From Farms to Factories

By CALUM WOLFE-THOMPSON, age 9 A factory farm for chickens in Florida. Photo: USDA Did you ever wonder how the chicken in your sandwich got to your plate? In the early 20th century, it usually would have been from farms where chickens roamed freely and ate feed thrown...

The Road to 100% Renewable

By YUUKI REAL, age 13 Photo: THE JAMES KENDALL Photo: Windwärts Energie GmbH With man-made environmental problems mounting across the globe, many high-profile environmentalists are calling for an end to our reliance on fossil fuels. Fossil fuels such as coal, oil, gas...

Hidden Communication

By LILY COOK, age 15 Photo: DAN HERSHMAN Pheromones are chemicals produced by animals that attract other animals of the same species. Recently, scientists from the Marine Biological Laboratory discovered that male squid can detect pheromones in eggs with unhatched...

The Flu and You

By INDYKIDS STAFF Illustrations by IVETTE SALOM The flu strikes each fall and winter. Hundreds of thousands of people go home to their beds or to the hospital with fevers, aches, runny noses and coughs. This winter’s flu was especially harsh. According to the Centers...

A Meteor Hits Siberia

By INDYKIDS STAFF An artistic representation of a meteor, like the one that exploded over Siberia in February. Image: CHENJESU On February 15, a meteor, a body of matter from outer space, exploded above the ground in the eastern Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Parts of...