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Kids Care About: Polar Bears

April 8, 2021

TFK Kid Reporter Victoria Hanson cares about polar bears. She talked to experts about why these animals are in danger and how people can help. Polar bears live mostly within the Arctic Circle. They’ve been on the endangered-species list since…

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The Butterfly Problem

April 7, 2021

For 23 years, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation has held an annual monarch butterfly count. Volunteers visit spots on the West Coast where monarchs are known to gather. They count the insects to learn about the health of the…

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Return of the Cicadas

April 7, 2021

This spring, parts of the United States will witness a rare natural event. Trillions of Brood 10 cicadas are expected to emerge in mid-May. The insects have spent 17 years underground. They will likely be around until late June or…

Opinion

Should People Be Rewarded for Recycling?

April 6, 2021

Boots is a company in the United Kingdom. Its stores sell health and beauty products. In September 2020, Boots began a program that rewards customers for recycling empty product packaging. Participants get points to use toward store purchases. In the…

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On Planet Earth

April 6, 2021

For our Earth Day special issue, we’re featuring three new books about our home—and the plants and animals that live here. Hello, Earth! Hello, Earth! Poems to Our Planet explores the extraordinary place we call home. Each poem is dedicated…

Arts

Sounds of the Jungle

March 23, 2021

Sandra Boynton is the author and illustrator of more than 60 children’s books. Yo-Yo Ma is a world-renowned cellist. They came together to create a short, animated video to accompany Jungle Night, a new book by Boynton that takes little…

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Science

Exploring Mars

March 19, 2021

On February 18, NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars. Its mission: to seek evidence of past microbial life. Something may have thrived on the planet billions of years ago. The rover’s 300 million–mile journey to Mars’s orbit took nearly seven…

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Relief Bill Passed

March 19, 2021

On March 12, Americans began receiving payments from the United States government. This is part of President Joe Biden’s plan to help people. Many have struggled during the pandemic. Biden signed the American Rescue Plan, worth nearly $2 trillion. That…

Environment

Lights Out In Philadelphia

March 19, 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will join a national lights-out program. It is run by the National Audubon Society. Conservationists made the announcement on March 11. They are asking people to turn off lights between midnight and 6 a.m. The goal is to…

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Spring Blooms

March 19, 2021

People gather in Wuhan East Lake Cherry Blossom Park, in Wuhan, China, on March 14. The park’s Cherry Blossom Festival includes live music and performances. It kicked off early this month. Stunning views of the pink petals can also be…

Technology

Fashion Forward

March 18, 2021

Matthew Walzer was born with cerebral palsy. The disability affects his walking, balance, and fine motor skills. “There were different things I had to do and use, to overcome [my challenges],” he told TIME for Kids. By 16, Walzer was…

Science

Dolphin Discovery

March 18, 2021

Movies, TV, and even Greek myths show dolphins as helpful, playful creatures. “The world loves a good dolphin story,” Blake Morton told TIME for Kids. He’s a scientist who studies animals. “I think one reason for that is we see…

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Mischief and Mayhem

March 18, 2021

Two old rivals are back at it in Tom & Jerry: The Movie. The film is a reboot of a classic cartoon. This version mixes animation with live-action footage. The film follows Tom, an alley cat, and Jerry, a mischievous…

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Global Food Adventure

March 15, 2021

Take two puppets, add former First Lady Michelle Obama, and you have a winning recipe for a new food show. Waffles + Mochi premieres on Netflix on March 16. It features kids, celebrity guests, and incredible chefs. Aspiring chefs Waffles…

Science

Algorithm Art

March 12, 2021

Computer algorithms are instructions that tell machines to solve problems and make predictions. They help us use our smartphones and stream videos. Someday, they’ll drive our cars. Can algorithms make us more creative? Some artists think so. They are using…

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Advancing Equality

March 12, 2021

March 8 was International Women’s Day. President Joe Biden marked the occasion by signing an executive order. It promotes equal opportunity for women and girls. The order establishes the White House Gender Policy Council. The group will support gender equity…

Environment

Food Gone to Waste

March 12, 2021

More than a billion tons of food are wasted each year, according to a new report from the United Nations. That’s 17% of the food produced globally in a year. Most waste happens at home, the report says. People buy…

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Etna Erupts

March 12, 2021

Mount Etna, a volcano on the Italian island of Sicily, continued to erupt on March 7. It spewed a column of lava and ash that reached a spectacular height of 33,000 feet. Mount Etna is Europe’s most active volcano. It…

Science

The Science of Cooking

March 11, 2021

The majority of shoppers in the United States have been eating at home more often since the pandemic began. That’s according to a 2020 report from Acosta, a marketing company. This means people are cooking more, too. And one way…