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Fossil for Sale

July 11, 2022

A dinosaur skeleton is going up for sale. Sotheby’s, the New York City auction house, made the announcement last week. The fossil will be part of a natural-history auction on July 28. The skeleton belonged to a Gorgosaurus, a cousin…




May 18, 2022

A total lunar eclipse occurred on May 16. A lunar eclipse happens when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow. It takes on a red and orange glow. Here, the eclipse…


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Standing Proud

March 9, 2022

Life-size, 3D-printed statues honoring women in STEM appear in Washington, D.C., on March 4. They’re on display at Smithsonian gardens and museums, through Marc…



From Ranch to Lab

January 7, 2022

Brown cows roam the meadows of a farm in the Netherlands. They are Limousins, a breed known for the quality of its meat. Every few months, a veterinarian makes a tiny cut in a cow’s flank, removes a sample of…



TFK Explains: COVID-19 Vaccine for Kids

October 29, 2021

On November 2, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. This vaccine helps protect against COVID-19. Here’s what you need to know. How does the vaccine…



Repairing the Planet

October 22, 2021

On October 17, the winners of the first annual Earthshot Prize were announced in London, England. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is a founder of the award. His aim is to inspire new ideas and technologies for helping the environment…


The Kid Report: Testing the Water

September 22, 2021

The story “Testing the Water”—about how scientists are testing wastewater for the coronavirus—appears in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Allie Amison took part in a wastewater testing program at her school, and writes about it below. The University…


Testing the Water

September 22, 2021

If it’s flushed down the toilet, Rob Knight wants to know about it. He’s a researcher at the University of California San Diego. He specializes in microbes, the tiny organisms that live in your gut. Knight is testing the university’s…