Getting Wild With the Komodo Dragon

By MIREYNNA HERNANDEZ, age 10 Photo by William Warby/Flickr The komodo dragon, Varanus komodoensis, is the biggest lizard in the world. It can grow up to 10 feet in length and weighs more than 300 pounds (160 kilograms). The komodo dragon can live to be about 30 years...

Keeping Native Languages Alive

By RIDA ALI, age 12 Nahulu Carvalho, 12, looks through a handmade Hawaiian language vocabulary book from her kindergarten class. Nahulu attended a Hawaiian immersion charter school until fifth grade. Photo by Alexandria Neason Native communities are fighting to keep...

Largest Strike in World History?

By EVANGELINE COMEAU-KIRSCHNER, age 11 Among the 180 million workers who went on strike in India on September 2 were autorickshaw drivers. One hundred eighty million workers in India went on strike September 2, demanding better protection for all workers in India. The...

A Dream No Longer Deferred: Saving Langston Hughes's Home

By DYLAN TRAN, age 12 Langston Hughes wrote some of the most important works of the Harlem Renaissance. A portrait of Hughes by Winold Reiss. Image courtesy National Portrait Gallery For years, Renée Watson walked by Langston Hughes’s home in Harlem, NY, wondering why...

Emissions Cuts Up in Smoke?

By ELEANOR HEDGES DUROY, age 13 MIT scientists say that even if all of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan is put into place, the United States will not reach its Paris climate accord promise to lower greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025. America has already...