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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…

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…

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.…

Science

Ready to Experiment?

March 11, 2021

Emily’s Wonder Lab, on Netflix, is hosted by Emily Calandrelli. She’s a scientist and an engineer. On the show, she shares her love of science with kids. The show features experiments and activities. In one episode, there’s a pool…

Arts

The Final Chapter

March 11, 2021

Annie Barrows is the author of Ivy + Bean Get to Work. Ivy and Bean are best friends. They attend a Career Fair at school. They learn about jobs adults can have. But the girls are interested in just one…

Environment

The PPE Problem

March 11, 2021

Zoë Trisha Prinsloo cares about the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa. She leads cleanups there. She has a group called Save a Fishie! It has picked up plastic bottles, straws, and more. Lately, Prinsloo has noticed more of one…

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Environment

Can We Compost It?

March 11, 2021

Some of your trash can be used to help the planet. With composting, you can recycle food and other organic materials. It can be turned into fertilizer to help plants grow. Composting is good for the planet. It reduces the…

History

On Board the Titanic

March 11, 2021

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail on its first voyage. The Titanic was a British luxury passenger ship. It was described as “unsinkable.” The ship set off from England. It was supposed to cross the Atlantic Ocean to…

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History

Deep Under the Sea

March 11, 2021

The Titanic was found underwater in 1985. That’s 73 years after it sank. Today, scientists are still discovering objects from this historic ship. The artifacts teach us about the Titanic and the people on board. Which artifact do you think…

History

Making History

March 11, 2021

One day, the pandemic will be history. How will you remember it? Museums are deciding that now. Many are collecting items. They are looking for ordinary things. These include hand sanitizer and grocery lists. Historians will one day study…

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Technology

State of the Art

March 11, 2021

Artists use tools. A painter might use a brush. A sculptor might use a chisel or saw. Lately, some artists have been using computers. These machines help them create surprising new works. Here are three of those artists. Creative Robots…

United States

New Leaders

February 9, 2021

Joe Biden’s inauguration was held on January 20. He was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. In November, Biden won the presidential election. He beat Donald Trump. Biden took the oath of office at the U.S.…

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Arts

Inspired Art

February 9, 2021

Tyler Gordon is an artist. He’s 14 years old. He lives in San Jose, California. Tyler was born deaf. At age 5, he had surgery to gain some hearing. But he has been bullied at school because of a stutter.…

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