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Spider Webb

September 8, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope gets crisp images. This one was released on September 6. It shows the Tarantula Nebula. The area contains thousands of young star…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Choose a Beat?

September 8, 2022

Jeffrey Kluger is a science journalist who covers all things space. That’s his beat, or the subject area on which he writes and reports. “I’ve written about many topics in the decades I’ve been working,” he says. “None has given…

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Seeing into Space

September 8, 2022

For 26 years, the NASA scientists behind the James Webb Space Telescope have been asking for three things: patience, time, and money. In 1996, a group of astronomers proposed a space telescope that would be able to peer 13.6 billion…

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Do We Still Need to Send People into Space?

September 8, 2022

Did you know that humans haven’t walked on the lunar surface since the Apollo 17 mission, in 1972? With NASA’s Artemis missions, astronauts could soon be on the moon again—and eventually on Mars. Artemis I will take an Orion spacecraft…

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Out of This World

September 7, 2022

Do space aliens exist? This is the question at the heart of Aliens: Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life, by Joalda Morancy. This nonfiction book packs a wealth of information about the complexities of space and the possibility…

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Time Off

Reach for Space

September 7, 2022

Have a question about outer space? Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids explores our galaxy and beyond. Listeners hear interviews with astronauts and engineers and take part in at-home activities. Brian Holden is one of the hosts. His cohost…

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Gas-Powered Car Ban

September 2, 2022

California is phasing out gas-powered vehicles. On August 25, officials said all new cars sold in the state will have to be electric or hydrogen-powered by 2035. Transportation accounts for about half of California’s greenhouse-gas emissions, which contribute to climate…

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World

Hawaii Wins Little League

September 1, 2022

On August 28, Hawaii won the 2022 Little League Baseball World Series, beating Curaçao 13–3 in four innings. It’s the fourth time since 2005 that Hawaii has won the championship. “We’re fortunate that everything clicked at the right moment,” team…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Pitch?

September 1, 2022

Before journalists can begin reporting a story, they need to pitch it. No, that doesn’t mean tossing it like a baseball! It means convincing an editor that a story is important and timely—basically, that it needs to be told, and…

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Dolphin Rescue

September 1, 2022

This dolphin calf is improving after being stranded near the shore in Thailand. When it was found, it was sick and too weak to swim. Vets and volunteers feed th…

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World's Greatest Places

September 1, 2022

Want to see the world? Each year, TIME magazine makes a list of the World’s Greatest Places. Join TIME for Kids on a tour of our favorites. We’ll take you from city to wilderness, and from tiny villages to faraway…

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Let's Talk with Kwame Mbalia

August 31, 2022

Kwame Mbalia is an author. The graphic-novel version of his book Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky came out in August. TFK Kid Reporter Orion Jean spoke with him about books and more. What message do you…

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Bye-Bye, Lanternfly

August 26, 2022

“Kill it! Squash it, smash it. . . just get rid of it.” Those are instructions from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. They’re part of an effort to stop the spotted lanternfly, an insect that’s harmful to certain plants. Across…

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TFK Press Club

What Does Journalism Mean to You?

August 26, 2022

Break out your press badge and put on your Junior Journalist cap: TFK Press Club is back! (Don’t have a press badge yet? Download one here.) We’re giving you a chance to hone your reporting skills. In each issue, we’ll…

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Big Wave

August 26, 2022

Kelly Slater competes for the United States in the Outerknown Tahiti Pro. He’s shown here on August 19 at the event in French Polynesia. It’s part of the World…

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Shark Sighting

August 26, 2022

A shark was spotted off the shore of LeCount Hollow beach, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on August 8. The sighting was reported to the Sharktivity app. That’s a public-safety tool created by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC). John Chisholm is…

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8 Questions for Jenny Nash

August 26, 2022

Lego Education and NASA have teamed up to teach kids about NASA’s Artemis missions. These are the next steps in human exploration of the moon. TFK Kid Reporter Zarita Asgar spoke with Jenny Nash, head of education impact for Lego…

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