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8 Questions for Ernő Rubik

November 30, 2022

Have you heard of the Rubik’s Cube? This mind-bending puzzle is one of the best-selling toys of all time. Recently, TFK Kid Reporter Shaan Glazer met up with its Hungarian inventor, Ernő Rubik, in New York City. 1. When—and why—did…

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Science

Insects Up Close

October 13, 2022

If you enjoy learning about interesting jobs, find this article and more like it on Your Hot Job, TFK's new career-focused website for kids. What does your future hold? Where does inspiration come from? Levon Biss found it while looking…

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We Got This!

October 6, 2022

A team in Tarragona, Spain, prepares to form a human tower. The towers are called castells. Forming them is a centuries-old tradition in Spain. This group ga…

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Uplifting

September 22, 2022

Look! Up in the sky! Hot air balloons! These colorful craft rise high on September 20. They’re part of the 24th FAI World Hot Air Balloon Championship, in Mursk…

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Arts

Arachnid Anniversary

August 17, 2022

This summer marks the 60-year anniversary of Spider-Man’s first appearance in comics. The character was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko. Spider-Man first showed up in Marvel’s Amazing Fantasy #15. It was published in August 1962. Fans like Tyler…

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Lights Up

August 5, 2022

The Kanto Matsuri, August 3–6, is a Japanese lantern festival. It has returned to the city of Akita for the first time since the pandemic began. Performers hang as many as 46 paper lanterns on each bamboo pole. The lanterns…

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All Dressed Up

July 28, 2022

Comic-book fans dress up as their favorite characters at Comic-Con International. The convention took place July 21–24, in San Diego, California. It was the fir…

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Media Literacy

TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

March 18, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Lucy Sandor talks to TIME writer Aryn Baker. They discuss "Food for All," a story about how chef Massimo Bottura is tackling the problem of food waste. Click the Read Aloud…

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Technology

What is the Metaverse?

March 11, 2022

When Cathy Hackl’s son wanted a party for his ninth birthday, he didn’t ask for party favors or decorations. He asked if he could hold the celebration on Roblox, a digital platform where users can play and create games. He…

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TIME for Kids Explains Podcast

March 11, 2022

In this week's cover story interview, TFK Kid Reporter Abby Rogers talks to executive editor Jaime Joyce, to answer the question, "What is the metaverse?" Click the Read Aloud icon above to listen to this segment from the TIME for…

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