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Hey there, I’m Reghan and I really liked the solar eclipse story. Can you put more of them?
Nice to meet you, Reghan. We wrote a lot of articles about the eclipse on April 8. The next solar eclipse is on October 2, 2024. But there won't be a total solar eclipse until August 2026! We'll be sure to write stories about future eclipses. 🌞 🌚 🌎
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How's your day Russ? When the eclipse happened I was shocked, speechless. It was the best day of my life. Like, how is it day time when it's night time?
My day is great, Musa! Thanks for asking. And thanks for sharing your eclipse experience. Sounds like you had a very special time. I'm sure you'll always remember it!
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Hi, my name is Molly. I live in Ontario, Canada. I like to figure skate, read, write, swim, play piano and other instruments, and play softball. I have a few questions. First, if there is a North and South America, how come only people in the USA are called Americans? Also, do you think one day you could make an article about the Ottawa team in the PWHL? Sorry, I hope that’s not too much for you to answer.
No need to apologize, Molly! Those are great questions. The USA stands for the "United States of <i>America</i>," so "Americans" usually refers to people from that country. We will write about the PWHL when the regular season ends in May. Do you think Ottawa will make the playoffs? Thanks for telling me about your interests. I enjoyed learning about you! ⛸️ πŸ“– πŸ“ 🎹 πŸ₯Ž
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Hi Russ! I loved the story about the girl that went to the White House. It was cool to learn the history of Japan and America and how they are close friends.
I loved that story too, Abbey! I'm so glad that Rose shared her experience at the White House and how the event represented her cultures.
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Hi, Russ it is me Leigha. It is so nice how AWB keeps the solar eclipse glasses and sells them to country's that need them.
Hi, Leigha. I agree, AWB does great work to reduce waste and create ways for other people to see eclipses. Here's more good news: AWB says it does not sell the glasses! When you send your eclipse glasses to AWB, the group gives them away to people who need them for free! πŸ•ΆοΈβ˜€οΈ
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Hey, Russ. I just read the article about the woman who climbed the Eiffel Tower. She sounds awesome!!! Do you have any other articles about women in sports? Thanks!
I'm so glad you enjoyed that article, Stella! I agree, Anouk Garnier does sound awesome! News-O-Matic has lots of stories about women in sports. You can learn about other female history-makers in the articles "Sailing Solo Around the World" and "Hoops History!" You might also be interested in the recent article, "U.S. Women's Soccer Team Wins Gold."
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Hi. I love your articles. How did you come up with all of the ideas?! You are so talented. How did you come up with the app?!
Thank you for the kind words! The News-O-Matic team is always checking on what's going on around the world. We pay attention to other news sources and talk with groups that have events. Every morning, writers share their ideas, then we pick which stories sound the best for our readers. Just like a team creates News-O-Matic every day, our team built the app in the first place! We wanted to create a place where kids could learn about their world! 🌍
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Hey Russ, it’s me Nicole. That article about that girl that went to the White House was so cool and really interesting! Can you put more articles about the White House please?
I also loved Rose's story, Nicole! I think it's wonderful that she got to visit the White House and meet the leaders of Japan and the United States. πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ YES, we will write more White House stories!
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Hi Russ, can you make an article about rock bands? I really like rock and I feel like I want to be the drummer. Thanks for talking to me, bye!!
I like rock bands too, Trinity! Which are your favorite bands? We just did an article about the rock band "KISS." You can also search "Beatles" for several stories about that famous band. I bet you'll be an awesome drummer one day! πŸ₯ Bye!
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Is tax season the same month every year, Russ?
Good question! April has been America's deadline for taxes since the 1950s. It's the same month every year so that people can plan to get their taxes done! You can learn more about it by reading News-O-Matic's recent article, "Time for Taxes!"
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Hello, Russ. Can you tell me about President Obama?
I can tell you a lot about former President Barack Obama, Daniel! Did you know he was the 44th U.S. president? Before becoming president, he studied at colleges in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. You can learn more about him by searching "Obama" in News-O-Matic!
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Hello, Russ! Your cicada article was very interesting. Keep up the great work!
Hello, Evan! I thought that article was interesting too. Tyler Burdick was the author! I'll be sure to share your encouraging message with him.
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Hey, Russ! News-O-Matic is possibly the most fun educational app. It inspired me to read more articles and explore different things. I really like reading the daily articles that are up each day. Thank you for making my educational experience super fun and interesting! ;)
Hey, Kelsey! I really appreciate your kind message! It's encouraging to hear that readers like you are having fun with News-O-Matic. It's our goal to inspire reading and exploration, so I'm so happy to know that you've enjoyed learning with us! Thank YOU for reading News-O-Matic!!
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Hi, Russ! Could you do an article about WW2? I'm really interested in WW2! Thanks for your time.
Hi, Evan. News-O-Matic has many articles about World War II. You can find them by typing "World War II" (or "WW2") into News-O-Matic's search. Then, select which article you want. Hope you learn a lot about this important time in history.
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Hi, Russ! My name is Jenna, and I am from Ontario, Canada. I started News-O-Matic when I finished Lexia, and I really like this website! I am a big fan of boba and Stitch. What are your interests?πŸ§‹πŸ₯₯🌺
Hi, Jenna! Welcome to News-O-Matic! I'm a fan of space science, reading, math, tennis, and baseball. πŸ“–πŸŽΎβšΎοΈ
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Hey, Russ! How do I get my picture on picture of the day?
Hey, Dylan! News-O-Matic readers send in many drawings each day. I look at all of them, but I can only pick 10. Usually, I pick drawings that are connected to the articles in News-O-Matic. So, drawings that relate to recent stories are more likely to be on Pictures of the Day!
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Hey, Russ. Did you like the eclipse? I sure did, but I have a question. How do eclipse glasses work? Why can’t I just use sunglasses?
Hey, Harper. Thanks for asking! It was cloudy where I was, so I didn't get to see much of the Sun. Still, I got to see the darkness fall and the experience was amazing! Eclipse glasses work by blocking certain wavelengths of light. They are made of different materials than sunglasses and are thousands of times darker than normal sunglasses! That keeps your eyes safe when viewing the Sun. β˜€οΈπŸ•ΆοΈ
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Hello, Russ. I hope you have a good day. And what are dinosaur bones made of?
Hello, Connor. When dinosaurs were alive, their bones were made of materials such as protein, collagen, and minerals. But after many, many years, the bones become fossils. These fossils form when water and pressure from layers of dirt turn the bones into rock. So, dinosaur bones today are made of rock! πŸ¦–πŸ¦•
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Hi Russ, I hope you had an amazing week. Do you have any articles about Helen Keller because she is very inspiring to me. Love,
Helen Keller inspires me too, Nicole! In fact, I wrote a whole article about her in 2023. It even includes her name in Braille. Search "Helen Keller" for the story!
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Russ, how did you make this company?
I worked with two partners to create News-O-Matic. We believed young people deserved the chance to learn what was happening in their world. Then, we hired play experts to help us create an app and web site that young people would enjoy using. You can learn more about it by reading the article, "The Story of News-O-Matic."
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