News & Features
Try the Free App
Daily news and current events for kids—
from our magazines to your classroom

top news story

OCTOBER 14, 2014

Comics Commotion

Comic Con hosts a record 150,000 comic-book fans in New York

more news

October 10, 2014

Malala Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

The teen activist from Pakistan is the youngest person to win a Nobel Prize

October 8, 2014

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Young protesters in China fight for democracy

October 6, 2014

Stopping Ebola in the U.S.

After the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S., health officials move to contain the deadly virus

October 3, 2014

A Swimming Dinosaur

Scientists think they've discovered the first dinosaur that was able to live in water

October 1, 2014

A Deadly Volcanic Eruption in Japan

The surprise explosion on Mount Ontake takes dozens of lives

from our magazines

The python likely took about two weeks to digest its meal.

View caption Marvin Muller / Barcroft Media / Landov

Snake Eats Crocodile

An olive python chows down on a
3-foot croc.

Cheetah cubs Toki and Sambu cuddle with their “foster dad,” Simon King.

View caption Marguerite Smits Van Oyen /

The Cheetah Daddy

The amazing true story of two orphaned cheetahs and the man who taught them to survive

The Crusaders “went berserk” on the way to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

View caption Illustration by Johnny Shumate

Holy War

A doomed quest called the Children’s Crusade was just part of a series of wars over the Holy Land—the Crusades.

A researcher explores the rocky terrain of Mauna Loa.

View caption Angelo Vermeulen / University of Hawaii at Manoa

Mars on Earth

Researchers find out what it would be like to live on the Red Planet.

video highlights

Watch Video
Exploring Dallol, Ethiopia

ScienceSpin magazine explores the otherworldly terrain of Ethiopia.

Watch Video
The 26th Amendment

The New York Times Upfront examines the Constitutional amendment that lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

Watch Video
Coral Reef Construction

DynaMath magazine dives into a coral reef to find out how it forms.

Watch Video
Freaky Fries

Science World investigates acrylamide, a potentially dangerous chemical that forms in crispy foods.

Watch Video
Amelia Earhart Then & Now

Scholastic News magazine examines the lives of the famous, doomed pilot, and the modern-day flier that shares her name.