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Documenting the Truth

October 14, 2021

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize on October 8. Ressa is from the Philippines. Muratov is from Russia. They were recognized for championing freedom of expression in countries where journalists have limited rights. Ressa…


Reef Relief?

September 24, 2021

Tony Fontes is from California. He first went scuba diving at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 1979. Fontes was amazed by the experience. 
He decided to stay in Australia and work as a dive instructor. “The marine life and the…



Mapping Coral Reefs

September 17, 2021

Scientists have a new tool. It’s the Allen Coral Atlas. It’s a detailed online map of the world’s coral reefs. Its data will help conservationists. Coral reefs are home to ocean animals. These include fish and crabs. Reefs provide economic…


Gorgeous Galaxy

September 2, 2021

Nicolas Economou is a photographer. He captured this shot of the Milky Way galaxy on August 16, near Nikiti, Greece. Our solar system is in the Milky Way. Because of the pandemic, Greece has not been overcrowded with tourists. Fewer…


Paralympic Games

August 26, 2021

The 16th Summer Paralympic Games kicked off in Tokyo, Japan. The Games began on August 24. More than 4,000 athletes with a disability gathered from around the world to compete. This year’s Games feature 539 events across 22 sports. These…


Skateboarding Stars

July 27, 2021

TOKYO, JAPAN—Skateboarding’s newest stars are two 13-year-old girls. Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, made history on Monday. At the Tokyo 2020 Games, she took home the first women’s street skateboarding Olympic gold medal. Standing next to her on the podium was…


Ready to Compete

June 23, 2021

Some of the world’s greatest athletic talents will be on display at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Competitors will have a chance to win Olympic medals in four sports new to the Games. Learn about each of these sports, and…



Reimagining Cities

April 22, 2021

Having everything you need close to home could make you healthier. It could even build stronger bonds between you and your neighbors. This is the idea behind the 15-minute city. It’s a place where people can get all the services…

Earth Science

A Volcano Erupts

April 16, 2021

On April 9, a volcano called La Soufrière erupted on Saint Vincent. The island is in the Caribbean Sea. Thousands of people there were forced to leave their homes. The explosion was massive. It sent hot ash 32,000 feet into…


The Passing of a Royal

April 16, 2021

On April 9, the United Kingdom’s royal family announced the death of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. He was 99. Philip was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He served as a naval officer in World War II. He…