed, workplaces shutting and most of them working from home, families […]

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Kings of Lagos: children learn chess to seek escape from Nigeria’s slums

A dozen children crowd around plastic tables in the Majidun neighbourhood of Lagos. Intently focused on plastic mats printed with chess boards, the children thoughtfully move pieces on the board as supervisors observe their moves. The waterside shanty town is just across the lagoon from the mansions and towering office blocks of Nigeria’s commercial capital. […]

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Mother’s Day Special: Chocolate and date tart

As the day to celebrate the love of a mother and to pay tribute to them is right at the doorstep, we have a fun and delicious treat for our young readers (daddies, you will enjoy this too!). Put together this delicious and healthy tart for your mum, and we guarantee her day will be […]

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India runs out of oxygen as Covid wave surges

India is in the middle of a devastating second wave of coronavirus. On Thursday, officials reported an astonishing 3,80,000 new cases, setting a world record for the second day in a row. And all the while, deaths keep rising. Now, India’s healthcare system has reached a breaking point. At one hospital in Delhi, 25 people […]

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Pak Choi on ISS

Astronauts on the International Space Station recently enjoyed a fresh supply of leafy greens, thanks in large part to the efforts of Expedition 64 crew member Michael Hopkins. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission commander took the lead on conducting four Vegetable Production System (Veggie) experiments, with the last two wrapping up after an April 13 harvest. […]