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Keep It Down

January 26, 2024

Headphones are helpful. We use them to listen to music without disturbing others. Many kids use them in school. But headphones can be harmful, too. They can cause hearing loss if the volume is too loud. Studies show that…

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The Human Body

How the Ear Works

January 26, 2024

An ear has many working parts. Their job is to turn sound into something your brain can understand. Here’s how. The pinna is the part of the ear sticking out of your head. It collects sounds. The sounds travel through…

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History

Underwater Discovery

November 30, 2023

In early November, a diver was swimming off the coast of Sardinia. That’s in Italy. The diver spotted pieces of metal on the ocean floor. He alerted authorities. More divers were sent to look. The pieces turned out to be…

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Space

Mini Moon

November 30, 2023

On November 1, NASA’s Lucy spacecraft passed a small asteroid called Dinkinesh. The craft made an unexpected discovery. Dinkinesh has a small moon. Lucy was sent to space in 2021. The spacecraft is meant to study asteroids near Jupiter.…

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Weather

Snowflake Science

November 30, 2023

Look at the snowflakes on this page. What shapes do you see? Usually, a snowflake is the shape of either a star or a column. But did you know that no two snowflakes are exactly alike? Even scientists wonder why.…

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Weather

Studying Snowflakes

November 30, 2023

No two snowflakes are alike. This was discovered by a man named Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley. He was born in 1865 in Vermont. He grew up on a farm, and was fascinated by snowflakes. His mother gave him a microscope when…

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Space

Tremors on the Moon

October 12, 2023

Fifty years ago, NASA sensors recorded vibrations on the moon. Scientists recently discovered what’s causing some of these “moonquakes.” In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission ended. The astronauts returned from the moon. Their landing craft stayed behind. Scientists have studied…

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Weather

Heat Wave

July 31, 2023

People cool off near a fountain in New York City, on July 27. Scientists say July is Earth’s hottest month on record. Extreme hot weather has blistered three continents—North America, Europe, and Asia. In the United States, more than 128…

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Space

Stars Are Born

July 17, 2023

This image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope shows a region of clouds called Rho Ophiuchi. The clouds are made of gas and dust. Stars are being born here. Some are as massive as our sun. Rho Ophiuchi is 390…

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Space

Liftoff

May 22, 2023

On Sunday, May 21, a SpaceX rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It is carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station. Two are from Saudi Arabia. They are the first Saudis to go into space since 1985. One, Rayyanah…

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