Your Turn: What do you like about playing sports?

IndyKids asked these girls what sports they play and what they like about playing sports. -Compiled by Judi Cheng, Ivanna Coello and Mariah Carroll “I play basketball. I like to shoot the ball.” Yahaira Astudillo, 9, Corona, NY “I like to play volleyball. It’s...

What Killed King Tut?

Photo: Flickr, ironmanixs Although the cause of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun’s death is unclear, recent findings show that he had malaria when he died at 19. Malaria is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that can cause death. Scientists in Egypt recently extracted...

Spotlight on the War in Afghanistan

By JYOTHI NATARAJAN The Hidden World of U.S. Military Bases in Afghanistan A report published in TomDispatch.com in early February revealed that there are now 400 U.S. and NATO military bases in Afghanistan and another 300 Afghan military bases, which are supported by...

Struggling to Survive in Haiti

As Rains Roll In, Help Still Not Reaching the People By INDYKIDS STAFF MILLIONS IN NEED: The Haitian people remain in need of food, water, shelter and medical care following the January, 12, 2010, earthquake. The quake left 300,000 people dead and 1,500,000 people...

Canadians Protest Olympic Games

By BILL MARSH Protesters in Vancouver, Canada, dispute Olympics on Native land. PHOTO: no2010.com Not everyone thinks the Olympics are fun and games. In mid-February, activist groups in Vancouver, Canada, took to the streets to protest the Winter Olympics. Members of...