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A Big Celebration

June 8, 2022

This weekend, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee. That means she has been queen for 70 years. She and her 4-year-old great-grandson, Prince Louis of Cambridge, watched a noisy flyby of jets. They formed a 70 in the…

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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…

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Found!

April 22, 2022

More than 100 years ago, the ship Endurance sank in Antarctica. Now it has been found. It was nearly 10,000 feet beneath the Weddell Sea. In 1914, Ernest Shackleton led an expedition. He was planning to cross Antarctica. He set…

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Quack!

December 1, 2021

A giant inflatable duck is seen floating on the water in Chile, in South America, on November 2. The work is by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. It’s part of the…

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It Makes Music

March 11, 2021

A conch shell was discovered 90 years ago in France. It’s now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it’s about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in 1931 in France’s Pyrenees…

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Environment

The PPE Problem

March 11, 2021

Zoë Trisha Prinsloo cares about the beaches of Cape Town, South Africa. She leads cleanups there. She has a group called Save a Fishie! It has picked up plastic bottles, straws, and more. Lately, Prinsloo has noticed more of one…

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History

On Board the Titanic

March 11, 2021

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail on its first voyage. The Titanic was a British luxury passenger ship. It was described as “unsinkable.” The ship set off from England. It was supposed to cross the Atlantic Ocean to…

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Deep Under the Sea

March 11, 2021

The Titanic was found underwater in 1985. That’s 73 years after it sank. Today, scientists are still discovering objects from this historic ship. The artifacts teach us about the Titanic and the people on board. Which artifact do you think…

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Health

Vaccine Trackers

February 9, 2021

The truck drove along California’s highways. Analysts in Washington, D.C., were watching closely. They knew the status of its cargo : a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine was held in trays. It was packed with dry ice, sensors, and tracking devices.…

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Vaccine Race

October 15, 2020

Scientists are in a hurry to develop a coronavirus vaccine. Vaccines protect people from disease. A vaccine would save lives. It would help end the coronavirus pandemic. A vaccine works by building our immunity to a virus. “It teaches the…

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