Nick News Story Archive

Red Ribbon Week Teaches Kids the Dangers of Drugs

  Ten-year-old Shokhina Jalilova says she wants to stay drug free because she wants to “have fun with life.”   “Drugs can do a lot of things to your body and mind,” she told the

Kids’ Science Experiments Destroyed in NASA Rocket Explosion

  Thirteen-year-old Israa Alfadhli had worked for months on her experiment, along with three close friends at Wilkinson Middle School in Madison Heights, Michigan.   On Tuesday night, they watched their experiment go up in

Lava flowing from the Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii

Lava Threatens Homes on Hawaii

  They call her Pele.   She’s the Hawaiian volcano goddess.   And on an island chain that owes its very existence to volcanic eruptions, she is deeply revered.   (“Pele” is pronounced “PAY-lay.” And

The Ebola virus, as seen under a microscope

Ebola Fears Battle Ebola Facts … Again

  On Monday, New Jersey officials agreed to release a nurse from mandatory quarantine, amid threats of a lawsuit and sharp criticism by experts on the Ebola virus.   Nurse Kaci Hickox had been forcibly

Doctor Diagnosed With Ebola in New York City; Ebola Survivor Meets President Obama

  “I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today,” Nina Pham told reporters at a Friday news conference.   Pham spoke after being released from the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Center in

And Then There Were Six

  Suni was more than just a northern white rhinoceros.   He’s the animal you see in the picture above this story.   And as one of two remaining males of breeding age, he was

Teal Pumpkins Make Trick-or-Treating Safe for Kids With Allergies

Trick-or-treating is extra tricky for kids such as 8-year-old Alyssa Moore.   “If I eat corn, it will give me a bad stomach ache,” she told KYTV, one of the TV stations in her hometown

The Indian Festival of Lights

  When the days start getting short, lots of cultures have festivals designed to brighten the long nights.   In India, there’s a “festival of lights” known as Diwali (pronounced dee-VAH-lee) — a Hindu religious

The History of Halloween

Why do people dress up in costumes on October 31?   What’s the story behind “trick-or-treating?”   And what vegetable did people used to carve instead of pumpkins?   If you know the answers to

Why Can’t Carlos Go to School?

Most kids on New York’s Long Island have been back at school for nearly two months now.   But not 8-year-old Carlos Garcia Lobo.   It’s not that he doesn’t want to go to school.