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Lego Lion

November 3, 2022

This giant lion was built using 850,000 Lego bricks. It’s a copy of a statue on the Chain Bridge, in Budapest, Hungary. The stone lion is being restored. The Le…

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Operation Asteroid

November 3, 2022

Mission managers at NASA spent $330 million to send a refrigerator-size craft 7 million miles into space and punch an asteroid in the nose. We should all be very glad they did, because Earth now feels a little bit safer.…

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In the Field

November 3, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Growing up, Danielle Belleny was “always outdoors, messing with plants and…

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8 Questions for Vanessa Nakate

November 2, 2022

Vanessa Nakate is a climate activist from Uganda, and a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Celsey O’Hare. 1. What does it mean to be a UNICEF goodwill ambassador? I get…

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TFK Explains: The Midterm Elections

October 21, 2022

On November 8, Americans will vote in midterm elections. Here’s why these elections are important, and why voters are eager to head to the polls. What is a midterm election? Midterms are held almost halfway through a president’s four-year term,…

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TFK Press Club

What Matters to You?

October 20, 2022

When getting ready to cast a ballot, voters consider the issues that matter most to them. Then they find out how the candidates feel about those issues. The issues can be local, such as how a community should manage its…

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Two in 1

October 20, 2022

A visitor at Frieze London, an art fair in England, poses with Giant Pumpkin No. 1 on October 13. The work is by British artist Anthea Hamilton.

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Ancient History

October 20, 2022

On November 4, 1922, an incredible discovery was made in Egypt. British archaeologist Howard Carter and his Egyptian crew found steps leading to the entrance of King Tutankhamen’s tomb. “At first, I could see nothing,” Carter later wrote about peering…

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The Survivor

October 20, 2022

Last year, NASA sent a supply craft to the International Space Station (ISS). Its cargo included thousands of tardigrades. These creatures, each small enough to fit on the tip of a pencil, can be found just about anywhere­: in oceans,…

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The Kid Report: The Survivor

October 20, 2022

Tardigardes are tough enough to withstand about a thousand times the radiation that would kill a human. Unlocking their survival secrets is key if we hope to send people to Mars someday. You can read about tardigrades in “The Survivor,”…

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8 Questions for Elizabeth Clay Roy

October 19, 2022

Elizabeth Clay Roy is the CEO of Generation Citizen, a nonprofit group that tries to get students involved in the democratic process. She spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Mina Fedor. 1. What’s the mission of Generation Citizen? Generation Citizen is…

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Peace Prize Winners

October 14, 2022

The 2022 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to a person and two groups whose work supports human rights. Ales Bialiatski is a founder of a pro-democracy movement in Belarus. Memorial is a Russian group. And the Center for Civil…

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A Lake on Mars?

October 13, 2022

An international group of scientists says there might be a lake beneath the ice at Mars’s south pole. If there is liquid water, that could mean that the frigid planet is still producing heat. Which might mean life. The…

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Can You Set the Scene?

October 13, 2022

Imagine you’re reading two articles about a Halloween parade. One includes only numerical information: the temperature outside, the number of people in attendance, a ranking of the costumes. The other includes facts, but it also describes the sights and sounds…

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Liberty Rising

October 13, 2022

A full moon appears behind the Statue of Liberty, in New York City, on October 9. Two days later, the statue’s crown reopened. It had been closed since March 20…

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Bats In Danger

October 13, 2022

On September 13, the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced a proposal. It would protect tricolored bats. The animal would now be listed under the Endangered Species Act. This follows a similar proposal, made in March, to reclassify…

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Insects Up Close

October 13, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Where does inspiration come from? Levon Biss found it while looking…

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