9-12 Years

Understanding Sign Language for kids

Introduction Through hand movements rather than speech, people using sign language can communicate their thoughts and feelings. Around the world there are more than 100 sign languages, which are mainly used by deaf people. Most deaf people in North America use American Sign Language (ASL). What is Sign Language? People using sign language make shapes, called …

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Tanitoluwa Adewumi

America’s Newest Chess Master is 10-Year-Old Tanitoluwa Adewumi

Since being introduced to chess at the tender age of six, Tanitoluwa “Tani” Adewumi has had one goal. He wants to become the world’s youngest-ever Grandmaster — the highest title a chess player can achieve. The record is currently held by Russian chess player Sergey Alexandrovich Karjakin, who qualified for the title in 2002 at the age of 12 years and …

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NASA Sends Baby Bobtail Squids And Microscopic Tardigrades To Space

In the early hours of June 5, 2021, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed some unusual visitors: 128 baby bobtail squids and 5,000 tardigrades. The micro-animals were part of SpaceX’s 22nd cargo resupply mission that delivered over 7,300 pounds of equipment and supplies — including treats like fresh apples and oranges — to the station. NASA researchers …

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The Eiffel Tower holds a Secret- Know what it is!

The Eiffel Tower which stands grand is one of the world’s most famous selfie backdrops, but it’s also home to a little-known apartment with an intriguing history steeped in science and secrecy. The Eiffel Tower was unveiled in Paris as the pièce de résistance of the 1889 World’s Fair. It was engineered as a testament to France’s …

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Discover the World’s Most Intriguing Underwater Ruins

Over 70 percent of Earth’s surface is covered by water. And from time to time, the works of human hands are claimed or reclaimed by its lakes, seas and oceans. There’s more than one way to put manmade settlements underwater. Sometimes, they’re submerged intentionally, the casualties of engineering projects. In other cases, natural forces (like earthquakes) conspire to …

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How To Watch The Rare “Ring Of Fire” Solar Eclipse On June 10th

On the heels of the spectacular May 26, 2021, total lunar eclipse comes another celestial spectacle. On June 10, 2021, some lucky stargazers will witness this year’s first of two solar eclipses. Since it is an annular, not a total, eclipse, the Sun’s edges will be visible around the Moon, transforming the star into a …

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Scientists Detected a Space Hurricane for the First Time

Scientists Detected a Space Hurricane for the First Time. What’s That

High above the North Pole, solar winds whipped through the ionosphere in a gargantuan storm that rained electric precipitation. The entire thing happened over several hours, and satellites passing over the area were disrupted by the unexpected changes in the geomagnetic field. Meanwhile, the world moved on below, unaware of the tumultuous events occurring at …

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Egypt witnesses the Parade of the Mummies

         The mummies were transported from the Egyptian Museum on Cairo’s Tahrir Square to their new home   Egyptians have been witnessing a historic procession of their country’s ancient rulers through the capital, Cairo. The lavish, multimillion-dollar spectacle saw 22 mummies – 18 kings and four queens – transported from the peach-coloured, neo-classical Egyptian Museum …

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SOS: Is it a Morse Code or an Abbreviation

Nope, it’s not “save our ship.” Not even close. “Save Our Ship!” “Save Our Souls!” “Save On Socks (at Sal’s Irregular Sock Emporium)!” These are all things that “SOS,” the international abbreviation for distress, does not stand for. Best known for its appearances in desert island cartoons, maritime movies, and earworms by ABBA and Rihanna, …

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Cheeseburgers and the 6 Cheesy Facts you should know!

                  A gooey piece of cheese melted atop a perfectly cooked slab of ground beef                                   sandwiched  between two slightly toasted sesame seed buns “What’s more American than a hamburger?” asks Steve Mallie, owner of Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate, Michigan, and seller of the world’s largest commercially available hamburger — and cheeseburger. …

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Wizz through the 1,975-foot-long World’s Longest Inflatable Waterslide

Thing that exists: a 1,975-foot-long slip ‘n slide — that’s 1/3 of a mile — at Action Park in New Jersey. With a GoPro attached to his head, a park employee slid along what is now the world’s longest inflatable waterslide for an entire minute and did a mid-air corkscrew flip towards the end. Guinness …

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Beloved children’s author Beverly Cleary dies at 104

                                                                                             Beverly Cleary Beverly Cleary, the celebrated children’s author whose memories of her Oregon childhood were shared with millions through the likes of Ramona and Beezus Quimby and Henry Huggins, has died. She was 104. Cleary’s publisher HarperCollins announced Friday that the author died Thursday in Carmel Valley, California, where she had lived since the 1960s. …

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The Mystery of Planet ‘X”, the Ninth Planet no one has seen!

Percival Lowell was a man of many errors. The 19th-Century travel writer and businessman – fabulously wealthy, perennially moustachioed, and often found in crisp three-piece suits – had read a book on Mars, and on this basis, decided to become an astronomer. Over the coming decades, he made a number of wild claims. First up, …

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Why is Mathematics denied of a Nobel Prize?

As the Nobel Prizes for medicine, physics, chemistry, literature and peace are announced through this week, mathematicians are once again left feeling excluded from the world’s grandest celebration of advancements that bring “the greatest benefit to mankind”. Why did Alfred Nobel, best known as the inventor of dynamite and the holder of 355 patents, exclude …

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