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New Variant

December 3, 2021

Scientists in South Africa have reported a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. The variant, Omicron, has since been found in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere. Countries have restricted travel from South Africa and several…

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Business

A Sticky Situation

December 2, 2021

The province of Quebec, in Canada, typically produces 70% of the world’s maple syrup. This year, the harvest fell short. So in November, Quebec Maple Syrup Producers announced they would release 50 million pounds of the sweet stuff from their…

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United States

Big Tree

December 2, 2021

A worker studies a burned-out sequoia on November 19. The tree stands in Redwood Mountain Grove, in California’s Kings Canyon National Park. The grove was dev…

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United States

TFK Sits Down with Janet Yellen

December 1, 2021

Janet Yellen is the 78th United States secretary of the treasury. She’s also the first woman to hold the job. TFK Kid Reporter David Murtagh interviewed Secretary Yellen in Washington, D.C. cBBiOqDH 1. Could you explain what the U.S. Treasury…

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Science

That's Why

December 1, 2021

Why does an airplane fly? Because. . . A. it doesn’t like to walk. B. it’s lifted by fast-moving air. C. heat from the Earth lifts it up. The answer is B. When an engine pulls a plane forward,…

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Time Off

At the Movies: Sing 2

November 30, 2021

The band is back together! Sing 2 reassembles the crew of lovable animals from the 2016 animated musical Sing. And it adds a notable new character to the mix: Clay Calloway, a lion who’s a famous musician. Clay is voiced…

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The Best Toys of 2021

November 22, 2021

The best toys of 2021 might make for a magical holiday season. With Magic Mixies, mix up a potion and— poof! —summon a new stuffed pet. With Lego Vidiyo Party, create a music video in real time, wherever you are,…

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Science

That's Why

November 22, 2021

Why are tennis balls fuzzy? So they... A) feel like a hug. B) don't go too fast or bounce too far. C) don't scratch the court. Tennis balls are made of rubber. Without a felt covering, they would bounce too…

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Health

TFK Sits Down with Dr. Rochelle Walensky

November 22, 2021

We’ve heard a lot about the CDC—the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in Atlanta, Georgia. It has given us news, recommendations, and updates as our understanding of COVID-19 has evolved. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet…

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Environment

The Storyteller

November 12, 2021

When Jane Goodall was 6, during World War II, she was often woken by sirens. The sound warned that enemy planes were flying over her English town. Her little sister would run to the bomb shelter. But Goodall refused to…

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World

Fighting for Change

November 12, 2021

Government officials from 196 countries gathered for the United Nations Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 12. The conference brings world leaders together every year to address climate change. Officials had several goals. One…

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United States

Running Strong

November 12, 2021

About 25,000 athletes took part in the New York City Marathon on November 7, marking the race’s 50th running. For many, the day represented a comeback. Last year’s race was canceled because of the pandemic. This year, measures were in…

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Community

From Our Readers...

November 11, 2021

In our September 17 issue, we asked readers what part of space they’d like to explore. Mrs. Dami’s students, at Montgomery Elementary School, in Montgomery, New York, shared their thoughts. Read them below. If you were a space explorer, where…

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Arts

Quack!

November 11, 2021

A giant inflatable duck is seen floating on the water in Chile, in South America, on November 2. The work is by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. It’s part of the…

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