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Two Rare Sea Dragons

February 21, 2020

Birch Aquarium, in San Diego, California, announced two new members of its aquatic family on February 13. It has hatched a pair of weedy sea dragons. The aquarium is part of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Though less than one…

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Technology

Cyber School

February 21, 2020

A United States Coast Guard facility was attacked in 2019. Its monitoring systems, cameras, and doors all stopped working. The facility shut down for 30 hours. The source of the attack? An employee had opened an email and clicked the…

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Media Literacy

YouTube Trouble

February 20, 2020

Piper Leypoldt, 11, of Durham, North Carolina, likes to watch cooking videos on YouTube. Recently, she learned that the site collects users’ data, such as search history and location­. She’s not concerned. “Other websites I use at home and school…

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Coding Heroes

February 19, 2020

Kids’ creations come to life in a new computer game called SuperMe. The game was designed by students in Chicago Public Schools. To make it, they had to learn how to code. They also drew their own superheroes. Then they…

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Making Breakthroughs

February 19, 2020

Throughout United States history, black women have faced discrimination because of both their race and their gender. Changing the Equation profiles more than 50 black women who overcame obstacles to become pioneers in the world of STEM. STEM stands for…

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Remembering the March

February 14, 2020

On August 28, 1963, people from all over the country poured into Washington, D.C. Many held signs: “We March for Integrated Schools Now!” and “We Demand Jobs for All Now!” The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom drew about…

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Health

TFK Explains: Coronavirus

February 13, 2020

This story appears in the February 21, 2020, print edition of TIME for Kids. It was published online on February 13. It has not been updated. The coronavirus outbreak that began in China has been called a public health emergency.…

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Community

Dream Big

February 13, 2020

In his speech at the March on Washington, in 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. described his dream for the nation and the urgency of taking action. TIME for Kids wanted to know: What’s your dream? We asked young people to…

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Legendary Men

February 12, 2020

Vashti Harrison is the author and illustrator of a best-selling book about famous black women. Now, she brings together more than 35 influential men in Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History. You might have heard of Frederick Douglass. He…

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Defining Change

February 11, 2020

In Dictionary for a Better World, words are defined and organized in alphabetical order. But that’s the end of the similarities between this new book and a traditional dictionary. This one’s filled with art, poems, stories, and quotes from famous…

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Impeachment Trial Ends

February 6, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump ended on February 5, when the United States Senate voted against removing him from office. In a U.S. impeachment trial, 67 votes are needed to find the president guilty. The senators voted on…

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Business

Bananas at Risk

January 24, 2020

Bananas are one of the most important crops on Earth. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), 400 million people rely on bananas as a source of food or income. But the bananas we know and love may be…

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President on Trial

January 24, 2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump began on January 21 in Washington, D.C. It’s being held in the U.S. Senate. All 100 senators are the jury. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts is the judge. On December 18, the…

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Ready, Set, Count!

January 24, 2020

On an island in Alaska, the 2020 U.S. Census is underway. Census workers started counting residents of Toksook Bay on January 21. The census happens every 10 years. It’s an official count of people living in the U.S. The first…

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Arts

The Big Picture

January 23, 2020

BROOKLYN, New York—A truck that looks like a camera is parked outside of a high school. The vehicle belongs to the Inside Out Project. As part of this art initiative, groups of people all over the world have their portraits…

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Media Literacy

Is Social Media Good for Society?

January 23, 2020

Students today have never lived in a world without social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok are a few of the most popular social-media websites and apps. They can be a fun way to connect with friends and family, especially…

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On the Run

January 23, 2020

Sonic is blue, furry, and the fastest thing around. In the new movie Sonic the Hedgehog, he comes to Earth from another planet. When he gets here, he makes friends with a human named Tom. Together, they set out to…

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Seeing Both Sides

January 22, 2020

The narrator of Sunnyside Plaza is 19-year-old Sally Miyake. She lives at Sunnyside Plaza, a group home for people with developmental disabilities. Sal has trouble understanding some things, but she has many gifts. “I can’t read,” she explains, “but I…

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