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Handwashing Helper

October 2, 2020

Handwashing is an easy way to protect against disease, including COVID-19. But how do you wash your hands if you don’t have running water? Lack of running water and soap is a problem for 3 billion people in the world.…

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Can't Stop the Sponge

October 2, 2020

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run moved Mireille Soria to tears. “It was so beautiful,” she told TIME, describing what it was like to see the finished film for the first time. You might not normally expect SpongeBob to…

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Reading Roundup

October 2, 2020

A magical quest, middle school drama, and a feathered serpent fill the pages of three new graphic novels. Find out more about these illustrated stories. Travel Partners Set off on a quest in the new graphic novel Lightfall: The Girl…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Donnell

September 21, 2020

Meet Donnell Meekins, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Donnell is 10 years old and lives in Carson, California. Donnell likes board games and playing the drums. As a TFK…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Sophia

September 21, 2020

Meet Sophia Hou, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Sophia is 11 years old and lives in Short Hills, New Jersey. She likes to grow vegetables in her garden, and…

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Honoring Justice Ginsburg

September 21, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, September 18, in Washington, D.C., at the age of 87. She had served as a United States Supreme Court justice since 1993. Ginsburg was the second woman to be named to the nation’s top…

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Race to a Vaccine

September 25, 2020

A volunteer is sitting in an office in Binghamton, New York. She’s wearing a sundress. So there’s no need to roll up a sleeve. A researcher walks in and gives her a shot. “Well, that was painless,” the volunteer says,…

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Science

Antarctica Flight

September 25, 2020

The United States Antarctic Program (USAP) has sent its first crew to Antarctica since May. About 100 operations and engineering staff members of the USAP arrived on the continent on September 14. Antarctica is the only continent free of the…

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Southern Storm

September 25, 2020

Hurricane Sally made landfall near Pensacola, Florida, on September 16. It brought heavy rain. Winds reached 100 miles per hour. At press time, Sally was expected to move across Alabama and into Georgia. The storm moved slowly. It crawled at…

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In Memory

September 25, 2020

The Tribute in Light memorial shines as the sun rises over New York City on September 12. The lights are from Ground Zero, the former site of the World Trade Center, to honor those who died 19 years ago in…

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Art for Everyone

September 25, 2020

When we want to see art, where do we go? The pandemic has made it hard to visit museums and galleries. But sometimes, we can find art outside in the neighborhood. Murals are large artworks. They are painted on walls.…

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8 Questions for Jennifer Eberhardt

September 25, 2020

People are sometimes treated unfairly because of unconscious bias. TFK’s Brian S. McGrath spoke with social psychologist Jennifer Eberhardt about how to recognize bias, and how we might stop it. 1. What is unconscious bias? Bias can be defined as…

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Fighting the Darkness

September 25, 2020

In the new novel Maya and the Rising Dark, Maya thinks she’s a normal girl who lives in Chicago, Illinois. But then she learns that her father has magical powers. He’s been using them to guard a veil between the…

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A Podcast of the Past

September 25, 2020

Are you a history buff? Then you’ll love the podcast The Past and the Curious. It features surprising, funny, and inspiring stories about historical figures and events. Recent episodes have covered subjects ranging from the nurse Florence Nightingale to the…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Abby

September 15, 2020

Meet Abby Rogers, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Abby is 10 years old and lives in Lahaina, Hawaii. She likes to free-dive in the ocean, and her biggest pet…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Miguel

September 15, 2020

Meet Miguel Madero, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Miguel is 10 years old and lives in San Antonio, Texas. He loves to build things with Legos and looks up…

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For the Birds

September 18, 2020

Jeremi Swietochowski is in fourth grade. He was playing with Legos when a bird hit his window. Jeremi went to check on the bird. “Just when I was about to open the door, it flew away,” he told TIME for…

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Record Wildfires

September 18, 2020

Dozens of wildfires are tearing through California. Two of them are among the three largest in the state’s history. Those fires are burning not far from San Francisco. “The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerous and must be taken seriously,”…

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Staying Connected

September 18, 2020

Maggie Weymouth, 8, says her friends used to love playing with her chickens. She lives on a farm in Clarence, New York. But Maggie’s friends haven’t been able to come around lately. She misses spending time with kids her own…

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Opinion

Should the Voting Age Be Lowered?

September 18, 2020

To vote for president of the United States, a person must be 18 years old. In the U.S., the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 by the 26th Amendment to the Constitution. That was in 1971. Today, many…

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Copy Colt

September 18, 2020

A horse named Kurt was born in Texas on August 6. Kurt made history. He’s the first Przewalski’s horse to be successfully cloned. In 1980, scientists at the San Diego Zoo, in California, took DNA from a Przewalski’s horse and…

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This Week in TFK History: Monarch Butterflies

September 18, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

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Let's Talk! With Amy Timberlake

September 18, 2020

TFK Kid Reporter Pranav Mukhi spoke with Amy Timberlake, author of the new book Skunk and Badger. Here’s part of their conversation. 1. What inspired you to write Skunk and Badger? I was working on another book. As research, I…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Kyle

September 8, 2020

Meet Kyle Romain, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Kyle is 10 years old and lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. He spends his free time playing video games and basketball,…

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TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Rory

September 8, 2020

Meet Rory Hu, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Rory is 10 years old and lives in Cupertino, California. She loves the musical Hamilton and hopes one day to interview…

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On the March

September 11, 2020

On August 28, thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., for the March on Washington 2020. They were protesting the unjust treatment of Black people. For months, marches have taken place in the United States. They started after a man named George…

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New COVID-19 Data

September 11, 2020

The number of new COVID-19 cases reported daily in the United States is falling. That’s according to Johns Hopkins University. By the end of August, about 43,000 new cases were being reported daily in the U.S. That number was down…

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Technology

Car Takes Flight

September 11, 2020

Flying cars are no longer a dream of the future. SkyDrive Inc., in Japan, announced on August 28 that a pilot had successfully flown one of its cars. There are more than 100 flying-car projects in the world, according to…

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This Week in TFK History: Million Man March

September 11, 2020

Time flies! The first issue of TIME for Kids was published in September 1995. That means TFK is turning 25. To honor our 25th anniversary, we’re pulling TFK stories from the archives and highlighting them in this space. Each archival…

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Amazing Mazes

September 11, 2020

Hiro Kamigaki grew up in Japan. As a kid, he daydreamed about visiting faraway places. Eventually, he started drawing them. “I try my best to draw interesting scenes that no one has ever seen,” he told TIME for Kids. “My…