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Best Inventions of 2020

January 8, 2021

Each year, TIME for Kids picks the coolest and most helpful new inventions. Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao, 15, is an inventor. Gitanjali selected these items from TIME’s list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2020. Read what she…

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Arts

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…

Animals

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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Transportation

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…

Animals

Speak, FIDO!

May 1, 2020

Imagine you’re out for a walk with your family when a strange dog approaches you. The dog isn’t aggressive, but it seems to want something. It nudges you with its snout, and barks. What you don’t know is that this…

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Inventions

Soap Challenge

May 1, 2020

Handwashing just got competitive. Jennifer George has issued a challenge: Find a creative way to drop a bar of soap into someone’s hand. The catch? Participants must do so in 10 to 20 steps by creating their own Rube Goldberg…

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Environment

Rising Water

April 17, 2020

If nothing is done to stop rising sea levels, the homes of 200 million people could be underwater by the year 2100. That’s according to a study in the scientific magazine Nature Communications. The study was published in October. Climate…

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Young Game Changers

Cyber School

February 28, 2020

A United States Coast Guard facility was attacked in December 2019. Its monitoring systems, cameras, and doors stopped working. The source of the attack? An employee had opened an email and clicked on a link. The link contained malware. Malware…

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Culture

YouTube Trouble

February 28, 2020

Piper Leypoldt, 11, is from Durham, North Carolina. She watches cooking videos on YouTube. Piper knows that the site collects user data, such as her search history. She’s not worried. “Other websites I use at home and school also collect…

Places

Closing the Gap

January 24, 2020

Students in Talladega County, Alabama, are given a laptop or a tablet. They use them in class and at home. But Talladega County is in rural Alabama. Many students live in small towns or in the countryside. Internet access is…

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