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A New Heroine

February 19, 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon is a new animated Disney movie. It’s an epic adventure set in the fantasy world of Kumandra. The story follows Raya, a warrior princess. She’s on a quest to find a dragon who can save…

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Daring to Discover

February 19, 2021

Suzanne Slade has written a new picture book. It’s called June Almeida, Virus Detective! Almeida was a scientist. She identified the first coronavirus in humans. That was in 1964. From an early age, Almeida loved science. When she grew…

Environment

Strong Storms

February 12, 2021

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season was the most active on record. Between May and November, 30 major storms brewed in the Atlantic Ocean. Thirteen of them became hurricanes. Eta and Iota were powerful hurricanes. Eta hit Central America in November.…

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Science

Hurricane Basics

February 12, 2021

A hurricane is a mass of clouds and thunderstorms. It spins around a still center. The center is called the “eye.” A hurricane is like a giant engine. It uses warm air as fuel. There’s plenty of that in the…

Health

Vaccine Trackers

February 5, 2021

The truck drove along California’s highways. Analysts in Washington, D.C., were watching closely. They knew the status of its cargo : a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine was held in trays. It was packed with dry ice, sensors, and tracking devices.…

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Health

Let's Talk!

February 5, 2021

Dr. Ingrid Katz works at the Harvard Global Health Institute. She specializes in infectious diseases. TFK spoke with her about the new COVID-19 vaccines. TFK: What is a vaccine? Katz: A vaccine is a medication. You get an…

Entertainment

Play to Win

January 29, 2021

Who should take out the garbage? Who gets to pick what to watch on TV? To make a decision, some people play rock, paper, scissors. “It is a special sport,” Wyatt Baldwin told TFK. He is president of the World…

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World

Let's Play A Game

January 29, 2021

Kids play different games all around the world. Take a look. Batter Up Cricket is a team sport. The game looks a bit like baseball. But a cricket bat is flat on one side. These kids are playing cricket in…

Technology

Best Inventions of 2020

January 8, 2021

Inventions have the power to help people. They can improve the way we work, play, and live. Each year, TIME for Kids picks the best new inventions. This year, we let Gitanjali Rao take the lead. Gitanjali, 15, is an…

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United States

Remembering the March

January 1, 2021

On August 28, 1963, people poured into Washington, D.C. They came for a special event. It was called the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It drew about 250,000 people. They wanted the United States government to pass new…

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History

Honoring a Hero

January 1, 2021

John Lewis was a congressman for Georgia. He was one of the last living leaders of the civil rights movement. He died of cancer on July 17, 2020. He was 80 years old. “John Lewis was an American treasure,” Martin…

Business

Theaters in Trouble

December 25, 2020

People love to go to the movies. They eat buttery popcorn and sit in cushy seats. They laugh with friends and family. They watch the latest films on the big screen. But many movie theaters are closed because of the…

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Entertainment

Do We Still Need Movie Theaters?

December 25, 2020

Theaters are fun! But many have closed because of COVID-19. Do we still need them? Readers weigh in. YES Ava Jung, 8 Paramus, New Jersey When people go to a theater, they can enjoy the movie without getting distracted. If…

Science

Space Junk

December 18, 2020

There are many working satellites in space. We depend on them. They send information to the technology we use every day. But many other satellites are broken and still in orbit. Space junk is a problem. Debris floating around the…

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Science

Let's Talk!

December 18, 2020

Daniel Holz is an astrophysicist. He works at the University of Chicago, in Illinois. He studies black holes. Holz spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Miguel Madero. TFK: What is a black hole? HOLZ: A black hole is an area in…

United States

A Winning Team

December 4, 2020

Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the United States. 
He won the 2020 presidential election. He ran against President Donald Trump. The win was announced on November 7. That was four days after Election Day. “America, I’m honored…

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Community

Incredible Kids: Bellen Woodard

December 4, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Bellen Woodard, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Bellen Woodard, 9, is a “crayon activist.” She…

Community

Incredible Kids: Jack Dalton

December 4, 2020

Who’ll become the Kid of the Year? The answer will be revealed December 4 on an hour-long TV special on Nickelodeon. Read about Jack Dalton, one of the top 20 finalists, below. Jack Dalton, 10, teaches kids about orangutans. He…