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Reef Relief?

September 24, 2021

Tony Fontes first went scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef in 1979. A native Californian, he was so amazed by the experience that he decided to stay in Australia and work as a dive instructor. “The marine life and…

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Environment

Mapping Coral Reefs

September 17, 2021

Scientists have completed the first detailed online map of the world’s coral reefs. The Allen Coral Atlas was made using more than 2 million satellite images. It provides data for conservationists working to protect these delicate ecosystems. Coral reefs are…

Space

Gorgeous Galaxy

September 2, 2021

Photographer Nicolas Economou captured this shot of the Milky Way galaxy on August 16, near Nikiti, Greece. The Milky Way includes our solar system. Because of the pandemic, Greece has not been overcrowded with tourists. Fewer people can mean less…

Sports

Paralympic Games

August 26, 2021

The 16th Summer Paralympic Games kicked off in Tokyo, Japan, on August 24. More than 4,000 athletes with a disability gathered from around the world to compete. This year’s Games feature 539 events across 22 sports. These include table tennis,…

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Skateboarding Stars

July 27, 2021

TOKYO, JAPAN—Skateboarding’s newest stars are two 13-year-old girls. Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, 13, made history on Monday. At the Tokyo 2020 Games, she took home the first women’s street skateboarding Olympic gold medal. Standing next to her on the podium was…

Sports

Ready to Compete

June 23, 2021

Some of the world’s greatest athletic talents will be on display at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Competitors will have a chance to win Olympic medals in four sports new to the Games. Learn about each of these sports, and…

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Engineering

Reimagining Cities

April 22, 2021

Imagine having everything you need—health centers, grocery stores, parks—just a few steps from home. It could make you healthier and build stronger bonds between you and your neighbors. This is the idea behind the 15-minute city. Here, people can get…

Earth Science

A Volcano Erupts

April 16, 2021

On April 9, a volcano called La Soufrière erupted on Saint Vincent. Thousands of people on the island in the Caribbean Sea were forced to evacuate their homes. The massive explosion sent hot ash 32,000 feet into the sky. For…

People

The Passing of a Royal

April 16, 2021

The United Kingdom’s royal family announced on April 9 that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, had died. He was 99. Philip was the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. He served as a naval officer in World War II. He…

Animals

Elephants at Risk

April 9, 2021

African elephants are becoming more endangered, according to a March 25 report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The group looks at animal populations to determine how likely they are to become extinct. There are two…