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Suited Up

October 14, 2021

Astronauts walk in the Negev desert, in Israel, on October 10. They are part of AMADEE-20, a simulated Mars mission to train astronauts from Europe and Israel f…

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That's Why

October 14, 2021

Why were computer users afraid of January 1, 2000? They thought. . . A) computers might process 00 as 1900. B) computers would explode. C) computers would start talking. In 1999, tech experts feared that on New Year’s Day 2000,…

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United States

Honoring Soldiers

October 13, 2021

Bill Greason is proud to be a veteran of the United States military. The 97-year-old fought during World War II as one of the first Black Marine recruits. Today, Greason lives in Birmingham, Alabama. “I loved being a Marine,” he…

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The Kid Report: Honoring Soldiers

October 13, 2021

The story “Honoring Soldiers”—about the 100-year anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Matt and Nate Walters are part of a military family. They write about their experience below. Our dad…

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8 Questions for Devorah Heitner

October 12, 2021

Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World. TFK Kid Reporter Orlie Weitzman spoke with her about young people and digital media, and recent news involving Instagram Kids. 1. Instagram delayed the…

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Health

A Win for Mental Health

October 8, 2021

This summer, Simone Biles was expected to lead the United States women’s gymnastics team to an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo, Japan. But not long into the competition on July 27, Biles left the arena. Soon after she returned, Olympic…

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The Kid Report: A Win for Mental Health

October 8, 2021

I think it’s so cool that Simone Biles is speaking out about her mental health. I’m a kid who sometimes struggles with anxiety. So it’s helpful to know that even famous people and superstrong athletes wrestle with nerves. Often,…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

October 8, 2021

In this week’s Cover Story Interview, TFK Kid Reporter Afton Campbell talks to TIME for Kids magazine journalist Karena Phan about her article, “A Win for Mental Health.” Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from…

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Major Oil Spill

October 8, 2021

A faulty underwater pipeline has leaked at least 126,000 gallons of oil into the Pacific Ocean. The leak happened off the coast of California on October 2. The spill may be the largest to occur in California since 2015. An…

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Arts

Look Up!

October 7, 2021

A visitor at Kew Gardens, in London, England, admires One Thousand Springs. The artwork by Chiharu Shiota is part of the Royal Botanic Gardens’ Japanese autumn …

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Science

That's Why

October 7, 2021

Why does the moon have craters? They're from. . . A) astronauts digging. B) moon decay. C) asteroids and meteorites. Asteroids and meteorites often crash into the moon’s surface, causing craters. But on the moon, there’s no water, weather, or…

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History

Stepping Back

October 7, 2021

Scientists have analyzed footprints made thousands of years ago in White Sands National Park, in New Mexico. The tracks show that humans lived in North America some 5,000 years earlier than previous evidence suggested. The fossilized prints were preserved…

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Health

Transforming Stress

October 6, 2021

Renee Jain founded GoZen!, an online platform for kids that focuses on mental health. She spoke with TFK about how to manage anxiety. “Turn worry into strength.” It’s normal to feel worried. The key is to turn it into strength.…

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8 Questions for Chris Cassidy

October 5, 2021

Among the Stars is a new documentary series. It follows astronaut Chris Cassidy on his final mission to the International Space Station (ISS). TFK Kid Reporter Creedence Peterson spoke with Cassidy. 1. What’s the scariest moment you’ve experienced on a…

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Community

TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Via

September 28, 2021

Meet Via Ryerson, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Via is 9 years old and lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She aspires to be a U.S. Supreme Court justice. Via says…

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Community

TFK Kid Reporters: Meet Tabitha

September 28, 2021

Meet Tabitha Kho, one of the 10 outstanding kids selected to be a TFK Kid Reporter this school year. Tabitha is 11 years old and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys skiing, hates mosquitoes, and loves to read. Some of…

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Environment

Reef Relief?

September 24, 2021

Tony Fontes first went scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in 1979. A native Californian, he was so amazed by the experience that he decided to stay in Australia and work as a dive instructor. “The marine life and…

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Giants in Danger

September 24, 2021

California’s KNP Complex wildfire forced the evacuation of Sequoia National Park on September 14. The blaze threatened the park’s giant sequoia trees. These trees are some of the largest in the world. By September 17, the fire had reached the…

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