Nick News Story Archive

Kids Invent Things Designed to Help Other Kids

No, Andrew Schuler did not invent the rubber band.   But he invented something that’s made of rubber bands – something that might save another kid’s life.   “I read an article about a woman

A dachshund (pronounced DAHKS-hoond)

Is This Dog an Optimist or a Pessimist?

You can’t really tell by just looking.   But a member of the veterinary faculty at the University of Sydney, Australia, says she has come up with a test – a test to determine whether

Some Japanese girls tried to beat the heat last month by eating popsicles on the edge of a wading pool.

A Record-Hot Summer

  If you live in the northeastern or central United States, you might not have felt it.   But the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the summer of 2014 was the hottest summer

Swings on a playground

A Mitzvah Becomes a Playground

  Ariana Handelman and Marc Luban will become grown-ups in November – according to Jewish law, at least.   Ariana’s bat mitzvah is just a few weeks away.   And Marc’s bar mitzvah is a

This is a picture of MAVEN, taken at Kennedy Space Center in Florida last September.

NASA Spacecraft Reaches Mars

  “I’m all on pins and needles,” said Jim Green, NASA’s director of planetary science, in a report by the Associated Press (AP). “This is a critical event.”   This weekend, after a 442-million-mile trip,

A Day to Celebrate the Constitution

  Freedom of speech.   Freedom of religion.   The right to vote.   Those are just some of the important things we enjoy as Americans, thanks to the United States Constitution.   On Wednesday,

The temperature in parts of southern California has soared to 100 degrees or higher this week.

Too Cool for School? Not in Southern California!

  “It’s hard to concentrate,” said Elliott Blankenship, a student at McKinley Elementary School in San Diego, California, in an interview with San Diego TV station KSWB. “It’s just hard to even do anything.”  

Fireballs Light Up Night Sky in East and West

  “The flashes were so bright that it caused shadows in our yard,” said a witness from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, according to the Star-Ledger, the local newspaper in Newark, New Jersey.   “It was really bright

A replica of the Star-Spangled Banner that inspired Francis Scott Key, flying next to the Battle Monument in Baltimore, Maryland, over the weekend

A Star-Spangled Celebration, 200 Years in the Making

  “Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light,” Francis Scott Key wrote on the morning of September 14, 1814.   And the words flowed from there.   The War of 1812 was

Northern Lights Head South, Thanks to Solar Flare

  If you live in the Northeast, the Midwest, the Northern Plains or the Northwest, you might see an unusual glow in the nighttime sky this weekend.   It’s a phenomenon called the Northern Lights