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February 20, 2016

Joyce Ladner has stories to share. Born in Mississippi in 1943, she went on to join the civil rights movement in the 1950s. In college, she was expelled for organizing campus protests. Later, she was jailed after trying to integrate…


Building a Bridge

November 6, 2015

A new bridge is taking shape over the Hudson River. The New NY Bridge, as it is being called, will replace the Malcolm Wilson Tappan Zee. Built in 1955, the three-mile-long Tappan Zee connects Nyack, New York, with Tarrytown, New…


Robots in Action

March 20, 2015

Robots are on the rise! Today, robots can be found working in hotels, warehouses, and stores. Machines will soon be used to study sea creatures up close because the robots can blend right into their surroundings. Robots take on tasks…


My Life as a Robot

January 23, 2015

After surgery to remove my appendix, my doctor told me I would be out of school for more than a week. But with exams coming up, I worried about missing class. My family thought of an innovative solution: I would…


A Helping Hand

January 14, 2014

Leon McCarthy, 12, was born without fingers on his left hand. That didn't stop him from being able to do many tasks. But Leon could not grasp more than one object at a time. So Leon's father, Paul, created a…


Remembering the Model T

October 3, 2008

On October 1, 1908, the Ford Motor Company introduced the Model T. It was an instant hit. The car came only in black. But at $850, it cost about half as much as other cars on the market. By 1918,…