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Facebook Cracks Down

October 18, 2018

Facebook said this month that it has removed more than 800 accounts and pages that spread misinformation. In a statement, the social-media company said the accounts and pages use “sensational political content” to bring people to their websites. It added…

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Inside the Crayola Factory

September 14, 2018

Step into the Crayola factory in Easton, Pennsylvania. Here, humming machines and busy workers make about 180 crayons a minute. In a year, the Crayola company produces nearly 3 billion colorful wax sticks. “There’s a great demand for crayons,” Crayola…

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Building to the Beat

August 30, 2018

When Mike Ford was a kid, he dreamed of being a car designer. But when he was 11, things changed. That’s when he went to a car-design program and ended up learning about architecture instead. “As a youngster, I was…

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Malaria Test Wins Prize

June 25, 2018

A Ugandan inventor has won a major engineering prize for developing a new test for malaria. The mosquito-borne disease is a leading cause of death in Africa. Brian Gitta, 25, won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for inventing a…

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The Science of Summer Fun

April 30, 2018

Walk up a set of stairs. Sit in a pool of rushing water, and look down at the slide before you. Push off— whoosh! —and let gravity take it from there. This year, more than 85 million people around…

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Getting Close to the Sun

December 9, 2017

No spacecraft will ever land on the sun. Why? The sun is a flaming ball of gas. The gas reaches thousands of degrees Fahrenheit (F). But next year, a ship from Earth will fly closer to the sun than any…

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Game Changer

October 30, 2017

Chris Aviles runs an Innovation Lab at Knollwood School. The Innovation Lab is for fifth graders. The school is located in Fair Haven, New Jersey. Students in the class have three options. They can create and edit videos. They can…

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Bodybuilding

October 23, 2017

Jake Hubbard is a farmer. He lives in Chana, Illinois. In 2013, he lost his left hand in an accident. He was 27. Recently, a group of eighth graders came to his aid. They were from nearby Rochelle Middle School.…

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Schools Go Solar

September 20, 2017

There are lots of trees near the schools in Sheridan, Indiana. Their leaves soak up sunlight, which they turn into energy. The sun fuels more than just plants, in Sheridan. It keeps schools running, too. School solar panels turn the…

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Trash to Treasure

April 14, 2017

Plastic waste has an impact on our planet. It comes from the things we produce and buy—from food containers and packaging to the soles of sneakers. Plastic piles up in landfills. When it ends up in our oceans, it is…

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