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Kids can’t be kids anymore at school

It seems that some Australian schools have become so scared of children injuring themselves during normal play, that they have banned handstands at school! The school suggests that children “play safer games like chess and snakes and ladders” Other things that have been banned at various schools include; Cartwheels, or any other type of gymnastic moves “unless … Continue reading

Cockatoos learn to make and use a tool

From a story at http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26136 See the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YH1yqFSs9NA After a lone Goffin cockatoo figured out how to make and use a simple tool, others have learned the same trick by watching him The successful birds didn’t imitate Figaro’s technique, however. Instead of the raking motion he used, they used a sideways flick. This suggests they … Continue reading

Good news story: Sully the cat saves man from Melbourne house fire

A tabby cat named Sully has been praised by fire crews after she woke up a man and saved him from a fire that destroyed his home. (Via ABC). But the obvious question is, why didn’t he hear a smoke alarm? Did he have a smoke alarm? According to this story, a cat may be … Continue reading