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If You Have Any Of These Apps You Need To Delete Them Now
Delete these 22 apps immediately if you have an Android phone (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 244)
Dec 18, 2018
Scientists Reveal Why Some People Are Lazier Than Others
Scientists have discovered new genes that could explain your reluctance to get out to bed in the morning (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 261)
Dec 12, 2018
World-First Study Shows NZ's Native Mussels Have Personalities
Freshwater ecologist Amber McEwan of Masterton uncovers unusual behaviours (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 190)
Dec 3, 2018
From Waste Comes Innovative Invention
Togolese innovators turn the world's junk into robots (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 232)
Nov 29, 2018
NASA's Insight Lander Touches Down On Mars
The first landing on the Red Planet in six years (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 217)
Nov 27, 2018
History

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Japan Sushi King Pays Record Tuna Price
A Japanese sushi boss has paid a record USD3.1m for a giant tuna at the first new year's auction in Tokyo's new fish market (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 254)
Jan 8, 2019
Why 536 Was 'The Worst Year To Be Alive'
Volcanic eruption that blocked out the sun for 18 months causing crop failures and widespread famine was the worst global disaster in human history (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 387)
Nov 19, 2018
Australia Celebrated The First Armistice Day 100 Years Ago
Australians honour fallen WW1 diggers in the town of Villers-Bretonneux on Remembrance Day (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 315)
Nov 13, 2018
Abstract Art Has Longer History Than Previously Known
'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa
Sep 13, 2018
Brazil's Museum Fire Is A Global Tragedy
Two hundred years of work - and millions of priceless specimens, have been destroyed in a preventable tragedy (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 314)
Sep 6, 2018
Style & Living

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Mediterranean Diet Rated By Experts As The Best
The keto diet may have been the buzziest eating plan in 2018, but is it the healthiest overall? (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 331)
Jan 3, 2019
Owner Who Demolished Famed San Francisco House Must Build Replica
A buyer who illegally demolished a famed house in San Francisco has been ordered to rebuild an exact copy - and install a plaque outside explaining what happened (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 222)
Dec 19, 2018
CDC Warns Why You Should Say No To Raw Cookie Dough
Wait for it to be baked before you eat cookie dough (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 305)
Dec 7, 2018
China Orders A Ban On Crazy Rich Weddings
China has called for the end of lavish wedding ceremonies as the government ramps up its campaign against gaudy displays of wealth (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 134)
Dec 6, 2018
Angel Sculpture Made Of 100,000 Knives Goes On display
Two and a half years after it was created, the Angel will head to Liverpool, England (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 230)
Nov 30, 2018
Culture & Entertainment

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The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival Officially Opens
One of the world's largest ice festivals has opened in north-eastern China, featuring frozen castles, glistening snow sculptures and lots of snowmen (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 284)
Jan 7, 2019
Disney's Design Marvel
In an interview, the head of Disney+ says resurrecting the likes of Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage is a possibility (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 278)
Dec 24, 2018
Woman Driver Is Seen Trying To Find A Petrol Nozzle On A Tesla
Hapless driver mocked after trying to fill up Tesla electric vehicle with petrol (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 199)
Dec 20, 2018
NZ's Te Papa Museum To Reveal 'Breathtaking' Terracotta Warriors Exhibition
Terracotta Warriors is the first international exhibition to be held in Te Papa's new art galley, Toi Art (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 284)
Dec 17, 2018
Albert Einstein's "God Letter" sold for $2.9 Million
The letter was only expected to sell for half as much (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 248)
Dec 10, 2018
World News

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Record Highs And 'Killer' Conditions As Extreme Heat, Then Sudden Cold, Hits Southeast Australia
Melbournes's hottest day in five years suddenly become almost chilly as a cold front struck the city (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 275)
Jan 4, 2019
Australian Housing Market Falls
Prices in some cities have fallen substantially, while others are seeing prices rise at a much slower pace (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 151)
Dec 31, 2018
Forests In Canada Reflect Ailing Ecosystems
The changing nature of Canada's forest supply as fires, bugs, and climate bite (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 275)
Dec 29, 2018
New Sydney High-rise Evacuated After 'Cracking' Sounds
Hundreds of residents forced to evacuate, building in Olympic Park being checked for structural safety (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 195)
Dec 29, 2018
UK Workers Get Biggest Pay Rise In A Decade
Average weekly earnings rose by 3.3% in October despite jump in unemployment (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 166)
Dec 13, 2018
Sports

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World Pie-Eating Champion Crowned In Wigan, England
One of the planet's most prestigious sporting events took place at lunchtime (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 222)
Dec 20, 2018
Tokyo, Singapore Battle London To Host Tennis Finals
Singapore one of five cities on shortlist to host Finals from 2021 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 261)
Dec 14, 2018
Fun Facts About Formula One
With the Formula One 2018 season having come to an end at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix last weekend (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 282)
Dec 5, 2018
Team NZ Uses Simulations In America's Cup Preparations
Team New Zealand's big call - no smaller test boat ahead of America's Cup (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 343)
Nov 20, 2018
Champions Du Monde. Vive La France
France 4: Croatia 2, France crowned world champions for a second time, 20 years after the their last cup win (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 239)
Jul 16, 2018