Curiosity Rover Finds Liquid Water on Mars

By AMIA McDONALD, age 11 PHOTO: NASA Recent discoveries have proven that Mars has liquid brine (salty water) slightly beneath its surface. Mars has extremely low surface temperatures, ranging between 27 degrees Celsius at its equator and -133 degrees Celsius at its...

Women Taking Art to the Streets

By EVANGELINE COMEAU-KIRSCHNER, age 9 Fiorela Silva painting at the Femme Fierce women’s street art festival in London in March 2015. PHOTO: Alexandra Henry In March 2015, women from all over the world gathered in London for Femme Fierce, a festival to highlight...

Climate Change at the Polls

By ANAND JAUREGUILORDA, age 10 PHOTO: Rob Boudon/Flickr The issue of climate change is changing the way Americans vote. According to the 2014 Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, voters in the United States are 2.5 times more likely to vote for presidential...

Irrawaddy Dolphin Population Declining

By ALICE CHEKUNOVA, age 10 PHOTO: WWF The population of the Irrawaddy dolphin in Laos is down to five. There are only about 85 left in the entire Mekong River, mostly in the section that runs through Cambodia. The dolphins are threatened by illegal fishing as well as...

Fight for $15 Goes Global

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 11 PHOTO: Wesley Pinkham/Flickr On April 15, 2015, Fight For $15, an organization working to raise the U.S. minimum wage, held their largest protest in the history of the movement. Rallies took place in 200 cities nationwide and 40 countries...