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Escape Artist

December 2, 2022

Sir Väs is a seven-foot-long king cobra. In English, his name means Sir Hiss. He lives at the Skansen Aquarium, in Sweden. On October 22, he escaped from his enclosure. He slithered through an opening in the ceiling. Staff members…



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…



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…


Earth Science

Icelandic Volcano

August 12, 2022

The Fagradalsfjall volcano, near Reykjavík, Iceland, began erupting on August 3. Scientists had predicted an eruption because of recent earthquakes. Lava continues to flow from the volcano. Its last eruption started in March 2021. Lava flowed for six months. As…



Welcoming Summer

June 22, 2022

Crowds gather to watch the sunrise at Stonehenge, on England’s Salisbury Plain, on June 21. They came to celebrate the summer solstice. That’s the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Stonehenge is a circle of giant stones.…



Wire Walker

June 3, 2022

Nathan Paulin walked nearly a mile and a half on a tightrope in France on May 24. He set a new world record for the farthest tightrope walk. The cable was suspended from a crane to the island to Mont-Saint-Michel,…



New Egyptian Discoveries

June 1, 2022

Archaeologists in Egypt announced on May 30 that they recently discovered 250 sarcophagi. A sarcophagus is a coffin, often made of stone. These are about 2,500 years old, and contain well-preserved mummies. The painted sarcophagi will be displayed at the…




May 18, 2022

A total lunar eclipse occurred on May 16. A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow. It takes on a red and orange glow. Here, the eclipse…



Let's Talk! With Stefan Milosavljevich

March 23, 2022

Shipwrecks. Buried treasure. King Tut’s tomb. Author Stefan Milosavljevich explores these topics and more in Tales of Ancient Worlds: Adventures in Archaeology. TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh digs in. What is archaeology? Archaeology is the study of all the…



Let It Grow

March 4, 2022

Aadya Joshi looks out at eucalyptus trees. They were planted to replace a forest. Eucalyptus trees don’t grow naturally here in India. Native trees should have been planted, she says. Joshi started The Right Green. It teaches people about biodiversity…