Kids News - Articles for Grade 11

French President Emmanuel Macron Promises To Rebuild Fire-Ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral

No visit to the beautiful city of Paris, France is complete without a visit to the Notre Dame de Paris or as it is commonly called, Notre Dame. The medieval cathedral, built over 180 years — from 1163 to 1345— is one of the world's most stunning examples of Gothic architecture. Unfortunately, on April 15, 2019, the 850-year-old monument, which is visited by over 13 million people annually, was engulfed in a massive blaze that caused widespread damage to the iconic structure.

Plogging: A Fun Activity For Earth Day And Every Day

Looking for a fun Earth Day activity? You may want to try plogging, or picking up litter while jogging.  Odd as it may sound, the new "sport" is becoming extremely popular with runners worldwide, many of whom are posting images of themselves and friends holding bags of trash on social media.

The First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole Is Stunning

The existence of black holes, first proposed  by Albert Einstein in his 1916 general theory of relativity, has been known for decades. However, astrophysicists have thus far relied on indirect evidence, such as  the stars orbiting a large and invisible object in the center of the Milky Way galaxy,  to prove their presence. That changed on April 10, 2019, with the release of the first-ever direct visual evidence of a black hole in the center of the galaxy M87, located 55 million light-years from Earth.

The Mystery Of Saturn's Ravioli-Shaped Moons Has Finally Been Solved

After almost twenty years in space — thirteen of which were spent making extraordinary discoveries about the Saturn system, including its rings and natural satellites — NASA's Cassini spacecraft finally ran out of fuel. However, shortly before plunging into on September 15, 2017, the probe completed one final important mission: six close flybys of tiny moons located inside, or near, Saturn's rings. 

Trash-Eating "Sharks" Are Taking Over Harbors Worldwide

While even the mention of a shark swimming close to shore is enough to send residents scurrying for cover, the "WasteShark" is being welcomed with open arms. The brainchild of South African entrepreneur Richard Hardiman, the aquatic drone is designed to devour all floating debris, including plastic and other non-biodegradable trash, that has accumulated along coastal waters, before it drifts out to sea.

Ancient Network Of Massive Termite Mounds In Brazil Are "Biological Wonders"

Termites are famous for their superior architectural skills. The mounds created by the industrious insects contain an elaborate network of tunnels with a series of chimneys that help regulate oxygen levels, temperature, and humidity to ensure the queen, who sits in a chamber underneath, is comfortable.  

Sweden To Offer One Lucky Person Lifetime Employment For Doing Nothing!

Always dreamed of getting paid for just showing up to work? Then you are in luck! In 2025, the Korsvägen train station in Göteborg, Sweden will offer a unique career opportunity to one lucky person — a job with no defined responsibilities!  The lifetime position comes with a generous starting monthly salary of 21,564 SEK ($2,320),  a guaranteed annual wage increase of  3.2 percent, and even vacation time.

Diet Drugs Seem To Make Mosquitoes Less Thirsty For Human Blood

Female mosquitoes, which feed on human blood to obtain iron and amino acids required to produce eggs, are notorious for transmitting viruses responsible for deadly diseases, such as yellow fever, Dengue, and Zika. Over the years, researchers have devised various solutions, ranging from repellents to vaccines to  to combat the vectors. Now, a team at New York's Rockefeller University has come up with a unique solution to fend off the dangerous insects - filling their little bellies  with diet drugs to curb their appetite for human blood.