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Coronavirus Explained - Behind the News

We look at what Coronavirus is, the impact it's having and whether we should be worried. BTN STORY PAGE ...

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Flu Season - Behind the News

Medical experts are warning people to get vaccinated to avoid getting the flu. They say this season has already been a particularly bad one. We find out what th

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What is a Virus? - Behind the News

We find out more about the type of tiny parthenogen behind COVID-19 and many other diseases. Nat find out more about what viruses are, how they affect our ...

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Behind the Scenes of BTN - Behind the News

One of the most common questions that we're asked by viewers is “how is BTN put together?”. Jack sets out to answer that, taking viewers on a tour of the BT

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Sleep Problems - Behind the News

The 2017 BTN Happiness Survey revealed that sleep was one of the factors affecting your happiness. But as you told us in the data, there are a lot of different

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Quarantine - Behind the News

Around the world, thousands of people have been put into quarantine because of the COVID-19 coronavirus. But what is quarantine? We have a look a the ...

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Stockpiling Psychology - Behind the News

You might have noticed a few things missing from supermarket shelves lately. The coronavirus COVID-19 has prompted some people to start stockpiling food ...

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What is Fake News? - Behind the News

They have been the centre of attention for the past week after some people claimed they might have had a huge effect on the US presidential election.

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Global Response to COVID-19 - Behind the News

We find out how COVID-19 is affecting people in different countries around the world, including Australia, and meet some kids who'll tell us how their lives hav

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First Fleet - Behind the News

On the 26th of January we celebrate Australia Day. But why do we mark it on that day in particular? To answer that question, Sarah will take you back in time to

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Queensland Drought - Behind the News

Almost 90% of Queensland has recently been declared in drought. We checked in with some of the kids living in these areas to find out what sort of problems it's

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Australia's Federation - Behind the News

You probably know that Aussie states have their own laws and their own leaders but have you ever wondered why that is? It all goes back to a time when the ...

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Coronavirus Good News - Behind the News

While it's easy to feel overwhelmed with bad news at the moment, there is definitely some good stuff happening. We'll fill you in on some positive coronavirus .

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What are Fidget Spinners? - Behind the News

Hi, I'm Finella and my question is: What are fidget spinners? Are they good, are they actually bad and do they actually help people with autism and are they ...

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Drought in Australia - Behind the News

In some parts of Australia drought is becoming an increasingly desperate problem. The NSW Government recently announced an extra $500 million to help ...

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Palm Oil Problem - Behind the News

BTN Investigates: "Hi BTN, this is Alice from Tasmania, and my question is "why does palm oil affect the orangutans so badly?" TEACHER RESOURCES (yr6 ...

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Aboriginal Astronomy - Behind the News

Scientists think they may have found the world's oldest astronomical map right here in Australia. The sacred Aboriginal site is believed to have been made to ..

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Mrs Claus explains Christmas Traditions - Behind the News

My name's Kevin and my question is, "Why do we have Christmas traditions?" TEACHER RESOURCES (yr 3 HASS) "Students will investigate how different ...

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Mungo Man - Behind the News

The oldest skeleton ever found in Australia, Mungo Man, has been returned to his home 40000 years after his death. He spent the past 40 of those years being ...

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Magpies Attacking During Swooping Season - Behind the News

It's now spring in Australia when trees turn green and the weather finally warms up again (unless you're watching this from up north that is). But spring is als

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