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Giants in Danger

September 24, 2021

California’s KNP Complex wildfire forced the evacuation of Sequoia National Park on September 14. The blaze threatened the park’s giant sequoia trees. These are some of the largest trees in the world. By September 17, the fire had reached the…


Testing the Water

September 22, 2021

If it’s flushed down the toilet, Rob Knight wants to know about it. He’s a researcher at the University of California San Diego. He specializes in microbes. These are tiny organisms that live in your gut. Knight is testing the…


Teen Tennis Takeover

September 16, 2021

Emma Raducanu, 18, won the Grand Slam women’s final at the U.S. Open on September 11. Raducanu is a tennis player from the United Kingdom. She beat Leylah Fernandez, 19, of Canada. The final score was 6–4, 6–3. It was…


Taking a Stand

September 15, 2021

Last year, a 9-year-old boy from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, set up a lemonade stand. He got lots of customers. “They all took a sip of lemonade and either gave a thumbs-up or said it was really good!” he told TIME for…


Take a Spin

September 9, 2021

Inspiration4 commander Jared Isaacman rides the multi-axis trainer at Space Camp, in Huntsville, Alabama, in July. The machine lets people feel what it’s like t…


Crowd Control

September 3, 2021

Hugh Kim started planning his summer vacation in March. One destination topped the list: Glacier National Park. That’s in Montana. Kim lives in New York City. He reserved his tickets online. He had to be quick. “There were around 4,000…



After Ida

September 3, 2021

Hurricane Ida tore through Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29. It was one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the United States. Emergency response crews have been hard at work. Winds reached 150 miles per hour. Rain…


Ida's Path

September 3, 2021

After slamming the South, Ida crossed the northeastern U.S. on September 1 as a tropical storm. Record rainfall caused flooding. At least 18 people were killed. Nearly 8½ million people live in New York City. They were told to…


Game Champs

September 2, 2021

Michigan is this year’s Little League World Series (LLWS) champion. The team from Taylor, Michigan, beat Ohio 5–2 on August 29. Sixteen teams played in the 10-day tournament. It took place in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Because of COVID-19, no international…


Back in Class

August 27, 2021

All across the country, kids have returned to classrooms. This is usually an exciting time. But this year, the excitement is again mixed with uncertainty. “I’m wondering if school will be back to normal,” says Sebastian Taylor Bastidos, 10.…