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New Zealand retains top spot as most-trusted nation for third straight year
Feb 23, 2018 World News
NZ's public sector has been ranked the least corrupt in the world in an annual global index (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 240)
Almost 300 KFC Branches Still Closed
Feb 22, 2018 World News
KFC lovers in the UK are being urged not to call the police over the fried chicken "crisis" (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 216)
Tokyo To Build World's Tallest Wooden Skyscraper
Feb 21, 2018 Science & Technology
A Japanese company is planning to build the world's tallest wooden skyscraper with 90 percent of the building made of wood (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 242)
Cleaning Sprays Can Affect Lung Health In Women
Feb 20, 2018 Style & Living
Cleaning sprays can be as harmful as heavy smoking for women's lungs (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 243)
NZ PM Jacinda Ardern Walks With Pride Parade
Feb 19, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Pride on display as Auckland embraces rainbow colours (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 313)
World's First Synthetic Antibiotic
Feb 16, 2018 Science & Technology
S scientists find promising new antibiotic in soil samples (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 409)
Chinese New Year Marks Start Of The Year Of The Dog
Feb 15, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
The world's largest human migration is about to begin (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 406)
Dahlmeier Becomes 1st Athlete To Win 2 Medals At PyeongChang
Feb 13, 2018 Sports
Dahlmeier looks set to be one of the stars of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 478)
Nagasu Makes History As First American Woman To Land Triple Axel At Olympics
Feb 13, 2018 Sports
Nagasu is just the third woman to ever land a triple Axel at the Olympics (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 478)
China's War On Pollution - Shivering For Cleaner Air
Feb 12, 2018 Science & Technology
China's coal country is gasping for blue skies (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 373)
'Me Too' Movement Is Warming Up
Feb 9, 2018 Sports
European Sports Ditch Female Hostesses in #Me Too Ripple Effect(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 341)
Chinese Police Increase Use Of Smart Tech In Arrests
Feb 8, 2018 World News
Chinese police are using dark sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology to spot criminal suspects (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 342)
SpaceX's Starman Looking Down At Earth From His Gleaming Red Sports Car
Feb 7, 2018 Science & Technology
Triumphant launch of new Falcon Heavy space rocket (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 277)
Heavy Rain, Flooding As Storm Hammers NZ
Feb 5, 2018 World News
A storm strikes New Zealand and floods streets, closes roads and wreaks havoc across the country (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 224)
Labour Soars To Popularity Not Seen For A Decade
Feb 2, 2018 Style & Living
NZ's governing party support up by more than 5% since election (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 346)
Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Thrills Millions Around the World
Feb 1, 2018 World News
Rare total eclipse takes place, combining three lunar phenomenons: a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 202)
Yes, Canada Actually Has A Polar Bear Jail
Jan 31, 2018 World News
Polar Bears 'skating on thin ice' really are put in jail, then helicopter'ed out of town (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 282)
Indian Visa Applications Fall
Jan 30, 2018 World News
Number of Indian students seeking New Zealand visas declines sharply, new figures show (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 246)
Heart Disease and Depression Tied Together
Jan 26, 2018 Style & Living
After heart attack, people with depression twice as likely to die (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 298)
'Humanity Star' Satellite Orbiting Earth
Jan 25, 2018 Style & Living
High-tech disco ball satellite deployed from NZ-launched rocket (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 301)
Earthquakes And Volcanic Eruptions hit around Pacific
Jan 24, 2018 World News
1 dead, 11 injured in Japan near ski resort while thousands flee volcano in Philippines (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 292)
Lift Off, NZ-based Rocket Lab Has Completed First Successful Launch
Jan 23, 2018 Science & Technology
Upstart Electron rocket has made it to orbit (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 474)
Starfish Destroying Great Barrier Reef
Jan 22, 2018 Science & Technology
Crown-of-thorns Starfish Eating through famous coral reef (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 570)
The World's First Water Rescue By Drone
Jan 19, 2018 World News
Teens caught in rough surf saved in first drone rescue of its kind (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 243)
Ozone Layer is Healing Due to Chemical Ban
Jan 18, 2018 Science & Technology
Hole in the Ozone Layer is Repairing Itself Thanks to World Wide Effort (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 418)
910-carat Colourless Diamond Found in Lesotho
Jan 17, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
One of the biggest gems ever found in history (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 196)
Airborne Car Crashes Into Second Floor Of Building
Jan 16, 2018 World News
Speeding vehicle launches into dentist's office (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 192)
Excellence To Be Found In 'Paddington 2'
Jan 14, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
The second film about the mischievous, marmalade-loving bear is imaginative and warm-hearted (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 344)
Changi Airport To Stop Announcing Final Calls For Boarding
Jan 12, 2018 Style & Living
From Jan 1, there will no longer be final call announcements for passengers to head to their boarding gates. Airlines will also stop paging for specific passengers (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 242)
NZ has fifth-warmest year since 1909
Jan 11, 2018 World News
The impacts of extreme weather give us a taste of things to come in warming climate (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 231)
China's Solar Highway Closed After Thieves Stole One Of The Panels
Jan 10, 2018 World News
Road built from solar panels targeted by gang thought to be trying to steal technology (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 289)
Drinking Too Much Water As Harmful As Too Little
Jan 9, 2018 Science & Technology
Consuming too much water in a short period of time is potentially fatal(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 305)
Heatwave Causes Sydney To Be Hottest Place On Earth
Jan 8, 2018 World News
Thousands of people Australia feeling the heat(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 287)
Gaming Addiction Is To Be Listed As A Mental Health Condition
Jan 5, 2018 World News
Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO for the first time (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 277)
NZ Tobacco Tax To Rise Again
Jan 4, 2018 Style & Living
Rising tobacco tax likely to curb smoking habit (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 322)
Bitter Taste Preferences Related To Harsher Moral Judgements And Interpersonal Hostility
Jan 3, 2018 Science & Technology
Study finds gin and tonic drinkers are more likely to be psychopaths, sadists (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 189)
White Christmas rFor Parts Of UK
Dec 29, 2017 World News
Scotland, Wales and central England enjoyed an offical White Christmas as snow fell in Cumbria and Scotland (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 143)
Chinese consortium to bid for Singapore-Malaysia high-speed rail
Dec 27, 2017 World News
High-speed rail link expected to become operational by end of 2026 (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 295)
Iwi Closer To Having Taranaki Maunga Become A Legal Person
Dec 22, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
New Zealand gives Mount Taranaki the same legal rights as a person (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 285)
At Least 4 Dead After Ferry Capsizes Off Philippines
Dec 21, 2017 World News
Hundreds of disaster survivors pulled from the sea (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 273)
Mikaela Shiffrin Is Once Again On Top
Dec 20, 2017 Sports
With third straight World Cup win, Mikaela Shiffrin Secures Olympic Start in Slalom (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 297)
The World's First Commercial Flying Cars Could Soon Take Off
Dec 19, 2017 Science & Technology
Dutch firm aims to deliver first flying car in 2018 (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 387)
Atlanta Airport's Power Returns After Crippling Outage
Dec 18, 2017 World News
A power cut has cancelled more than 1,000 flights at busiest airport(CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 195)
World's Steepest Railway Opens
Dec 18, 2017 World News
The world's steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 162)
New Zealand Giant Ancient Penguin Unearthed
Dec 15, 2017 Science & Technology
Giant penguins the size of humans once lived in NZ, scientists discover (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 375)
New Standards Set For Manuka Honey
Dec 14, 2017 Style & Living
After a lengthy testing process, NZ's Ministry for Primary Industries has released its new definition for Manuka honey (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 346)
Astronomers To Check Mysterious Interstellar Object For Signs Of Technology
Dec 13, 2017 Science & Technology
Strange tumbling motion of cigar-shaped interstellar 'comet' Oumuamua suggests it's an alien probe with broken engines, says leading astronomer(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 376)
Pixar's Coco Delivers a Touching Film on Mexican Traditions and Family
Dec 12, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Coco is funny, poignant, exciting, beautiful - another classic from Pixar(CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 300)
When Everything Is Silent, The Earth Produces A Mysterious Hum
Dec 11, 2017 Science & Technology
Scientists capture Earth's 'hum' on ocean floor (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 512)
Scientists discover a 245,000 million-year-old 'Darth Vader' horseshoe crab fossil
Dec 7, 2017 Science & Technology
Horseshow Crab Fossil from a Long Time Ago Named After Star Wars Character(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 369)
A woman in Hawaii may have found the world's biggest avocado, reports say
Dec 7, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Hawaiian avocado: Huge 'head-sized' fruit in world record bid (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 284)
First Ever Kid-Focused Coding Google Doodle
Dec 5, 2017 Science & Technology
Celebrating 50 years of Kids Coding (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 303)
Not-So-Safe In The Sun
Dec 5, 2017 Style & Living
Half of NZ sunscreens fail to live up to their claims(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 418)
Tasman Sea A 'Bath With The Hot Tap On'
Dec 4, 2017 World News
A hot and stormy start to the summer - 30C down south, thunder up north (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 216)
Google faces mass legal action in UK over data snooping
Dec 1, 2017 Science & Technology
Google court case could end with a payout for more than five million British people (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 484)
Consumer NZ's Bad Taste Award Winners Announced
Nov 30, 2017 Style & Living
Consumer NZ's Bad Taste Food Awards winners revealed (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 458)
Teenage Brains Can't Tell What's Important and What's Not
Nov 28, 2017 Science & Technology
Brain immaturity during adolescence could explain why some teenagers fail to respond to incentives such as cash rewards (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 328)
Fears For World's Rarest Penguin As Population Plummets 
Nov 28, 2017 Science & Technology
Conservationists sound alarm, as population of yellow-eyed penguins dramatically shrinks (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 265)
Singapore To Start Using Driverless Buses by 2022
Nov 26, 2017 Science & Technology
Singapore to trial driverless buses on selected routes (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 348)
Cinnamon Helps Burn Fat Cells, Study Finds
Nov 24, 2017 Science & Technology
Scientists have found that an ingredient in cinnamon could help lower fat in humans (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 348)
For Fifth Year In A Row, Air New Zealand Wins Best Airline 2018
Nov 22, 2017 Style & Living
To some extent it depends what you are looking for (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 524)
Mount Agung Volcano Erupts For The First Time In More Than 50 Years
Nov 21, 2017 World News
Locals urged not to panic as Bali's Mr Agung volcano erupts (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 365)
British Airways To Board Passengers Paying Lower Economy Fares Last
Nov 21, 2017 World News
Cheap seats to board last, starting in December (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 304)
Starting The Bus With A Coffee
Nov 19, 2017 Style & Living
London buses will be partly coffee-waste powered(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 312)
New Zealand's World Cup Dream Is Over
Nov 17, 2017 Sports
All White's World Cup hopes shattered as Peru qualify for the first time in 35 years (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 319)
28 injured As Singapore Trains Collide 
Nov 16, 2017 World News
SMRT train collides with stationary train at Joo Koon station in Singapore (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 206)
Kiwis Sick Of Being Left Off World Maps
Nov 15, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
New Zealand keeps getting left off world maps - and Kiwis aren't happy(CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 335)
Smog Shrouds Delhi As India's Capital Succumbs To Dangerous Levels Of Pollution
Nov 13, 2017 World News
New Delhi's dense smog is so bad that United Airlines has stopped flying there(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 419)
Dinosaur-era Shark With 300 Teeth, Caught Off The Coast Of Portugal
Nov 13, 2017 History
Living fossil has remained unchanged for 80 million years (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 294)
What Happened To Winter?
Nov 9, 2017 World News
Winter now a month shorter than it was 80 years ago, say Niwa scientists (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 281)
New Skyscraper Links Old and New Shanghai
Nov 9, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Building developments divide opinions in historic Shanghai district (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 240)
Simple Breathalyser Test For Malaria Could Help Millions Affected By Disease
Nov 7, 2017 Style & Living
A breathalyser test for malaria is being developed by scientists at Washington University (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 283)
Fake WhatsApp Fools Thousands Of Android Users
Nov 6, 2017 Science & Technology
We're surrounded by hoaxes, fake news, spam, malware and…fake apps (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 222)
Drone Interferes With Auckland Flight
Nov 6, 2017 World News
A drone flying at 300 metres has interfered with a flight arriving at Auckland Airport, police say (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 143)
Could Singapore's Passport Provide Best Access?
Nov 2, 2017 World News
159 countries visa-free or on arrival, first Asian country to top list (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 362)
Immigration New Zealand Considers Closing Down Overseas Visa Processing Offices
Nov 1, 2017 World News
A decision is expected by the end of the year (CCSS Level: Grade 12, Words: 394)
NZ Considers Developing Climate Change Refugee Visa
Nov 1, 2017 World News
Minister says experimental humanitarian visa category could be introduced for people displaced by rising seas (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 236)
NASA Gets Into "Halloween's Mood, Releases Spooky Soundtrack Playlist
Oct 30, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
NASA has shared a SoundCloud playlist of creepy space sounds to concide with Halloween (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 343)
The French Butter Crisis Is Spreading
Oct 30, 2017 Style & Living
Can it really be true that the French are running out of butter? (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 460)
Students Will Suffer If Australia And New Zealand Change Tertiary Fee Agreement
Oct 27, 2017 World News
Student fee sabre-rattling, another step in erosion of New Zealanders' rights in Australia? (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 315)
Notes Written By Einstein In A Tokyo Hotel In 1922 Now Worth A Fortune
Oct 26, 2017 History
Albert Einstein's notes on life and happiness sell at auction (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 242)
Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Challenge Accepted Theories
Oct 25, 2017 History
A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 423)
Final Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th Oct
Oct 24, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Finnair's superstitious flight 666 to HEL is no more (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 280)
More Than 75 Percent Decline Over 27 Years In Total Flying Insect Biomass
Oct 20, 2017 Science & Technology
Insects are disappearing(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 307)
NZ First Goes With Labour
Oct 19, 2017 World News
Jacinda Ardern will be New Zealand's next prime minister (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 191)
Major Wi-Fi Security Flaws Affect Billions Worldwide
Oct 18, 2017 Science & Technology
Users, check with your vendors on the availability of security patches and apply them ASAP (CCSS Level: Grade 12, Words: 355)
Storm Ophelia Hits Ireland, Prompting First Ever Severe Weather Alert
Oct 17, 2017 World News
Three killed as major storm hits Ireland, UK (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 458)
Wet Weather Causes New Zealand Potato Shortage
Oct 16, 2017 Style & Living
Challenges in meeting demand for potato chips, weather costs farmers millions (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 399)
At Least 31Dead In Horrific California Wildfires
Oct 13, 2017 World News
California wildfires: more towns evacuated amid spreading blazes (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 274)
Measles and Rubella Officially Eliminated From New Zealand
Oct 12, 2017 Style & Living
New Zealand joins the Americas, Australia and the UK, which have all achieved this status for measles (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 298)
NASA Is Running Our Of The Most Precious Ingredient Needed For Future Space Missions
Oct 11, 2017 Science & Technology
Plutonium supply for NASA missions faces long-term challenges (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 333)
Data Shows More Than 70,000 Hong Kong Households Fall Below Baseline
Oct 10, 2017 Style & Living
But what can you eat for just HK$15? (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 307)
Women Can Be Just As Risk-taking As Men
Oct 9, 2017 Science & Technology
Women brave and heroic too (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 299)
Science Found Something Not So Sweet In The world's Honey
Oct 6, 2017 Style & Living
75 percent of honey samples had traces of key pesticide (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 235)
Google's New Earbuds Can Translate 40 Languages Instantly
Oct 5, 2017 Science & Technology
Google Pixel Buds: is the Babelfish dream of in-ear translation now a reality? (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 311)
Special Stamps Bring In HK$150 Million A Year
Oct 4, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Hong Kong Post reveals new designs for 2018 (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 275)
Airbus A380 Makes Emergency Landing
Oct 3, 2017 World News
Air France plane engine fails over Greenland (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 343)
Photoshopped Images To Have Compulsory Warning Labels In France
Oct 2, 2017 World News
France bans digitally-altered models shown without a warning notice (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 221)
Airlines Suffer Worldwide Delays After Global Booking System Goes Down
Sep 28, 2017 World News
A major check-in systems crash is disrupting airports worldwide (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 394)
Teachers Often Don't Have The Time To Teach Money Management
Sep 28, 2017 Style & Living
Children are showing the kind of entrepreneurial spirit we mustn't ignore (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 413)
Electric Vehicles Allowed To Use Priority Bypass Lanes In NZ
Sep 27, 2017 Style & Living
EVs to share special vehicle lanes on some of Auckland's busiest roads(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 299)
Sleep Pods Are Becoming Increasingly Common At Airports
Sep 26, 2017 Style & Living
A place to nap strikes a chord with red-eye travellers(CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 433)
Celebrate the Spring Equinox 2017 As The Sun Heads South
Sep 25, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
The Equinox 2017: When is it and what does it mean? (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 341)
Alliance Group Opens Up Doors To China
Sep 22, 2017 Style & Living
NZ's largest sheep meat exporter expands into Asia (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 164)
This Ancient Giant Frog Had Powerful Jaws And May Have Eaten Small Dinosaurs
Sep 21, 2017 Science & Technology
The incredible frog that battled dinosaurs (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 270)
Bullets From Nerf Guns Can Cause Serious Eye Injuries, Doctors Warn
Sep 20, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Nerf guns can cause potentially serious eye injury, doctors from a London hospital say(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 323)
Toys 'R' Us Plans Bankruptcy Filing As Soon As Today
Sep 19, 2017 Style & Living
Toys 'R' Us Has Been Working With Lawyers To Address Its Crushing Debt Load (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 545)
Many Flights Cancelled Due To Fuel Shortage In Auckland
Sep 18, 2017 World News
AirNZ expects 2,000 passengers a day may be affected for the next two weeks (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 339)
End Of Mission Timeline, As Cassini Makes Its Final Approach To Saturn
Sep 15, 2017 Science & Technology
The end is nigh for NASA's Cassini: Saturn Probe Enters Final 24 Hours (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 326)
Education Leaders Announce Plan To Combat Auckland Teacher Crisis
Sep 14, 2017 World News
NZEI releases plan to solve Auckland's school staffing problems (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 680)
Get Up At Least Once Every 30 Minutes To Live Longer, Experts Say
Sep 12, 2017 Style & Living
Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 467)
VW to electrify entire 300-car lineup by 2030
Sep 12, 2017 Style & Living
The world's largest automaker is accelerating the shift away from combustion engines(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 439)
China Takes Hard Line On Soft Cheese
Sep 11, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Camembert crackdown! China bans most soft cheese imports (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 375)
This Storm Has The Potential To Catastrophically Devastate Florida
Sep 8, 2017 World News
No, Hurricane Irma is not a Category 6 storm, there is no Category 6!(CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 380)
September 7th Is National Beer Lover's Day
Sep 7, 2017 History
Beer still has a place in many people's hearts (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 377)
Lego Sales Drop For First Time in 13 Years
Sep 6, 2017 Style & Living
Lego to cut 1,400 staff as decade-long sales boom ends (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 302)
In Global-first, Heart-shaped Flight Path By Air Zealand 787-9 Dreamliner
Sep 5, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Kiwis high-flying Father's Day for sick children (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 252)
Mystery Blob Creature That Looks Like A Brain
Sep 4, 2017 Science & Technology
Strange living blobs are showing up in Canada's Stanley Park Lake (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 235)
Jacinda Ardern Lifts Labour Into Poll Lead In Run-up to New Zealand Election
Sep 1, 2017 World News
New Zealand's Labour Party has continued its extraordinary surge(CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 394)
American Dads Are Getting Older, New Stanford Study Says
Aug 31, 2017 Style & Living
New dads sporting a few more gray hairs than in years past (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 446)
Google Maps Update Might Makes Parking A Little Easier
Aug 30, 2017 Style & Living
The new 'parking difficulty' icon tells you in advance how tricky it will be to find a space (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 361)
Cheese Impacts Skull Shape
Aug 29, 2017 Science & Technology
The advent of farming dairy products, had significant effects on the shape of human skulls, new research has found (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 304)
Tropical Storm Harvey Brings Catastrophic Flooding To Houston
Aug 28, 2017 World News
Dallas also preps 'mega-shelters' as Texas braces for more rain (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 228)
China To Launch New, 400km/h Trains on Beijing to Shanghai Route
Aug 25, 2017 Science & Technology
World's fastest bullet train, the Fuxing, will run on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway from Set 21 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 349)
Typhoon Hato Could Cause HK$8 Billion in Losses After Huge Typhoon hits Southern China
Aug 24, 2017 World News
Six dead as typhoon smashes into Macau, south China and Hong Kong (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 360)
Johnson & Johnson Loses In Massive Lawsuit
Aug 23, 2017 Style & Living
Just how dangerous is talcum powder?(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 316)
America Marvels At Total Solar Eclipse
Aug 22, 2017 World News
The moon blocks out the sun in coast-to-coast eclipse in the US (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 302)
Painless New Weight Loss Tool?
Aug 21, 2017 Style & Living
Walnuts may actually help people to control their appetite (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 344)
Masterchef Winner Announced
Aug 18, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Australian MasterChef 2017 winner is Diana Chan (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 427)
Google Docs Just Made A Big Update
Aug 17, 2017 Science & Technology
Google updates Docs, Sheets and Slides with new collaboration features (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 266)
NZ Seen As Expensive By Some Visitors
Aug 16, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
NZ is safe and scenic but prices are high, say many tourists (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 235)
New Cruise Ship Will Feature 300 Metre Go-Kart Race Track
Aug 15, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Norwegian Cruise Line to launch ship equipped with a race track (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 239)
Captain Scott Left An Ancient Cake Over 100 Years Old
Aug 13, 2017 History
A 106-year-old fruitcake found 'perfectly preserved' in Antarctica (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 275)
GM Pigs Move A Step Closer To Being Organ Donors
Aug 11, 2017 Science & Technology
Genetically modified pigs could one day supply organs for humans (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 355)
Millions Of European Eggs Have Been Pulled From Supermarket Shelves
Aug 10, 2017 World News
Here's what's going on with Europe's egg crisis (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 300)
Earthquake Hits Sichuan, China
Aug 9, 2017 World News
7.0-magnitude quake hits central China (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 283)
Chinese Tourists Arrested In Germany
Aug 8, 2017 World News
Two Chinese tourists detained for making Hitler salutes outside the Reichstag (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 241)
Loneliness May Be More Deadly Than Obesity
Aug 6, 2017 Style & Living
Loneliness is lethal and people should start planning socially for retirement as well as financially (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 327)
Amazon Serves Designer Fashion Straight From The Catwalk
Aug 4, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Amazon gets in on the latest trend in high fashion: see now, buy now (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 251)
Seattle Could be Hit by 40 Degree Temperatures This Thursday
Aug 3, 2017 World News
Pacific Northwest threatened by hottest weather ever recorded (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 280)
Survey Shows Disturbing Levels Of Sexual Assault and Harassment At Australian Universities
Aug 2, 2017 World News
More than half of all Australian university students report being 'harassed' (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 301)
Officials Explain Why Niagara Falls Turned Black
Aug 1, 2017 World News
A leak happened during maintenance work on Saturday, US officials say (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 222)
Apple's China App Store Has Removed VPN's
Jul 31, 2017 Science & Technology
The move appears to be part of an ongoing crackdown (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 377)
Scientific Breakthrough That May Change The Colours Of Our Gardens
Jul 28, 2017 Science & Technology
Scientists genetically engineer the world's first blue chrysanthemums Sub-title: Kiwis need new ways to clean up as China closes dumps (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 351)
China Bans Most Foreign Garbage
Jul 27, 2017 World News
Kiwis need new ways to clean up as China closes dumps CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 492)
U.S. Kids Overdosing On Dietary Supplements
Jul 25, 2017 Style & Living
Children under age 6 most often affected, study finds ((CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 311)
Proposal To Raise 'Outdated' Retirement Age Put Forward By Japan's Doctors
Jul 24, 2017 Style & Living
Campaigners in ageing country say it's past time to change 65-year threshold (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 445)
The Beijing to Urumqi Expressway, The World's Longest Motorway, Opens
Jul 23, 2017 World News
Motorists can now drive from the Chinese capital Beijing to Urumqi, along the 2,540km road (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 354)
Iconic Annual Jaffa Race Postponed
Jul 20, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Future of Dunedin's Cadbury Chocolate Carnival in doubt (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 260)
Survey Shows Chinese Tourists Less Likely To Shop Till They Drop
Jul 19, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
A survey shows New Zealand hotels need to up their game to attract more Chinese tourists (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 400)
Could 'Smart' Toys Be Spying On Your Children?
Jul 18, 2017 World News
FBI warns parents about privacy and safety risks of Internet-connected toys (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 296)
Emojis Honoured In World Celebration
Jul 17, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Check out the new emoji headed to Apple devices (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 336)
Roger Federer Wins Record-Breaking Eighth Wimbledon Singles Title
Jul 16, 2017 Sports
It took the 35-year-old just an hour and 41 minutes to clinch by far his most one-sided Wimbledon final triumph (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 280)
Woman Killed By Jet-engine Blast on Caribbean island
Jul 13, 2017 World News
A jet blast at the beach sweeps onto onlookers near the Sint Maarten airport (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 277)
One Trillion Tonne Iceberg Breaks From Antarctica
Jul 12, 2017 World News
One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 216)
Coffee Lowers Risk Of Dying, New Research Shows
Jul 11, 2017 Style & Living
Coffee cuts risk of death from strokes and heart disease, amongst other benefits (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 275)
Preparing For Life On The Moon, China Tests Self-Sustaining Space
Jul 10, 2017 Science & Technology
Students trial lunar palace life-support base (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 357)
Why Ancient Roman Concrete Lasts For Millenia
Jul 9, 2017 Science & Technology
Ancient sea walls built by the Romans used a concrete made from lime and volcanic ash to bind with rocks and get stronger with age (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 421)
France Set To Ban Sale Of Petrol And Diesel Vehicles By 2040
Jul 6, 2017 World News
In what the ecology minister called a "revolution" (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 272)
Grandma Throws Coins Into Plane Engine - For Good Luck
Jul 5, 2017 Science & Technology
Hundreds of air passengers are delayed for hours (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 222)
America Celebrates 241st Birthday on 4th of July
Jul 4, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
US Independence Day celebrates with parties, fireworks, parades and lots of hot dogs.  (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 131)
Canadian Baby ' First Without Gender Designation' On Health Card
Jul 3, 2017 World News
An eight-month old Canadian baby has been issued a health card without a gender noted (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 300)
Oldest Tennis Tournament In The World
Jul 2, 2017 Sports
Google Doodle celebrates The 140th Anniversary of Wimbledon (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 253)
Star War's R2-D2 sells for nearly $US3 million
Jun 29, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
The movable droid was the most expensive item in a Hollywood memorabilia auction (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 251)
NZ Government Launches All Blacks Birth Certificate
Jun 28, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Want to be an All Black? Start with the new birth certificate (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 183)
60 UK High-rise Buildings Fail Fire Safety Tests
Jun 27, 2017 World News
Officials confirm all buildings so far given combustibility tests have failed (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 285)
Emirates Team New Zealand Wins the 35th America's Cup
Jun 26, 2017 Sports
Peter Burling steered Team New Zealand to victory in the 35th America's Cup on Tuesday, completing a 7-1 win over Oracle Team USA
New Rules Prohibit Restaurants Cooking Some Meat Medium-rare
Jun 25, 2017 Style & Living
According to food preparation guidelines, meat and liver need to be cooked at high temperatures and for longer periods of time to avoid contamination (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 299)
Annual New Zealand Garden Bird Survey Kicking Off This Saturday
Jun 22, 2017 Science & Technology
Good news for tuis, but bad for silvereyes (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 430)
Growing Shortage Of Pilots Causing Headaches For Airlines
Jun 21, 2017 World News
Global airline industry faces a massive shortfall of pilots(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 380)
Australian Scientists Pull Up Nightmare Deep Sea Creatures
Jun 20, 2017 Science & Technology
Australian deep sea expedition dives into the abyss and discovers sea creatures from your wildest dreams (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 408)
Meet The Most Famous And Dangerous Characters From British History
Jun 19, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
A stage adaptation of the popular Horrible Histories book will tour New Zealand this year (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 215)
Amazon Go Will Game-Change The Grocery Check-Out Experience
Jun 18, 2017 Style & Living
What the Amazon-Whole Foods deal means (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 385)
'Wonder Woman' Powering To Super Status This Weekend
Jun 15, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
DC's Film Review: Wonder Woman (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 454)
Mario Caps Nintendo's Triumphant Comeback
Jun 14, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Nintendo's return is starting to take hold, as it forecasts a 121% profit surge this year (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 372)
China's Top Bike-Sharing Company Rolls Into UK
Jun 13, 2017 Style & Living
But bicycle boom brings headaches with it (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 467)
World's Oldest And Most Amazing Remaining Trees
Jun 12, 2017 History
The oldest living thing on Earth identified (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 459)
Ripping Up The Rulebook On Human Right
Jun 11, 2017 World News
Theresa May should Defend, Not denigrate, Human Rights (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 345)
Kiwis Qualify For America's Cup 2017 Finals
Jun 8, 2017 Sports
Great Britain eliminated by New Zealand who came back from dramatic capsize (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 382)
AI Robot Takes GaoKao Maths Test
Jun 7, 2017 World News
China's most important test get a tough new candidate - an AI robot (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 427)
35th America's Cup in Bermuda - "It's full-on and it's mind-blowing"
Jun 6, 2017 Sports
Team New Zealand suffer spectacular capsize in challenger semi-finals (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 488)
The Most Expensive Public Transport Cities In The World
Jun 5, 2017 World News
Auckland - third most expensive internationally (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 361)
Queen's Birthday Weekend 2017 And Queen Goes To Races
Jun 4, 2017 Sports
"Wings of Eagles" wins English Derby with Queen in attendance (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 190)
92-year-old Grandpa Gets Seven Speeding Tickets In Five Months
Jun 1, 2017 Style & Living
"I don't waste any time, sixty in this day and age is a perfectly safe speed…" the grandpa said (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 286)
Zaha Hadid - The Woman Who Reshaped Modern Architecture
May 31, 2017 History
This Renowned Architect Leaves A Legacy Of Outstanding And Impressive Buildings (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 529)
British Crackdown On Drivers Using Mobile Phones While Driving
May 30, 2017 World News
More than 200 drivers a day caught using mobiles illegally in the wake of a major crackdown (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 309)
German Kindergartens Must Report Parents For Refusing Vaccine Advice Under New Law
May 29, 2017 Style & Living
Parents in Germany who fail to seek medical advice on vaccinating their children could face fines of up to €2,500 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 293)
Auckland Bridge Will Be Flooded In Light Powered By Solar And Battery Energy
May 28, 2017 Science & Technology
Auckland harbour bridge to light up in world first (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 277)
The World's First Robot Police Officer Goes On Duty In Dubai
May 25, 2017 Science & Technology
"Robocop" utilises the internet of things to catch offenders and detect emotions (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 385)
Battle Between China's Go Champion and An AI Machine Begins
May 24, 2017 Sports
"Ultimately, it doesn't matter whether AlphaGo wins or loses … either way, humanity wins." (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 388)
2017 Graduation Spending To Reach Record-high $5.6B in U.S
May 23, 2017 Style & Living
Graduation Gifts! What to give, what to expect (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 358)
Instagram Worst App For Young People's Mental Health
May 22, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
How social media negatively affects the teenage brain (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 481)
Teen Died From Too Much Caffeine
May 21, 2017 World News
When caffeine becomes deadly, how much is too much? (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 488)
World's Hottest Chilli Grown in Wales
May 18, 2017 Science & Technology
A welsh plant grower has developed what he believes is the world's hottest chilli pepper (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 284)
The Best-preserved Armoured Dinosaur Ever Found
May 17, 2017 History
Freaky "Dragon' Dinosaur Discovered In Alberta Canada (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 418)
Australia Fails To Adopt Same-sex Marriage
May 16, 2017 Style & Living
Australia's gay marriage rejection gives New Zealand $550m wedding windfall (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 331)
150 Countries Hit, WannaCry Attacks All Around The World
May 15, 2017 World News
Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies for Ransomware Disaster (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 487)
Avocado Injuries Keep Medical Staff Busy
May 14, 2017 Style & Living
Avocado-related claims cost New Zealand's ACC nearly $70,000 last year (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 354)
Which Migrants Report Being The Happiest In New Zealand?
May 10, 2017 Style & Living
Auckland suburb of Manurewa is home to some of New Zealand's happiest migrants (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 406)
Moon Jae-In Poised to Be South Korean President
May 10, 2017 World News
South Korea's all-singing, all-dancing K-pop politics (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 407)
Principals fear 'fidget spinner' influx as the toy craze reaches NZ
May 9, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
'Must have' new novelty puts teachers in a whirl (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 553)
Ophthalmologist Ferdinand Monoyer's 181st Birthday
May 8, 2017 History
Who was Ferdinand Monoyer? Some things you may not know about your eye (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 399)
France Elects Macron As New President
May 7, 2017 World News
Emmanuel Macron has triggered a political earthquake in French politics (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 513)
School Survey Shows Increasing Numbers of Primary Students Seriously Stressed By Tests
May 4, 2017 Style & Living
Pupils should have more time for well-being, say MPs (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 459)
AI Movie Writing Skill Turns Out To Be Hilarious and Intense
May 3, 2017 Science & Technology
Funny, Moving Screenplay Written Entirely By Computer (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 490)
China Builds World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft
May 2, 2017 Science & Technology
World's largest amphibious aircraft passes ground tests in China (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 331)
The Loch Ness Monster Is Missing
May 1, 2017 History
Growing concern that Loch Ness monster is 'missing' after no sightings in eight months (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 628)
First Direct China-Britain Freight Train Arrives Back In China
Apr 30, 2017 World News
The East Wind took 20 days to complete the world's second-longest rail route (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 445)
Queen To 'Dress Down' For State Opening of Parliament
Apr 27, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Queen wearing hat instead of crown for first time in 43 years (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 216)
Singapore Is Once Again Chosen As The Word's Best Maritime Hub
Apr 26, 2017 World News
Singapore has retained the top spot as the maritime capital of the world for the third consecutive time (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 370)
Cassini Passes By Titan One Last Time
Apr 25, 2017 Science & Technology
The Cassini probe is about to make the first of 22 dives in between the rings of Saturn and the planet's atmosphere (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 423)
101-year-old Athlete Lands In New Zealand For Masters Games
Apr 23, 2017 Sports
World Masters Games kick off in Auckland New Zealand 2017 (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 456)
LA Airport Failed To Spot Gun In Hand Luggage
Apr 20, 2017 World News
An off-duty policewoman flew from Los Angeles international airport(LAX) to Taiwan with a gun in her hand luggage (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 332)
Governments Tighten Work-Visa Rules For Migrants
Apr 19, 2017 World News
New Zealand, Australia to bring in stricter work visa rules (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 491)
Scientists Discover Massive Sulfur-Eating Hell-Clams
Apr 18, 2017 Science & Technology
Shipworm that feeds on gas found in Philippines Lagoon (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 433)
Painful Lessons For United Airlines
Apr 17, 2017 World News
A man dragged screaming off a United Airlines flight described his ordeal as "more horrifying" than his experiences in the Vietnam War, his lawyer says (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 558)
Taiwan Bans Dog And Cat Meat From Table As Attitudes Change
Apr 12, 2017 World News
Consumption of banned meat will attract large fine and repeat offenders could be named and shamed under new law (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 366)
Splashing Out On Fancy Salts Is Waste Of Money
Apr 11, 2017 Style & Living
Consumer NZ investigation warns shoppers to save their money and stop buying expensive 'gourmet' salt (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 424)
Why We Buy Things We Don't Need
Apr 10, 2017 Style & Living
By Dr Jenny Brockis, the Brain Fitness Doctor who specialises in brain health and the science of high performance thinking (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 348)
Hamilton Takes Formula One Win In China
Apr 9, 2017 Sports
Mercedes diver Lewis Hamilton got the checkered flag to win the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 456)
NASA Will Destroy A US$3.26 Billion Saturn Probe this Summer To Protect An Alien Water World
Apr 6, 2017 Science & Technology
The Cassini spacecraft, which launched toward Saturn in 1997, is running very low on fuel (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 482)
New Application For The The World's Strongest Material
Apr 5, 2017 Science & Technology
Graphene Sieves may be a cheaper way of making seawater drinkable (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 258)
'Tomb-Sweepers' For Hire During Qing Ming In China
Apr 4, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Can money buy family ties? Apparently it can - in China (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 495)
KFC To Be Delivered By NZ Post
Apr 3, 2017 Style & Living
Restaurant partners with NZ Post to make home deliveries from all four Tauranga stores (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 343)
An On-fire US Highway Bridge Has Collapsed Creating Traffic Chaos
Apr 2, 2017 World News
Flames rise Thursday evening along an elevated stretch on Interstate 85 north of downtown Atlanta (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 309)
No Turning Back, On Brexit
Mar 30, 2017 World News
Britain's departure from the EU is "an historic moment from which there can be no turning back," Prime Minister Theresa May has said (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 303)
Can't Swim, Can't Graduate
Mar 29, 2017 Style & Living
Students must swim before they graduate, says China university (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 270)
This Was A Monster Cyclone Bears Down To Australia
Mar 28, 2017 World News
Wind speeds top 260kph as Queensland battered (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 215)
Australia's Own 'Jurassic Park'
Mar 27, 2017 Science & Technology
Scientists have described a remarkable collection of dinosaur tracks on beaches in Australia (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 275)
One Movement, One Cause, One Earth
Mar 26, 2017 Style & Living
Earth Hour switches lights off around the world (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 540)
Singapore and Hong Kong Still Are The Most Expensive Cities In Which To Live
Mar 23, 2017 World News
Many of the costliest cities are located in Asia, according to the worldwide cost of living report 2017 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 342)
Beijing Hand-Pulled Ferry To Beat The Traffic Jam
Mar 22, 2017 World News
Residents of Yanjiao say a backwater crossing save hours (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 302)
Which Are The World's Happiest Countries?
Mar 21, 2017 Style & Living
Norway tops the global happiness rankings for 2017 from 155 countries (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 457)
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Golf Venue Votes To Admit Women As Full Members
Mar 20, 2017 Sports
The Kasumigaseki Country Club risked being stripped of the event if it did not change its membership policy (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 116)
Canadian School Teacher Awarded $1M Global Teacher Prize
Mar 19, 2017 Style & Living
Maggie MacDonnell was commended for her efforts to dramatically improve school attendance levels and for helping to reduce violence and substance abuse (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 377)
St. Patrick's Day is Big Business
Mar 16, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
There are some big numbers behind St. Patrick's Day in the U.S. (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 365)
NZ Whanganui river first in the world to be given legal status as a living entity
Mar 15, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
A river in New Zealand has achieved landmark status by being the first to be recognised as a living entity (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 258)
A Young Frenchwoman With Down's Syndrome Has Fulfilled Her Dream
Mar 14, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
She presents the weather on television after a Facebook campaign that was supported by more than a quarter of million people (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 232)
Incredible Ice House in New York State Encased In Ice During Five Days Storm
Mar 13, 2017 Science & Technology
Heavy winds and cold weather left one house completely wrapped in ice (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 176)
Why Did Australian Lake Turn Bright Pink?
Mar 12, 2017 Science & Technology
Melbourne's Westgate Park warns visitors not to come into contact with the water (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 210)
Auckland, more water savings urgently needed
Mar 10, 2017 World News
Currently we are meeting demand – none of our customers are without water – and the quality of the water has not been compromised. It's safe to drink straight from the tap (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 299)
'Parched' Chinese City Plans To Obtain Water From Russian Lake
Mar 9, 2017 Science & Technology
Urban planners in Lanzhou have drawn up proposals to pipe water into the arid region from 1000km away in Siberia (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 239)
NZ Universities Perform Outstandingly In World Rankings Survey
Mar 8, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
The annual QS World University rankings by subject compares academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations, and impact (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 538)
International Women's Day - Be Bold For Change
Mar 7, 2017 World News
Air India's all-female crew makes history to celebrate International Women's Day (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 356)
Woolly Mammoth Died Out Because Of DNA Errors
Mar 6, 2017 History
The last woolly mammoths to walk the Earth were afflicted with serious genetic disease (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 242)
Wild African Elephants Sleep 2 Hours Only
Mar 5, 2017 Science & Technology
Large size may make elephants the shortest mammalian sleepers, puzzling scientists in a UCLA study (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 247)
Another Country Bans Beating Children
Mar 2, 2017 Style & Living
Zimbabwe's High Court has outlawed corporal punishment for children both at school and in the home (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 161)
How Clean Are Our Swimming Pools?
Mar 1, 2017 Science & Technology
Canadian researchers studying urine levels in swimming pools have discovered just how high the levels are, and the results are not pretty (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 388)
A Recipe For Medicinal Sweets, Written 600 Years Ago
Feb 28, 2017 History
Recipe found in the back of the medieval mystic's self-history, has been has finally been worked out. (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 215)
Long And Pointless, Or Pushing It To The Limit?
Feb 27, 2017 Sports
766-shot record-setting table tennis rally (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 212)
The Question Of Whether Pineapple Should Be Allowed On Pizza
Feb 26, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
Pineapple on pizza is a Canadian creation, Justin Trudeau says (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 250)
Australian Boys Saved By Record Anti-venom Dose After Spider Bite
Feb 23, 2017 World News
A 10-year-old boy has survived being bitten by one of the world's most venomous spiders after taking a record 12 vials of anti-venom (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 233)
Rain Lets up After Widespread Flooding
Feb 22, 2017 World News
Jakarta Indonesia and San Jose California see reservoirs gushing water and streets flooded, forcing thousands to flee (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 234)
Remote Island To Remove Junk Food To Fight Obesity And Diabetes
Feb 21, 2017 Style & Living
Tiny, poor island want to ban junk food, despite risk of WTO retaliation (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 233)
What Happens When All Of China Goes On Vacation At Once?
Feb 20, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
A nearly 3 billion travel rush ends the annual Spring Festival in China (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 345)
Scientists Excited By Gigantic New Global Continent Zealandia
Feb 19, 2017 Science & Technology
The idea of a large continental crust called 'Zealandia', which New Zealand actually sits on, has been explored in a recent science repot (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 179)
2,000-Year-Old Seeds Found In Ancient Chinese Tomb
Feb 16, 2017 History
The discovery of more than 100 seeds in northern China could offer insight into ancient crop varieties and the food people ate two millennia ago (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 342)
Olive Oil Is Becoming A Luxury
Feb 15, 2017 Style & Living
We're about to suffer a looming worldwide olive oil crisis as poor harvests cut yields (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 237)
Roads? Where We're Going We Don't Need Roads
Feb 14, 2017 Science & Technology
Uber hires NASA veteran to help it figure out flying cars (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 231)
Chinese Students Rewarded For Honesty - After Scraping BMW
Feb 13, 2017 Style & Living
Boy leaves note and all his money for damaging car, gets rewarded (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 425)
A Chubby Black Bear Aids Japan Quake Victims
Feb 12, 2017 World News
Billion-dollar bear mascot supports reconstruction effort in an earthquake affected region of Japan by earning a record amount through the sales of associated products (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 202)
Paris To Build Glass Bullet-Proof Wall Around the Iconic Eiffel Tower
Feb 9, 2017 World News
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is to have a 2.5m-high wall built around it as protection against terror attacks, officials say (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 337)
Massive Ancient Undersea Landslide Discovered in Australia
Feb 8, 2017 History
Evidence of a massive undersea landslide that took place more than 300,000 years ago has been discovered off the Great Barrier Reef (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 264)
The Highest Car Depreciation Rate in the World
Feb 7, 2017 Style & Living
According to a new study, new cars sold in New Zealand depreciate more than anywhere else in the world (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 233)
The World Longest Flight Touches Down in Auckland
Feb 6, 2017 World News
Qatar Airways' longest commercial flight in the world has landed on a warm and sunny Waitangi Day at Auckland Airport after leaving Doha (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 278)
Chemicals In Fast Food Packaging
Feb 5, 2017 Style & Living
A study by the Silent Spring Institute found fluorinated chemicals in one-third of the fast food packaging tested (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 198)
123456 Is Still The World's Most Popular Password
Jan 17, 2017 Science & Technology
Here are the top 25 phrases to avoid - come on people, you can do better! (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 284)
US Woman Killed By Superbug Resistant To Every Available Antibiotic
Jan 16, 2017 Science & Technology
No drug currently on the market could stop the bacteria (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 345)
Peace Sign Photos Pose Risk for Identity Theft
Jan 15, 2017 Style & Living
If You Always Do The Peace Sign In Pics, You May Be Putting Yourself At Risk (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 316)
It's Friday 13th - An Unlucky Day For Some
Jan 12, 2017 History
Many believe this to be the unluckiest day of the year (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 308)
Dutch Electric Trains Become 100% Powered By Wind Energy From January
Jan 11, 2017 Science & Technology
The national railway company, NS, said that it reached its goal a year earlier than planned (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 335)
South American Fossil Tomatillos Show Nightshades Evolved Earlier Than Thought
Jan 10, 2017 History
Rare find gives new insight into plant evolution (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 241)
Canada Cracks Down On Drivers Who Leave Snow On Cars
Jan 9, 2017 Style & Living
Police look for lazy drivers in cars with snow-covered windshields and roofs (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 355)
Incredible New Image Shows The Earth And Our Moon From Mars
Jan 8, 2017 Science & Technology
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this telescopic image of our planet and its natural satellite on Nov. 20, 2016 (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 284)
Peanuts Are Back On The Menu For Kids
Jan 5, 2017 Style & Living
Feeding infants peanut products is shown to prevent allergies (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 316)
The New Silk Road: China Opens Beijing-London Freight Train Route
Jan 4, 2017 World News
World's longest rail route officially launched (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 334)
France Brings In 'Right To Disconnect' Law
Jan 3, 2017 Style & Living
Workers now have the right to unplug when they are not in the office (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 257)
China To Ban Trade In Ivory
Jan 2, 2017 World News
Environmental campaigners applaud move to protect vulnerable elephant populations (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 344)
2016 Will Be Longer Because Of A Leap Second
Dec 29, 2016 Science & Technology
An extra second will be added to 2016, and not everyone is happy about it (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 430)
Rare Floods In Central Australia
Dec 28, 2016 World News
Uluru National Park closed to visitors due to heavy rainfall and serious flooding (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 278)
Explosion Means Shortage Of Canned Whipped Cream
Dec 27, 2016 Science & Technology
Deadly explosion at nitrous oxide factory means whipped cream shortage during festive season (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 402)
World's Oldest Pilot Still Flying At 99 Years Of Age
Dec 22, 2016 Style & Living
Ernie Smith is listed as the oldest active pilot on the planet (CCSS Level: Grade 5, Words: 274)
Deadly Snake Found Decorating Christmas Tree
Dec 21, 2016 World News
Australian woman finds tiger snake wrapped around her tree (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 268)
Winter Solstice Today - The Shortest Day Of The Year Has Arrived
Dec 20, 2016 History
Wednesday 21 December has the fewest hours of sunlight of the year in the northern hemisphere (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 387)
Freezin' For A Reason: Alaskans Jump Into Ice-cold Water In Annual Event
Dec 19, 2016 Sports
More than a thousand people in Alaska took part in a polar plunge for charity (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 260)
Taylor Swift Officially the Highest-Paid Musician in the World
Dec 18, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Singer and performer Taylor Swift topped Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid musicians for 2016 (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 319)
Stunning Ice And Snow Sculptures Set To Go On Show
Dec 15, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
The annual Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival begins next week (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 336)
Health experts recommend 'kangaroo' baby care technique
Dec 14, 2016 Style & Living
'Kangaroo' care increases intelligence and improves behavior in children and young adults (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 318)
Therapy Pig Brings Smiles To Travelers Faces
Dec 13, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
LiLou the pig greets passengers and reduces airport stress (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 261)
Real Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved In Amber
Dec 12, 2016 History
99-million-year-old feathered dinosaur tail is perfectly conserved (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 424)
World's Heaviest Woman To Fly To India For Treatment
Dec 11, 2016 World News
Egyptian woman weighing up to 500kg hopes that surgery will allow her to lead a more normal life (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 494)
New Zealand's New Prime Minister Certain To Be Bill English
Dec 8, 2016 World News
Deputy prime minister set to take over, after shock resignation of leader John Key (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 320)
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
Dec 7, 2016 Science & Technology
We all dream, but what does dream research tell us about their meanings? (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 581)
Paris Love Locks To Be Sold In Aid Of Refugees
Dec 6, 2016 Style & Living
Paris authorities have spent the last 18 months removing one million padlocks from the city's bridges (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 231)
Hawaii: Sand, Surf And Snow
Dec 5, 2016 World News
Parts of the Big Island buried beneath 60cm of snow (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 277)
Nestle says it can make chocolate taste just as good with far less sugar
Dec 4, 2016 Science & Technology
The huge Swiss food company, Nestle, says it has found a way to cut the sugar in its chocolate by 40% (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 339)
Girls Aged 3 Saves Mum With 999 Call
Dec 1, 2016 World News
A three-year-old girl has been hailed as a hero after she made a life-saving call to get help for her mother who had blacked out and hit her head (CCSS Level: Grade 5, Words: 476)
Green Snow Observed In Ural Mountains Of Russia
Nov 30, 2016 World News
Leak at chrome factory colors nearby snow emerald green (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 251)
World's Oldest Person Celebrates Her 117th Birthday
Nov 29, 2016 World News
Emma Morano is the only person alive to have lived in three centuries (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 344)
Champion Skier Wins An Unusual Prize - A Reindeer
Nov 28, 2016 Sports
Since 2013, the winners of the Alpine Skiing Cup have won reindeer (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 271)
Let's Start With Less-cash Society To Move To Cashless India, Says PM Modi
Nov 27, 2016 World News
India removes its two largest notes from circulation (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 370)
Balloons, Floats And Police At Macy's 90th Thanksgiving Parade
Nov 24, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Heavy security doesn't stop the fun (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 303)
Word Of The Year, 2016
Nov 23, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
We leave out post-truth and coulrophobia to focus on hygge (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 334)
Stanford University Study Says Young Americans Have No Idea What Is News
Nov 22, 2016 World News
82% of middle-schoolers fail to see the difference between news and advertisements (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 318)
Large Earthquake Strikes East Coast Of Japan
Nov 21, 2016 World News
Major shake hits near Fukushima, Japan, site of 2011 tsunami, meltdown (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 277)
Many Children Get Little To No Exercise And Fitness Levels Are Falling, Says Survey
Nov 20, 2016 Sports
Experts say results are alarming, with children growing up in front of screens and starved of outdoor activity (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 502)
Christie's Auction House Sells Monet Painting for $81.4 Million
Nov 17, 2016 History
'Grainstack,' which had been only expected to sell for up to $45 million, set a new record price for the artist at auction (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 207)
Paper Helmets May Solve A Problem For Bike Renters
Nov 16, 2016 Science & Technology
Meet the cheap, foldable, disposable bike helmet (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 296)
New Zealand Still Open To Tourists After Earthquake
Nov 15, 2016 World News
The country wants to reassure people that it is business as usual for visitors (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 392)
The Hidden Dangers Of Autumn Leaves
Nov 14, 2016 Style & Living
Colourful leaves are an attractive sign of autumn, but become a problem on the ground (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 341)
Chinese Couriers Struggle To Deal With Record Number Of Packages
Nov 13, 2016 Style & Living
Singles day saw over 250 million packages delivered by China's postal and courier companies (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 274)
Marks And Spencer To Close 60 Stores Worldwide, Including 10 In China
Nov 10, 2016 Style & Living
Online shopping hits older brick-and-mortar stores (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 277)
Police Find Adorable Koala In Woman's Bag
Nov 9, 2016 World News
Australian police discover baby koala while searching an arrested woman's bag (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 218)
US Election Results Surprise Many
Nov 8, 2016 World News
Dollar and markets fall as outcome sinks in (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 177)
Snake On A Plane!
Nov 7, 2016 World News
Green snake drops from overhead locker during flight in Mexico (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 282)
Samsung Involved In Another Major Product Recall
Nov 6, 2016 Science & Technology
Just a month since the Galaxy Note 7 problems, Samsung recalls another appliance, this time washing machines (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 302)
Beware Of Identity Theft - Some People Want Your Personal Details, Or More
Nov 3, 2016 Style & Living
Police advise everyone to erase all information on packages and delivery dockets and take care with deliveries (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 404)
New App Turns Play-Doh Creations Into Animated Characters
Nov 2, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Play-Doh creations come to life in ways never imagined before (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 434)
Scientist Fights For Endangered Tortoise With Secret Weapon: Lasers
Nov 1, 2016 Science & Technology
Ravens pose a threat to the very existence of the desert tortoise (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 399)
The Hot New Thing In Baking
Oct 31, 2016 Style & Living
Man in Iceland uses volcano to bake his bread (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 342)
Mexico City Celebrates First Ever Day of the Dead Parade
Oct 30, 2016 World News
Mexico City holds its first Day of the Dead spectacular, thanks in part to a James Bond movie (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 313)
Featherless Penguin At SeaWorld Gets Wetsuit To Keep Warm
Oct 27, 2016 Science & Technology
Aquarium in Orlando fits an Adelie penguin with a special wetsuit to help her cope with her feather loss (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 252)
Air India Delhi-San Francisco Flight Now Officially The World's Longest
Oct 26, 2016 World News
If 14.5 hours in the air sounds attractive, this flight may be just for you (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 397)
Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns
Oct 25, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Annual Halloween pumpkin carving festival about to begin (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 326)
Will Global Warming Make Fish Stupid?
Oct 24, 2016 Science & Technology
Will Global Warming Make Fish Stupid? (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 298)
1901 - Woman Survives Barrel Plunge Over Niagara Falls
Oct 23, 2016 History
63-year-old woman first to ride over falls in a barrel and live to tell the tale (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 362)
This Is The Voice Of Siri
Oct 20, 2016 Science & Technology
Susan Bennett talks about being the first Siri (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 432)
Red Hot Chili Nearly Kills US Man
Oct 19, 2016 Style & Living
Ghost pepper, one of the world's hottest, sends man to emergency room (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 325)
Good News: Marmite Is Back
Oct 18, 2016 World News
Tesco's Marmite row with Unilever has been solved (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 227)
Creepy Clown Masks Banned By Some Stores, But Sales Are Up
Oct 17, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
McDonalds quietly sidelines their clown over public concern (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 341)
Instant Noodles Reflect The Fast Changes In China's Economy
Oct 16, 2016 Style & Living
Falling sales of cheap foods matches changing tastes and improving living standards (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 390)
Boys-only Textbook Launched In Shanghai Primary Schools
Oct 13, 2016 Style & Living
China's first gender textbook designed specially for male students (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 288)
World Ironman Championship Is The Ultimate Test
Oct 12, 2016 Sports
Possibly the world's toughest race displays stamina, fitness and grit (CCSS Level: Grade 5, Words: 306)
Makers Of The World's Smallest Machines Win Nobel Prize
Oct 11, 2016 Science & Technology
2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry is shared by three scientists (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 321)
Huge Dinosaur Footprint Is Possibly Largest Ever
Oct 10, 2016 History
Titanosaur left its mark in mud in Mongolia, 90 million years ago (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 322)
It Seems That Dogs Can Tell Time With Their Noses
Oct 9, 2016 Science & Technology
In her new book, expert shows that 'dogs smell time'. (CCSS Level: Grade 5, Words: 336)
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
Sep 29, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
The best-selling book is now a movie, released today (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 467)
The New Australian $5 Notes. Is This The Future Of Money?
Sep 28, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Impressive new features to help prevent copying of the bills (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 374)
France Bans Plastic Cups, Plates And Cutlery To Try To Save The Planet
Sep 27, 2016 World News
New law to cut down on plastic comes into effect in 2020 (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 212)
Stephen Hawking Warns Against Seeking Out Aliens
Sep 26, 2016 Science & Technology
Physicist says if aliens call, we probably should not answer (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 357)
This French Road Is Only There For A Few Hours Each Day
Sep 25, 2016 Style & Living
Could this be the craziest place to build a road - 4 metres beneath the sea? (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 349)
Huge 30 tonne meteorite dug up in Argentina
Sep 22, 2016 Science & Technology
The second-heaviest meteorite ever found fell to earth 4,000 years ago (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 298)
Indian Domestic Flights Are the Cheapest in the World
Sep 21, 2016 World News
Big differences show up between cheapest and most expensive places to fly (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 271)
American woman rides bike 147 mph, a new world record
Sep 20, 2016 Sports
Denise Mueller of San Diego, California, set a new women's bicycle land speed record on Saturday. (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 347)
Cute Bunny Bag To Store Your Things
Sep 19, 2016 Style & Living
Turn your stuff into a rabbit - no magic needed (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 232)
Did South Americans Wear Blue Jeans?
Sep 18, 2016 History
6,000-year-old fabric shows Peruvians were dyeing cloth with indigo long before the Egyptians (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 492)
NZ comes first in medals, per head of population
Sep 13, 2016 Sports
Multiple Golds For New Zealand At Paralympics (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 338)
Studies Show That Typhoons Hitting Asia Are Getting Stronger
Sep 12, 2016 World News
Is climate change generating more powerful, more frequent typhoons? (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 314)
Make Sure That Backpack Is Not A Backbreaker
Sep 11, 2016 Style & Living
Heavy backpacks are weighing on kids' health (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 426)
Cable Car Failure Traps People Overnight In French Alps
Sep 8, 2016 World News
Dozens stuck while crews from France, Italy and Switzerland carry out helicopter rescues (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 255)
Castles In The Sand
Sep 7, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Long Beach Art and Music Festival, California (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 293)
Elephants Are More Threatened Than We Thought
Sep 6, 2016 Style & Living
Africa's elephants are in danger of being wiped out (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 307)
Giant Shipping Company Goes Into Bankruptcy
Sep 5, 2016 World News
Could this be the Grinch that stole Christmas? (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 417)
FDA Bans 19 Chemicals Used In Antibacterial Soaps
Sep 4, 2016 Science & Technology
There is "no evidence that antibacterial soaps do a better job cleaning hands, and chemicals in them may pose health hazards" (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 347)
This Day In History: Much Of London Destroyed In Great Fire In 1666
Sep 1, 2016 History
The Great Fire of London started on Sep 2 1666, exactly 350 years ago (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 487)
An End To Train Tickets In Britain?
Aug 31, 2016 World News
Soon, passengers may need only their phone to travel by rail (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 275)
New Rules For Cars Entering Departures at Shanghai's Pudong and Hongqiao Airports
Aug 30, 2016 Style & Living
New requirements for drop-off at Shanghai's airports should improve congestion problems (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 142)
Pizza Delivery From The Sky
Aug 29, 2016 Science & Technology
Pizza company pioneers drone service in New Zealand (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 278)
Bike-sharing App Targets Millenials Wanting To Rent Rather Than Buy
Aug 28, 2016 Style & Living
Standing out, with their thick alloy frames and hot orange wheels, Mobikes have taken Shanghai by storm (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 385)
Massive Earthquake Hits Central Italy
Aug 25, 2016 World News
Ancient mountain towns wiped out by 6.2 shake (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 379)
Folding Beijing Wins Hugo Award
Aug 24, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Hao Jingfang, author of Folding Beijing, becomes the second Chinese writer to take home a Hugo Award (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 285)
Highest And Longest Glass Bridge Opens In China
Aug 23, 2016 World News
New glass-bottomed tourist attraction draws crowds to Zhangjiajie (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 228)
What Was Oetzi The Iceman Wearing?
Aug 22, 2016 History
We now know exactly what the Iceman was clothed in, when he died 5,200 years ago (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 345)
The Magic Returns In Harry Potter And The Cursed Child
Aug 21, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Harry Potter's story gets an eighth chapter, in the form of a play and script book (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 213)
A-level Exam Results Released In UK
Aug 18, 2016 World News
Passes show changing subject interests for students (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 229)
Oldest Living Vertebrate May Be Greenland Shark
Aug 17, 2016 Science & Technology
New method of working out age shows shark to be around 400 years old (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 343)
Olympic Horses Travel Business Class
Aug 16, 2016 Sports
Flying Olympic horses to Rio is a real challenge (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 354)
First Giant Panda To Be Born In Shanghai
Aug 15, 2016 World News
The public is invited to come up with a name for the her (CCSS Level: Grade 5, Words: 172)
New Ways To Pay On China's Fast Trains
Aug 15, 2016 Style & Living
The payment system will be a first for the China railway network (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 72)
Rickshaw Ride To Rio
Aug 14, 2016 Style & Living
One man's commitment to the Olympic spirit (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 396)
One Drug May Be Able To Treat Three Dangerous Diseases
Aug 11, 2016 Science & Technology
A new class of drug has been found to work on three parasites that sicken millions of people every year (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 233)
Traffic Offenses Sent To Your Phone
Aug 10, 2016 Style & Living
Police department begins traffic camera instant offense notification system (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 203)
Half Of All US Food Produce Is Thrown Away
Aug 9, 2016 World News
Experts say as much as half of all produce grown is wasted (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 234)
Refugee Olympic Team Makes History
Aug 8, 2016 Sports
Crowd gives refugee Olympians a standing ovation at the Parade of Nations (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 677)
Firefiles Provide Luminous Show in Mexico
Jul 28, 2016 Style & Living
Fireflies attract thousands of tourists to forests outside of Mexico City
A Family Of Adventurers
Jul 26, 2016 Style & Living
Up in the air, or down in the deep, the Piccard family breaks records
Solar Impulse Completes Round-the-World Flight
Jul 25, 2016 Science & Technology
Two pioneers fly around the world in a solar airplane, to promote clean technologies
Transparent Wood Could Transform Buildings
Jul 22, 2016 Science & Technology
A new material process has made wood almost invisible
Maple Syrup Is More Than Breakfast
Jul 21, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Maple-syrup industry wants you to know it is not just the topping on your pancakes
This Week In History: First Man On The Moon
Jul 20, 2016 History
"Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed"
Nintendo Brings Back the Classic NES
Jul 18, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Relive past glories with this retro gaming machine
New Zealand Beach Bought By Crowdfunding
Jul 13, 2016 World News
40,000 donations buy beach for public to use
Pamplona Bull-Running Festival Concludes
Jul 8, 2016 World News
Controversial event draws spectators from around the world
Pasta May Not Be Fattening After All
Jul 6, 2016 Style & Living
New research shows pasta can be part of a healthy diet
Space Craft Reaches Jupiter
Jul 5, 2016 Science & Technology
Spacecraft Juno successfully enters Jupiter’s orbit
Formula E Finishes Season In London
Jul 4, 2016 Sports
FIA Formula E championship sees fierce battle
Edible Insects
Jun 27, 2016 Style & Living
Is this the future of food?
Panama Canal Bigger Than Ever
Jun 27, 2016 World News
$5 billion expansion opens on Sunday
Tornado Strikes Yancheng City
Jun 24, 2016 World News
Many deaths and hundreds of injuries
China Urges People to Eat Less Meat
Jun 23, 2016 Style & Living
Less meat, less heat, more life
Taxis Turned Into Traveling Art
Jun 22, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Ordinary taxi interiors are being replaced with art in Mumbai
Army Of Great Spider Crabs
Jun 20, 2016 Science & Technology
Masses of crabs gather in Australian waters
The Future of Cars
Jun 20, 2016 Style & Living
Will cars follow the cloud computing model?
To Protect and Serve
Jun 13, 2016 World News
Mother goose calls police
Euro 2016 Kicks Off
Jun 12, 2016 Sports
France hosts the 15th UEFA Football Championship
Shark Attacks and Other Dangers
Jun 6, 2016 World News
Second person in a week taken by shark in Australia
Dragon Boat Festival
Jun 6, 2016 Sports
3D Zebra Crossings
Jun 5, 2016 Style & Living
Trying to trick drivers into slowing down
Lightning Strikes
Jun 1, 2016 World News
Hitting planes and parties, lightning creates havoc
City Bee, Country Bee
May 31, 2016 Style & Living
Do bees in the city get lazy?
Yangtze Prepares For Floods
May 25, 2016 World News
El Nino may bring floods to the Yangtze River this spring
Zika Virus Causes Alarm
May 22, 2016 World News
The world gets ready to fight the Zika virus
Hottest Day On Record
May 21, 2016 World News
Indian town reaches 51 degrees Celcius
The Blue Man Group
May 21, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
25 years in full color
Wingboard Might Be New Extreme Sport
May 20, 2016 Sports
Passionate, inspired, with just a touch of crazy
Jellyfish or Pixar Character
May 15, 2016 Science & Technology
Adorable jellyfish discovered by NOAA
Training Sniffer Dogs
May 15, 2016 Style & Living
How is a good sniffer dog chosen and trained?
China Committed to Soccer
May 14, 2016 Sports
China on the way to becoming soccer superstars
Voynich Manuscript
May 14, 2016 History
Forgotten language, or secret code?
Breakfast
May 12, 2016 Style & Living
Mom is right - breakfast is the most important meal
Canadian Wild Fires
May 9, 2016 World News
May, 2016. A huge wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is still growing
Transit of Mercury
May 6, 2016 Science & Technology
Mercury will pass between the sun and Earth on 9 May 2016
London Marathon 2016
May 1, 2016 Sports
London marathon even includes runner in space
Beverly Cleary Turns 100
May 1, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Favourite childrens author Beverly Cleary celebrates her 100th birthday
Oldest Message in a Bottle Discovered
Apr 28, 2016 World News
10 Phrases From Shakespeare We still Use
Apr 26, 2016 History
400 Years After His Death
Solar Plane Makes Record Journey
Apr 25, 2016 Science & Technology
Songkran Water Festival
Apr 24, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Thailand celebrates New Year with Songkran
Kobe Bryant, NBA Star, Retires
Apr 23, 2016 Sports
China Replacing Notes with Coins
Apr 23, 2016 World News
Ecuador Earthquake 2016
Apr 19, 2016 World News
Earthquake strikes Ecuador
200 Years of the Bicycle
Apr 14, 2016 History
It is 200 years since the bicycle was invented
Famous Artworks You Should Know
Apr 13, 2016 History
Can you recognise these six famous artworks? You probably should.
Which Dogs Smell Best?
Apr 11, 2016 Science & Technology
Girl Names Becoming Popular in 2016
Apr 8, 2016 Style & Living
Thanksgiving
Apr 7, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Jazz in Time
Apr 6, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
What is Rugby?
Apr 6, 2016 Sports
All Blacks Win Team of the Year
Apr 6, 2016 Sports
Laureus Team of the Year Awards
Interesting facts about Apple
Apr 5, 2016 History
Buzz
History of Apple
Apr 5, 2016 History
German Government Bans Coffee Pods
Apr 1, 2016 Style & Living
Feb 18, 2016
May Day Celebrations Around the World
Mar 31, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
May Day, or International Workers Day, is celebrated in more than 80 countries worldwide.
Is This the World‘s Coolest Home?
Mar 31, 2016 Style & Living
Dinosaur with Wings Found in China
Mar 30, 2016 Science & Technology
California Wildfires
Mar 30, 2016 World News
California Evacuates Thousands Because of Fires
Book Reviews
Mar 24, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Want some great ideas for reading? Try one of these award-winning titles
Ghost Octopus
Mar 15, 2016 Science & Technology
New species of octopus discovered at a depth of over 4000 metres near Hawaii
Eating Spicy Foods Could Be Good For You
Feb 25, 2016 Style & Living
Spicy Foods
Briton Wins Tour De France
Feb 6, 2016 Sports
For the second time a Briton wins the Tour De France
Blood Donors in Sweden Get A Text Message When They Help Save A Life
Jan 24, 2016 World News
Blood Bank
About Pluto
Nov 4, 2015 Science & Technology
This is a test with pluto images