Humans Have Kept Cats for Longer than Thought

By STEVEN WISHNIA For a long time, people believed the ancient Egyptians were the first people to domesticate cats. They originally thought this had happened about 3,600 years ago, but scientists have now learned that cats have been living with people for nearly...

How the U.S. Stacks Up in Protecting Kids

PHOTO: flickr.com/Rosh PR How the United States compares to other industrialized countries… The United States is: 1st- in number of billionaires 1st- in number of people in prison 1st- in spending on health care 1st- in spending on weapons 1st- in selling...

Does the Mythical Octopus Exist?

By Kid Reporter ROBERT IVKO, age 12 IMAGE: Wikimedia Commons Public Domain/Mgiganteus Icelandic and Norweigan legends describe a giant octopus that destroyed ships at sea: a Kraken. On October 10, paleontologist Mark McMenamin told the Geological Society of America...