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The Power of Pollinators

Earth is home to many plants and animals. These living things rely on each other to survive. One way plants rely on animals is for pollination. Pollen is a grain on many plants with flowers. … Read more

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A Cicada Takeover

After 17 years underground, billions of cicadas are digging their way out of the soil. Say hello to Brood X! Brood X cicadas aren’t regular cicadas. Their life cycles are timed so they hatch all … Read more

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Special Coins Honor Women

The United States Mint makes coins. The Mint recently announced a new four-year program. It will honor women who did important things in the United States. Their images will appear on quarters starting in January, … Read more

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Summer Travel: How Does GPS Work?

A Global Positioning System (GPS) is a system with three parts: satellites, ground stations, and receivers. More than 30 satellites circle Earth. They send out constant signals. Ground stations use radar to track the satellites. … Read more

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Summer Olympics in Tokyo

UPDATE: As COVID-19 cases continued to rise, the Japanese government declared a state of emergency. The Olympic games will continue, but no spectators will be allowed to attend events. Only athletes, trainers, and members of … Read more