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China's War On Pollution - Shivering For Cleaner Air
China's coal country is gasping for blue skies (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 373)
Feb 12, 2018
SpaceX's Starman Looking Down At Earth From His Gleaming Red Sports Car
Triumphant launch of new Falcon Heavy space rocket (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 277)
Feb 7, 2018
Lift Off, NZ-based Rocket Lab Has Completed First Successful Launch
Upstart Electron rocket has made it to orbit (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 474)
Jan 23, 2018
Starfish Destroying Great Barrier Reef
Crown-of-thorns Starfish Eating through famous coral reef (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 570)
Jan 22, 2018
Ozone Layer is Healing Due to Chemical Ban
Hole in the Ozone Layer is Repairing Itself Thanks to World Wide Effort (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 418)
Jan 18, 2018
History

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Dinosaur-era Shark With 300 Teeth, Caught Off The Coast Of Portugal
Living fossil has remained unchanged for 80 million years (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 294)
Nov 13, 2017
Notes Written By Einstein In A Tokyo Hotel In 1922 Now Worth A Fortune
Albert Einstein's notes on life and happiness sell at auction (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 242)
Oct 26, 2017
Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Challenge Accepted Theories
A 9.7-million-year-old discovery has left a team of German scientists scratching their heads (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 423)
Oct 25, 2017
September 7th Is National Beer Lover's Day
Beer still has a place in many people's hearts (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 377)
Sep 7, 2017
Captain Scott Left An Ancient Cake Over 100 Years Old
A 106-year-old fruitcake found 'perfectly preserved' in Antarctica (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 275)
Aug 13, 2017
Style & Living

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Labour Soars To Popularity Not Seen For A Decade
NZ's governing party support up by more than 5% since election (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 346)
Feb 2, 2018
Heart Disease and Depression Tied Together
After heart attack, people with depression twice as likely to die (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 298)
Jan 26, 2018
'Humanity Star' Satellite Orbiting Earth
High-tech disco ball satellite deployed from NZ-launched rocket (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 301)
Jan 25, 2018
Changi Airport To Stop Announcing Final Calls For Boarding
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)
Jan 12, 2018
NZ Tobacco Tax To Rise Again
Rising tobacco tax likely to curb smoking habit (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 322)
Jan 4, 2018
Culture & Entertainment

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910-carat Colourless Diamond Found in Lesotho
One of the biggest gems ever found in history (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 196)
Jan 17, 2018
Excellence To Be Found In 'Paddington 2'
The second film about the mischievous, marmalade-loving bear is imaginative and warm-hearted (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 344)
Jan 14, 2018
Iwi Closer To Having Taranaki Maunga Become A Legal Person
New Zealand gives Mount Taranaki the same legal rights as a person (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 285)
Dec 22, 2017
Pixar's Coco Delivers a Touching Film on Mexican Traditions and Family
Coco is funny, poignant, exciting, beautiful - another classic from Pixar(CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 300)
Dec 12, 2017
A woman in Hawaii may have found the world's biggest avocado, reports say
Hawaiian avocado: Huge 'head-sized' fruit in world record bid (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 284)
Dec 7, 2017
World News

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Chinese Police Increase Use Of Smart Tech In Arrests
Chinese police are using dark sunglasses equipped with facial recognition technology to spot criminal suspects (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 342)
Feb 8, 2018
Heavy Rain, Flooding As Storm Hammers NZ
A storm strikes New Zealand and floods streets, closes roads and wreaks havoc across the country (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 224)
Feb 5, 2018
Rare Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse Thrills Millions Around the World
Rare total eclipse takes place, combining three lunar phenomenons: a supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 202)
Feb 1, 2018
Yes, Canada Actually Has A Polar Bear Jail
Polar Bears 'skating on thin ice' really are put in jail, then helicopter'ed out of town (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 282)
Jan 31, 2018
Indian Visa Applications Fall
Number of Indian students seeking New Zealand visas declines sharply, new figures show (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 246)
Jan 30, 2018
Sports

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Dahlmeier Becomes 1st Athlete To Win 2 Medals At PyeongChang
Dahlmeier looks set to be one of the stars of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 478)
Feb 13, 2018
Nagasu Makes History As First American Woman To Land Triple Axel At Olympics
Nagasu is just the third woman to ever land a triple Axel at the Olympics (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 478)
Feb 13, 2018
'Me Too' Movement Is Warming Up
European Sports Ditch Female Hostesses in #Me Too Ripple Effect(CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 341)
Feb 9, 2018
Mikaela Shiffrin Is Once Again On Top
With third straight World Cup win, Mikaela Shiffrin Secures Olympic Start in Slalom (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 297)
Dec 20, 2017
New Zealand's World Cup Dream Is Over
All White's World Cup hopes shattered as Peru qualify for the first time in 35 years (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 319)
Nov 17, 2017