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CURSIVE VERSUS KEYBOARDS
Have you ever learnt cursive handwriting? If you have, you may be one of the minority left in your generation who knows how to write in cursive.
THE POWER OF BOOKS
Books are awesome. People read them for many reasons - to learn something, to entertain themselves, to escape from worries. They can also bring a community to[...]
A BRILLIANT IDEA
In the city of Nairobi, capital of Kenya, wonderful things happen to old flip-flops that have been thrown away. They get a new lease of life as they are turned in[...]
ROCK MUSIC IS PICKING UP IN KABUL
In a conservative society like Afghanistan, there is a strong musical culture, but rock music is not commonly heard. These days though, more an[...]
FAMOUS WALL ART ERASED
Graffiti is words or drawings that have been made illegally on a wall or surface in a public place. Some see it as a form of art while others see it as vand[...]
COULD THIS WORD BE IN YOUR NEXT SPELLING LIST?
On November 19, 2013, Oxford Dictionary named "Selfie" the new word of the year. The word is defined as "a photograph that one has t[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Earlier this month, we posted a video on the plight of cyclists in India. Now it's time for you to dig deep into your memory to answer our quiz questions.
PREPARING FOR KICK-OFF SEASON
Are you looking forward to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil? Here are some pictures of some national football teams training and warming up before t[...]
CYCLISTS IN INDIA'S BIG TRAFFIC SQUEEZE
Have you ever been in a crowded place and felt really uncomfortable? Well, cyclists in India are uncomfortable AND afraid for their lives[...]
WHO MOVED OUR WATER?
China is a huge country. Northern China is dry and crowded but its southern part is wet, so it has to transfer water from the south to the north. The dams[...]
WHAT'S COOKING OIL DOING IN OUR VEHICLES ?
From the frying pan and into your car. Can cooking oil really be used as fuel for motor vehicles?
Scientists have found[...]
WHAT GREAT HELP THESE ROBOTS ARE!
Robots can do so many different things. These latest robots from Japan can help farmers pick strawberries, entertain us with music and [...]
NEED SOME VARIETY IN YOUR DIET?
Have you ever thought of eating insects? Well, do you know that around two billion people around the world would consider them a delicious meal?
Have you ever heard of technology that people can wear? In a fashion show that was definitely for tech whizzes, models wearing Google Glass eyewear, Pe[...]
What a Sparkler!
Could this be the world's 'greatest' diamond? That's what British auction group Sotheby's think about a giant 118.28-carat white diamond!
HONG KONG, Septembe[...]
They Come in a Rainbow of Colours too!
Apple unveiled two new iPhones yesterday the 10th of September. And one is going to be selling for as low as US$99!
The two new desig[...]
Some "Food for Thought"!
Last month in Britain, for the very first time ever, a beef burger was grown from meat stem cells in a test-tube! It was nicknamed the "Frankenburger"[...]
A Must-Have for all you Gadget-Geeks!
A watch that lets users make calls, receive texts and emails and take photos...this super-cool new gadget is Samsung's new Galaxy Gear sm[...]
Who's the Best?
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are two of the world's best tennis players. But between them, who is the best? Tough question for sure, but we may know if they pl[...]
The Pope is getting Tech Savvy!
Do you know what a 'selfie' is? It's when you take your own picture using a smartphone. But of course you knew this right? But did you also know [...]
Whiz Around the Streets of Paris in a Tuk-Tuk!
The tuk-tuk is a very common sight on the roads of most Asian cities. But did you know that this little three-wheeled vehicle i[...]
He Wins through the Pain!
All you Rafael Nadal fans: did you know your hero has constant pain from knee injuries? But even with all this pain he still wins so many games, incl[...]
An Amazing Exhibition!
Do you know who Leonardo da Vinci was? He was a very famous Italian artist and inventor and is thought by many to be one of the world's most intelligent a[...]
A Special Honour for these Bikers!
In a very rare occurrence, five New Zealand motorcyclists crossed the world's last Cold War border yesterday. Where is this border? Between No[...]
Get Covered from Head to Toe in Tomatoes!
Here's the scene: people wading through a sticky, red mess and hitting each other with tonnes of squishy tomatoes. Are they crazy? No[...]
Spirulina, the New Meat!
It's green, slimy and frothy. It hardly looks like anything you'd like to eat instead of meat or fish. But this edible algae, also known as spirulina,[...]
She's Just 17!
Eleventh-seeded champion Australian tennis player Samantha Stosur was sent crashing out of the US Open yesterday. Who was able to do this to the mighty Ms [...]
He's a Super Star for Sure!
Your parents might remember a boyband called N Sync. Maybe even you might have heard of it. But if you're a pop music fan, then you must know of Just[...]
Internet for Everyone!
Imagine being able to use the Internet wherever you are in the world?
Well soon you just might be able to do so if a plan launched earlier this week[...]
Screaming Fans Greet the Boys!
Leicester Square in London was full of thousands of screaming teenage girls earlier this week.
Why? Because British boyband One Direction l[...]
China's School of Rock!
With neat ponytails and perfect grades, these four eight-year-olds from China hardly look like rock-stars.
But looks can be deceiving because these[...]
A Royal Photoshoot!
Britain's little Prince George, the newborn son of Prince William and his wife Catherine has had his first official photoshoot!
August 2013 (AFP/The Whiz [...]
New Zealand Jetpack Cleared for Test Flights!
Soon, people will be able to whiz around in the skies above New Zealand using their very own jetpack!
WELLINGTON, August 2013 (A[...]
Would you Buy this Bat?
Australian cricketer Donald Bradman is thought by most to be the world's greatest batsman. So how much do you a think a bat used by him is worth?
NO HOPE FOR OTHER CREW MEMBERS
In some sad news today, two bodies have been brought out from the Indian submarine that exploded and sank in a military dockyard in Mumbai, Indi[...]
Environmentally Friendly 4-Legged Lawnmowers!
The Chicago airport (O'Hare airport) has hired a new crew to keep the grass cut. No, it's not a bunch of workers with lawnmowers.[...]
You'd Have to be a Member of a Royal Family to Own this One!
Yachts are boats that are usually owned by very rich people. And sure enough, the biggest yacht in the world is no[...]
Bee Venom as Medicine?
Usually when you're stung by a bee, you might go to the doctor to feel better. But patients in China are going to an acupuncture clinic to actually get [...]
BlackBerry Falls Behind in this World full of Smartphones!
In a world full of new smartphones such as the iPhone and Android phones, the good old BlackBerry is struggling to m[...]
ABBA IS STILL SO POPULAR!
Have you heard of the Swedish pop group ABBA? If you haven't, I'm sure your parents have. Just ask them and they might even sing one of ABBA's songs for [...]
The Story of Shah Rukh Khan - Bollywood's King!
If you are Indian, you probably know who Shah Rukh Khan is. If you don't know who he is, Shah Rukh Khan, or 'King Khan' as he i[...]
Happy Birthday, Singapore!
If you look at a map of the world, you'll see a tiny little dot just off the Southern tip of Malaysia. This is Singapore.
And tomorrow, the 9th of Au[...]
A One-Way ticket to Mars!
Would you like to travel to the planet Mars and live there? But would you like to live there forever and never return to Earth? Thousands of people thi[...]
He's Back in Action!
Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan is back in action after brain surgery last month for an injury he got while performing a stunt for an upcoming film.
New World Records Created!
Is it possible for hot-air balloons to set a world record? It is! A massive gathering of hot-air balloon fans in northeastern France has set not one,[...]
President Barack Obama Turns 52 Years Old!
It was the US President Barack Obama's birthday on the 4th of August.
US first lady Michelle Obama sent a message out with a photo was [...]
Isn't Technology Amazing?
In Japan, ten year old Nijiya Kurota's little hand holds a brush dangling above a clean sheet of rice paper.
The brush itself is being held really[...]
Edward Snowden to Live in Russia for a Year! USA Disappointed with Russia
US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden finally has a new home. Where? In Russia! He has now[...]
She Fights for Girls' Education!
A new, super-cool super hero has hit the screens of Pakistan TV. Who is it? It's Burka Avenger, a cartoon superhero disguised in a flowing bla[...]
The Owner Couldn't Believe her Eyes when her Stolen Violin was Returned!
Can you image a violin could cost as much as £1.2 million (US$1.8 million/1.4 million euros)?
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