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A brand new show! Cuddly News is a LNE YouTube channel devoted to news for 0-3 year-olds. A new episode is posted every Sunday. You can subscribe here.  In this episode of Milo’s News, Milo tells young children about a Brazilian woman named Patricia, singing with her cow.

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A brand new show! Chooki and Pleep are here to give you the kidlines about science and sports! Today they talk about scientists studying the paradise tree snake, the Toronto Blue Jays being ready to play, the ‘map’ inside planarian worms that allows them to regenerate, the NFL playing ‘Lift Every Voice and Sing’ during all Week 1 games, and great white sharks eating off the ocean floor.

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  • News Roundup: Ivory Coast Leader, Stone is Freed, and Not So Fast
    In today's news roundup, Ivory Coast's prime minister dies, leaving uncertainty over an upcoming election, US President Donald Trump keeps a friend out of jail, and a runner who seemed to be faster than Usain Bolt…wasn't. Source Read more »
  • For Real? Baby Gorillas, Hot Dog Contest, & No Screaming!
    Among the more unusual news stories recently… some surprise pictures reveal good news about gorillas, new records are set at a hot dog eating contest, and a Japanese amusement park is asking people not to scream on the rollercoasters. Source Read more »
  • Robot Lab Assistant Runs Its Own Experiments
    Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a robot that can run experiments on its own. The robot works tirelessly, stopping only long enough to recharge its batteries. Recently, the robot finished nearly 700 experiments in eight days. Source Read more »
  • Delivering the Internet With Balloons in Kenya
    A company called Loon is using balloons to deliver the internet to people across Kenya. The company believes its system will be a cheap, reliable way to bring internet services to people who live in remote areas. Source Read more »
  • When Leaders Ignore Coronavirus Dangers
    For months, the presidents of the United States and Brazil have played down the dangers of the coronavirus. Now the countries lead the world in coronavirus cases and deaths. Yesterday, Brazil's president, Jair Bolsonaro, announced that he had COVID-19. Source Read more »
  • NASA Wants Help Labeling Mars
    NASA is asking people to help it label thousands of photos from Mars. The labels will be used to train a computer system to recognize different surfaces on Mars. This will help NASA drive its rovers safely for longer periods of time. Source Read more »
  • New Law Gives China Power Over Hong Kong
    China has passed a new security law for Hong Kong, giving China great power over the territory - power that can't be challenged by Hong Kong's courts or lawmakers. For many, the law appears to be the end of Hong Kong as a separate and self-controlling part of China. Source Read more »
  • News Roundup: Russia Votes, Mississippi Flag, and a Flying Couch Potato
    In today's news roundup, Russian voters approved changes that could allow Vladimir Putin to lead the country until 2036, Mississippi finally drops a flag that many consider racist, and a man in Turkey goes paragliding - on his couch. Source Read more »
  • For Real? Huge Dinner, Sore Fingers, & Smelly Buses
    Among the more unusual news stories recently…Prague holds an outdoor dinner at a 550 yard (500 meter) table, a contest app keeps players' fingers glued to their screens for days, and a Berlin transportation company wants smelly riders. Source Read more »
  • Long Distance Bird Flights Surprise Scientists
    Scientists have been surprised and impressed with the long-distance travel of two birds recently, a common cuckoo who flew from southern Africa to Mongolia, and an eastern curlew, who flew from Australia to China. Source Read more »
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  • An Interview With A Picture Book Author
    We're happy to have had the chance to interview Emma Young, an author from Australia who recently published her first picture book, Bruce the Mogoose. Read on to learn more about what it takes to write a picture book and for some tips for aspiring writers! How is writing for… Read more »
  • Coronavirus Spikes In The U.S
    Six months ago, the novel coronavirus emerged in China. Since then, it has spread to nearly every country around the globe. Many of the countries affected have made a recovery--with the virus now surging in Russia, Brazil, and India. However, in the U.S. alone, the virus has shown no signs… Read more »
  • Diego the Tortoise Has Retired!
    Not all superheroes wear capes. Instead, Diego the Tortoise sports his mighty shell. But cape or no cape, he still managed to save his entire species from extinction! Diego is a Hood Island giant tortoise who, beginning in 1976, fathered roughly 900 tortoise babies as part of a breeding program… Read more »
  • Our World's Trees Are Getting Younger
    Did you know that the oldest tree is a 5000-year old bristlecone pine located in the forests of Nevada? Unfortunately, many of these precious old-growth trees are starting to disappear from our planet. According to a recent study published in the journal Science, climate change, deforestation, and rising temperatures have… Read more »
  • A Mammoth Discovery!
    Imagine discovering an immense graveyard of more than 60 mammoths! The discovery was made at a construction site in Mexico City, Mexico, where the General Felipe Ángeles International Airport is being built. The bones were found six miles away from another site in Tultepec, where mammoth bones from about 15,000… Read more »
  • Could AI Create New Video Games?
    Whether it’s translating phrases, adjusting the thermostat as a home assistant, or even giving us recommendations on Netflix and Youtube — artificial intelligence (AI) already does many different tasks in our lives. What if, on top of all this, it started writing our video games too? An AI system named… Read more »
  • These Clever Bumblebees...
    Bumblebees work hard. They are a great pollinator as they travel from flower to flower, 400 times faster than the average honey bee. Perhaps because of climate change, bumblebees are waking up from their hibernation slumber earlier and earlier -- before flowers have bloomed. In search of pollen, bumblebees will… Read more »
  • Have You Heard Of Glacier Mice?
    When contemplating the common inhabitants of places like Antarctica or the North Pole, you probably think of penguins, polar bears, and walruses. However, there are more peculiar inhabitants of such icy ecosystems than you may realize. One such inhabitant is a glacier mouse. Glacier mice aren’t the cheese-eating kind—rather, they… Read more »
  • The Strange Symptoms Of COVID-19
    Although COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath are well known, the coronavirus has also been found to be linked with other perplexing symptoms: loss of smell and swollen toes (also called COVID toes). It seems that these strange symptoms happen to be common amongst COVID-19 patients.… Read more »
  • Should Twitter Censor Hate Speech?
    In the wake of violent protests across the U.S, another kind of confrontation is taking place on the Internet—between President Donald Trump and social media platform Twitter. The standoff first started when Twitter placed a fact-check link on one of the President’s tweets, which claimed that mail-in ballots were “fraudulent.”… Read more »
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  • Black lives matter.
    Black Lives Matter and people around the world are protesting to find a solution to racism. The post Black lives matter. appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • One Good Thing: Squirrel-Bandits
    Squirrels are One Good Thing. Especially when they're robbing teeny-tiny nut vaults! The post One Good Thing: Squirrel-Bandits appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • One Good Thing: One Day More!
    The Marsh family singing a pandemic version of One Day More is One Good Thing! The post One Good Thing: One Day More! appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • One Good Thing: Harry Potter, read by “Harry Potter”
    You can hear Daniel Radcliffe read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and other celebs reading each week. It's One Good Thing. The post One Good Thing: Harry Potter, read by “Harry Potter” appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • One Good Thing: Angela Lansbury as teapots
    Angela Lansbury as teapots. If that isn't One Good Thing, we don't know what is! The post One Good Thing: Angela Lansbury as teapots appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • One Good Thing: Rainbow of Hope
    A Rainbow of Hope in the window to cheer neighbours and thank frontliners. It's One Good Thing. The post One Good Thing: Rainbow of Hope appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • One Good Thing: Barley and Ethel
    We think that the way three-year-old sheep handler Barley works with her sheep, Ethel, is One (very) Good Thing. The post One Good Thing: Barley and Ethel appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • One Good Thing: Touring an Egyptian Tomb
    Taking a virtual tour of an ancient Egyptian queen's tomb is One Good Thing. The post One Good Thing: Touring an Egyptian Tomb appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • One Good Thing: The Getty Museum Challenge
    People imitating famous works of art, part of the Getty Museum's challenge on Twitter. It's One Good Thing. The post One Good Thing: The Getty Museum Challenge appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • One Good Thing: Banksy
    Banksy's artwork is always One Good Thing. During the pandemic? It's awesome. Thank you, Banksy, for doing what you do. The post One Good Thing: Banksy appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
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