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Defying Gravity

November 7, 2019

In space, there is no up or down. Without the gravitational pull that we experience on Earth, astronauts and everything else aboard a spacecraft float freely. Earthlings can experience the sensation of zero gravity without blasting into space. How? A…


The View

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…


Women to Note

September 19, 2019

George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin. These are some of the historic American men who appear on United States paper currency. But where are the women? “Thousands of women have been overlooked in history,” Rosie Rios told TIME for Kids.…



September 12, 2019

Deepfakes are videos with visual or audio content that has been manipulated. They make it seem as if the video’s subject is saying words he or she hasn’t actually spoken. In the past, videos like these could be made only…



Shooting for the Moon

September 6, 2019

On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin climbed down from the Apollo 11 lander and planted their boots on the lunar surface. The United States had beaten its rival, the Soviet Union, in the race to…



Skyscraper Games

June 20, 2019

On June 10, at 8 p.m., more than a hundred people were gathered in a tent in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were there to play video games. But they wouldn’t be playing on any ordinary gaming system. Instead, they were gearing…



Space Getaways, for a Price

June 10, 2019

Want to visit the International Space Station? You may soon get your chance. There’s just one hitch: It’ll cost you $58 million. Last Friday, NASA announced it will open the space station to tourists. The first mission could happen as…


Car in the Sky

May 30, 2019

An electric flying vehicle called Skai (pronounced “sky”) was unveiled yesterday near Los Angeles, California. Skai is made by Alaka’i Technologies. The vehicle has six rotors on top. Inside, there are seats for five passengers. To many people, Skai looks…


Back to the Moon

May 22, 2019

NASA is on a mission to put the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024. On May 16, the space agency took the latest step in that process. It announced the 11 companies selected to help…


Get Smart

April 18, 2019

If you walked by James Fasulo’s bedroom, in Queens, New York, you might hear the 8-year-old talking. You might think he was chatting with a friend, or with his 4-year-old sister, Anna. More likely, James would be talking to his…