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He Loves Bugs

March 25, 2022

Are you afraid of insects? Samuel Ramsey was terrified of them as a kid. Today, it’s his job to study these small creatures. Ramsey goes by the nickname Dr. Sammy. He’s an entomologist. That’s a scientist who studies insects.…

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World

Food for All

February 25, 2022

Massimo Bottura is a chef. He opened a restaurant 27 years ago in Italy. It has twice been named best in the world. But Bottura says his greatest accomplishment is Refettorio Ambrosiano. Its menu changes daily. It all depends on…

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Environment

For the Planet

February 4, 2022

Jane Goodall was a stubborn kid. She didn’t always do what she was told. But her stubbornness led her to success. She became the world’s best-known primatologist. In 1960, Goodall sat for months in the forests of Tanzania, in Africa.…

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Arts

A Young Poet

December 17, 2021

On January 20, 2021, Amanda Gorman stood up to speak. She was at the U.S. Capitol building, in Washington, D.C. She was surrounded by leaders. More than 33 million people were watching on television. Gorman had been chosen to deliver…

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History

A Legend

December 9, 2021

In April 1947, Jackie Robinson made history. He joined a modern Major League Baseball (MLB) team. He was the first Black player to do this. Before then, Black and white athletes almost never played together. Some people did not want…

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History

Making History

December 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are some big moments in Black history. Flying High Bessie Coleman received a pilot’s license in 1921. She was the first Black woman and the first Native American woman to do so. Super…

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United States

Sweet Success

October 6, 2021

North Duke Street is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It smells like dessert. The scent comes from a shop that sells stroopies. These are cookies. They have a caramel filling. Jennie Groff co-owns the Lancaster Stroopie Company. She is proud of…

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United States

New Friends and Neighbors

October 6, 2021

Refugees come to the United States from all over the world. They must apply for entry. Applications are reviewed by the government. A person whose application is approved can resettle and work in the U.S. Look at the bar chart…

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Health

Let's Talk!

February 9, 2021

Dr. Ingrid Katz works at the Harvard Global Health Institute. She specializes in infectious diseases. TFK spoke with her about the new COVID-19 vaccines. TFK: What is a vaccine? Katz: A vaccine is a medication. You get an…

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History

Honoring a Hero

December 17, 2020

John Lewis was a congressman for Georgia. He was one of the last living leaders of the civil rights movement. He died of cancer on July 17, 2020. He was 80 years old. “John Lewis was an American treasure,” Martin…

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