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Space Rocks

January 22, 2021

The moon’s Ocean of Storms is a dry open space. In 1967, the United States landed its Surveyor 3 spacecraft there. Two years later, the Apollo 12 crew arrived. The astronauts collected lunar samples to bring back to Earth. It’s…

Sports

Playing to Win

January 15, 2021

Wyatt Baldwin has been playing rock, paper, scissors since he was a kid. The game helped him settle disagreements with his three older sisters. "I never got the chance to pick what we watched on TV until I learned the…

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People

Studying Kindness

December 18, 2020

Imagine you’re part of an experiment. There are two groups. Members of the first group get $10 to spend as they wish. Members of the second group also get $10. But they must use it to help others. Which group…

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Young Game Changers

Seeking a Covid-19 Cure

October 30, 2020

A 14-year-old from Frisco, Texas, has won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge. On October 14, Anika Chebrolu was announced as America’s Top Young Scientist. Her research could lead to a treatment for COVID-19. Anika found a molecule that can…

Space

Space Junk

October 23, 2020

There are nearly 2,800 working satellites in space. That’s according to the Union of Concerned Scientists. We depend on these devices for technology we use every day, such as video calls and weather tracking. Scientists use them to study the…

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Space

Life on Venus?

October 23, 2020

Are we alone in the universe? Scientists have spent years searching deep into space for signs of life beyond our planet. Now they’ve found what might be life right next door. On September 14, scientists reported a big discovery.…

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World

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…

Animals

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…

Animals

Animals Decide

September 4, 2020

This year, Americans will vote to decide who will be president. But humans aren’t the only creatures who vote. Other animals make group decisions. They just do it differently. And they do it for different reasons. Instead of voting for…

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Space

Safe Return

August 6, 2020

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken made history when they returned to Earth on August 2. Their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, Endeavour, parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico. It was the first splashdown landing by American astronauts in 45…