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Brian S. McGrath

Brian McGrath is Senior Editor of TIME Edge. He joined the staff in 2015. During his 20 years of classroom experience, he has been a middle school ELA teacher in the New York City public schools, a writing instructor at the Univeristy of Arizona and Rutgers University, and a literature professor at Claremont McKenna College. Brian holds a PhD in literature from Rutgers University, in New Jersey. He spends his free time reading, writing essays, and visiting art museums.

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Environment

Waste-Free Coffee

April 22, 2022

Starbucks is a popular coffee shop. It uses about 7 billion disposable cups each year. This creates a lot of waste. More than one-third of the company’s packaging waste is cups and lids. Starbucks hopes to cut its waste in…

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Health

Waste Watchers

February 18, 2022

Rob Knight is a scientist. He works at the University of California San Diego. He studies wastewater. That’s the water that has been flushed down the toilet. Knight is testing the school’s wastewater. He’s looking for the virus that causes…

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United States

Kid of the Year: Meet the Honorees

February 11, 2022

TIME’s Kid of the Year TV special recognizes incredible young people. It celebrates their amazing accomplishments in 2021. They worked in a range of fields. These included social justice, science, and education. In addition to Orion Jean, four kids were…

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Science

A Day In Space

November 23, 2021

What’s it like to see Earth from space? “It takes my breath away,” astronaut Christina Koch says. “The blues are very bright. And it glows.” In February 2020, Koch completed a mission on the International Space Station (ISS). It was…

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Explore the ISS

November 23, 2021

Look into the sky at dawn or dusk. You might see the International Space Station (ISS). It is 250 miles above you. But you can see its solar panels catch the sunlight. The ISS is a space laboratory. It orbits…

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Science

Animal Rights

November 22, 2021

An elephant should not be held in a zoo. That’s what the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) says. It’s an animal-rights group. The NhRP is taking the Bronx Zoo to court. The zoo is in New York City. An elephant…

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Science

Mapping Reefs

October 15, 2021

Scientists have a new tool. It is the Allen Coral Atlas. It is an online map of the world’s coral reefs. Conservationists will use the atlas. It will help them protect coral reefs. Reefs are home to ocean animals. These…

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Technology

An Electric Future

September 3, 2021

In January, General Motors (GM) made an announcement. The company plans to stop selling gas-powered cars. This will happen by 2035. Instead, the company will make more electric cars. GM is just one company making electric cars. This could help…

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Technology

Exploring Mars

April 22, 2021

In February, NASA’s rover landed on Mars. Its name is Perseverance. Its job is to find signs of past life. Tiny life-forms called microbes might have lived on Mars. That would have been more than 3 billion years ago. The…

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United States

Congress at Work

April 22, 2021

The United States government has three branches. Congress is the legislative branch. It makes the nation’s laws. Congress works in the U.S. Capitol building. That’s in Washington, D.C. Congress has two chambers, or parts. One is the Senate. The other…

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