The spelling queen bee making history
Does spelling really matter? Fourteen-year-old Zaila Avant-garde has just become the first African-American to win a famous spelling competition in the USA. But is the contest pointless?
The scientists searching for life on Jupiter
Could there be life in Jupiter’s clouds? A study into possible life on Venus has shown that nothing could survive on the planet. But scientists hope for more luck on the gas giant, Jupiter.
‘Extinct’ mouse returns to Australia
Are mice the toughest creatures of them all? Scientists in Australia have discovered a species of mouse thought to have been extinct for 150 years. Despite challenges, it has survived.