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The Snail


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Poolbeg Chimneys to Stay


A famous landmark has been saved in Dublin after a review by the ESB. The iconic Poolbeg Chimneys at Ringsend will stay standing even though they haven't been in use since 2010.

Facts About Cheetahs


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Lyons LM2 Streamliner


New York based motor company, Lyons, has unveiled a prototype of possibly the fastest road-legal car ever made. The company was set up only four years ago and the idea for the LM2 started with a rough drawing on a napkin. After years of working for other car companies like Lamborghini, Kevin Lyons decided that America needed its very own hypercar, and so he drew the outline of a car that has now become a reality.

Tale of a Dog


Drivers on one of Scotland's busiest roads had to endure serious delays after a dog drove a tractor onto the motorway. Honestly!  Border Collie, Don, took control of a mini-tractor after farmer, Tom Hamilton, left the vehicle for a matter of seconds. Don made straight for the nearby M74, which was busy with morning traffic...

Real Kermit the Frog


Scientists in Costa Rica have discovered a new species of frog that may just be Mother Nature's answer to TV's Kermit the Frog.

Rodney the Rat


A South American swamp rat has been found swimming far from home in a river in Co. Tipperary.

Medieval Yoda


A medieval historian has discovered a 14th century drawing of a creature that bears a striking resemblance to Yoda from Star Wars...

World Happiness Report 2015


Ireland is the eighteenth happiest country in the world according to the World Happiness Report. The international study was published by the UN after surveys were carried out around the world over the last two years.

Nurney Pupils Create App


The pupils of Scoil Bhríde in Nurney, Co. Kildare, have been creating an educational app for the last few weeks. As part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme, we have been creating a Maths app to help children learn their tables.

The 5 Star Billis Bug Hotel


For the Biodiversity Green Flag, we, the pupils from 5th and 6th in Billis NS, recently constructed a bug hotel. A bug hotel is a come and go home for insects. It only took us a day to build it because we had lots of materials around our school already.

World's Newest Oldest Art Gallery


In the south of France, deep in a cave under the grounds of the Ardeche Gorge, the largest natural canyon in Europe, there lies one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries ever made. The walls of this cave are unlike no other, having more than 300 designs painted and engraved on them.

What a Laugh!


Today I was sitting in English class and my teacher was reading The Primary Planet. She was reading an article about rhinos on the Planet Wildlife page. It reminded me of our school tour last year to Dublin Zoo. Ha, that gave me something to think about!

Man V Horse


Do you think you could outrun a horse? Do you think you could do it over 35 kilometres? For people that answer ‘yes’ to these questions, the ‘Man vs. Horse’ marathon is the sporting event for you.

Poo Bus


A public bus that runs on human waste has been put into service in the city of Bristol. And just in case you don't quite understand, “human waste” means poo!

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