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Is Technology Making Us Rude?

March 14, 2019

Have you ever been so focused on texting with a friend that you ignored the one sitting right next to you? Technology can be a useful tool, but some people think it’s changing the way we behave, both online and…

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Thrill of the Hunt

March 14, 2019

Lauren McGough has always been interested in birds. Growing up in Oklahoma, she spent time bird-watching. She also read about people who hunted with birds during the Middle Ages. “A lot of falconers will tell you that we were…

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A New Nancy

March 14, 2019

Nancy Drew is back. The fictional teen detective began uncovering evidence and chasing suspects in 1930. Now the classic book series has been remade with a modern twist. In the new movie Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, Nancy trades…

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Science

Inspiration from Above

March 14, 2019

The Day the Universe Exploded My Head is a collection of poems and drawings that showcase the mysteries of the solar system. The book is playful but accurate. It takes readers on a journey to outer space and back. The…

Health

A Safer Sport

March 8, 2019

Danny Lee wanted to play tackle football in fifth grade. His dad had other ideas. “He said if I got hurt now, it could end my football career,” Danny told TIME for Kids. Peter Lee advised his son to stick…

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Deadly Tornado

March 8, 2019

A tornado tore through eastern Alabama on March 3, killing at least 23 people. It was the deadliest tornado to hit the United States in six years. The tornado devastated Lee County, a rural area. It carved a path of…

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Blast Off, Crew Dragon!

March 8, 2019

On March 2, a Crew Dragon spacecraft launched from Kennedy Space Center, in Florida. It’s the first American spacecraft built to carry a crew to the International Space Station since 2011. “What today really represents is a new era in…

Science

Changing Tunes

March 8, 2019

Blue whales love to sing. Males sing to communicate across long distances. Scientists use special audio equipment to study the songs. Over many decades, they’ve noticed something. The songs have gotten lower in pitch. Pitch describes how high or low…

Arts

8 Questions for Elisabeth Anisimow

March 7, 2019

Twelve-year-old Elisabeth Anisimow’s work has been seen around the world. The California-based artist spoke with TFK’s Kio Herrera about her process and her Living Art series, in which she paints live models in historic settings. 1. How did you first…

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Out of This World

March 6, 2019

In Sal & Gabi Break the Universe, Gabi Reál has a mystery to solve: Who put a raw chicken in her friend’s locker? Gabi suspects the new kid in school, Sal Vidón. But as she investigates, Gabi discovers Sal’s big…

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In Your Dreams

March 6, 2019

The new animated film Wonder Park tells the story of Wonderland. It’s an adventure-filled amusement park that June and her mother create in their imagination. The park is inhabited by a crew of furry friends, including beaver brothers Cooper and…

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Engineering Our World

February 22, 2019

“We’re called civil engineers because we engineer civilization.” These are the words of Yung Koprowski. She’s one of the many civil engineers who create and maintain the infrastructure of our towns and cities. Each type of civil engineer contributes to…

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TFK Explains: National Emergencies

February 22, 2019

President Donald Trump declares a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border. What is a national emergency? In 1976, Congress passed the National Emergencies Act. It allows the president to declare a national emergency if he or she thinks there is…

Technology

Share the Screen

February 21, 2019

Anya Kamenetz is the author of The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life. She believes a healthy life includes limited screen time. Have you ever argued with your parents about putting away…

Health

Ready for Class!

February 21, 2019

When Makayla Nunn was 8, she was diagnosed with a rare illness. It is called chronic fatigue syndrome. People with this illness are regularly overcome by extreme tiredness. The feeling doesn’t go away when they sleep or rest. Makayla lives…

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All About Bots

February 20, 2019

When you think of robots, you may think of a machine with a human shape. But robotics takes many forms. Did you know the temperature inside your refrigerator is regulated by robotics? Your airplane pilot is assisted by robotics during…

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Curious Minds

February 20, 2019

Do you ever wonder what a dog is thinking? Or what makes paint stick? Get the answers to these questions with the podcast Brains On! Each episode of Brains On! begins with a question submitted by a kid. Host MOLLY…

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Fabricante de Momentos

February 15, 2019

El año pasado, Izzy Goldstein, de 12 años, aprendió que podemos reducir la polución del aire al usar fuentes de energía naturales, como el viento y la energía solar, en vez de gasolina. Esto la hizo pensar qué podía hacer…

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