TikTok crystal cracker releases ‘magic’ and helps educate millions of viewers

Michael Boon releases ancient “magic” each time he strikes his hammer against a rock for his TikTok followers. He splits the Moroccan geodes open, cracking through the shell to expose an individual wonder of science that has never been seen before. The social media platform is popular for sharing short videos of dance trends and … Read more

Haaland’s debut headlines opening weekend of Premier League season

Arsenal’s trip to Crystal Palace lifts the curtain on the new Premier League season on Friday, with Erling Haaland’s debut in the English top flight the highlight of the weekend as champions Manchester City travel to West Ham. Haaland has been the marquee arrival to the Premier League from over £1 billion ($1.2 billion) spent … Read more

SA government offers to pay for funeral of suspected Munno Para neglect victim Charlie

The South Australian government will offer to pay for the funeral of a six-year-old Adelaide girl who died from suspected neglect Key points: Charlie, 6, died last Friday after being taken to hospital The state government has offered financial assistance to her family for her funeral The Education Minister says students and staff at the … Read more

Liverpool’s title bid hit by Spurs draw, Man Utd thrashed at Brighton

Liverpool’s Premier League title bid suffered a blow as Tottenham earned a 1-1 draw against the quadruple chasers, while Manchester United crashed to a “humiliating” 4-0 defeat at Brighton on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side fell behind to Son Heung-min’s second-half goal at Anfield before Luis Diaz equalized in the closing stages. Diaz bagged Liverpool’s fortuitous … Read more

Chelsea held in front of Boehly, Watford relegated

Chelsea blew a two-goal lead in front of prospective owner Todd Boehly as Wolves snatched a dramatic 2-2 draw, while Watford were relegated from the Premier League after defeat at Crystal Palace on Saturday. The consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Boehly has won the battle to buy Chelsea in a £4.25 billion ($5.2 … Read more