How to plan a great story. Author Katrina Nannestad's advice on what to do if you get stuck for an idea. For Kids News short story competition

New clue into left-handedness

There could be a genetic reason some people are left-handed, with a new study finding that a rare variant is present in more than twice as many lefties as right-handed folk

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NewsWire Photos JANUARY 20, 2023: Editorial generic stock image of an iPhone with the popular apps: Instagram, Messenger and Facebook prominent on its home screen. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Eagar

Health warning for kids on phones

A person that used to work for Facebook’s parent company Meta has issued a dire warning, saying the tech giant knows its algorithms are damaging the health of young kids and teens

In this March 16, 2024, image courtesy of the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, surgeons perform the world’s first genetically modified pig kidney transplant into a living human. A team of surgeons have successfully transplanted a pig kidney into a living patient for the first time, the hospital said on March 21, 2024. The four-hour-long operation was carried out on March 16 on a 62-year-old man suffering from end-stage kidney disease, the hospital said. (Photo by Michelle ROSE / Massachusetts General Hospital / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Massachusetts General Hospital/Michelle ROSE" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

First human receives pig kidney

In a groundbreaking medical advance, a 62-year-old man has made history as the first human to receive a kidney transplant from a genetically modified pig

Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, March 18, 2024

Run for kids or push for parents?

Newspaper cartoonist Mark Knight relies on quick wit and fast fingers to do his job – but he’s also swift on his feet as a longtime supporter of the Run for the Kids fundraiser to help sick children

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(FILES) This photo taken on November 21, 2019, shows the logo of the social media video sharing app Tiktok displayed on a tablet screen in Paris. The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill on March 13, 2024 that would force Tiktok to divest from its Chinese owner or get banned from the United States. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

Why TikTok could be banned in Australia

National security concerns about TikTok, including its role as ‘the major source of news and information about the world for young Australians’, has Canberra watching the US as ban bill looms

The surprising history of chocolate

The surprising history of chocolate

 Before being used to make chocolate, cacao was used by ancient tribes for cooking and medicinal purposes, finds a new study tracing the history of the world’s favourite ingredient 

Doctors stunned as deadly brain tumour ‘completely disappears’. Picture: Chinese Neurosurgical Journal

Boy’s brain tumour disappears

A 13-year-old Belgian boy has become the first in the world to survive a deadly form of brain cancer after his tumour vanished while taking part in a medical trial, creating fresh hope of a cure

Human Head with Brain Activity

How does your brain clean itself?

Deep sleep doesn’t just rest your body – Australian scientists believe it’s also when the brain washes away toxins, with a new project looking at whether the brain’s self-clean can be boosted

Mark Knight cartoon on Demon Angus Brayshaw forced to retire because of concussion

Tough call on hard knocks in AFL

Concussion-induced microscopic changes to Angus Brayshaw’s 28-year-old brain forced the AFL player’s painful decision to retire, prompting cartoonist Mark Knight to send him off in style

SANDRINGHAM, NORFOLK - DECEMBER 25: Prince George of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales and King Charles III attend the Christmas Morning Service at Sandringham Church on December 25, 2023 in Sandringham, Norfolk. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Palace confirms King Charles has cancer

10-year-old Prince George is second in line to the British throne after William – but while King Charles receives cancer treatment the chain of command differs from the order of succession

Launch - Health of the Nation campaign. Get off 'couch potatoes’. Campaign ambassador and fitness guru Sam Wood and AFLW player Libby Birch with Port Melbourne Nippers Isabelle Crane, Antonia Barry, Bronte Heyman, Zachary Unsworth and Irene Barry encourage the nation to get off the couch for good health.                Picture: David Caird

Call to quit couch culture for kids

‘Quit the sit’ could be the nation’s new motto as families are urged to drop lounge lizard life with a free program, after survey finds one in four parents have never thrown a ball with their kids