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World's First Hyperloop Passenger Capsule Revealed
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)
Oct 4, 2018
Netflix Consumes 15% of the World's Internet
Amazon Prime consumes more bandwidth than YouTube in the Americas region (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 212)
Oct 3, 2018
Facebook Security Meltdown
Almost 50 million Facebook users have been left exposed by a security flaw (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 288)
Sep 28, 2018
Eating Junk Food Raises Risk Of Depression, Says Multi-country Study
Analysis of 41 studies leads to calls for GPs to give dietary advice as part of treatment (CCSS Level: Grade 11, Words: 252)
Sep 26, 2018
Japan's Rovers Send Pictures From Asteroid
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)
Sep 24, 2018
History

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Abstract Art Has Longer History Than Previously Known
'Oldest known drawing' found on tiny rock in South Africa
Sep 13, 2018
Brazil's Museum Fire Is A Global Tragedy
Two hundred years of work - and millions of priceless specimens, have been destroyed in a preventable tragedy (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 314)
Sep 6, 2018
Joël Robuchon, Michelin starred French celebrity chef, dies aged 73
Robuchon owned and ran restaurants on three continents and was the world's most Michelin-awarded chef (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 349)
Aug 7, 2018
What Actually Happened On The Original Bastille Day
The French national holiday of Bastille Day - celebrated each year on July 14 (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 426)
Jul 13, 2018
Want To Own Your Own Town?
Entire California ghost town goes on sale for less than $1m (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 260)
Jun 13, 2018
Style & Living

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Too Much Screen Time, Too Little Horseplay Bad For Kids
Screen time in children associated with poorer cognitive development  (CCSS Level: Grade 10, Words: 351)
Sep 27, 2018
A Creepy Giant Spider Web Is Taking Over Greek Beach
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)
Sep 21, 2018
Sony Unleashes Aibo The Robotic Dog Onto The US Market
Adorable, but expensive, puppy might be your new best friend (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 360)
Sep 19, 2018
The Biggest Cities Of The Future
The U.N. predicts these will be the largest urban areas in 2035 (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 272)
Sep 11, 2018
Scotland To Provide Free Sanitary Products To Students
Kiwi charities spurred on by world-first scheme to fund sanitary items at schools (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 290)
Aug 30, 2018
Culture & Entertainment

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Student from Davao City, Philippines, Wins Over 3,600 Artists In Worldwide Competition
Davao artist takes out Hollywood poster art competition (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 240)
Oct 5, 2018
Seal Slaps Kaikōura Kayaker In Face With Octopus
The New Zealand man who was slapped in the face by an octopus (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 344)
Oct 1, 2018
Paul Simon's Final Show In New York
Paul Simon closes out farewell tour with euphoric hometown show (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 394)
Sep 25, 2018
Cathay Pacific Spells Its Name Wrongly On Side Of Plane
Boeing 777-367 was spotted in Hong Kong with missing "F" after flight from China (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 210)
Sep 20, 2018
Egypt Station May Reach No.1 On the Billboard Chart
Paul McCartney song aimed at "Mad Captain" Donald Trump (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 289)
Sep 17, 2018
World News

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Travellers Refusing Digital Search Could Face $5000 Customs Fine
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)
Oct 2, 2018
Hong Kong Hit By Strongest Typhoon On Record
HK faces days of uncertainty as it struggles to recover from monster typhoon Mangkhut (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 400)
Sep 18, 2018
Powerful Storm Threatens The Carolinas In The US
Hurricane Florence - It is an extremely dangerous, life-treating hurricane (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 210)
Sep 12, 2018
UAE Considers Icebergs From Antarctica
Plan to tow icebergs from South Pole to parched Dubai (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 464)
Sep 10, 2018
Nineteen People Fall Ill After An Emirates Airline Landed In New York
Emirates passenger shares experience of flight with sick travellers (CCSS Level: Grade 8, Words: 315)
Sep 7, 2018
Sports

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