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Vaccine Trackers

January 22, 2021

As the delivery truck snaked its way over Northern California’s highways, analysts watched every aspect of its journey. They could see the stops the driver made. They knew the weather outside. Most important, they knew the condition of the precious…

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Inventions

Best Inventions of 2020

January 8, 2021

Each year, TIME for Kids picks the coolest and most helpful new inventions. Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao, 15, is an inventor. This year, we let her take the lead. Gitanjali selected these items from TIME’s list of the…

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Arts

Can't Stop the Sponge

October 2, 2020

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run moved Mireille Soria to tears. “It was so beautiful and so wonderful and so rich,” she told TIME, describing what it was like to see the finished film for the first time. You…

Animals

For the Birds

September 18, 2020

Jeremi Swietochowski was playing with Legos when he heard a thump. A bird had flown into the window and fallen onto the balcony. The fourth grader rushed to check on it. “Just when I was about to open the door,…

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Transportation

Car Takes Flight

September 11, 2020

Flying cars are no longer a dream of the future. SkyDrive Inc., in Japan, announced on August 28 that a pilot had successfully flown one of its cars. There are more than 100 flying-car projects in the world, according to…

Animals

Speak, FIDO!

May 1, 2020

Imagine you’re out for a walk with your family when a strange dog approaches. The dog isn’t aggressive, but it seems to want something because it nudges you with its snout, and barks. What you don’t know is that…

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Inventions

Soap Challenge

May 1, 2020

Handwashing just got competitive. Jennifer George has issued a challenge: Find a creative way to drop a bar of soap into someone’s hand. The catch? Participants must do so in 10 to 20 steps by creating their own Rube Goldberg…

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Environment

Rising Water

April 17, 2020

If nothing is done to stop rising sea levels, the homes of 200 million people could be underwater by the year 2100. That’s according to a study published in October in the scientific magazine Nature Communications. The global sea level…

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Young Game Changers

Cyber School

February 28, 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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Culture

YouTube Trouble

February 28, 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…