20/04/2017 Newsround


20/04/2017

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But first - to a discovery that's got space scientists very excited.

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Have they found another planet where life exists?

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Good afternoon, you are watching news road, I'm Martin and we live

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for the five minutes. Coming up, meet the man who has hatched a plan,

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and find out what these guys are waiting for.

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In this observatory in South America, scientists are very excited

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as a special telescope has helped to find a very exciting new planet. And

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this is it... Its name is... Not very catchy, but scientists believe

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this planet, called a super Earth, could be a game changer in their

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search for life in outer space. This is because of the distance the

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planet is from the star that it orbits. The super Earth is actually

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ten times nearer to its star than we are to our son, but this planet's

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star is much smaller and cooler and experts think there could be water

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on its surface, which would be needed for life to exist. Which is

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why everyone is pretty excited. The planet is 40 light-years away. That

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is a long way. A really long way. Yet, still travelling. Are we there

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yet? Ack, there we are, but is there life here? Well, we will just have

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to leave the scientists to do more studies to find out more. Watch this

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space. 27 baby tortoises have been

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rescued by police in Peru. The Galapagos tortoises

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were in cardboard boxes on a bus heading for the capital,

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Lima, where they were about to be They're so rare that this

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rescue is big news. Imagine winning a big competition

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to design a mascot for two of the biggest athletics events

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on the planet and having Blue Peter's Radzi turn up at

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your door? Well, that's exactly what happened

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to seven-year-old Ellie. Meet hero the hedgehog and we is

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believed to be. They are the mascots for this summer's world athletics

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and ParAthletics in champion and they have been designed by

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seven-year-old Ellie. Why a be an hedgehog? They both need help to

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survive because people are destroying their homes. Tamil

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happened when you heard you had won? Somebody ten of my doorstep and

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there was this man... What happened next question mark we told Ellie she

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was the Peter mascot when after 4,000 entries. And we believe that

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Wizbee is the very first mascot with a prosthesis, and my grandad lost

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his leg in the Second World War and we have a mascot with a prosthetic

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leg, courtesy of Ellie, and it is awesome. And you can see those

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mascots tonight at 5:30pm on CBBC. Staying with bees, now,

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and their numbers have fallen in the UK over recent years

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and that's got conservationists But experts say there's lots we can

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do to help in our own gardens - with bee-friendly flowers or even

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making a bee hotel. And here's beekeeper

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Noah to show you how. To make up bee B, you will need

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three pieces of wood for the site and two pieces of wood for the top

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and bottom. Some bamboo cane to fit in the box, some would blue and a

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grown-up. Get a grown-up to stick all of the sides together with wood

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glue, leaving one side open and then stick on the top and bottom of the

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box. Put bamboo cane and other hollow materials into the box. Cut

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it down to size if necessary. The bees will nest and lay eggs in these

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tubes and there you have the bee B

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This is EGGS-actly the type of story I love.

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This French artist has been sitting on some chickens eggs

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for the past three weeks to test if they would hatch.

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The first eggs have started to hatch and the wee chicks are looking good.

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Last up - it's just not Newsround without some extreme

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Lets take a look at the moment a baby polar bear was shown

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to crowds for the first time at Ohio Zoo in the US.

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At six months old, she still hasn't got a name so the zoo

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are asking the public to vote on what they'd call her.

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Well, that's all your news for today.

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We will be back tomorrow morning at 7:40 a.m..

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