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Let's Go Birding

September 22, 2023

Joan Strassmann likes to share fun facts about birds. Have you heard of northern flickers? Do you know how these birds get their young to leave the nest? The parents shriek, nonstop. How about American coots? They sneak eggs into…

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Entertainment

Birdwatching Basics

September 22, 2023

Birdwatching is a safe, free, outdoor hobby. A great thing about birding is that anyone can do it. That includes kids. “It’s one of the easiest hobbies to step into,” Tina Phillips says. “All you need is a little bit…

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World

Panda Population

July 24, 2023

South Korea’s panda population nearly doubled on Tuesday, July 11—from three to five. Twin cubs were born at Everland theme park. That’s near the capital city of Seoul. But the newcomers will eventually be sent to China, where their parents…

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Science

Bats in Danger

December 14, 2022

There are many species of bats. Tricolored bats and northern long-eared bats are two. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has been working on plans to protect them. That’s because of a disease. It’s called white-nose syndrome. White-nose syndrome…

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Environment

Insect Art

October 7, 2022

For most people, insects are pests. We flick them off our arms. We spray them with pesticides. Levon Biss is a photographer. He wants us to see their beauty. Biss takes close-up photographs of insects. Then he blows them up…

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Animals

A Close-Up Look

October 7, 2022

The parts of an insect’s body are important. They help the insect survive. Other animals depend on bees too. So do plants. Here are some features that keep the …

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Health

The Nose Knows

August 26, 2022

There might be a new way of sniffing out cases of COVID-19. Dogs can smell the disease in a person’s sweat. That is what a new study found. Dogs have a strong sense of smell. They can smell the chemicals…

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Science

Tiny Trackers

August 19, 2022

Scientists are tracking the death’s-head hawk moth. They’re using tracking devices small enough to attach to the giant insects. A recent study followed 14 moths. Scientists are studying the creature’s migration patterns. They found that the moths fly in straight…

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Animals

Turtle Rescue

June 15, 2022

A kindergartner in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, releases a baby turtle on June 8. Her class released 17 turtles that day. The turtles were raised from eggs. These were rescued from turtles hit by cars. The rescue program is run…

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United States

Walk On, Baby!

May 20, 2022

This baby giraffe wears braces to fix a problem with her legs. Her name is Msituni. She lives at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, in California. Msituni was born on February 1. She wore the braces for 39 days.…

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