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The Kid Report: Filling a Need

August 25, 2022

Refrigerators stocked with free food have been popping up on street corners all over the United States. Their purpose is to help people struggling with food insecurity. You can read about these fridges in “Filling a Need,” in this week’s…

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Meet Our Kid Reporters

August 25, 2022

Check out our new crew! Read about the 2022–2023 team of TFK Kid Reporters. Look for their articles this school year. Aiden An, 10 Los Angeles, California Aiden can write and speak Arabic. Zarita Asgar, 8 Waunakee, Wisconsin Zarita was…

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Science

Tiny Trackers

August 19, 2022

Scientists are tracking the death’s-head hawk moth. They’re using tracking devices small enough to attach to the giant insects. A recent study followed 14 moths. Scientists are studying the creature’s migration patterns. They found that the moths fly in straight…

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Arachnid Anniversary

August 17, 2022

This summer marks the 60-year anniversary of Spider-Man’s first appearance in comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Spider-Man first showed up in Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15. It was published in August 1962. Fans like Tyler…

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Honoring Navajo Code Talkers

August 15, 2022

Navajo code talkers joined the United States Marines during World War II. It was their job to develop a code. The code was based on their native language. Messages sent by code talkers could not be understood by the Japanese…

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World

Icelandic Volcano

August 12, 2022

The Fagradalsfjall volcano, near Reykjavík, Iceland, began erupting on August 3. Scientists had predicted an eruption because of recent earthquakes. Lava continues to flow from the volcano. Its last eruption started in March 2021. Lava flowed for six months. As…

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Science

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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Environment

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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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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TFK Press Club

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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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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