As It Happens

As It Happens: Thursday Edition

Thursday, September 10th 2015

Part One

New hominin
Researchers squeeze into a cramped cave in South Africa -- and emerge with an amazing trove of bones that sheds light on ancestors we didn't know we had. 

Unaccompanied refugee children 
Sweden has received more unaccompanied refugee children than any other country in Europe -- and tonight, we'll find out what's being done to help them. 

Apple pencil: David Rees
David Rees works with pencils. He knows pencils. And he has a message for the new, fancy writing apparatus unveiled to the world yesterday: Apple Pencil, you're no pencil at all. 

Part Two

New Zealand book ban
A young adult novel called "Into the River" has won awards and acclaim -- but after an outcry from a Christian group, it's now banned from libraries and bookstores in New Zealand. 

Lazy study 
A shocking new study suggests humans are wired to be lazy -- a conclusion no one will stand for. But they may sit for it. 

Part Three 

Amara Possian heads a group called LeadNow. She thinks Canada's electoral system is broken. But not everyone will agree with her plan for fixing it. 

Lenin head follow-up
The only part of the buried statue of Vladimir Lenin they wanted to put back on display was the 3.5-tonne head they've just dug up on the outskirts of Berlin.  

Usain Bolt tortoise 
He's like a cross between a reptile and a projectile. A...projeptile. We speak with the owner of the fastest tortoise on Earth, who admittedly still moves slowly enough to eat his own dust.