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Animals Young and Old

March 8, 2023

In her latest book— How Old Is a Whale? —Lily Murray looks at the life spans and life cycles of 27 animals. One is the adult mayfly. Some live for just five minutes. Others last up to 24 hours. But…

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A Year of War

March 3, 2023

Demonstrations took place around the world on February 24. It was the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. People gathered to show they opposed the war started by Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin. Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, said his country…

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Environment

Chemical Cleanup

March 2, 2023

Cleanup of toxic waste continues in East Palestine, Ohio. A freight train derailed there last month. Tons of solid and liquid waste have been moved. Trucks are taking it to treatment sites. On February 3, 38 freight cars went off…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Local News?

March 2, 2023

Do you know what’s going on in your community? Keeping informed about global events is important, but it’s also good to know what’s happening where you live. This is where local news comes in. Community newspapers and local TV news…

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World

Scales

March 2, 2023

A baby pangolin is weighed on February 23. It lives at the Prague Zoo, in the Czech Republic. It’s the first of the endangered species ever born in Europe.

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United States

The Slugger

March 2, 2023

In late September, Aaron Judge stood in the batter’s box at Yankee Stadium. Forty thousand fans went quiet. The pitcher wound up. Judge smacked the ball deep into the left-center-field bleachers. It was his 60th home run of the season.…

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Spring Ahead

March 2, 2023

On March 12, clocks in the United States and at least 60 other countries “spring forward” one hour for daylight saving time (DST). We lose an hour of sleep. But we get more daylight until November. Then clocks “fall back”…

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The Kid Report: Spring Ahead

March 2, 2023

On March 12, clocks will “spring forward,” giving us an extra hour of sunlight in the evening until November. Sounds good, right? But daylight saving time is a hotly debated topic. Even among lawmakers and experts, there’s disagreement over whether…

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History

8 Questions for Myria Perez

March 1, 2023

Myria Perez is a fossil preparator and educator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, in Washington, D.C. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Elisha Lee. 1. What exactly do you do for your job? I work with fossils.…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

February 17, 2023

In this month's podcast, TFK Kid Reporter Mason Langer talks with TIME senior editor Sean Gregory. They discuss "The Slugger," a story about baseball's Aaron Judge. This past season, Judge set a new home-run record, joining ranks with New York…

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United States

U.S. Downs Flying Objects

February 16, 2023

United States fighter jets have shot down three flying objects over North America. That was between February 10 and 12. Officials are trying to identify the objects. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been on alert. Earlier this…

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Science

Jupiter’s New Moons

February 16, 2023

Astronomers have discovered 12 more moons orbiting Jupiter. The planet’s moon count now stands at 92. That’s the most in our solar system. The new moons were spotted using telescopes. It took scientists about a year to confirm the discovery.…

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TFK Press Club

TIME Is Turning 100!

February 16, 2023

On March 3, 1923, the first issue of TIME magazine was published. Soon we’ll be celebrating our 100th birthday! The world was much different a century ago. About a million kids ages 10 to 15 worked—mostly on farms and in…

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World

Super Skater

February 16, 2023

British skateboarder Sky Brown, 14, practices in the United Arab Emirates on February 8. She won the World Park Skateboarding Championships there four days late…

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School of the Future

February 16, 2023

Ehrman Crest Elementary and Middle School, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had its grand opening in August. In November, TIME magazine put the school on its list of best inventions. The honor focused on Ehrman Crest’s inventive design. There are mathematical patterns…

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Science

It's Rocket Science

February 16, 2023

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Joan Melendez Misner is an engineer at NASA. She’s also a…

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Money-Minded

February 15, 2023

What’s cryptocurrency? Why can’t kids have jobs? These are just two of the questions explored in Million Bazillion. It’s a podcast that teaches kids about business and the economy. In each episode, hosts Bridget Bodnar and Ryan Perez answer a…

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A Booming Book

February 15, 2023

In a wild and wacky follow-up to his best-selling book The Ice Cream Machine, Adam Rubin returns with another set of short stories: The Human Kaboom. Like his previous book, this one serves up six original tales that all have…

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