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Dolphin Discovery

March 18, 2021

Movies, TV shows, and even Greek myths portray dolphins as helpful, playful creatures. “The world loves a good dolphin story,” Blake Morton, a scientist who studies animal behavior, told TIME for Kids. “And I think one reason for that is…

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Copycat

March 4, 2021

Meet Elizabeth Ann! She’s the first cloned black-footed ferret. She’s also the first native endangered species cloned in the U.S. She was cloned using genes taken in 1988 from a black-footed ferret named Willa. Scientists hope the new animal will…

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Little Lizards

February 12, 2021

Scientists have discovered what may be the smallest reptile on Earth. The species is called Brookesia nana, or nano-chameleon. It lives in the rainforest in northern Madagascar. The finding was published in the journal Scientific Reports. Researchers found two of…

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Champion Dog

December 3, 2020

A 3-year-old Scottish deerhound named Claire won Best in Show at the 2020 National Dog Show, which aired on NBC on Thanksgiving Day. A judge said that Claire, s…

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For the Birds

September 11, 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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Copy Colt

September 10, 2020

On August 6, a horse named Kurt was born in Texas. The colt made history. Kurt is the first Przewalski’s horse to be successfully cloned. In 1980, scientists at the San Diego Zoo, in California, took DNA from a Przewalski’s…

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Animals Decide

August 27, 2020

Groups of people sometimes need to make decisions. Students might take a class vote on what book to read or game to play. This year, Americans will vote to decide who will be president. But humans aren’t the only creatures…

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Environment

Polar Bears in Danger

July 22, 2020

Most polar bears could disappear by the end of the century, scientists say. Global warming is to blame. According to a study published this month in Nature Climate Change, most polar bear populations will be in serious decline by 2080.…

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A Funny Find

July 9, 2020

Do squirrels need to practice social distancing during the pandemic? No. Can humor get people through tough times? Definitely! On May 20, TIME for Kids got a kick out of this tiny sign in Fort Greene Park, in Brooklyn, New…

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Lost and Found

June 25, 2020

A team of biologists recently studied rainfrogs in the forests of northern Ecuador. While doing so, they made a surprising discovery: a Mindo harlequin toad. The creature hadn’t been seen alive in 30 years. The scientists couldn’t believe their eyes.…

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