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Literacy problem solution:
Children will be asked to draw pictures instead of spelling words as part of a new strategy to improve literacy test results in primary school.Female polar bears frustrated:
Polar bear penis bones are shrinking in Eastern Greenland, according to Christian Sonne of the University of Aarhus in Denmark and colleagues.Pressure on children increasing:
Pre-schoolers are stressing themselves out about kindergarten six months before they even have their first day of school, new research has found.Party animal:
Melbourne child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg said that parents were often the cause of children’s anxiety before starting school.
A Double Bay man got more than he bargained for when he took his highly agitated kitten to a veterinary clinic after it had been accidentally locked in a cupboard overnight - only to discover it was high on cocaine and benzodiazepines from a wild weekend dinner party.Birdsville races on despite lack of horses:
Punters will instead be able to bet on jockeys riding hobby horses flown in for this year's meet, which has been disrupted by the outbreak of equine influenza (EI).Manhood gone:
A Thai woman is at large with her husband's penis today after discovering the man's unfaithfulness.