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Building in 3D

November 21, 2022

Watching a robotic arm pour concrete may not sound exciting. But there are videos of this on social media. And they’re getting millions of views. They show the 3D printing process. The arm pumps layers of concrete. The layers form…

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Science

Our 3D Printed World

November 21, 2022

Did you know that 3D printing has been around since the 1980s? The technology is used to create many different things. Some are just for fun. Others can change lives. Here are four examples. What would you make? Beautiful Cakes…

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Media Literacy

Podcast Producer

November 17, 2022

Some journalists publish articles. You can read them on a news site. Christie Taylor is a journalist whose work is meant to be heard. You can hear it on the radio show and podcast Science Friday. Taylor is a…

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Entertainment

Listen to This

November 17, 2022

Podcasts aren’t just fun to listen to. You can learn a lot from them too. Here are a few kid favorites. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian Want to travel to outer space? This podcast will take you for a…

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History

Famous Pharaoh

November 10, 2022

The leaders of ancient Egypt were called pharaohs. King Tutankhamen was Egypt’s youngest pharaoh. He became king when he was just 9 years old. He died 10 years later. King Tut’s mummy was buried in the Valley of the Kings.…

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World

Making Mummies

November 10, 2022

In ancient Egypt, pharaohs and other wealthy people were made into mummies after they died. Why? Egyptians believed the dead would need their bodies in another life. Mummies were wrapped up tight. (above) First, the body was cleaned. Egyptians used…

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TFK Press Club

Where Have You Been?

November 10, 2022

On November 2, the northern lights, also called the aurora borealis, were seen in Tromsø, Norway. The colorful display has dazzled people for as long there have been people to see it. For people who live in countries in the…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Animal Story?

November 3, 2022

Sir Väs, a deadly, seven-foot-long king cobra, escaped from its enclosure at the Skansen Aquarium, in Sweden, on October 22. A week later, after a desperate search, staff members were relieved to find that the snake had returned on its…

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TFK Press Club

What Matters to You?

October 20, 2022

When getting ready to cast a ballot, voters consider the issues that matter most to them. Then they find out how the candidates feel about those issues. The issues can be local, such as how a community should manage its…

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World

Britain's New King

October 14, 2022

On September 10, King Charles III was named Great Britain’s head of state. The ceremony took place at St. James’s Palace. That is in London, England. The tradition is centuries old. But this was the first time it was shown…

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United States

Gas-Powered Car Ban

October 13, 2022

California is phasing out gas-powered cars. In August, officials set new rules. New cars sold in the state after 2035 will not use just gas. They will have to be electric or hydrogen-powered. Transportation causes greenhouse-gas emissions, which contribute to…

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United States

The Greatest

October 13, 2022

Serena Williams is one of the greatest athletes of all time. She has played professional tennis for 27 years. Now, she has decided to step away from the game. What is next? Williams will focus on her business and on…

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Entertainment

Creature Comfort

October 13, 2022

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile is in theaters now. The movie is a musical comedy from Sony Pictures. We meet a shy boy named Josh who befriends Lyle, a crocodile. Josh is played by Winslow Fegley, 13. “Josh has to go through…

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Entertainment

Finding Your Path

October 13, 2022

Author Matt de la Peña has a new book. It is about kids discovering who they are. TFK Kid Reporter Zarita Asgar spoke with de la Peña. Patchwork is a “celebration of all the twists and turns of childhood,” he…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Set the Scene?

October 13, 2022

Imagine you’re reading two articles about a Halloween parade. One includes only numerical information: the temperature outside, the number of people in attendance, a ranking of the costumes. The other includes facts, but it also describes the sights and sounds…

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Environment

Arte de insectos

October 7, 2022

Para la mayoría de la gente, los insectos son pestes. Los sacudimos de nuestros brazos. Los rociamos con pesticidas. Levon Biss es un fotógrafo. Él desea que veamos su belleza. Biss toma fotografías de los insectos de cerca. Luego, las…

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