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YouTube Trouble

February 20, 2020

Piper Leypoldt, 11, of Durham, North Carolina, likes to watch cooking videos on YouTube. Recently, she learned that the site collects users’ data, such as search history and location­. She’s not concerned. “Other websites I use at home and school…

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Dolls for All

October 17, 2019

Not long ago, toy stores had separate aisles for boys and girls. People spoke out against this, and retailers listened. Target, for one, got rid of gender-specific toy sections in 2015. Then people started paying closer attention to product packaging.…

Media Literacy

Be Internet Smart

August 29, 2019

Picture this: You’re searching the Internet and come across a website with interesting articles. Some are news stories. Their goal is to share information. Others only look like news stories. They’re actually advertisements, or ads. The goal of an ad…

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United States

A Gallery of Their Own

May 21, 2019

The museums of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C., house the treasures of America’s past. They also tell the stories of the many people who call the United States home. The millions who visit the capital each year can tour…

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Art World Record

May 16, 2019

A shiny silver bunny sculpture just set a world record. The sculpture, titled Rabbit, sold at Christie’s auction house in New York on Wednesday for $91.1 million. Rabbit is the most expensive work of art by a living artist ever…

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Recess Reform

April 19, 2019

“We only had one recess today!” Beatrice Dathan complained to her mother after coming home from school one day. That was four years ago. Beatrice’s family had recently moved to Connecticut from California. In California, Beatrice had enjoyed three recess…

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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…

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Curious Minds

February 20, 2019

Do you ever wonder what your dog is thinking? Or what makes paint stick? Get answers to these questions and many more with the podcast Brains On! Each episode of Brains On! begins with a question submitted by a kid.…

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Maker Moment

February 15, 2019

Last year, Izzy Goldstein, 12, learned in science class that we can reduce air pollution by using natural energy sources, such as wind and solar power, instead of gasoline. This made her wonder what she and her schoolmates could do…

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Scout Me In!

February 14, 2019

The Boy Scouts have been teaching leadership skills to kids for more than a hundred years. Now, the Boy Scouts are opening up to girls. On February 1, the first group of girls, ages 11 to 17, joined a new…