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Success! Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Space Place Aces 2nd Powered Test Flight
Virgin Galactic's newest space plane has taken to the skies again (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 381)
May 31, 2018
Young Kiwis Don't Know Much About Asia According To Survey
The Asia New Zealand Foundation (ANZF) is concerned how little young Kiwis know about the Asian continent (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 249)
May 28, 2018
Carbon Dioxide Pollution Is Making Rice Less Nutritious
Reductions in the nutritional quality of rice could affect mother and child health for millions of people (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 354)
May 23, 2018
How Does Fasting Affect Children?
German doctors are urging Muslim parents not to have their children fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 263)
May 15, 2018
A Rare Phenomenon Making The Ocean Glow Blue
Blue waves at California beaches look like an aurora of the sea (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 217)
May 14, 2018
History

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Want To Own Your Own Town?
Entire California ghost town goes on sale for less than $1m (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 260)
Jun 13, 2018
Google Doodle Celebrates American Doctor On her 109th Birthday
The New Jersey-born doctor helped transform the mortality rate of newborn babies in the US with her neonatal prognosis, known as the Apgar Score (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 180)
Jun 8, 2018
Generations Of War Blamed For Diversity Collapse 7,000 Years Ago
Generations of brutal wars between ancient clans caused a global collapse in the genetic diversity of men, say scientists (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 354)
Jun 1, 2018
2,500-Year-Old Mummy Found In Coffin At The University Of Sydney in Australia
Egyptian coffin thought to be empty reveals mummy (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 253)
Mar 28, 2018
Dinosaur-era Shark With 300 Teeth, Caught Off The Coast Of Portugal
Living fossil has remained unchanged for 80 million years (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 294)
Nov 13, 2017
Style & Living

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Auckland's Public Transport Third Most Expensive In The World, Report Shows
Auckland follows London and Dublin (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 170)
Jun 12, 2018
Having A Go At Life Without Plastic Bags
New Zealand's Countdown supermarkets to remove plastic from its own products, bans plastic straws (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 255)
Jun 6, 2018
Tourists To Pay Extra For NZ's Great Walks
Kiwi trampers will enjoy the Great Walks for the same price, but visitors will be paying double on four of the most popular tracks (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 293)
Jun 5, 2018
Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over A Volcano
You should not roast marshmallows over the scorching hot volcanic vents, USGS confirms (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 243)
May 30, 2018
EU Warns Of Possible Birth Defect Link To GSK's HIV Drug
The European Medicines Agency is warning that an HIV drug sold by ViiV Healthcare may pose a risk of birth defects (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 193)
May 29, 2018
Culture & Entertainment

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Royal Wedding 2018
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three offical photographs taken on their wedding day (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 351)
May 21, 2018
Bright Nights To Light Up Auckland's Waterfront This Weekend
A major light festival is set to illuminate Auckland's Waterfront (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 190)
May 10, 2018
US Man Eats 30,000th Big Mac Hamburger
A man dubbed the 'Big Mac Daddy' ate his 30,000th Big Mac at a Wisconsin McDonald's this week (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 190)
May 9, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo create a superhero movie where nobody is safe (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 361)
Apr 26, 2018
Hong Kong's Ocean Park Is Struggling
Hong Kong's Ocean Park announces HK$234.4 million deficit along with 9 percent fee increase (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 300)
Apr 19, 2018
World News

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Find Any Location With Just Three Words
Tom Tom taps What3words to let you find off-road locations with only 3 words (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 280)
Jun 14, 2018
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Touch Down In Singapore For Historic Summit
The two leaders will sit down for the world's most keenly watched political meeting this year (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 276)
Jun 11, 2018
Treasure Hunters Seek To Make A Fortune After Meteorites Hit China
Falling meteor lights up the night sky over China before' smashing into a villager's house' (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 305)
Jun 7, 2018
Australia Completes World's Largest Outback Cat-proof Fence
Wild cats kill a million native birds every night and have caused extinction of 20 native species (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 209)
May 24, 2018
New Zealand Budget Economic and Fiscal Update 2018
NZ 'people's' budget sees Arden put billions more into health and education CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 529)
May 18, 2018
Sports

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Koxa Breaks The World Record For The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa set a new Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever ridden. (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 324)
May 1, 2018
Sebastian Vettel Wins A Dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix
Vettel claims his second successive win at the start of 2018 (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 213)
Apr 9, 2018
Swimmer, 99, Breaks World Record In Australia
A 99-year-old Australian swimmer appears to have smashed a world record for his age group in the 50m freestyle (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 266)
Mar 19, 2018
Dahlmeier Becomes 1st Athlete To Win 2 Medals At PyeongChang
Dahlmeier looks set to be one of the stars of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 478)
Feb 13, 2018
Nagasu Makes History As First American Woman To Land Triple Axel At Olympics
Nagasu is just the third woman to ever land a triple Axel at the Olympics (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 478)
Feb 13, 2018