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Out of This World!

January 5, 2018

Astronaut SCOTT KELLY spent a year aboard the International Space Station. That’s a year without gravity, fresh air, or family. Kelly faced many challenges. He was part of a special study. He helped scientists learn about the health effects of…

History

Justice for All

December 29, 2017

It was September of 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Carlotta Walls was 14 years old. She and eight other black teenagers walked toward Central High School. It was the first day of school. It was the best school in the…

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Arts

Chasing Dreams

December 29, 2017

BRYAN COLLIER is an award-winning illustrator. His most recent project was illustrating Between the Lines, by Sandra Neil Wallace. This new picture book is a biography of Collier’s longtime hero Ernie Barnes. Collier illustrated his story using watercolors and collage. …

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Leading Librarian

December 29, 2017

The Library of Congress is the biggest library in the world. It is in Washington, D.C. The library has more than 164 million items. It has books, photographs, recordings, and more. CARLA HAYDEN oversees it all. She is the Librarian…

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Pictures of 2017

December 22, 2017

What will you remember about 2017? It was an action-packed 12 months. The year had its highs and lows. Big and small events led to moments of sadness and joy. Now 2018 is under way. But let’s pause to look…

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Olympic Glory

December 15, 2017

Records will be broken. Memories will be made. Athletes are getting ready for the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Games are happening in PyeongChang, South Korea. The action starts February 9. It continues through February 25. Athletes from around the…

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Technology

Bodybuilding

November 30, 2017

Jake Hubbard is a farmer. He lost his left hand in an accident. Students at Rochelle Middle School, in Illinois, wanted to help him. They created a prosthetic hand for Hubbard. They made it with a 3D printer. Hubbard…

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Emoji History

November 30, 2017

Do you speak emoji? If you have used a tablet, the answer is probably yes. This fall, Apple released hundreds of new emoji. They include a T. rex and a zombie. Emoji is a visual language. It can show ideas.…

Entertainment

Super Business Girl

November 30, 2017

ASIA NEWSON, 14, lives in Detroit, Michigan. Every day after school, she becomes Super Business Girl. She is the CEO of the company. The company sells homemade candles. Asia started the business when she was 5. This year, her goal…

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Toy Story

November 24, 2017

Step into a toy store. On your left, there are action figures and toy cars. On your right, you see craft kits and dolls. Many stores put “boy” toys in one place. They put “girl” toys in another. They do…

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Should Stores Separate Toys by Gender?

November 24, 2017

Many stores put toys aimed at boys in one place. They put toys aimed at girls in another. Some people like this. Others do not. Here, two kids share their views about this matter. YES Preston Eubanks, 11 Syracuse, Utah …

Science

Bursts of Fire

November 15, 2017

Glowing hot lava sputters from the peak. Chunks of rock shoot into the sky. The ground rumbles. The air is thick with ash and smoke. A volcano is erupting. A volcano is an opening in the Earth. Magma, or hot…

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Science

Hot Spots

November 14, 2017

The Ring of Fire is a 25,000-mile-long belt around the Pacific Ocean. It is home to many volcanoes. In fact, three-quarters of the Earth’s volcanoes are here. That’s more than 450 volcanoes! The Ring of Fire sits along the outline…

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