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What Do You See in Space?

January 19, 2023

A comet is passing Earth for the first time since the days of the Neanderthals. It’s called Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF), and is visible with a telescope, binoculars, or even the naked eye, if it remains bright enough. NASA says…

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World

Year of the Rabbit

January 19, 2023

An artist in China makes a paper-cutting decoration for Lunar New Year. The piece features 106 bunnies. In 2023, the holiday begins on January 22. Celebrations …

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Environment

Good Growing

January 19, 2023

Biologist Paula Costa is standing in a bare field of red dirt in the São Paulo State, in Brazil. Five hundred years ago, this land was part of a rainforest called the Mata Atlântica. Today, nearly all of the forest…

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Opinion

Do Kids Need Homework?

January 19, 2023

We knew this question would spark lively debate among readers. School is a big part of life, not just for kids but for their families and for educators, too. Everyone has an opinion about what’s best for students. And they…

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Time Off

Let's Talk with Jason Chin

January 18, 2023

Jason Chin is an author and illustrator. His new book, The Universe in You, explores life under the microscope. “It’s about looking really close at the world around us,” he says, “and the very, very small things we’ve discovered.” Chin…

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United States

California Storms

January 13, 2023

On January 9, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned people in California of another wave of powerful storms. For weeks, parts of the state had been battered by severe wind, heavy rain, and snow. At least 17 people have died.…

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Technology

Social-Media Lawsuit

January 12, 2023

The public school district of Seattle, Washington, is suing the companies that own Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, and YouTube. It claims that social-media platforms are a major cause of a mental health crisis affecting kids. The lawsuit was filed…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Tech Story?

January 12, 2023

Technology is always advancing. Incredible inventions appear every year. In 2022, these included sunglasses that boost color and a bionic hand. But technology reporting involves more than just telling readers about new inventions. It goes into how technology is used,…

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Technology

Colorful Car

January 12, 2023

Automaker BMW showed off a color-changing car at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 4. The electric vehicle can display up to 32 colors, to matc…

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United States

Pickleball Craze

January 12, 2023

This past fall, Ed Pluskota introduced pickleball to his gym class at North Fayette Elementary School, in Georgia. The kids had never heard of it. “Is it tennis?” they asked, “or is it ping-pong?” Pluskota had to sell them on…

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Science

The Kid Report: Speaking from Space

January 12, 2023

Astronaut Nicole Mann is the first Native American woman in space. Last October, she blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon. Read what she has to say about her life and her experience on…

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Science

Speaking from Space

January 12, 2023

Nicole Mann, a member of the Round Valley Indian Tribes, treasures the dream catcher her mother gave her when she was a girl. This small hoop with a feather is said to offer protection. Mann believes it helped her when…

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Time Off

The Magic of Matilda

January 11, 2023

Maybe you’ve read Roald Dahl’s Matilda at school. Maybe you’ve watched the 1996 movie or seen the award-winning stage musical. However it came into your life, the story of a young book-lover who unlocks her magic and saves her school…

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United States

A New Congress

January 6, 2023

The 118th United States Congress opened on January 3. Eighty-two new lawmakers were scheduled to be sworn in: 75 in the House of Representatives and seven in the Senate. These were the winners in November’s midterm elections. This year, the…

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World

Ancient Object Returned

January 5, 2023

On January 2, officials in Egypt said an ancient sarcophagus had finally been returned. It was stolen years ago. Investigators say the coffin was smuggled into the United States in 2008. It has been at the Houston Museum of Natural…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Tradition?

January 5, 2023

Many people greet the new year with special traditions, from watching fireworks to eating 12 grapes for good luck. Another tradition is the First Day Hikes. They began near Boston, Massachusetts, in 1992, with 380 people. Now, thousands of people…

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