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The Slugger

March 2, 2023

In late September, Aaron Judge stood in the batter’s box at Yankee Stadium. The voices of 40,000 fans hushed as the pitcher wound up. Judge smacked the ball deep into the left-center-field bleachers. It was his 60th home run of…

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Spring Ahead

March 2, 2023

On March 12, clocks in the United States and at least 60 other countries “spring forward” one hour for daylight saving time (DST). We lose an hour of sleep. But we get more daylight until November, when clocks “fall back”…

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The Kid Report: Spring Ahead

March 2, 2023

On March 12, clocks will “spring forward,” giving us an extra hour of sunlight in the evening until November. Sounds good, right? But daylight saving time is a hotly debated topic. Even among lawmakers and experts, there’s disagreement over whether…

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History

8 Questions for Myria Perez

March 1, 2023

Myria Perez is a fossil preparator and educator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, D.C. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Elisha Lee. 1. What exactly do you do for your job? I work with fossils,…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

February 17, 2023

In this month's podcast, TFK Kid Reporter Mason Langer talks with TIME senior editor Sean Gregory. They discuss "The Slugger," a story about baseball's Aaron Judge. This past season, Judge set a new home-run record, joining ranks with New York…

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U.S. Downs Flying Objects

February 16, 2023

United States fighter jets shot down three flying objects, over Alaska, Canada, and Michigan, between February 10 and 12. Officials are trying to identify the objects. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been on heightened alert since earlier…

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Science

Jupiter’s New Moons

February 16, 2023

Astronomers have discovered 12 more moons orbiting Jupiter. The planet’s moon count now stands at 92. That’s more than any other planet in our solar system. The new moons were spotted using telescopes in Hawaii and Chile. It took scientists…

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TFK Press Club

TIME Is Turning 100!

February 16, 2023

On March 3, 1923, the first issue of TIME magazine was published. Soon we’ll be celebrating our 100th birthday! The world was much different a century ago. About a million kids ages 10 to 15 worked—mostly on farms and in…

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School of the Future

February 16, 2023

Ehrman Crest Elementary and Middle School, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, celebrated its grand opening in August. Three months later, TIME magazine put the school on its annual list of best inventions. The honor focused on Ehrman Crest’s inventive design. There are…

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World

Super Skater

February 16, 2023

British skateboarder Sky Brown, 14, practices in the United Arab Emirates on February 8. She won the World Park Skateboarding Championships there four days late…

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Science

It's Rocket Science

February 16, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Joan Melendez Misner is an aerospace integration engineer at NASA. She’s…

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Time Off

Money-Minded

February 15, 2023

What’s cryptocurrency? Why can’t kids have jobs? Why is our money green? These are just a few of the questions explored in Million Bazillion, a podcast that teaches kids about business and the economy. In each episode, hosts Bridget Bodnar…

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Time Off

A Booming Book

February 15, 2023

In a wild and wacky follow-up to his best-selling book The Ice Cream Machine, Adam Rubin returns with another set of short stories: The Human Kaboom. Like his previous book, this one serves up six original tales that all have…

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Earthquakes Strike

February 10, 2023

Rescue and relief efforts are underway in Turkey and Syria, after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck the region on February 6. Another quake hit nine hours later. At press time, more than 20,000 people had died. Thousands of buildings have been…

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State of the Union

February 9, 2023

President Joe Biden gave his State of the Union address on February 7. He spoke before Congress at the United States Capitol. Much of the speech focused on the economy. Biden said his policies have created millions of jobs. He…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Power Song?

February 9, 2023

The Grammys introduced a new award category this year: Best Song for Social Change. The winner was announced at the live ceremony on February 5. It was “Baraye,” by Iranian singer Shervin Hajipour. The song has become an anthem for…

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Scoring King

February 9, 2023

On February 7, LeBron James, of the Los Angeles Lakers, became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. He broke a record held for 39 years by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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Arts

Un nuevo capítulo

February 9, 2023

El 24 de enero, Meg Medina fue investida como la Embajadora Nacional de Literatura Juvenil. La ceremonia se realizó en la Biblioteca del Congreso en Washington, D.C. Medina es una autora cubano-estadounidense de libros de niños y la ganadora de…

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