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01Jan 21
Meet Gitanjali Rao—TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year

Meet Gitanjali Rao—TIME’s first-ever Kid of the Year

At age 15, Gitanjali Rao isn’t your typical scientist. The brilliant teen was selected as TIME’s Kid of the Year from more than 5,000 kids, ages 8 to 16. Her inventions can sense lead in water, detect early opioid addiction, and identify cyber bullying. Rao hopes to inspire other young people to solve world problems.…

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Become a citizen scientist during coronavirus

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Working with exotic animals in South Africa

Canadian college student Brittney Hein hopes to be a veterinarian someday. In 2018, she had a chance not many students get. She traveled to South Africa to work with animals…

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The Career Files explore 10 high-interest fields and give readers a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to work in those areas. Each book shows readers some promising job options, how to get started in the field, and what skills they’ll need in order to succeed.

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