Kids News - Articles for Grades 6-8

The Smallest Car Ever Built

Measuring just 134cm (52.8inches) in length and 99cm (39 inches) in width, the car was designed to fit just the driver (hopefully not too tall) and a shopping bag. Meet the Peel P50, the world's smallest roadworthy automobile.

Elephant Orphanage Adopts Baby Rhino

Though the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, Kenya generally caters to orphaned or abandoned elephants, they couldn't possibly say no to this two-day old rhino especially, once they saw how incredibly cute he is.

Typewriter Art

For most of us, a typewriter is a relic of the past. But for Keira Rathbone, it is a means to create really cool art.

Spiderman Strikes Twice In One Day!

The New York Times building in downtown Manhattan had a very busy Thursday. It was the venue of not one but two 'Spidermen', both climbing to the top of the 52-storey building with just their bare hands!

Robotic Arm Performs Brain Surgery

Surgeons in Calgary, Canada made history this week, when they successfully removed an egg-shaped tumor from 21-year old Paige Nickason's brain, using a newly developed robotic system, called NeuroArm.

It's The Season . . .

Last week, we brought you Europe's largest Christmas tree. This week we bring you what has officially been declared by the Guinness Book of World Records as the "World's largest floating Christmas tree."

Plight Of The Antarctic Penguins

The fascinating documentary "March of the Penguins"  touched on some of the issues faced by the "Emperor Penguins", due to global warming. Now scientists are predicting even more dire(dismal) consequences if some preventive measures are not taken soon.

Airbus Lands On Glacial Runway In Antarctica

On December 12th, a passenger jet made history by landing on a new 'blue ice' runway, in Australia's Antarctic territory. The 2.5 miles long, 700 meters thick track is tricky not just because of the ice, but also because it shifts about 12 meters southwest annually, thanks to the natural underlying movement of the glaciers.

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