Nick News Story Archive

New Research Says Dogs Have Been Our Best Friends a Lot Longer Than We Thought

  Up until now, a lot of experts thought that dogs and wolves didn’t split off into two different species until humans turned from nomads into farmers – around 12,000 years ago.   (A nomad

How You Can Help Save the Butterflies

They’re doing it in the West.   “We wanted to start making a place where butterflies could land and eat,” said Mason Archer, a student at Burton Valley Elementary School in Lafayette, California, in an

A candle burning in front of two badges bearing the names of the two New York City police officers who were shot and killed last December

Wisconsin Girls Honored for Act of Kindness

  When 9-year-old Gretchen Lysne and her 7-year-old sister, Victoria, decided to do something very special with their Christmas gift money, they had no idea it would lead to a trip to New York City.

Workers in protective gear are painstakingly cleaning the oil off Refugio State Beach in Goleta, California, near the city of Santa Barbara.

California Oil Spill Could Take Months to Clean Up, Official Says

  There won’t be any surfers, swimmers or sunbathers at Refugio State Beach or El Capitan State Beach this Memorial Day weekend.   The beaches will be empty – except for those guys who look

The History of Memorial Day

  For many of us, Memorial Day is just a day off from school, an excuse for a family barbecue or a trip to the beach.   But Memorial Day’s original purpose was to honor

The shores of Lake Turkana, in the northern part of the East African nation of Kenya

Which Came First, The Humans or the Tools? Newly Reported Discovery Raises New Questions

  Way before the dawn of civilization, some of our earliest ancestors learned how to use tools.   Now, according to a newly reported discovery, the first stone tools ever used might be even older

Thousands of Gallons of Oil Spill into Pacific Ocean Off California Coast

  “It is horrible,” said Brett Connors, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.   Connors was talking about a big oil spill near the city of Santa Barbara, California – at least 21,000

An illustration of a mountain lion

Mountain Lion Wanders Into California Neighborhood

Twelve-year-old Roxana Camacho wanted to know what all the commotion was about.   “I’ve never actually seen (this),” she said, according to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper.   Roxana lives in San

Death Penalty for Bomber Who Killed Boston Boy at Marathon

    Martin Richard’s family has suffered at least as much as any family affected by the Boston Marathon bombings since his life was cut short at the age of 8.   Yet in a

Wreckage of Missing US Marine Helicopter Found in Nepal, Near Community Devastated by Earthquake

  U.S. and Nepali officials were hoping for survivors.   But according to reports out of Nepal early Friday, no one survived the crash of a U.S. Marine “Huey” helicopter there.   The chopper went