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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…


Teen Finds New Planet

January 17, 2020

NASA recently announced a new planet. It was discovered by 17-year-old Wolf Cukier during his summer internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in Maryland. Wolf monitored data collected from TESS, a NASA satellite. (TESS stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey…


Moving Mountains

January 9, 2020

What do you imagine when you hear the word inventor? Many people picture Thomas Edison holding a lightbulb, or Alexander Graham Bell talking on the first telephone. But not all inventors are in our history books. New inventions are being…



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.…


On the Ball

September 12, 2019

Major League Baseball (MLB) has a home-run problem. The number of home runs increased sharply in 2015 and has continued to rise. In 2017, batters hit a record-setting 6,105 homers, and this year’s number will be even higher. There have…


Orbiting the Moon

August 21, 2019

On Tuesday, an uncrewed spacecraft called Chandrayaan-2 entered lunar orbit. India launched it about a month ago. Chandrayaan’s destination? The south pole of the moon. There, its rover will probe lunar craters for water deposits. If it gets to the…


Found: Monster Penguin

August 15, 2019

Scientists announced the discovery of an extinct species of giant penguin on Wednesday. The bird’s fossilized bones have been found in New Zealand. Researchers believe the penguin stood about five feet two inches tall. That’s just a little bit shorter…


Dino Find

August 1, 2019

A team of paleontologists in France announced last week that they had uncovered the bone of one of the largest dinosaurs that ever lived. It is likely the thighbone, or femur, of a sauropod. Sauropods were plant-eating dinosaurs with long…


Planets Discovered

July 31, 2019

NASA’s new satellite, TESS, is succeeding on its mission. It has found new planets outside our solar system. TESS stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. It has discovered three planets in a solar system 73 light-years from Earth. That may…


More Heat Waves?

July 17, 2019

People across the country have been sweating through heat waves this summer. New research suggests they should get used to it. Why? Climate change may make extreme heat conditions more common in almost every part of the country. This is…