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All the Buzz

April 22, 2021

A rare event is taking place this spring. Trillions of Brood 10 cicadas have just spent 17 years underground. But in May, they will emerge. They will create a buzz as loud as a lawn mower. And by June or…

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Animals

Elephants at Risk

April 22, 2021

African elephants are becoming more endangered. That’s according to a March 25 report. It was done by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group decides how likely some animals are to become extinct. There are two…

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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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Arts

New Muppets in Town

April 22, 2021

Sesame Street has two new residents. Elijah Walker is a weather forecaster. He has a son. The boy’s name is Wesley. He’s 5. They are part of a new effort. Sesame Street wants to answer kids’ questions about race and…

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Arts

Global Food Adventure

April 22, 2021

Take two puppets and add former First Lady Michelle Obama. What do you get? A winning recipe for a new food show. Waffles + Mochi is on Netflix. It started on March 16. The show features kids, celebrity guests, and…

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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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United States

Take a Tour

April 22, 2021

Washington, D.C., is our nation’s capital. It’s where the United States government does most of its work. Washington, D.C., is full of important buildings. Politicians and other leaders live and work in these buildings. The city also has many…

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Arts

Ask the Author

April 22, 2021

Jon Klassen is an author and illustrator. He’s written four books for kids. They have been published in many languages. TIME for Kids asked Klassen five questions about his work. Did you always like to write and draw? …

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Arts

Read These!

April 22, 2021

Jon Klassen loves picture books. He shared some of his favorites with TIME for Kids. They were published between 1958 and 1969. Fortunately Fortunately, Ned has been invited to a surprise party. Unfortunately, the party is many miles away. Fortunately,…

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Technology

For the Birds

April 22, 2021

Jeremi Swietochowski is in fourth grade. One day, he was playing with Legos when he heard a thump. A bird had hit his window. Jeremi went to check on the bird. “Just as I was about to open the door,…

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Animals

Protecting Birds

April 22, 2021

Bird-friendly building design is required in only a few places in the United States. One is San Francisco. That’s a city in California. Another is the state of Minnesota. A new building law also went into effect in New York…

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History

It Makes Music

March 11, 2021

A conch shell was discovered 90 years ago in France. It’s now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it’s about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in 1931 in France’s Pyrenees…

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Environment

Ocean Commotion

March 11, 2021

Oceans are noisier than ever, scientists say. That’s because of sound pollution. The pollution is caused by humans. And it’s harming ocean life. Researchers looked at thousands of studies of ocean sound. They found that noise pollution has increased over…

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Animals

Little Lizard

March 11, 2021

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest reptile on Earth. The species is called Brookesia nana. It’s also known as a nano-chameleon. It lives in the rainforest in northern Madagascar. The finding was published in the journal Scientific Reports.…

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