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ANZ Has Birthed Its First "Digital Person"
ANZ's new 'digital person' Jamie likes science fiction, and lives in the 'uncanny valley'(CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 233)
Jul 10, 2018
Google Has Confirmed That Private Emails Can Be Read By Third-party
Third-party app developers can read the emails of millions of Gmail users, a report from The Wall Street Journal highlighted today (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 277)
Jul 4, 2018
Coldest Place On Earth Is Colder Than Scientists Thought
It's a place where earth is so close to its
Jul 2, 2018
Gaming addiction declared a mental disorder
Gaming disorder can lead to disturbed sleep patterns, diet problems and deficiency in physical activities (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 373)
Jun 21, 2018
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
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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UK To Ban Snacks At Checkouts
Sweets and fatty snacks sold at checkouts and as part of supermarket deals will be banned under new government proposals to halve childhood obesity within 12 years (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 352)
Jun 25, 2018
4 Cups Of Coffee A Day Might Be The Ideal Amount
There's now even more evidence that coffee is good for your heart (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 510)
Jun 22, 2018
China's Ride-Hailing Giant Didi To Launch In Australia
Didi said that it plans to launch its carpooling service, Didi Express, in Melbourne on June 25 (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 206)
Jun 18, 2018
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
Culture & Entertainment

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Sony Uploads Entire Film To YouTube Instead Of Trailer
Whoops! Khali the Killer clocked over 11,000 view before being taken down (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 213)
Jul 6, 2018
Netflix Is Getting Minecraft, But It's Not Exactly The Video Game
Story model is coming later this year.  Kids start your pickaxes (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 261)
Jun 15, 2018
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
World News

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The Total Success Of the Thai Cave Rescue Is Nothing Short Of A Miracle
They are now recovering in hospital, with tests taken to screen for infections and assess their mental state (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 440)
Jul 11, 2018
Scotland Breaks Temperature Record
Scotland has recorded its hottest ever temperature, according to provisional figures from the Met Office (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 199)
Jul 3, 2018
More Restrictions On Cabin Baggage In Flights
Powders face increased scrutiny on flights to the US (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 229)
Jun 27, 2018
New Zealand Continues Search For A Chief Technology Officer
PM Jacinda Ardern wants to lead in emerging technologies (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 454)
Jun 26, 2018
World's Oldest Orang-utan Puan Dies At Western Australia Zoo
The World's oldest known Sumatran orang-utan has died at Perth zoo aged 62, leaving behind 54 descendants (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 180)
Jun 20, 2018
Sports

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World Cup Now Down To The Final Four
Ranking 2018 World Cup final matchups between Belgium, France, England, Croatia (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 383)
Jul 9, 2018
Football World Cup Knockout Stages Move On To The Last Eight At FIFA 2018
The World Cup is all about the drama, of which there was no shortage in Round 16 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 747)
Jul 5, 2018
European Cycling Speed Record Broken In North Yorkshire
Essex-based architect Neil Campbell has set a new European motor-assisted cycling speed record of 217.7 kilometres an hour (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 164)
Jun 29, 2018
Germany Out In Surprise Defeat At World Cup
Full tournament schedule and latest results (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 380)
Jun 28, 2018
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