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Out of This World

September 7, 2022

Do space aliens exist? That question is at the heart of Aliens: Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life, by Joalda Morancy. This nonfiction book packs a wealth of information about the complexities of space and the possibility of…

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Reach for Space

September 7, 2022

Have a question about outer space? Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids explores our galaxy and beyond. Listeners hear interviews with astronauts and engineers. And they take part in at-home activities. Brian Holden is one of the hosts. His…

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Gas-Powered Car Ban

September 2, 2022

California is phasing out gas-powered vehicles. On August 25, officials set new rules for cars sold in the state. All new cars will have to be electric or hydrogen-powered by 2035. Transportation makes up about half of California’s greenhouse-gas emissions,…

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Hawaii Wins Little League

September 1, 2022

On August 28, Hawaii won the 2022 Little League Baseball World Series. It beat Curaçao 13–3 in four innings. This is the fourth time since 2005 that Hawaii has won the championship. “We’re fortunate that everything clicked at the right…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Pitch?

September 1, 2022

Before journalists can begin reporting a story, they need to pitch it. No, that doesn’t mean tossing it like a baseball! It means convincing an editor that a story is important and timely—basically, that it needs to be told, and…

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Dolphin Rescue

September 1, 2022

This dolphin calf is improving after being stranded near the shore in Thailand. When it was found, it was sick and too weak to swim. Vets and volunteers feed th…

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World's Greatest Places

September 1, 2022

Want to see the world? TIME magazine has made a list of the World’s Greatest Places. Join TIME for Kids on a tour of our favorites. We’ll take you from city to wilderness. We’ll travel from tiny villages to faraway…

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Let's Talk with Kwame Mbalia

August 31, 2022

Kwame Mbalia is an author. The graphic-novel version of his book Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky came out in August. TFK Kid Reporter Orion Jean spoke with him about books and more. What message do you…

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Bye-Bye, Lanternfly

August 26, 2022

“Kill it! Squash it, smash it. . . just get rid of it.” Those are instructions from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. They’re part of an effort to stop the spotted lanternfly. Across the eastern United States, officials are asking…

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TFK Press Club

What Does Journalism Mean to You?

August 26, 2022

Break out your press badge and put on your Junior Journalist cap: TFK Press Club is back! (Don’t have a press badge yet? Download one here.) We’re giving you a chance to hone your reporting skills. In each issue, we’ll…

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Big Wave

August 26, 2022

Kelly Slater competes for the United States in the Outerknown Tahiti Pro. He’s shown here on August 19 at the event in French Polynesia. It’s part of the World…

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Shark Sighting

August 26, 2022

A shark was spotted off the shore of LeCount Hollow beach, in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, on August 8. The sighting was reported to the Sharktivity app. That’s a public-safety tool. It was created by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy (AWSC). John…

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Science

8 Questions for Jenny Nash

August 26, 2022

Lego Education and NASA have teamed up to teach kids about NASA’s Artemis missions. These are the next steps in human exploration of the moon. TFK Kid Reporter Zarita Asgar spoke with Jenny Nash, head of education impact for Lego…

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Filling a Need

August 25, 2022

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, refrigerators began popping up in unlikely places outdoors. Volunteers plugged them in on street corners in cities around the country. Anyone could take food—for free. The fridges were set up to address food insecurity. Many…

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The Kid Report: Filling a Need

August 25, 2022

Refrigerators stocked with free food have been popping up on street corners all over the United States. Their purpose is to help people struggling with food insecurity. You can read about these fridges in “Filling a Need,” in this week’s…

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Meet Our Kid Reporters

August 25, 2022

Check out our new crew! Read about the 2022–2023 team of TFK Kid Reporters. Look for their articles this school year. Aiden An, 10 Los Angeles, California Aiden can write and speak Arabic. Zarita Asgar, 8 Waunakee, Wisconsin Zarita was…

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Tiny Trackers

August 19, 2022

Scientists are tracking the death’s-head hawk moth. They’re using tracking devices small enough to attach to the giant insects. A recent study followed 14 moths. Scientists are studying the creature’s migration patterns. They found that the moths fly in straight…

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Arachnid Anniversary

August 17, 2022

This summer marks the 60-year anniversary of Spider-Man’s first appearance in comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Spider-Man first showed up in Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15. It was published in August 1962. Fans like Tyler…

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