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Rebecca Katzman

Rebecca Katzman is an Associate Editor at TIME For Kids. Before joining the TFK team in 2016, she worked at Modern Farmer and Country Living magazines. Becca loves writing about extreme weather and space exploration for TFK, and enjoys learning about new books, movies, and toys for kids. When she was in elementary school, “TFK Fridays” were her favorite part of the school week.

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Mission Achieved

October 25, 2019

American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have made history. On October 18, they completed the first-ever all-female spacewalk. The two floated outside the International Space Station (ISS). They repaired part of its power grid. The spacewalk lasted seven hours…


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October 23, 2019

What do producing a hit pop song, operating a Mars rover, and making instant ice cream have in common? They take science, technology, engineering, math—and women. The new CBS TV show Mission Unstoppable asks game-changing women in STEM careers to…

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Rare Lobster Found

September 19, 2019

A rare two-toned lobster was discovered off the coast of Stonington, Maine, on September 6. Scientists say the half-black, half-orange creature is a one-in–50 million find. It was caught by Captain Daryl Dunham. He gave the lobster to the Maine…


Rebuilding History

September 13, 2019

April 15, 2019, began like any other day in Paris, France. But everything changed when a fire broke out at Notre-Dame cathedral. Onlookers gasped as a piece of the country’s history went up in flames. Maddie Shenkan, 15, lived right…


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It Takes Guts

September 11, 2019

Author and illustrator Raina Telgemeier has guts. In her new graphic memoir, Guts, Telgemeier opens up about her childhood struggles with stomach problems. But the book, which is set during her elementary school years, is about more than a…


Water Worries

September 6, 2019

There’s a big problem with tap water in Newark, New Jersey. It contains toxic levels of lead. The lead got into the water from the city’s old, worn-down pipes. It could take more than two years and $120 million to…


A Rare Bear

May 29, 2019

Scientists at the Wolong National Nature Reserve, in China, have made an unusual discovery. With a motion-activated camera, they caught an image of an all-white bear trudging through the forest. The creature may look like a polar bear, but it’s…


Dino Discovery

May 14, 2019

Twenty-one years ago, Sterling Nesbitt discovered the fossilized bones of a dinosaur in New Mexico. He was 16 years old at the time. In a study published on May 6 in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, Nesbitt’s discovery has…


First Look

April 18, 2019

The world got a glimpse of one of the greatest mysteries of our universe on April 10. That’s when the first image of a black hole was shown to the public. The picture was created by a network of eight…


Top of the World

March 21, 2019

Millions of people visit Machu Picchu each year. It is an ancient Inca city in the mountains of Peru. Steep steps and rough terrain make the trip a challenge. It used to be nearly impossible for people with a physical…