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It’s 9-22-2020. Chooki and Pleep give us the ‘kidlines’ about science and sports. They cover why obesity is bad for the brain, the Milwaukee Bucks’ boycott, the 1961 Tsar Bomba test, Dominic Thiem’s victory, and hummingbird naps.

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It’s September 21, 2020. Jasper and Jarvis learn about Bob Woodward’s new book, different perspectives on the California wildfires, The Atlantic’s article about Trump’s alleged denigration of US soldiers, Joe Biden’s change to tackle climate change, and origins for one of Trump’s conspiracy theories.

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  • United Nations Marks 75th Year
    The United Nations, the international organization that allows all the countries of the world to meet and work together, marked its 75th year yesterday. Because of the coronavirus, the meeting took place mainly online. Source Read more »
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies
    United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died of cancer on Friday, at age 87. Justice Ginsburg, the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court, was a powerful voice for women and minorities. Source Read more »
  • News Roundup: New Leader, New Agreements, New Champion
    In today's news roundup, Yoshihide Suga takes over as Japan's prime minister, Israel signs important agreements with Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, and Naomi Osaka comes from behind to win her second US Open tennis championship. Source Read more »
  • For Real? Lost Whale, Upset Orcas, & Ducks in Paddies
    Among the more unusual news stories recently…a humpback whale swims up a river in Australia, away from the ocean, orcas off the coast of Spain are ramming boats, and 10,000 ducks race to clean rice paddies in Thailand. Source Read more »
  • Hold the Male! Snake Lays Eggs By Herself
    A 62-year-old snake at the Saint Louis Zoo laid seven eggs in July. Though that's old for a snake to lay eggs, the strangest part of the story is that the snake hadn't been near a male snake for over 15 years. Source Read more »
  • Microsoft’s Undersea Data Center Passes Test
    The computer company Microsoft recently ended an unusual experiment by pulling up a data center that has been serving internet requests from under the sea for the last two years. The company says the experiment was a success. Source Read more »
  • Does Unlikely Chemical on Venus Suggest Life?
    Scientists have detected a chemical on Venus that wasn't expected to be there, based on our current understanding of Venus. That leads them to wonder what is producing the chemical. One possible explanation is an unusual form of life. Source Read more »
  • UK Bill Breaking International Law Passes Vote
    Yesterday, the United Kingdom's House of Commons passed a bill which would allow changes to the Brexit deal the country signed with the European Union just last year. The bill, which would break international law, has upset many people. Source Read more »
  • US West Struggles to Contain Massive Wildfires
    States in the western United States are having one of the worst wildfire seasons in history. The blazes have burned massive amounts of forest, forced tens of thousands from their homes, and killed dozens. Source Read more »
  • News Roundup: Fire in Greece, Belarus Protests, & Colin Kaepernick
    In today's news roundup, a fire destroys most of Europe's largest refugee camp, protests continue in Belarus despite a harsh government reaction, and Colin Kaepernick is back in the game - at least a video game. Source Read more »
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  • An Ice Age Cave Bear Discovered!
    Have you heard of or watched the “Ice Age” movie collection? If so, characters like Manny the Mammoth, Sid the Giant Ground Sloth, and Diego the Smilodon probably sound familiar. Now, what if we told you a cave bear that lived during the time period of these characters was found… Read more »
  • Ruth Ginsburg: Farewell To An Icon
    On Friday, September 18th, the world lost a feminist icon and a key women’s rights supporter in the Supreme Court of the United States. Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at age 87 from metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington. Ginsburg was one of nine Supreme Court justices responsible for… Read more »
  • The 2020 Ig Nobels are Out!
    How does an alligator that has inhaled helium gas sound? Can you tell someone is a narcissist by looking at their eyebrows? These wacky scientific discoveries won the 2020 Ig Nobel awards! Established in 1991 by Marc Abrahams, the Ig Nobels are a parody (spoof) of the prestigious Nobel prizes.… Read more »
  • The Fascinating World Of Fractals
    On the remote mountain ranges of Chile, a new observatory is under construction. The Vera Rubin Observatory, named after a famous woman astronomer hopes to answer key questions on dark matter and dark energy. After it is operational, the telescope will be scanning the skies and taking repeated pictures every… Read more »
  • Floods Threaten Historic Site In Sudan
    The River Nile has been wreaking havoc in Sudan, Africa. Authorities have imposed a three-month state of emergency due to flash floods caused by the overflowing river. The flooding, which started in late July, has killed over 100 people, destroyed over 100,000 more homes, and affected more than 550,000 people.… Read more »
  • Hooray For The Squirrel And The Turtle!
    What better news to start off the week than the return of the red squirrel and the Burmese “Smiling” turtle! With a recent report from the UN stating that one million species are facing extinction, conservationists are continuing their efforts to bring some of the species into the “safe zone”… Read more »
  • Watch Out For Mystery Seeds!
    What would you do if you checked your mail, only to find a package of unidentified seeds? After thousands of people reported receiving seed packets that they hadn't ordered, Amazon has banned foreign companies and residents from selling seeds in the US — a new policy that took effect as… Read more »
  • The Controversy Over Mulan
    This fall, after several delays, Disney’s remake of its classic 1998 animated film Mulan is finally out. Jampacked with magic and epic battle scenes, the remake is a spin on the original story of a brave girl who disguises herself as a man and defends her country by enlisting in… Read more »
  • Phase 3 Testing: Is The Vaccine Safe?
    With the COVID-19 virus continuing to spread in the U.S and around the world, all eyes are on vaccine companies. One such company leading the effort is AstraZeneca, a British-Swedish pharmaceutical powerhouse that is working with researchers at the University of Oxford. It is conducting late-stage Phase 2/3 clinical trials… Read more »
  • When Day Turned To Night In California
    California, Oregon, and Washington State have been ravaged by a sudden spate of fires. In California, 28 major fires led to 33 fatalities and 64,000 evacuations, with over 3.2 million acres burnt. Despite almost fully containing some of the largest fires in California's history, firefighters are continuing to battle hotspots.… Read more »
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  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg, judge, avocate for equality and human rights, is dead at 87. The post Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • Wear a mask. Keep apart. Wash your hands.
    There is no doubt, this school year is unlike any other in most people's memories. The post Wear a mask. Keep apart. Wash your hands. appeared first on Teaching Kids News. Read more »
  • 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 »
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Hi @hkbeech! I am 'kidifying' your headline about Thailand having few instances of #COVID19. It will be on Monday's https://www.littlenewsears.com This is us by the way 🙂 https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/624547/little-news-ears-podcast-helps-keep-kids-informed-without-overwhelming-them

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Hi @ByJillMartin, @allenxkim, and @asmeleah, we are teaching kids about recent science and sports news and we reference your headline about the #milwaukeebucks and #JacobBlake. It will be on later today at https://www.LittleNewsEars.com This is us by the way 🙂 https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/624547/little-news-ears-podcast-helps-keep-kids-informed-without-overwhelming-them

Now that's a crazy sports headline https://edition.cnn.com/2020/08/26/sport/milwaukee-bucks-boycott-playoff-game/index.html

I never learned about the 1918-1919 flu pandemic in school growing up. I wanted to find out why it's so faded in our collective memory, and what that means for our future memory of COVID-19. Check out my feature story for @sciam on the topic. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-1918-flu-faded-in-our-collective-memory-we-might-lsquo-forget-rsquo-the-coronavirus-too/

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This doesn't sound too good for #NewJersey NewJersey 🙁 #lanternfly https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/21/science/lanternbug-invasive-insect.html

They have been married 46 years and just overcame Covid-19, cancer and chemo together https://www.wbaltv.com/article/its-a-blessing-to-be-here-couple-married-46-years-overcome-covid-19-cancer-and-chemo-together/33425591

From arts to sports and everything in between, Baltimore's rich African American history has translated into a powerful Black culture today: https://bit.ly/3eVJ0Fr

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Hi @its_xristina and @TheAmirVera, we are 'kidifying' your obituary about #ChadwickBoseman. It will be on Monday's https://www.LittleNewsEars.com Here's the cover art! Hope to see you!

🐼❤️ Giant panda Mei Xiang continues to be a wonderful mother to her newborn. Last night, she gently set the cub down on the floor of their den and walked into her main indoor enclosure to drink some water and eat some sugar cane. ✏️ UPDATE: https://s.si.edu/2QRZO6P. #PandaStory

Dear students and parents! Idyllwild Montessori School starts on Tuesday, September 8th. Have a nice Labor Day! #idyllwildmontessorischool #idyllwildca #idyllwildca i
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So many women are grieving the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. It’s not just politics. It’s personal.

“I thought you would NEVER die,” one broken-hearted nine year old wrote in a letter addressed simply to “Ruth.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/20/us/politics/rbg-women.html?referringSource=articleShare

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