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Jungle Layers

November 13, 2020

The rainforest is a wet, warm habitat. Many types of plants and animals live here. There are four different layers in the Amazon rainforest. Learn about them here. The top layer of the rainforest is the Emergent layer. This level…

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TIME for Kids World's Coolest Places 2019

December 6, 2019

The world is full of amazing places. But which are the coolest for kids? TIME for Kids put together a list of 50 exciting places around the globe. Learn about eight of them here. Which of these cool places would…

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The World's Coolest Places to Play

December 13, 2019

ArcelorMittal Orbit London, United Kingdom Think art’s not exciting? The monumental ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London, will change that. The 376-foot-tall sculpture was created by artist Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. It’s wrapped in…

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The World's Coolest Places to Learn

December 13, 2019

Apollo Mission Control Center at NASA’s Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas Astronauts get all the glory, but true STEM geeks know the people at mission control are superstars, too. Don’t believe us? Take a tour of the Apollo Mission Control…

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The World's Coolest Places to Explore

December 13, 2019

Best Friends Animal Sanctuary Kanab, Utah The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals. The former ranch is located on 20,000 acres of land in the canyons of southern Utah. On any given day,…

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Water Worries

September 20, 2019

There is a problem with the water in Newark, New Jersey. The water has toxic levels of lead. It is unsafe to drink. In mid-August, Newark began providing bottled water to 15,000 homes. Newark’s pipes are old and worn…

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Top of the World

March 22, 2019

Each year, millions of people hike up to Machu Picchu. It is an ancient site in the mountains of Peru. The trip is tough. Until recently, it was nearly impossible for a person with a physical disability. Wheel the World…

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How Cities Work

November 30, 2018

Cities are packed with people. There is action all around—from street level to high in the sky and deep underground. In cities, people live, work, and play close together. Read on to learn more about city life. 1. Planes and…

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Kids of Kakuma

April 27, 2018

Wild animals roamed at night. But Rose Peter and the 19 other children she was with still slept outside. In the daylight, they walked. “One week,” Rose tells me when I ask how long the trip took. She says they…

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Cactuses at Risk

April 20, 2018

The sun goes down in the Sonoran Desert. A truck pulls up. Poachers step out. They dig up a giant saguaro (sa-wah-ro). They wrap it in a carpet. Then they drive away. Cactuses are disappearing. People are stealing them. A…

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