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8 Questions for Jennifer Heldmann

November 7, 2019

Jennifer Heldmann is a planetary scientist. Her team at NASA is looking for water on the moon and Mars. The research will help determine if astronauts can live in these places. Heldmann spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Mira McInnes. 1.…

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A Fresh Perspective

November 6, 2019

Have you ever wondered what Earth looks like from space? Thanks to satellite technology—and a new book—you can see the world from high above. Overview: A New Way of Seeing Earth is filled with aerial photographs taken from satellites. It…

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Time Trouble

November 6, 2019

In The Seventh Voyage, Ijon Tichy is exploring our galaxy when a meteor damages his spaceship, sending it into a time loop. Ijon’s past and future selves begin to appear. At first, it’s just tomorrow’s Ijon. But the selves continue…

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Holding On to Hope

November 1, 2019

TIJUANA, Mexico —On a child’s first day at the Yes We Can World Foundation school, he or she gets two T-shirts, new shoes, and a backpack filled with school supplies. The school is for migrant kids from Central America and…

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Ready to Learn

November 1, 2019

Last December, Estefanía Rebellón volunteered to help migrant families in Tijuana, Mexico. The city is near San Diego, California, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Some of the people Rebellón met in Tijuana had traveled thousands of miles. Many had left home…

Business

GM Strike Ends

November 1, 2019

General Motors (GM) workers approved a new contract with the company on October 25, bringing a 40-day autoworker strike to an end. When employees have a dispute with their employer, they may go on strike. They protest by refusing to…

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More Power Cuts

October 31, 2019

More than 500,000 people in Northern and central California remained without power on October 30. This was due to cuts by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as wildfires swept through the state. A week earlier, nearly 3 million people were…

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Kids Decide

October 31, 2019

P.S. 139, in Brooklyn, New York, has a school garden where students grow their favorite fruits and vegetables. It also has a school cookbook filled with recipes that use those foods, as well as a technology club, a soccer club,…

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Arts

Lightning Strikes

October 31, 2019

The Lightning Thief is a best-selling children’s book by Rick Riordan. It has been translated into more than 40 languages. In 2010, it was made into a movie. Now the story of Percy Jackson’s quest to find Zeus’s lightning bolt—and…

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Frozen Returns

October 30, 2019

Disney’s Academy Award–winning movie Frozen was one of the most successful animated films of all time. Six years after its release, fans will get to see the Frozen crew again, in Frozen II. The highly anticipated sequel hits theaters November…

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Big Family, Big City

October 30, 2019

The Casagrandes is a new show on Nickelodeon. It’s a spin-off of the series The Loud House, which follows the Loud family. In The Casagrandes, Loud family friends Bobby and Ronnie Anne move away and have new adventures in a…

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Young Heroes

October 30, 2019

Marvel turns from comic-book heroes to real ones in Marvel’s Hero Project. The new series on Disney+ will tell the story of 20 kids who are working to improve their communities. At the end of each episode, Marvel illustrators create…

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Tough Choices

October 25, 2019

LA LIMA, Honduras— At 9:00 on a steamy August morning, students at the Gabriela Mistral school line up playfully between two yellow cords in the courtyard outside the school office. A volunteer from the Honduran Red Cross calls out a…

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Faces of Honduras

October 25, 2019

For the past year or so, the news has been filled with stories about migrants coming to the U.S. from Central America. I wanted to understand why people were leaving their home countries. So in August, I went to Honduras…

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Mission Achieved

October 25, 2019

American astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir have successfully completed the first-ever all-female spacewalk. On October 18, they floated outside the International Space Station (ISS) with wrenches and screwdrivers while repairing the station’s power grid. The historic spacewalk lasted seven…

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Discovery in Egypt

October 24, 2019

Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered 30 ancient coffins containing well-preserved mummies. This is the largest discovery of its kind since the 19th century. Details of the find were announced on October 19. The wooden coffins are estimated to be 3,000…

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New Heights

October 24, 2019

Movies about rock climbing feature people reaching the highest peaks in the world. But you don’t need to conquer a mountain to feel the excitement. Rock-climbing gyms are opening across the country, and the sport is growing more popular by…

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Media Literacy

What's the Password?

October 23, 2019

In an ancient folktale, a giant rock blocks the entrance to a cave filled with treasure. A door appears only for those who speak a secret phrase aloud: “Open, sesame!” This is an early example of a password. Passwords have…