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Royal Baby Sussex Is Named Archie
May 8, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
Meghan and Harry have named their first child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 117)
German Parents May Face Fine For Refusing Measles Vaccination
May 7, 2019 World News
Law would make vaccination mandatory for children in schools and nurseries (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 148)
Three-eyed Snake Found On Australian Highway
May 6, 2019 World News
Experts said the snake's third eye, on top of its head, appeared to be a natural mutation (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 142)
Singapore Gov't Leads Project 'OpenCerts' To Issue Graduate Certificates On Blockchain
May 3, 2019 Science & Technology
Students from 18 educational institutions in Singapore will receive blockchain-based digital certificates starting in 2019 (CCSS Level: Grade 12, Words: 198)
Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Reservations At Disneyland Open May 2
May 2, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
Disneyland's opening of Star Wars Galaxy's Edge is just over a month away, and fans finally know when they can fight over the right to attend (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 123)
Marching On May Day
May 1, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
Los Angeles Labour Movement Plans Major Demo. (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 176)
Japan's New Emperor Naruhito Formally Ascends The Throne
Apr 30, 2019 World News
Crown Prince Naruhito formally takes the throne, becoming the 126th emperor of Japan (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 116)
China Police Smash $30 Million Fake Lego Ring
Apr 29, 2019 World News
A small city-themed Lepin (under the name "The Lepin Bricks 2") set retails for $3 a box, whereas similar Lego sets start at $15 (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 189)
Taylor Swift's New Single, Me!
Apr 28, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
Taylor Swift is back and she's gone... bubblegum? (CCSS Level: Grade 5, Words: 167)
Movie Review: Missing Link
Apr 24, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
A funny, charming and heartfelt story elevated by the unique pleasure of stop-motion animation (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 144)
Baby T-Rex Listed For Sale
Apr 23, 2019 World News
Outrage as baby T-Rex fossil listed for sale on eBay for almost US$3 million (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 198)
Petition Calls For US Teacher To Be Fired For Labelling Student's Work 'Pathetic'
Apr 18, 2019 World News
A US teacher's comments on a child's maths test have been labelled 'bullying' and sparked calls for her to be fired (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 129)
Fire At Notre-Dame Cathedral
Apr 17, 2019 World News
The iconic spire at the top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris collapsed after a major fire broke out last Monday evening (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 243)
Face Of 4,000-year-old Neolithic Dog
Apr 16, 2019 Science & Technology
Canine was similar size to large collie with features akin to European grey wolf (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 196)
20 Of The Highest Paid World Leaders
Apr 15, 2019 World News
Trump makes the list, who else? (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 1818)
Lego Breaks Guinness World Record For Largest Display
Apr 12, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
More than 36,000 tiny stormtroopers just broke a world record! (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 112)
Safdie Architects Complete World's Tallest Indoor Waterfall At Changi Airport
Apr 11, 2019 World News
An indoor forest sits under a large glazed dome with a rainwater waterfall running through the middle at Singapore's Changi Airport (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 266)
First Photo Of Black Hole Revealed
Apr 11, 2019 Science & Technology
The image of a dark core encircled by flame-orange halo of white-hot gas and plasma looks like any number of artists' renderings over the last 30 years (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 246)
New Zealand Passes Law Banning Most Semiautomatic Weapons
Apr 10, 2019 World News
NZ has now passed a law banning most semiautomatic weapons, 28 days after massacre (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 245)
The World's Tallest Tropical Tree Is Longer Than A Football Field
Apr 9, 2019 Style & Living
This tree, likely also the world's tallest flowering plant (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 120)
Caroline Marks Wins First World Surf League Title
Apr 8, 2019 Sports
Florida teenager Caroline Marks claimed her first title in the World Surf League in Australia (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 228)
One Of World's Most Endangered Turtles Dies
Apr 8, 2019 Style & Living
The last known female Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle has died in China, leaving 3 left (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 235)
Scheme To Swap Fake iPhone Adds Up To $900,000 Loss For Apple
Apr 5, 2019 Style & Living
With each phone costing $600, the losses for Apple amounted to $895,800, officials said (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 238)
The Worst Disease Ever Recorded
Apr 4, 2019 World News
A doomsday fungus has condemned more species to extinction than any other pathogen (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 216)
Canada Warming Twice As Fast As The Rest Of the World, Report Says
Apr 3, 2019 Science & Technology
Report by Environment and Climate Change Canada suggests the majority of warming is the result of burning fossil fuels (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 252)
Batman Celebrates 80th Birthday In Superhero Style
Apr 2, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
One of the most beloved superheroes in history is celebrating a big birthday (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 241
Apple Abandons AirPower Wireless Charging Product
Apr 1, 2019 Science & Technology
AirPower's cancelation is an unusual blemish on Apple's modern product record, particularly in hardware (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 208)
Ask Children About Social Media Use, Psychiatrists Urge
Mar 29, 2019 Science & Technology
Psychiatrists are being urged to ask children with mental health issues how long they spend online and what they use social media for
More People Interested In Moving To New Zealand After Christchurch Massacre
Mar 28, 2019 World News
These were not visa applications but registrations of interest but they show a surprising jump in numbers CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 376)
Lightning Strike Electric Motorcycle
Mar 27, 2019 Sports
The most affordable high power electric sportbike is unveiled(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 376)
Canadian T-Rex Officially The Largest Land Animal Ever Found
Mar 26, 2019 History
After thirty years a fossilized T-Rex is at last put on display (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 284)
World's Tallest Building Lit Up With Image Of Jacinda Ardern
Mar 25, 2019 World News
The Burj Khalifa, an 829-metre-tall skyscraper in Dubai, has been lit up with an image of PM Jacinda Ardern hugging a women at the mosque in Kilbirnie, Wellington (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 221)
Blind Runner, With Guide Dog Trio Makes History In NYC Half Marathon
Mar 22, 2019 Sports
Thomas Panek and his running guide dogs Westley, Waffle and Gus made history on Sunday in the 2019 New York City Half Marathon (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 253)
Newfound Fossils In China Highlight A Dizzying Diversity Of Cambrian Life
Mar 21, 2019 World News
'Mind-blowing' haul of fossils over 500m years old unearthed in China (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 277)
A Texas Man Reports A Few Snakes Under His Home
Mar 20, 2019 World News
n fact, there were 45 (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 231)
Romania's One-Meter-Motorway Built To Shame A Nation
Mar 19, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
According to the European Commission, Romania tops the blacklist of road casualties in European Union (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 227)
Major Study Suggests Apple Watch Can Detect Irregular Heartbeat
Mar 18, 2019 Style & Living
A new study shows Apple watches may be able to save lives with their sensing capabilities CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 487)
New Zealand's Darkest Day - Friday, March 15, 2019
Mar 15, 2019 World News
Christchurch mass shooting suspect is under arrest (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 230)
Coca-Cola Admits It Produces 3 Million Tonnes Of Plastic Packaging A Year
Mar 14, 2019 Style & Living
Revelation comes as report calls on global firms to end secrecy over plastic footprint (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 178)
Google's Gmail And Drive Suffer Global Outages
Mar 13, 2019 Science & Technology
Users in Australia, the US, Europe and Asia report problems with various applications for several hours (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 187)
China Began The Suspension Of 737MAX 8 Jets
Mar 12, 2019 World News
China's air regulators made the right call it seems (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 250)
Doctor's Decision To Write Name On His Cap Has Changed Medicine Forever
Mar 11, 2019 Style & Living
A Sydney based anaesthetist has described how he changed the surgery game forever after he wrote his name on his scrub cap to avoid mix-ups in the operating theatre (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 230)
International Women's Day 2019
Mar 8, 2019 History
The day isn't simply a celebration - it's a call to action for everyone to continue to push for gender equality (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 281)
Scientists Are Just Now Discovering A New Killer Whale
Mar 7, 2019 World News
Type D killer whales could be the largest unclassified animal left on Earth (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 251)
Doctors Might Have Found A Cure For HIV, But It Is Difficult And Risky
Mar 6, 2019 Science & Technology
Scientists are hopeful for a breakthrough but there has been spectacular progress made in the treatment of Aids(CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 369)
Virgin Says Female Flight Attendants Can Drop Makeup, Choose Pants Over Skirts
Mar 5, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
The changes come after complaints about female employees being turned into sex objects (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 333)
India Dominates List Of World's Most Polluted Cities
Mar 4, 2019 World News
Analysis of air pollution data finds that 64% of cities globally exceed WHO guidelines, Greenpeace says (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 373)
Dutch Go Electric In Record Numbers
Mar 1, 2019 Style & Living
E-bikes now outsell standard bicycles in Netherlands, with quality prized more than price (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 316)
Italy Is The World's Second-Healthiest Country
Feb 28, 2019 Style & Living
The Mediterranean diet is partly responsible for Italy's high ranking on the list (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 234)
Animation Giant And Fans Applaud Win
Feb 27, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
Oscar-winning 'Bao' is about a mum who thinks a dumpling is her baby (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 316)
Saudi Arabia Appoints First Female Ambassador To the US
Feb 26, 2019 World News
Princess Reema, who will be Saudi Arabia's ambassador to Washington, has been focused on social changes in the country, such as granting women the right to drive
Israel Flying To Moon After SpaceX Launch
Feb 25, 2019 Science & Technology
With help of SpaceX, Israel embarks on 'Uber-style' moon mission (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 259)
Chanel Plans Farewell For Designer Karl Lagerfeld
Feb 22, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
Chanel faces biggest challenge since the loss of its founder (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 355)
Two Alligator Gar Pulled Out Of China's Baiyun Lake
Feb 21, 2019 World News
Chinese park warns visitors not to swim after bizarre creature spotted (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 285)
Japan Nears E-waste Goal For Making Tokyo 2020 Olympics Medals
Feb 20, 2019 Style & Living
Japan has nearly hit its goal for collecting e-waste that will be used to create the 2020 Tokyo Olympics medals, officials have announced(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 245)
Ancient Spider Fossils Have Glowing Eyes
Feb 19, 2019 Science & Technology
A remarkable set of fossils spiders found in South Korean shale display reflective eyes (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 323)
International Student Downturn May Hit Kiwi Parents In Pockets
Feb 18, 2019 World News
The number of Chinese students enrolling in New Zealand schools has dropped by more than 1000 this year, amid record numbers of last-minute cancellations (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 290)
China Refuses To Send Ministers To New Zealand
Feb 15, 2019 World News
The latest setback is far from the first and it has diplomats and officials concerned something is amiss in the relationship between New Zealand and China (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 154)
World's Coffee Under Threat, Say Experts
Feb 14, 2019 Style & Living
The first full assessment of risks to the world's coffee plants show that 60% of 124 known species are on the edge of extinction (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 229)
McDonald's Lost Its 'Big Mac' In Europe
Feb 13, 2019 World News
Burger King takes advantage of Big Mac no longer being trademarked (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 202)
Washington Measles Outbreak Spreads
Feb 12, 2019 World News
Cases of the viral infection in Washington state have spread in an area with a low rate of immunisation (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 202)
New Zealand Wildfires Still Burning After A Week
Feb 11, 2019 World News
South Island wildfires show some signs of easing, but more expected to flee homes (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 266)
4,000 Passengers Affected Due To Pilot Strike In Taiwan
Feb 8, 2019 World News
Pilots at Taiwanese air carrier strike during Lunar New Year rush (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 306)
North Koreans Celebrate First Day Of Lunar New Year
Feb 7, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
Seollal, or Lunar New Year's Day, is one of the most celebrated traditional Korean holidays (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 173)
Chinese Lunar New Year 2019
Feb 5, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
China greets lunar new year with celebrations and travel rush (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 133)
Ariana Grande "Fixed" Her Tattoo, But Made It Worse
Feb 4, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
It might still be misspelled (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 249)
Ban Phones In School, Says UK Minister Nick Gibb
Feb 1, 2019 Style & Living
Pupils should be banned from taking smartphones into school, the minister for school standards in England has told the BBC (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 219)
Elephant Seals Take Over California Beach
Jan 31, 2019 Style & Living
colony of elephant seals took over a beach in Northern California in the US during the governments shutdown (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 259)
Singapore Stands Out Again In Asia-Pacific On Global Talent Index
Jan 30, 2019 World News
Released in Davos, ahead of the World Economic Forum, the yearly index measures how 125 countries are able to draw, nurture and retain talented people (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 249)
Student Dies After Eating Five Day Old Pasta
Jan 29, 2019 World News
A 20-year-old student died from eating leftover pasta that had been on his kitchen bench for five days (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 176)
Handheld Device Usage Leading To Neck Injuries For Kids As Young As Four
Jan 25, 2019 Style & Living
And the problem is growing…(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 245)
Unilever, P&G, And PepsiCo, Amongst Others, Are Changing Their Packaging To Help Out The Planet
Jan 24, 2019 Style & Living
Reusable is the way of the future (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 420)
Instant Karma For Would-Be Vandals
Jan 23, 2019 World News
Tree stump halts attempt to drive down snowman (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 286)
World's Oldest Man Dies In Japan Aged 113
Jan 22, 2019 History
Masazo Nonaka, who enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and eating sweets, died peacefully at home (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 299)
Pilot flies within inches of mountainside to rescue injured French skier
Jan 21, 2019 World News
Astonishing skill shown during mountain rescue (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 213)
Newly discovered prehistoric shark named after arcade classic Galaga
Jan 18, 2019 History
Teeth found in same sediment as famous Tyrannosaurus Rex (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 276)
Massive Spinning Ice Disc Forms On US River
Jan 17, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
A giant slow-turning ice disc, measuring approximately 90m (300ft) wide, has formed in the Presumpscot River in the city of Westbrook, Maine.
Australian Fines for Motoring Offences Among World's Most Expensive
Jan 16, 2019 World News
Watch that speed gauge in Australia, but Norway even higher CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 290)
Spanish Police Arrest 182 People At Illegal Cockfight
Jan 15, 2019 World News
Cannabis plants, dead roosters and $344,000 cash seized as participants in banned sport face prison (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 196)
Will China's Economic Downturn Impact The Wider Sporting World?
Jan 14, 2019 Sports
China's economic slowdown has begun and the effects could be wide (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 397)
Fossilised Blue Tooth Shows Medieval Women's Involvement In Manuscript Production
Jan 11, 2019 History
Medieval skeleton found with rare, expensive blue ink embedded in teeth, could rewrite women's history(CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 223)
Study Finds Drinking Tea Or Coffee While Pregnant Could Harm Baby
Jan 10, 2019 Science & Technology
In the highest caffeine consumption group, the risks of delivering babies with abnormally low birth weight or short gestational age at birth were about two times higher (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 436)
China's Population Is Set To Reach A Peak
Jan 9, 2019 World News
China's population 'to peak' in 2029 at 1.44 billion before beginning a period of "unstoppable" decline, a government report says (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 239)
Japan Sushi King Pays Record Tuna Price
Jan 8, 2019 History
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)
The Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival Officially Opens
Jan 7, 2019 Culture & Entertainment
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)
Record Highs And 'Killer' Conditions As Extreme Heat, Then Sudden Cold, Hits Southeast Australia
Jan 4, 2019 World News
Melbournes's hottest day in five years suddenly become almost chilly as a cold front struck the city (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 275)
Mediterranean Diet Rated By Experts As The Best
Jan 3, 2019 Style & Living
The keto diet may have been the buzziest eating plan in 2018, but is it the healthiest overall? (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 331)
Australian Housing Market Falls
Dec 31, 2018 World News
Prices in some cities have fallen substantially, while others are seeing prices rise at a much slower pace (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 151)
Forests In Canada Reflect Ailing Ecosystems
Dec 29, 2018 World News
The changing nature of Canada's forest supply as fires, bugs, and climate bite (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 275)
New Sydney High-rise Evacuated After 'Cracking' Sounds
Dec 29, 2018 World News
Hundreds of residents forced to evacuate, building in Olympic Park being checked for structural safety (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 195)
Disney's Design Marvel
Dec 24, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
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)
Woman Driver Is Seen Trying To Find A Petrol Nozzle On A Tesla
Dec 20, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Hapless driver mocked after trying to fill up Tesla electric vehicle with petrol (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 199)
World Pie-Eating Champion Crowned In Wigan, England
Dec 20, 2018 Sports
One of the planet's most prestigious sporting events took place at lunchtime (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 222)
Owner Who Demolished Famed San Francisco House Must Build Replica
Dec 19, 2018 Style & Living
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)
If You Have Any Of These Apps You Need To Delete Them Now
Dec 18, 2018 Science & Technology
Delete these 22 apps immediately if you have an Android phone (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 244)
NZ's Te Papa Museum To Reveal 'Breathtaking' Terracotta Warriors Exhibition
Dec 17, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
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)
Tokyo, Singapore Battle London To Host Tennis Finals
Dec 14, 2018 Sports
Singapore one of five cities on shortlist to host Finals from 2021 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 261)
UK Workers Get Biggest Pay Rise In A Decade
Dec 13, 2018 World News
Average weekly earnings rose by 3.3% in October despite jump in unemployment (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 166)
Scientists Reveal Why Some People Are Lazier Than Others
Dec 12, 2018 Science & Technology
Scientists have discovered new genes that could explain your reluctance to get out to bed in the morning (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 261)
Huge New Cave Discovered In Canada
Dec 11, 2018 World News
It's one of the biggest in Canada, and certainly one of the most spectacular (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 189)
Albert Einstein's "God Letter" sold for $2.9 Million
Dec 10, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
The letter was only expected to sell for half as much (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 248)
CDC Warns Why You Should Say No To Raw Cookie Dough
Dec 7, 2018 Style & Living
Wait for it to be baked before you eat cookie dough (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 305)
China Orders A Ban On Crazy Rich Weddings
Dec 6, 2018 Style & Living
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)
Fun Facts About Formula One
Dec 5, 2018 Sports
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)
Trump Lawyer Accidentally Trolls President
Dec 4, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Punctuation error created a chance for an internet-savvy opportunist (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 217)
World-First Study Shows NZ's Native Mussels Have Personalities
Dec 3, 2018 Science & Technology
Freshwater ecologist Amber McEwan of Masterton uncovers unusual behaviours (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 190)
Angel Sculpture Made Of 100,000 Knives Goes On display
Nov 30, 2018 Style & Living
Two and a half years after it was created, the Angel will head to Liverpool, England (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 230)
From Waste Comes Innovative Invention
Nov 29, 2018 Science & Technology
Togolese innovators turn the world's junk into robots (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 232)
Sydney Storm Causes Heavy Flooding
Nov 28, 2018 World News
Hundreds call for help amid flash-flooding in Australia (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 227)
NASA's Insight Lander Touches Down On Mars
Nov 27, 2018 Science & Technology
The first landing on the Red Planet in six years (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 217)
Apple Is No Longer The Biggest Company In The World By Market Cap
Nov 26, 2018 Science & Technology
Apple shares have dropped by more than 25% in just a few weeks (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 231)
Happy Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 23, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Thanksgiving is a time to express gratefulness of a year's worth of blessings(CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 228)
Young German Speeder Earns Then Loses License In Just 49 Minutes
Nov 22, 2018 World News
An 18-year-old in Hemer, Germany, managed to earn and lose his drivers's license over the course of less than an hour CCSS Level: Grade 5, Words: 167)
All Aboard the Hogwarts… Changi Express?
Nov 21, 2018 Science & Technology
A Wizarding world holiday at Changi Airport is happening from now until mid-February 2019 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 277)
Team NZ Uses Simulations In America's Cup Preparations
Nov 20, 2018 Sports
Team New Zealand's big call - no smaller test boat ahead of America's Cup (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 343)
Why 536 Was 'The Worst Year To Be Alive'
Nov 19, 2018 History
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)
'Rabid' Raccoons Turn Out To Be Drunk On Fermented Crabapples
Nov 16, 2018 World News
The raccoons were't sick, they were drunk (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 196)
The Ugly Truth About Soy Sauce
Nov 15, 2018 Style & Living
One small soy sauce plastic fish packet will gives you 10 percent of your recommended daily salt intake (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 310)
The Great Mind Behind Marvel Comics Most Iconic Characters Has Died
Nov 14, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Stan Lee, the creative mastermind behind the Marvel comic books, has died aged 95 (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 219)
Australia Celebrated The First Armistice Day 100 Years Ago
Nov 13, 2018 History
Australians honour fallen WW1 diggers in the town of Villers-Bretonneux on Remembrance Day (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 315)
Xiaomi Fans Overwhelm Mi Store's Grand Opening
Nov 12, 2018 Science & Technology
First in line Edward arrived at 7am to make sure he got what he was after (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 390)
Taylor Swift Shakes It Off At Mr Smart
Nov 9, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Taylor Swift dazzled Auckland's Mt Smart Stadium last night with her first New Zealand stadium-sized show (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 264)
Democrats Flip House But Republicans Expand Senate Majority
Nov 8, 2018 World News
Despite House loss, Trump still claims midterms success (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 203)
Suicides Among Japanese Young People Hits 30-year High
Nov 7, 2018 World News
Suicide by Japanese youth reaches a disturbing high, according to the education ministry (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 192)
Instant Noodles Carry Danger For Young Children
Nov 6, 2018 Style & Living
Some experts question the safety of the meals (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 255)
HBO Prefers Trump Keep 'Game Of Thrones' Out Of Politics
Nov 5, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
President Trump tweeted a Game of Thrones reference to warn about sanctions against Iran - and HBO isn't pleased (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 255)
Fight Between Passenger, Driver Leads To Bus Crash In Chongqing, China
Nov 5, 2018 World News
China bus plunges off bridge killing 13 after woman attacks driver (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 284)
Michael Buble Is Feeling The Pain And The Love
Nov 2, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Michael Buble Returns To Music With New Purpose, Passion (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 329)
Brexit Boost: Irish Passport Applications From British Applicants Skyrocket
Nov 1, 2018 World News
At least 10% of the UK's population, not including Northern Ireland, are estimated to qualify for an Irish passport (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 253)
China's Reversal Of A Rhino Horn And Tiger Ban Alarms Conservationists
Oct 31, 2018 World News
Experts worry this will increase demand for the animals and endanger efforts to protect them (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 255)
'Bravo, NZ' - The Duchess of Sussex, Is Full Of Praise In Her Speech 
Oct 30, 2018 World News
Meghan Markle Uses Te Reo In Speech To Celebrate 125 Years Of Women's Suffrage (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 370)
Abortion Not A Crime If Labour Delivers On Law Change
Oct 29, 2018 World News
Govt says its time to reform the law and remove abortion from the Crimes Act (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 314)
Auckland Officials To Launch A Safety Review Into E-Scooters
Oct 26, 2018 Style & Living
Closer scrutiny coming for e-scooters worldwide  (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 349)
China Opens World's Longest Sea Bridge
Oct 24, 2018 World News
The mega bridge links Hong Kong's Lantau island to Zhuhai and the gambling enclave of Macau (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 322)
Three Strong Earthquakes Reported In Pacific Ocean Off Vancouver Island
Oct 23, 2018 World News
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes off the coast of Canada (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 319)
Hong Kong To Impose Full Ban On E-cigarettes And Other New Tobacco Products
Oct 19, 2018 World News
E-cigarette ban forces Hong Kong to choose between young and old smokers (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 319)
Why YouTube Was Down
Oct 18, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
YouTube error 503 and people don't know what to do with themselves (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 273)
Warming Climate Threatens World's Beer Supply
Oct 17, 2018 Style & Living
Production of barley, the main ingredient in beer, is likely to drop (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 387)
Bad News, Millennials… Avocados May Not Be Vegan
Oct 16, 2018 Style & Living
One of NZ's favourite foods, which vegans have eaten for years, may not be vegan after all (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 355)
South Korean Climbers Among 9 Killed In Nepal Himalayas
Oct 15, 2018 World News
Officials say base camp of South Korean and Nepalese group was devastated (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 291)
Russia's Soyuz Rocket Fails, Makes Safe Emergency Landing
Oct 12, 2018 World News
Astronauts make narrow escape, but Russian rocket failure worries NASA (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 264)
Big Plans For NZ Avocado Exports To China
Oct 11, 2018 Style & Living
The first commercial shipment of avocados from growers in the Bay of Plenty and Far North of NZ arrived in China last week (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 156)
Canada Oil Refinery Explosion
Oct 10, 2018 World News
An oil refinery has exploded and burst into flames in New Brunswick, Canada with fire ripping through the factory (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 240)
World At Risk If Warming Exceeds 1.5C, UN Warns
Oct 9, 2018 Science & Technology
Urgency is essential to prevent drought and flooding world-wide (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 304)
Omega Labyrinth Z Becomes First Game Banned in the UK For Ten Years
Oct 8, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
The VSC reckons this game would be "unacceptable to the majority of UK consumers" and harm the "moral development of younger people." (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 280)
Student from Davao City, Philippines, Wins Over 3,600 Artists In Worldwide Competition
Oct 5, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Davao artist takes out Hollywood poster art competition (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 240)
World's First Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Revealed
Oct 4, 2018 Science & Technology
US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (Hyperloop TT) unveiled its first full-scale transportation capsule at Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 224)
Netflix Consumes 15% of the World's Internet
Oct 3, 2018 Science & Technology
Amazon Prime consumes more bandwidth than YouTube in the Americas region (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 212)
Travellers Refusing Digital Search Could Face $5000 Customs Fine
Oct 2, 2018 World News
If you're travelling to New Zealand, be prepared to hand over your phone and your password if asked (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 228)
Seal Slaps Kaikōura Kayaker In Face With Octopus
Oct 1, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
The New Zealand man who was slapped in the face by an octopus (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 344)
Facebook Security Meltdown
Sep 28, 2018 Science & Technology
Almost 50 million Facebook users have been left exposed by a security flaw (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 288)
Too Much Screen Time, Too Little Horseplay Bad For Kids
Sep 27, 2018 Style & Living
Screen time in children associated with poorer cognitive development  (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 351)
Eating Junk Food Raises Risk Of Depression, Says Multi-country Study
Sep 26, 2018 Science & Technology
Analysis of 41 studies leads to calls for GPs to give dietary advice as part of treatment (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 252)
Paul Simon's Final Show In New York
Sep 25, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Paul Simon closes out farewell tour with euphoric hometown show (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 394)
Japan's Rovers Send Pictures From Asteroid
Sep 24, 2018 Science & Technology
Japan's space agency (JAXA) has made history by successfully landing two robotic explorers on the surface of an asteroid (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 356)
A Creepy Giant Spider Web Is Taking Over Greek Beach
Sep 21, 2018 Style & Living
A Greek beach has been turned into an arachnophobe's worst nightmare, as spiders have covered it in a web some 300 metres long (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 221)
Cathay Pacific Spells Its Name Wrongly On Side Of Plane
Sep 20, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Boeing 777-367 was spotted in Hong Kong with missing "F" after flight from China (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 210)
Sony Unleashes Aibo The Robotic Dog Onto The US Market
Sep 19, 2018 Style & Living
Adorable, but expensive, puppy might be your new best friend (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 360)
Hong Kong Hit By Strongest Typhoon On Record
Sep 18, 2018 World News
HK faces days of uncertainty as it struggles to recover from monster typhoon Mangkhut (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 400)
Egypt Station May Reach No.1 On the Billboard Chart
Sep 17, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Paul McCartney song aimed at "Mad Captain" Donald Trump (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 289)
Cancers 'Rising Around The World'
Sep 14, 2018 Science & Technology
The rise, from 14.1 million cases and 8.2 million deaths in 2012, is partly due to a growing and ageing population (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 378)
Abstract Art Has Longer History Than Previously Known
Sep 13, 2018 History
'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa
Powerful Storm Threatens The Carolinas In The US
Sep 12, 2018 World News
Hurricane Florence - It is an extremely dangerous, life-treating hurricane (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 210)
The Biggest Cities Of The Future
Sep 11, 2018 Style & Living
The U.N. predicts these will be the largest urban areas in 2035 (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 272)
UAE Considers Icebergs From Antarctica
Sep 10, 2018 World News
Plan to tow icebergs from South Pole to parched Dubai (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 464)
Nineteen People Fall Ill After An Emirates Airline Landed In New York
Sep 7, 2018 World News
Emirates passenger shares experience of flight with sick travellers (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 315)
Brazil's Museum Fire Is A Global Tragedy
Sep 6, 2018 History
Two hundred years of work - and millions of priceless specimens, have been destroyed in a preventable tragedy (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 314)
Eye In the Sky Can Even Distinguish Dolphins From Sharks
Sep 5, 2018 World News
Drone technology out of Australia could help keep swimmers away from sharks (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 275)
The World's Tallest Statue Is Nearing Completion in India
Sep 4, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
182m statue takes shape in remote part of India (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 290)
Why is Coca-Cola Buying British Coffee Chain Costa?
Sep 3, 2018 World News
Coca-Cola takes a plunge into coffee with a $5.1 billion Costa deal (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 428)
Canada Tops The List As The "Most Educated" Country
Aug 31, 2018 World News
The 10 most educated countries in the world (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 472)
Scotland To Provide Free Sanitary Products To Students
Aug 30, 2018 Style & Living
Kiwi charities spurred on by world-first scheme to fund sanitary items at schools (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 290)
This Optical Illusion May Help Diagnose Autism In Seconds
Aug 29, 2018 Science & Technology
According to specialists, people who see the illusion as a three-dimensional rotating cylinder are less likely to have Autism Spectrum Disorder than people who see who separate moving sheets of dots  (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 310)
Canada's Conservatives Seek To End Citizenship By Birthplace As Chinese Maternity Tourism Booms
Aug 28, 2018 World News
Federal tory delegates vote that being born in Canada shouldn't guarantee citizenship (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 388)
Hong Kong High-speed Rail To Mainland
Aug 27, 2018 World News
Travellers will get direct access from West Kowloon station to 44 locations across the border in China (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 313)
India's First IKEA Store Brings Traffic To A Standstill On Opening Day
Aug 24, 2018 Style & Living
Overwhelmed by the crowds, IKEA wants Indians to calm down (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 346)
Mysterious Purple Ribbon In The Sky That's Confusing Scientists
Aug 23, 2018 Science & Technology
An unusual sky phenomenon nicknamed Steve isn't created by particle precipitation but something much more surprising, a new study finds (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 369)
Coconut Oil Is One Of The Worst Foods You Can Eat
Aug 22, 2018 Style & Living
A Harvard professor just busted the myth that coconut oil is good for you, calling it 'pure poison' (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 475)
In Trump's America, Hundreds Of Newspapers Fight Back
Aug 21, 2018 World News
Hundreds of newspapers denounce Trump's attacks on media in coordinated editorials (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 445)
'Amazing Dragon' Fossils Unearthed In China
Aug 20, 2018 Science & Technology
This Dino family emerged 15 mission years earlier than previously known (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 330)
Elephants Found To Have Remarkable Cancer Resistance
Aug 17, 2018 Science & Technology
A mysterious 'zombie gene' discovered in elephants makes them almost immune to cancer (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 324)
Expert Says This May Be The Secret To Feeling Younger And Living Longer
Aug 16, 2018 Style & Living
Feeling in control affects longevity (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 343)
Can Indoor Plants Really Purify The Air?
Aug 15, 2018 Style & Living
Trees and plants are mother earth's natural air purifier.  So can we try to utilise indoor plants to purify the air? (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 610)
NASA's Parker Solar Probe Is Headed To The Sun
Aug 14, 2018 Science & Technology
Parker Solar Probe is safely on its way to fly seven times closer to the sun than any mission before (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 377)
Egyptian Zoo' Paints Donkey To Pass It Off As A Zebra
Aug 13, 2018 Science & Technology
An Egyptian zoo appears to have painted black stripes on a donkey to try to pass it off as a zebra (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 311)
Kiwis Are Among The 14,000 Fighting California Wildfires
Aug 10, 2018 World News
Australian and New Zealand fire crews help tackle California wildfires (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 368)
The New Zealand Government Has Announced Changes To Foreign Student's Work Rights
Aug 9, 2018 World News
Change to International students's post-study work rights announced, as it tackles skills shortage(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 311)
Too Much Sleep Linked To Early Death, New Study Suggests
Aug 8, 2018 Science & Technology
New research has linked sleeping for more than eight hours a night with premature death (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 311)
Joël Robuchon, Michelin starred French celebrity chef, dies aged 73
Aug 7, 2018 History
Robuchon owned and ran restaurants on three continents and was the world's most Michelin-awarded chef (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 349)
Indonesia Quake Kills 82, Leaves Hundreds Wounded
Aug 6, 2018 World News
The death toll from a powerful quake to hit Indonesia's island of Lombok has risen to 82 with thousands of people evacuated, and thousands of buildings left damaged (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 303)
Might Your Health Benefit From Moderate Drinking?
Aug 3, 2018 Style & Living
Drinking regularly in moderation appears to reduce risk of dementia (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 416)
US Judge Blocks The Release Of Printable 3D Downloadable Guns
Aug 2, 2018 World News
A US federal judge in Seattle has blocked the release of software that allows consumers to 3D-print firearms (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 289)
Siberia Scientists Have Revived Frozen Worms 
Aug 1, 2018 Science & Technology
Prehistoric worms frozen for 42,000 years come back to life (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 216)
Xiaomi's Transparent Phone Too Good To Be True
Jul 31, 2018 Science & Technology
Xiaomi's transparent phone shows off a dummy circuit board (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 312)
Conservation Authorities Remove Ivory Keys From Imported Old Piano
Jul 30, 2018 World News
DoC removes key tops from 123 year-old piano because of ivory ban (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 316)
Australia, Second Most Favoured Place By International Students
Jul 27, 2018 Style & Living
Australia overtaking UK for overseas students, as the world's second biggest destination (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 263)
Greek Wildfires Kill More Than 80 People, Devastate Resort Village
Jul 26, 2018 World News
Greeks trapped by fires. In seaside resorts east and west of the capital, people have tried to flee by car, motorcycle - even by boat(CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 342)
'Unprecedented' Heatwave In Japan Kills 65 People In A Week
Jul 25, 2018 World News
Record-breaking weather deemed natural disaster(CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 393)
Supermarket Slashes Price Of Sanitary Products
Jul 24, 2018 Style & Living
Kiwi supermarket chain cuts cost of products in effort to tackle period poverty (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 302)
Engineering Feat - The SLJ900/32 Bridge Building Machine
Jul 23, 2018 Science & Technology
The mega-machine helping China link the world (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 382)
Some Concerned Chinese Worried About iCloud
Jul 20, 2018 World News
Apple iCloud: State firm hosts user data in China(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 252)
ADHD May Have Link With Teen Tech Use
Jul 19, 2018 Science & Technology
Teens who are constantly on their phones may be at greater risk of ADHD (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 358)
He Walked All Night To Be On Time For His First Day Of Work
Jul 18, 2018 World News
Young man who walked 20 miles to 1st day of work receives company CEO's personal car (CCSS Level: Grade 4, Words: 498)
Touching This Plant Can Burn, Blister, Even Blind You
Jul 17, 2018 Science & Technology
Mysterious burn on teen's face caused by brush with toxic plant(CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 461)
Champions Du Monde. Vive La France
Jul 16, 2018 Sports
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)
What Actually Happened On The Original Bastille Day
Jul 13, 2018 History
The French national holiday of Bastille Day - celebrated each year on July 14 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 426)
George Clooney Released From Hospital After Motorcycle Crash In Italy
Jul 12, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Hollywood Star George Clooney thrown into the air after the front-on collision with car in Sardinia (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 182)
The Total Success Of the Thai Cave Rescue Is Nothing Short Of A Miracle
Jul 11, 2018 World News
They are now recovering in hospital, with tests taken to screen for infections and assess their mental state (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 440)
ANZ Has Birthed Its First "Digital Person"
Jul 10, 2018 Science & Technology
ANZ's new 'digital person' Jamie likes science fiction, and lives in the 'uncanny valley'(CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 233)
World Cup Now Down To The Final Four
Jul 9, 2018 Sports
Ranking 2018 World Cup final matchups between Belgium, France, England, Croatia (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 383)
Sony Uploads Entire Film To YouTube Instead Of Trailer
Jul 6, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Whoops! Khali the Killer clocked over 11,000 view before being taken down (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 213)
Football World Cup Knockout Stages Move On To The Last Eight At FIFA 2018
Jul 5, 2018 Sports
The World Cup is all about the drama, of which there was no shortage in Round 16 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 747)
Google Has Confirmed That Private Emails Can Be Read By Third-party
Jul 4, 2018 Science & Technology
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)
Scotland Breaks Temperature Record
Jul 3, 2018 World News
Scotland has recorded its hottest ever temperature, according to provisional figures from the Met Office (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 199)
Coldest Place On Earth Is Colder Than Scientists Thought
Jul 2, 2018 Science & Technology
It's a place where earth is so close to its
European Cycling Speed Record Broken In North Yorkshire
Jun 29, 2018 Sports
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)
Germany Out In Surprise Defeat At World Cup
Jun 28, 2018 Sports
Full tournament schedule and latest results (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 380)
More Restrictions On Cabin Baggage In Flights
Jun 27, 2018 World News
Powders face increased scrutiny on flights to the US (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 229)
New Zealand Continues Search For A Chief Technology Officer
Jun 26, 2018 World News
PM Jacinda Ardern wants to lead in emerging technologies (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 454)
UK To Ban Snacks At Checkouts
Jun 25, 2018 Style & Living
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)
4 Cups Of Coffee A Day Might Be The Ideal Amount
Jun 22, 2018 Style & Living
There's now even more evidence that coffee is good for your heart (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 510)
Gaming addiction declared a mental disorder
Jun 21, 2018 Science & Technology
Gaming disorder can lead to disturbed sleep patterns, diet problems and deficiency in physical activities (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 373)
World's Oldest Orang-utan Puan Dies At Western Australia Zoo
Jun 20, 2018 World News
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)
The Proposed Foreign Property Buyers Ban Has Been Relaxed For Buying Apartments
Jun 19, 2018 World News
Foreign landlords heartened as government waters down foreign home buyer ban (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 368)
China's Ride-Hailing Giant Didi To Launch In Australia
Jun 18, 2018 Style & Living
Didi said that it plans to launch its carpooling service, Didi Express, in Melbourne on June 25 (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 206)
Netflix Is Getting Minecraft, But It's Not Exactly The Video Game
Jun 15, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Story model is coming later this year.  Kids start your pickaxes (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 261)
Find Any Location With Just Three Words
Jun 14, 2018 World News
Tom Tom taps What3words to let you find off-road locations with only 3 words (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 280)
Want To Own Your Own Town?
Jun 13, 2018 History
Entire California ghost town goes on sale for less than $1m (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 260)
Auckland's Public Transport Third Most Expensive In The World, Report Shows
Jun 12, 2018 Style & Living
Auckland follows London and Dublin (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 170)
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un Touch Down In Singapore For Historic Summit
Jun 11, 2018 World News
The two leaders will sit down for the world's most keenly watched political meeting this year (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 276)
Google Doodle Celebrates American Doctor On her 109th Birthday
Jun 8, 2018 History
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)
Treasure Hunters Seek To Make A Fortune After Meteorites Hit China
Jun 7, 2018 World News
Falling meteor lights up the night sky over China before' smashing into a villager's house' (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 305)
Having A Go At Life Without Plastic Bags
Jun 6, 2018 Style & Living
New Zealand's Countdown supermarkets to remove plastic from its own products, bans plastic straws (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 255)
Tourists To Pay Extra For NZ's Great Walks
Jun 5, 2018 Style & Living
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)
Generations Of War Blamed For Diversity Collapse 7,000 Years Ago
Jun 1, 2018 History
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)
Success! Virgin Galactic's VSS Unity Space Place Aces 2nd Powered Test Flight
May 31, 2018 Science & Technology
Virgin Galactic's newest space plane has taken to the skies again (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 381)
Please Don't Roast Marshmallows Over A Volcano
May 30, 2018 Style & Living
You should not roast marshmallows over the scorching hot volcanic vents, USGS confirms (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 243)
EU Warns Of Possible Birth Defect Link To GSK's HIV Drug
May 29, 2018 Style & Living
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)
Young Kiwis Don't Know Much About Asia According To Survey
May 28, 2018 Science & Technology
The Asia New Zealand Foundation (ANZF) is concerned how little young Kiwis know about the Asian continent (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 249)
Whittaker's Named New Zealand's Most Trusted Iconic Brand
May 25, 2018 Style & Living
Kiwi family of chocolate makers, Whittaker's has taken the title of most trusted New Zealand brand for the seventh year in a row (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 487)
Australia Completes World's Largest Outback Cat-proof Fence
May 24, 2018 World News
Wild cats kill a million native birds every night and have caused extinction of 20 native species (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 209)
Carbon Dioxide Pollution Is Making Rice Less Nutritious
May 23, 2018 Science & Technology
Reductions in the nutritional quality of rice could affect mother and child health for millions of people (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 354)
Tesco Removes 'Best Before' Dates On Some Fruit And Veg
May 22, 2018 Style & Living
Tesco has changed the labels on some of its fruit and vegetable lines in a bid to reduce food waste (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 246)
Royal Wedding 2018
May 21, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three offical photographs taken on their wedding day (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 351)
New Zealand Budget Economic and Fiscal Update 2018
May 18, 2018 World News
NZ 'people's' budget sees Arden put billions more into health and education CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 529)
Keyless Cars Lead To Deaths Of Dozens In US
May 17, 2018 World News
A driver may think engine is off but car left running may fill garage with toxic fumes (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 426)
Sichuan Airlines Co-pilot 'Sucked halfway' out of cockpit, Captain Says
May 16, 2018 World News
A seemingly routine flight from southwestern China to Tibet turned chaotic when a windshield burst open in mid-air, partially sucking out the co-pilot (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 269)
How Does Fasting Affect Children?
May 15, 2018 Science & Technology
German doctors are urging Muslim parents not to have their children fast during the Islamic month of Ramadan (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 263)
A Rare Phenomenon Making The Ocean Glow Blue
May 14, 2018 Science & Technology
Blue waves at California beaches look like an aurora of the sea (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 217)
Burberry Accuses Target Of Ripping Off Signature Plaid
May 11, 2018 World News
Burberry is suing Target for $2 million over 'copycat' check-print scarves and merchandise (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 299)
Bright Nights To Light Up Auckland's Waterfront This Weekend
May 10, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
A major light festival is set to illuminate Auckland's Waterfront (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 190)
US Man Eats 30,000th Big Mac Hamburger
May 9, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
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)
Lava Spills Through Hawaii Neighbourhood
May 8, 2018 World News
"Be prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice," the Hawaii Country Civil Defence Agency says (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 383)
It Is Nearly Impossible To Learn A New Language Fluently
May 7, 2018 World News
Researchers identify ideal ages for language learning (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 381)
Another Lettuce Contamination Outbreak In US
May 4, 2018 World News
1st death reported in a national food poisoning problem linked to romaine lettuce (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 320)
Tourists, Carrots and Kangaroos a Dangerous Mix
May 3, 2018 Science & Technology
Kangaroos attacking carrot-bearing tourists spark warnings (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 291)
The longest straight line you could sail without hitting land
May 2, 2018 Science & Technology
And wile you're at it, the longest straight path you could drive without hitting water(CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 291)
Koxa Breaks The World Record For The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed
May 1, 2018 Sports
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa set a new Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever ridden. (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 324)
Schools Rush To Fight Spread Of Vaping Devices
Apr 30, 2018 Style & Living
Several schools have put in place tougher policies against e-cigarette users (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 383)
Alibaba Trial Blockchain To Lift Chinese Shopper's Trust In NZ Milk
Apr 27, 2018 Style & Living
Alibaba, Fonterra and NZ Post team up to track orders using blockchain technology (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 361)
Avengers: Infinity War Movie Review
Apr 26, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo create a superhero movie where nobody is safe (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 361)
Giant Mosquito Found in Southwest China
Apr 24, 2018 Science & Technology
'World's biggest' mosquito, with a wingspan of more than 4 inches, has been found in China (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 184)
Increasing C-section births costing Canada Dearly
Apr 23, 2018 Science & Technology
While Canada's birth rate drops, C-section rates rise (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 263)
Single-use Plastics Are A Scourge, So It Is Vital We Act Now
Apr 20, 2018 Science & Technology
UK's May proposes ban on plastic straws, stirrers and cotton swabs (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 239)
Hong Kong's Ocean Park Is Struggling
Apr 19, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Hong Kong's Ocean Park announces HK$234.4 million deficit along with 9 percent fee increase (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 300)
Welcome To The First Branch Of A Bank In China Without Staff
Apr 18, 2018 Science & Technology
China bank goes staff-less at a branch where robots replace tellers (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 272)
Harnessing The Body's Immune System To Attack Cancer Improves Survival
Apr 17, 2018 Science & Technology
Research suggests that lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 220)
Many Surgical Trainees Consider Giving Up Their Careers When Pregnant
Apr 16, 2018 Style & Living
Many trainee female surgeons consider leaving field before they even start, a U.S. study suggests (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 315)
Punk-Rock Hair Turtle Is On A New List Of Endangered Reptiles
Apr 13, 2018 Science & Technology
Australian 'genital-breathing' turtle faces extinction, group says(CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 289)
Young Adults Are More Likely To Feel Lonely Than Elderly People
Apr 12, 2018 Style & Living
Loneliness more likely to affect young people, says a study from the Office for National Statistics UK (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 271)
Auckland Wakes Up To Massive Storm Damage
Apr 11, 2018 World News
The heavy winds in last night's storm pulled trees down onto cars and homes, with 100,000 homes and businesses losing power (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 292)
Kiwi Music Legend Neil Finn Is Joining Fleetweed Mac
Apr 10, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Fleetwood Mac to tour with Neil Finn and Mike Campbell, as Lindsey Buckingham leaves group (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 218)
Sebastian Vettel Wins A Dramatic Bahrain Grand Prix
Apr 9, 2018 Sports
Vettel claims his second successive win at the start of 2018 (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 213)
SE Asian Countries To Limit Tourism
Apr 6, 2018 Science & Technology
Thailand, Philippines to close beaches to recover from climate change, tourism (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 187)
Police In Ohio Had Very Unusual Crime To Deal With The Last Month
Apr 5, 2018 Science & Technology
Town plagued by teeth-baring 'zombie' raccoons that walk like humans (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 256)
Scooters Run Out Of Gas Amid Crackdown
Apr 4, 2018 Style & Living
Gas stations in Shanghai, China will stop selling natural gas to scooters from Sunday (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 155)
Tiangong-1 Falls To Earth on April 1
Apr 3, 2018 World News
Chinese space lab burns up on re-entry over Pacific Ocean (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 275)
H&M Reports Unsold Clothes Reaches New High
Mar 29, 2018 Style & Living
H&M's pile of unsold garments grows to value of $4 billion as earnings plunge (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 288)
2,500-Year-Old Mummy Found In Coffin At The University Of Sydney in Australia
Mar 28, 2018 History
Egyptian coffin thought to be empty reveals mummy (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 253)
Fast Food Restaurants Are Being Organised Like Little Factories, Robots And All
Mar 27, 2018 Science & Technology
It's a trend that's happening across the fast food industry (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 342)
Orange Snow Hit Parts Of Europe This Weekend
Mar 26, 2018 Science & Technology
Orange snow makes ski resort look like Mars (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 246)
The World's Largest Collection Of Ocean Garbage Is Growing
Mar 23, 2018 World News
Plastic patch in Pacific Ocean increasing rapidly, study shows (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 461)
Changi Six-time Winner Of The Title Of World's Best Airport
Mar 22, 2018 World News
Singapore airport is once again voted by air travellers as the World's Best Airport (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 321)
Spring (or Autumn) Equinox 2018
Mar 20, 2018 World News
Why has the date changed for the start of Spring? (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 457)
Auckland and Wellington continue to rank highly in quality of living
Mar 19, 2018 Style & Living
Auckland has again been rated as the third best city in the world (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 291)
Swimmer, 99, Breaks World Record In Australia
Mar 19, 2018 Sports
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)
Finland Reputed To Be The World's Happiest Country, 2018
Mar 16, 2018 Style & Living
NZ also ranked in top 10 happiest countries in the world (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 227)
World Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Has Died
Mar 15, 2018 Science & Technology
Stephen Hawking was famed for his work with black holes and relativity (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 492)
Rocket Science? You Can Do That With Pi
Mar 14, 2018 Science & Technology
NASA is inviting the public to celebrate Pi Day (Mar 14) by sharing a series of cosmic calculations for kids and adults to solve (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 287)
Legendary French Fashion Designer Givenchy Dies at 91
Mar 12, 2018 World News
Hubert De Givenchy, French fashion icon, who gave us the little black dress (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 260)
NASA's Satellites Discover 1.5 Million Penguins In Antarctica
Mar 12, 2018 Science & Technology
Scientists find previously-unknown super-colony of 1.5 million penguins (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 364)
Babies May Benefit From Looking Like Dad
Mar 8, 2018 Science & Technology
Fathers are important in raising a child, and it shows in the health of the child, study says (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 277)
McDonald's Arches Upside Down To Make A Powerful Statement
Mar 8, 2018 World News
McDonald's is celebrating International Women's Day with a big, shiny, W (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 164)
Out-Of-Control Space Station About To Come Crashing Back To Earth
Mar 7, 2018 Science & Technology
NZ in path of China's wayward space station (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 350)
The Big Cheese Festival Runs Out Of Cheese
Mar 6, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
If you're going to promise a cheese festival, the one thing you really need is cheese (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 218)
Hundreds Of Handmade Lanterns On Display in Auckland
Mar 5, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Myriads of lanterns light up the Auckland Domain for the 19th annual festival celebrating Chinese New Year in NZ (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 222)
Massive Compulsory Car Recall to Hit Australia
Mar 2, 2018 World News
Government intervention triggers one of the country's biggest ever consumer recalls (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 228)
"Black Panther" Movie Review
Mar 1, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
Imagine the most technologically advanced nation in the world (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 340)
A NZ River of Shingle Rock Flowing Down
Feb 28, 2018 World News
Canterbury's aptly named Terrible Gully turned to river of rock by ex-Cyclone Gita (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 429)
Standing Desks May Be Doing More Harm Than Good
Feb 27, 2018 Science & Technology
Standing desks 'increase pain, reduce mental functioning,' study finds (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 259)
Singapore's Own MasterChef TV Series Coming Soon
Feb 25, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
A local version of cooking competition show to run on Channel 8 (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 251)
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 26, 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 25, 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 24, 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 21, 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 20, 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 19, 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 18, 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 17, 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 14, 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 13, 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 12, 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 11, 2017 Science & Technology
Students trial lunar palace life-support base (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 357)
Why Ancient Roman Concrete Lasts For Millenia
Jul 10, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 4, 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 3, 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 30, 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 29, 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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 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 23, 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 22, 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 21, 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 20, 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 19, 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 16, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
DC's Film Review: Wonder Woman (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 454)
Mario Caps Nintendo's Triumphant Comeback
Jun 15, 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 14, 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 13, 2017 History
The oldest living thing on Earth identified (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 459)
Ripping Up The Rulebook On Human Right
Jun 12, 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 9, 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 8, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 2, 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
Jun 1, 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 31, 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 30, 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 29, 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 26, 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 25, 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 24, 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 23, 2017 Culture & Entertainment
How social media negatively affects the teenage brain (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 481)
Teen Died From Too Much Caffeine
May 22, 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 19, 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 18, 2017 History
Freaky "Dragon' Dinosaur Discovered In Alberta Canada (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 418)
Australia Fails To Adopt Same-sex Marriage
May 17, 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 16, 2017 World News
Microsoft Blames Spy Agencies for Ransomware Disaster (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 487)
Avocado Injuries Keep Medical Staff Busy
May 15, 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 11, 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 11, 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 10, 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 9, 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 8, 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 5, 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 4, 2017 Science & Technology
Funny, Moving Screenplay Written Entirely By Computer (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 490)
China Builds World's Largest Amphibious Aircraft
May 3, 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 2, 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
May 1, 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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 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 24, 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 21, 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 20, 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 19, 2017 Science & Technology
Shipworm that feeds on gas found in Philippines Lagoon (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 433)
Painful Lessons For United Airlines
Apr 18, 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 13, 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 12, 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 11, 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 10, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 4, 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 3, 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 31, 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 30, 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 29, 2017 World News
Wind speeds top 260kph as Queensland battered (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 215)
Australia's Own 'Jurassic Park'
Mar 28, 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 27, 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 24, 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 23, 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 22, 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 21, 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 20, 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 17, 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 16, 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 15, 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 14, 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 13, 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 11, 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 10, 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 9, 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 8, 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 7, 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 6, 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 3, 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 2, 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
Mar 1, 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 28, 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 27, 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 24, 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 23, 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 22, 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 21, 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 20, 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 17, 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 16, 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 15, 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 14, 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 13, 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 10, 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 9, 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 8, 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 7, 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 6, 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 18, 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 17, 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 16, 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 13, 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 12, 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 11, 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 10, 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 9, 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 6, 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 5, 2017 World News
World's longest rail route officially launched (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 334)
France Brings In 'Right To Disconnect' Law
Jan 4, 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 3, 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 30, 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 29, 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 28, 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 23, 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 22, 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 21, 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 20, 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 19, 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 16, 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 15, 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 14, 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 13, 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 12, 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 9, 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 8, 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 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 2, 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
Dec 1, 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 30, 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 29, 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 28, 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 25, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Heavy security doesn't stop the fun (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 303)
Word Of The Year, 2016
Nov 24, 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 23, 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 22, 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 21, 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 18, 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 17, 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 16, 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 15, 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 14, 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 11, 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 10, 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 9, 2016 World News
Dollar and markets fall as outcome sinks in (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 177)
Snake On A Plane!
Nov 8, 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 7, 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 4, 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 3, 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 2, 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
Nov 1, 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 31, 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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Annual Halloween pumpkin carving festival about to begin (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 326)
Will Global Warming Make Fish Stupid?
Oct 25, 2016 Science & Technology
Will Global Warming Make Fish Stupid? (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 298)
1901 - Woman Survives Barrel Plunge Over Niagara Falls
Oct 24, 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 21, 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 20, 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 19, 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 18, 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 17, 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 14, 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 13, 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 12, 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 11, 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 10, 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 30, 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 29, 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 28, 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 27, 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 26, 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 23, 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 22, 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 21, 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 20, 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 19, 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 14, 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 13, 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 12, 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 9, 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 8, 2016 Culture & Entertainment
Long Beach Art and Music Festival, California (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 293)
Elephants Are More Threatened Than We Thought
Sep 7, 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 6, 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 5, 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 2, 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?
Sep 1, 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 31, 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 30, 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 29, 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 26, 2016 World News
Ancient mountain towns wiped out by 6.2 shake (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 379)
Folding Beijing Wins Hugo Award
Aug 25, 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 24, 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 23, 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 22, 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 19, 2016 World News
Passes show changing subject interests for students (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 229)
Oldest Living Vertebrate May Be Greenland Shark
Aug 18, 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 17, 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 16, 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 16, 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 15, 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 12, 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 11, 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 10, 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 9, 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 15, 2016 Sports
China on the way to becoming soccer superstars
Voynich Manuscript
May 14, 2016 History
Forgotten language, or secret code?
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 2, 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
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 6, 2016 History
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 26, 2016 Style & Living
Spicy Foods
Briton Wins Tour De France
Feb 7, 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 25, 2016 World News
Blood Bank
About Pluto
Nov 5, 2015 Science & Technology
This is a test with pluto images