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2018 Holiday Toy Guide

November 30, 2018

What’s on your wish list this holiday season? Stores across the country are packed with fun toys and games. TFK editors picked 13 of the season’s top toys to help you narrow it down. The World in a Box …

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Knitting Hearts

March 16, 2018

Bolivia is a South American country known for the majestic Andes mountains. It is also one of the poorest countries on the continent. Bolivia is not considered a leader in medical innovation. But a Bolivian doctor is helping to change…

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Best Inventions of 2017

January 12, 2018

Inventions have the power to change our world for the better. Some are designed for work. Some are just for fun. Others help people and the planet. Every year, TIME magazine selects 25 of its favorite inventions to share with…

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Build It!

December 15, 2017

Amy Mainzer works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She is the science consultant on a space-themed STEM TV show on PBS KIDS called Ready Jet Go! She created this activity for TIME for Kids. Complex machines are really just collections…

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Google Searches for Its Voice

November 13, 2017

A small group of writers is huddled around a whiteboard that is covered with scrawled ideas. It’s August, but the team is grappling with what users might ask Google Assistant on Halloween. One idea stands out to Ryan Germick. “People…

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I, Tutor

November 6, 2017

Henny Admoni is a robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has a big goal. “My dream is to have a robot that can act as a practice partner for kids,” she told TIME for Kids. According…

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Emoji Evolution

October 23, 2017

Do you speak emoji? If you use a smartphone, the answer is probably yes. Emoji is a visual language capable of expressing all kinds of ideas and feelings. Are you mad, sad, or happy? There are faces that convey those…

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Virtual Learning

September 25, 2017

Imagine flying through space, diving deep under the sea, and traveling the world—without ever stepping foot outside your classroom. With virtual reality (VR), these experiences are possible. Google is one of the companies creating VR experiences for students. It…

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Coolest Inventions of 2016

January 13, 2017

Take a look at some of the year’s top innovations. What will the future look like? You can get a peek by looking at the latest inventions. These items were created to solve problems, make life easier, or just for…

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She's an App Maker

September 9, 2016

Need an app for that? Anvitha Vijay, 9, can build it. With the help of YouTube videos, the young techie from Melbourne, Australia, learned to code at age 7. Soon, she was trying her hand at making apps. “When I…