Skip to main content



Little Lizards

February 19, 2021

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest reptile on Earth. The species is called Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon. It lives in the rainforest in northern Madagascar. The finding was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers found two of…

United States

Champion Dog

December 11, 2020

A 3-year-old Scottish deerhound named Claire won Best in Show at the 2020 National Dog Show, which aired on NBC on Thanksgiving Day. A judge said that Claire, s…


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…

Alternative Reading Levels


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 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…

Alternative Reading Levels


Polar Bears in Danger

July 22, 2020

Most polar bears could disappear by the end of the century, scientists say. Global warming is to blame. According to a study published this month in Nature Climate Change, most polar bear populations will be in serious decline by 2080.…

United States

A Funny Find

June 1, 2020

Do squirrels need to practice social distancing during the pandemic? No. Can humor get people through tough times? Definitely! On May 20, TIME for Kids got a kick out of this tiny sign in Fort Greene Park, in Brooklyn, New…


Lost and Found

July 13, 2020

A team of biologists recently studied rainfrogs in the forests of northern Ecuador. While doing so, they made a surprising discovery: a Mindo harlequin toad. The creature hadn’t been seen alive in 30 years. The scientists couldn’t believe their eyes.…


Hummingbird Hues

June 16, 2020

Caleb Arnold loves birds—especially hummingbirds. The 7-year-old from Slidell, Louisiana, knows a lot about his favorite fliers. “They pollinate stuff, and they’re pretty and small,” he says. But there’s one thing Caleb didn’t know: Hummingbirds see a wider range of…


Social Snakes

May 27, 2020

A long, scaly creature slithering alone through the grass—that’s how we usually picture a snake. But a new scientific study could change that image. Snakes can be long. And they’re certainly slithery. But they may not be the loners we…