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Britain’s New King

September 15, 2022

King Charles III was officially named Britain’s head of state on September 10. The ceremony was held at St. James’s Palace, in London, England. The tradition is centuries old. But this was the first time it was broadcast live online…

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TFK Press Club

Who Are Your Sources?

September 15, 2022

Interviewing people is an important part of gathering information for a story. Think: Who’s an expert on the subject you want to learn about? Who might have an interesting perspective? Read up on your sources before you speak with them.…

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Royal Greeting

September 15, 2022

Prince William (left) and Prince Harry wave to well-wishers on September 10. They’re grandsons of Queen Elizabeth II. William’s wife, Catherine (center), is Pri…

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Arts

The Art of Work

September 15, 2022

There’s a mural in Winsted, Connecticut, that’s five stories tall and 120 feet long. Artist Ellen Griesedieck came up with the idea in 1999. She created the mural with help from thousands of students all over the country. More than…

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By the Numbers

September 14, 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? When Gil Bransford was a kid, he dreamed of being a…

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Strange World

September 14, 2022

You don’t have to go to outer space to find amazing things. Terrestrials, a new podcast by Radiolab for Kids, finds weirdness and mystery right here on Earth. The series explores wonders such as an octopus that escapes from…

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Back to Nature

September 14, 2022

What do gray wolves, condors, and indigo snakes have in common? They’ve all benefited from rewilding. That’s the process of taking animals and plants to places where they once thrived. They might have disappeared due to overhunting or habitat loss. …

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Science

Launch Delay

September 8, 2022

On September 3, NASA called off the launch of its new rocket, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was the second time in a week. The cause was a fuel leak. NASA says the launch of the uncrewed Artemis I, the…

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Legos in Space

September 8, 2022

NASA’s Artemis I mission won’t have astronauts on board. But it will have passengers. These include a Snoopy toy and a mannequin named Moonikin Campos. There will also be figures from the Lego Space Team. They’re part of Build to…

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TFK Press Club

Can You Choose a Beat?

September 8, 2022

Jeffrey Kluger is a science journalist who covers all things space. That’s his beat, or the subject area on which he writes and reports. “I’ve written about many topics in the decades I’ve been working,” he says. “None has given…

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Spider Webb

September 8, 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope gets crisp images. This one was released on September 6. It shows the Tarantula Nebula. The area contains thousands of young star…

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Seeing into Space

September 8, 2022

For 26 years, the NASA scientists behind the James Webb Space Telescope have been asking for three things: patience, time, and money. In 1996, a group of astronomers proposed a space telescope that would be able to peer 13.6 billion…

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Opinion

Do We Still Need to Send People into Space?

September 8, 2022

Did you know that humans haven’t walked on the lunar surface since the Apollo 17 mission, in 1972? With NASA’s Artemis missions, astronauts could soon be on the moon again—and eventually on Mars. Artemis I will take an Orion spacecraft…

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Out of This World

September 7, 2022

Do space aliens exist? This is the question at the heart of Aliens: Join the Scientists Searching Space for Extraterrestrial Life, by Joalda Morancy. This nonfiction book packs a wealth of information about the complexities of space and the possibility…

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Reach for Space

September 7, 2022

Have a question about outer space? Reach: A Space Podcast for Kids explores our galaxy and beyond. Listeners hear interviews with astronauts and engineers and take part in at-home activities. Brian Holden is one of the hosts. His cohost…

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Environment

Gas-Powered Car Ban

September 2, 2022

California is phasing out gas-powered vehicles. On August 25, officials said all new cars sold in the state will have to be electric or hydrogen-powered by 2035. Transportation accounts for about half of California’s greenhouse-gas emissions, which contribute to climate…

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Hawaii Wins Little League

September 1, 2022

On August 28, Hawaii won the 2022 Little League Baseball World Series, beating Curaçao 13–3 in four innings. It’s the fourth time since 2005 that Hawaii has won the championship. “We’re fortunate that everything clicked at the right moment,” team…

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TFK Press Club

What's Your Pitch?

September 1, 2022

Before journalists can begin reporting a story, they need to pitch it. No, that doesn’t mean tossing it like a baseball! It means convincing an editor that a story is important and timely—basically, that it needs to be told, and…

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