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But first - to a discovery that's got space scientists very excited.
Have they found another planet where life exists?
Good afternoon, you are watching news road, I'm Martin and we live
for the five minutes. Coming up, meet the man who has hatched a plan,
and find out what these guys are waiting for.
In this observatory in South America, scientists are very excited
as a special telescope has helped to find a very exciting new planet. And
this is it... Its name is... Not very catchy, but scientists believe
this planet, called a super Earth, could be a game changer in their
search for life in outer space. This is because of the distance the
planet is from the star that it orbits. The super Earth is actually
ten times nearer to its star than we are to our son, but this planet's
star is much smaller and cooler and experts think there could be water
on its surface, which would be needed for life to exist. Which is
why everyone is pretty excited. The planet is 40 light-years away. That
is a long way. A really long way. Yet, still travelling. Are we there
yet? Ack, there we are, but is there life here? Well, we will just have
to leave the scientists to do more studies to find out more. Watch this
space. 27 baby tortoises have been
rescued by police in Peru. The Galapagos tortoises
were in cardboard boxes on a bus heading for the capital,
Lima, where they were about to be They're so rare that this
rescue is big news. Imagine winning a big competition
to design a mascot for two of the biggest athletics events
on the planet and having Blue Peter's Radzi turn up at
your door? Well, that's exactly what happened
to seven-year-old Ellie. Meet hero the hedgehog and we is
believed to be. They are the mascots for this summer's world athletics
and ParAthletics in champion and they have been designed by
seven-year-old Ellie. Why a be an hedgehog? They both need help to
survive because people are destroying their homes. Tamil
happened when you heard you had won? Somebody ten of my doorstep and
there was this man... What happened next question mark we told Ellie she
was the Peter mascot when after 4,000 entries. And we believe that
Wizbee is the very first mascot with a prosthesis, and my grandad lost
his leg in the Second World War and we have a mascot with a prosthetic
leg, courtesy of Ellie, and it is awesome. And you can see those
mascots tonight at 5:30pm on CBBC. Staying with bees, now,
and their numbers have fallen in the UK over recent years
and that's got conservationists But experts say there's lots we can
do to help in our own gardens - with bee-friendly flowers or even
making a bee hotel. And here's beekeeper
Noah to show you how. To make up bee B, you will need
three pieces of wood for the site and two pieces of wood for the top
and bottom. Some bamboo cane to fit in the box, some would blue and a
grown-up. Get a grown-up to stick all of the sides together with wood
glue, leaving one side open and then stick on the top and bottom of the
box. Put bamboo cane and other hollow materials into the box. Cut
it down to size if necessary. The bees will nest and lay eggs in these
tubes and there you have the bee B
This is EGGS-actly the type of story I love.
This French artist has been sitting on some chickens eggs
for the past three weeks to test if they would hatch.
The first eggs have started to hatch and the wee chicks are looking good.
Last up - it's just not Newsround without some extreme
Lets take a look at the moment a baby polar bear was shown
to crowds for the first time at Ohio Zoo in the US.
At six months old, she still hasn't got a name so the zoo
are asking the public to vote on what they'd call her.
Well, that's all your news for today.
We will be back tomorrow morning at 7:40 a.m..