Imagine decoding a tattered old map, puzzling out clues, following in the footsteps of an infamous pirate, and digging up buried treasure! The shiny coins and sparkle of jewels might be bright, but not as dazzling as the thrill of discovery.

Rumors of buried treasure have outlived real-life privateers like Captain Kidd and Blackbeard. (A privateer was a private person or ship COMMISSIONED during wartime to capture enemy ships and goods. Or, as Encyclopaedia Brittanica explains: a privateer was a pirate with papers.) Both men captured and plundered enemy ships with the...Read more

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Astronauts Will Cast Their Ballots from Space next to Moon photol
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Four American astronauts who will be in orbit on Election Day will be voting from space. This is not the first time that voting from space has happened. 

One of the astronauts, Kate Rubins, is an Expedition 63/64 crew member and will leave for her mission to the International Space... Read more

Magawa the rat, peeking over a wall. Magawa is wearing a gold medal.
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Top Photo: Magawa shows off his PDSA Gold Medal. Image credits: PDSA/PA

Last month, a British charity awarded its gold medal award to a 7-year-old named Magawa for his life-saving bravery and... Read more

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 I am going to write about the festive spirit of the season of fall (not capitalizing the word “fall” is actually proper grammar!). So, let’s get into some fall-themed fun!

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