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A BREATH OF FRESH AIR ...
... is what many people in China long for. They have been living with heavily polluted air for many years.
In today's latest story, we talked about th[...]
Every Olympic event involves the Olympic flame. This time, the Olympic flame has been lit for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Do you where it will be held? You would know[...]
WHERE'S OUR FISH?
We posted a video recently on how fishermen in Hong Kong are no longer allowed to catch fish by trawling. Do you know how this has affected them?
THIS BUNNY'S GOING ON A LONG TRIP
As you read this, China's first moon rover mission is probably still on its long journey to the moon. We are excited to hear about its successful[...]
CUTE PENGUIN CHICKS
Did you like our story on African penguin chicks? They are cute, aren't they? Get more of them in our quiz below.
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ARE YOU READY?
We hope you have read our story about making toys out of recycled materials. It is a delightful idea, isn't it?
Are you ready for today's quiz questions? Give it[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN
Now that you have watched today's video lesson on the carbon cycle, let's challenge yourself to our quiz below.
(To watch our video again, type [...]
DON'T GET BITTEN
The malaria virus is something you would want to avoid. The more you know, the better prepared you will be against this sometimes deadly virus. Test yourself to s[...]
LIGHTING UP LIVES
In the video "Plastic bottles of light", we see how an engineer, Tony Lopes, makes lives easier in South Africa through very simple ideas that use no electricity[...]
YOU'LL BREEZE THROUGH THIS
If you live in a place where hurricanes can happen, it may be a good idea to know what hurricanes are all about. Our latest quiz is on this very violent[...]
A COOL QUIZ ON A HOT TOPIC
What is happening to our global temperature? Do you know when the warmest decade happened?
Try this quiz to find out!
(Psst... we have a video on [...]
WHY CAN'T WE DRINK THIS SOUP?
This is not a soup that your mother would ever make. Do you know what it is made of? In today's quiz, you will be tested on this very special soup. T[...]
MAKE AN ANCIENT FRIEND TODAY
Who is the oldest person you have ever met? Perhaps it's your great-grandfather?
Well, have you ever met anyone as old as Dinosaur Sue? If you have n[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Earlier this month, we posted a video on the plight of cyclists in India. Now it's time for you to dig deep into your memory to answer our quiz questions.
GET A HIGH SCORE ON THIS QUIZ
The Whiz Times brings to you a brand new quiz. This time, it's on the record-breaking building, One World Trade Center. Try it out!
Here's a hint:[...]
A new use for cooking oil
Remember The Whiz Times' video on used cooking oil? What other purpose can cooking oil be used for? Come, let's try the quiz below.
A MUST-DO QUIZ FOR SPORTS FANS!
There is a sporting event that happens only once every four years. Super fit athletes from all over the world come together to compete with each ot[...]
ROCKETS, LUNAR ROVERS & MORE!
There are lots of exciting things happening in outer space these days. Enjoy the slideshow to find out what our astronauts and rockets are up to![...]
WHAT AN AMAZING STORY!
Did you read about how a group of migrants was rescued from the Sahara Desert? It must have been scary for them to be stuck in the blazing desert! If you ha[...]
UP, UP & AWAY!
What an awesome feeling it is to be able to fly without being in an aircraft! Did you read the story about the 'Jetman' who did just that around Mount[...]
THE "EXTREME" QUIZ!
Here's a quiz on some of the biggest, tallest and coldest stuff we know.
Put on your coolest thinking cap and score the highest score!
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Now that the week is almost over, let's try this quiz. The answers to these questions all come from this week's stories. You can use the search bar[...]
The Outer Space Quiz for Whiz people
Hello Whiz People,
This is a quiz for all you outer space enthusiasts! If you've been following The Whiz Times lately, the answer[...]
SHE'S NOT BANANAS! SHE'S JUST REALLY CLEVER!
We all know now that fruit peelings can be re-cycled, but usually as compost or plant food. But a very clever girl from Turkey - E[...]
He is the most wanted man in USA right now. But why? And who is Edward Snowden?
Edward Snowden is a 29 year old technology professional from America. He worked in a company [...]
DEEP SPACE TELESCOPE HERSCHEL SAYS GOODBYE!
The deep-space telescope Herschel took its final bow on the 17th of June, ending a successful four-year mission to study the birth [...]
Your Teacher is in Space!
When you sit right at the back of your classroom, the teacher seems really far away, right? But imagine if your teacher was teaching you from space[...]
Giant Tortoise Back from the Dead?
Bringing an extinct animal back to life can't be easy. But scientists will try to do exactly that with two species of giant Galapagos tortoise[...]
DUBAI - WHERE THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDINGS LIVE!
Like something out of a fairytale, a tall, silver twisted building rises high into the sky. Where? In Dubai where the world's t[...]
Rain, Rain Go Away!
Monsoon rain and strong winds in Sri Lanka have killed at least 30 people with many more missing. Most of these people are fishermen caught in rough seas.
First Woman in Space Now Ready for Mars!
The first woman to ever go to space, Valentina Tereshkova from Russia, said she was ready to fly to Mars, even if it would be just a o[...]
JACKIE CHAN BECOMES EVEN MORE FAMOUS!
Who hasn't heard of Jackie Chan? If you haven't, he's a famous Hong Kong film star who appears in movies such as "Rush Hour". The news is t[...]
The Rockstar Lizard!
A giant lizard that lived 40 million years ago has been named in honour of famous rock singer Jim Morrison! The lizard was around 1.80m (six feet) from snou[...]
A creepy crawly animal that lived 500 million years ago,
has been named after a famous film actor. Why?
PARIS - Film actor Johnny Depp probably is the first ever movie star to g[...]
A Russian capsule filled with 45 mice and 15 newts along with other small animals returned after a month! Scientists hope this trip of mice sent to space, will help th[...]
1.5 billion years old water source with chemicals found on Mars!
Question: If Dinosaurs disappeared from the surface of the earth millions of years before humans arrived on the pl[...]
Electronic vehicles becoming a trend
Hong Kong saw its first electric taxi hit the streets on Saturday in a step towards reducing the city's high levels of roadside pollution.
NASA attempting to modify the heavens?
We are taking too much from the Earth. And now it might be time to go out in the heavens and look for more to satisfy our needs. Yes humans [...]
Balloon flight across the sea! Who did it?
To most of us, it is a dream to float along with giant helium-filled party balloons mid air, getting drifted with the wind.
Japan woken by a strong earthquake. How strong?
Early in the morning at 5.33am on Friday, Japan was once again hit by a strong earthquake, flattening brick walls, collapsing roo[...]
Singapore Botanic gardens aim for UNESCO heritage status
Singapore, one of the world's most densely populated countries, is campaigning to get its 154-year-old Botanic Gardens dec[...]
Despite disability, this teen scales Mount Everest!
What had happened to this teenager, and what prompted him to take such an arduous journey? What is he trying to tell the worl[...]
Cambodia’s ancient finger dance
There are just so many types of dance; Hip hop, ballet, jazz, finger dance… Finger dance?? Yes, Finger dance too!
Let’s find out more about finger[...]
Fishing can lead to extinction of Sea Turtles!
Six of the seven species of sea turtles are considered endangered. Yet, hundreds of thousands of these endangered sea creatures are [...]
Living near busy streets can harm children's health!
You may find nothing wrong with living near a busy street. You can get onto the road fast, and there is so much liveliness in [...]
New species of primates found in forests of Madagascar!
On Tuesday, Scientist found two new species of Mouse Lemur primates. The animal has a small body and big eyes, what many wi[...]
Thailand giving away 1.7 Million Tablets for students!
The Thailand government plans to give away the world’s largest amount of tablets for students and education this year!
Innocent children in jail- can this mother save them?
Many of us have water, food, access to doctors and live reasonably clean, protected lives. Our children go to schools, get e[...]
Is Skimmed milk healthier for your toddlers?
There is a common belief that giving your toddler skimmed milk would reduce their risk of obesity. What's the truth around this?
Reduced environmental pollution from cars in future!
What are alternative fuels, you ask? Well first know this:
Cars produce a lot of greenhouse gases, making it one of the main [...]
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