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Space Rocks

January 22, 2021

The moon’s Ocean of Storms is a vast, dry open space. It was once very busy. In 1967, the United States landed its Surveyor 3 spacecraft there. About two years later, the Apollo 12 crew arrived. The astronauts touched down…

Sports

Playing to Win

January 15, 2021

Wyatt Baldwin has been playing rock, paper, scissors for as long as he can remember. While he was growing up, the game helped him settle disagreements with his three older sisters. "I never got the chance to pick what we…

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People

Studying Kindness

December 18, 2020

Imagine you’re part of an experiment. There are two groups. Members of the first group get $10 to spend however they wish. Members of the second group also get $10, but they must use it to help others. Which group…

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Young Game Changers

Seeking a Covid-19 Cure

October 30, 2020

A 14-year-old from Frisco, Texas, has won the 2020 3M Young Scientist Challenge. On October 14, Anika Chebrolu was announced as America’s Top Young Scientist. Her research could lead to a treatment for COVID-19. Anika found a molecule that can…

Space

Space Junk

October 23, 2020

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, there are nearly 2,800 working satellites in space. We depend on these devices for technology we use every day, such as video calls, online maps, satellite TV, and weather tracking. Scientists use them…

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Space

Life on Venus?

October 23, 2020

Are we alone in the universe? Scientists have spent years searching deep into space for signs of life beyond our planet. Now they’ve detected what might be life right next door. On September 14, in the journal Nature Astronomy, scientists…

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Space

8 Questions for Daniel Holz

October 23, 2020

Daniel Holz is an astrophysicist at the University of Chicago, in Illinois. He’s also a member of LIGO, an observatory that studies black holes. He spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Miguel Madero. 1. What is a black hole? A black…

World

Antarctica Flight

September 25, 2020

The United States Antarctic Program (USAP) has sent its first crew to Antarctica since May. About 100 operations and engineering staff members of the USAP arrived on the continent on September 14. Antarctica is the only continent free of the…

Animals

Copy Colt

September 18, 2020

On August 6, a horse named Kurt was born in Texas. The colt made history. Kurt is the first Przewalski’s horse to be successfully cloned. In 1980, scientists at the San Diego Zoo, in California, took DNA from a Przewalski’s…

Animals

Animals Decide

September 4, 2020

Groups of people sometimes need to make decisions. Students might take a class vote on what book to read or game to play. This year, Americans will vote to decide who will be president. But humans aren’t the only creatures…

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