In the News, July 19th, 2019

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This is a podcast which picks up a few interesting things that have appeared in the news in recent weeks. In this episode we have stories from science, world news, and sport.

In our first story, we learn about how images were transmitted back to Earth from the Moon 50 years ago. You learn more about it here:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-07-18/the-dish-is-a-great-comedy-but-certainly-not-a-documentary/11318862

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-space-exploration-moon-australia/the-dish-still-beaming-signals-from-australia-50-years-after-moon-walk-idUSKCN1UD07L

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TAqXENo1rA&list=PLQDlp_GLSIUT1LUJq3eOrk6_DFNngThiz

In world news we hear about an unusual story of a man smuggling drugs in his wig. This is an enigmatic story. You can read more about it here:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/16/inenglish/1563277743_245169.html

https://inequality.org/facts/global-inequality/

And finally, in the environment we learn about a worrisome drop in orangutan numbers due to deforestation caused by the expanding palm oil industry. You can read more about it here

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-wildlife-orangutan/orangutan-numbers-drop-as-much-as-30-in-malaysian-palm-oil-estate-forests-wwf-idUSKCN1UC2BF

Worksheet Answers:

  1. B 2. B 3. D

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