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Growing Galaxy

August 10, 2022

On August 2, NASA released a new picture taken by the James Webb Space Telescope. This pink wheel is called the Cartwheel Galaxy. Its center is made of hot dust. Meanwhile, the outer part of the wheel has been expanding…

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Python Challenge

August 8, 2022

More than 800 people gathered in the Everglades on August 5 for the annual Florida Python Challenge. They’ll help search for Burmese pythons. The Challenge runs through August 14. Snake hunters are competing for a cash prize of $2,500. The…

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World

Lights Up

August 5, 2022

The Kanto Matsuri, August 3–6, is a Japanese lantern festival. It has returned to the city of Akita for the first time since the pandemic began. Performers hang as many as 46 paper lanterns on each bamboo pole. The lanterns…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Teach It?

August 3, 2022

The ability to teach someone how to do something is a skill of its own. This week, Junior Journalists, you’ll put your teaching skills to the test. Mission 16: Can You Teach It? Do you have a special skill? Maybe…

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Tiger Time

August 1, 2022

There was a lot to celebrate this year on International Tiger Day, July 29. In Nepal, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba made an announcement. He said the country’s wild-tiger population has increased nearly 200%. Nepal’s tigers were in danger of…

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All Dressed Up

July 28, 2022

Comic-book fans dress up as their favorite characters at Comic-Con International. The convention took place July 21–24, in San Diego, California. It was the fir…

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Time Off

Summer Book Reviews: Part 5

July 27, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Lucy Sandor and Gabri Blankson shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the last installment in our five-part series. We hope you’ve enjoyed TFK’s…

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Monarch Butterflies Endangered

July 25, 2022

Monarch butterflies are now an endangered species. That’s according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group made its announcement on July 21. The IUCN says the monarch butterfly population in North America has dropped between…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 4

July 22, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! David Murtagh and Via Ryerson shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the fourth in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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What's Your Weather Report?

July 20, 2022

Whether it’s sunny or gray, scorching hot or freezing cold, the weather is always a topic of conversation. This week, Junior Journalists, you’ll be in the weather reporter’s seat. Mission 15: What’s Your Weather Report? One of the first things…

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World

Striking Gold

July 18, 2022

On July 17, the United States track and field team won nine medals at the World Athletic Championships, in Eugene, Oregon. The team set a record for most medals won at the competition in a single day. The streak started…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 3

July 13, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Credence Peterson and Ronak Bhatt shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the third in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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Seeing Space

July 12, 2022

The first image from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope was released on July 11. It shows SMACS 0723. That’s a cluster of galaxies from nearly 5 billion years ago. The telescope uses the science of light and gravity to see…

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Business

Fossil for Sale

July 11, 2022

A dinosaur skeleton is going up for sale. Sotheby’s, the New York City auction house, made the announcement last week. The fossil will be part of a natural-history auction on July 28. The skeleton belonged to a Gorgosaurus, a cousin…

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What's Your Review?

July 8, 2022

You’ve got opinions, Junior Journalist, and the world wants to hear them. Step into the shoes of an entertainment reviewer. Mission 14: What's Your Review? With so many books to read, TV shows and movies to watch, video games to…

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Summer Book Reviews: Part 2

July 6, 2022

Do you love to read? TFK Kid Reporters do too! Lauryn Chew and Orlie Weitzman shared their reviews of two of the summer’s most interesting books. This is the second in a five-part series. Check back soon for more from…

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History

The History of Fireworks

July 4, 2022

Fireworks may seem like a very American tradition, especially on the 4th of July. But fireworks go back many years before the first American Independence Day celebration, which took place in 1777, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The earliest fireworks can be…

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United States

Happy Fourth of July!

June 29, 2022

What’s one of the most celebrated events in the United States? It’s the Fourth of July! The annual star-spangled holiday is also called Independence Day. It marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July…

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