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Reaching the deepest part of the Ocean — how was the new world record made?

Can you believe that while we are heading to Mars, humans have never reached the deepest part of ocean until recently? Why is it so hard and how did scientists do it? This article on how the deepest spot in the Atlantic ocean was reached explains it all. Speaking of oceans, a photographer in Peru showed us the never before seen beauty of glacier at night. Also, we know that getting the flu is never fun. But what does the flu actually do to your body? Maybe reading it will actually make you feel better! We explore that in our latest newsletter here! Check out these articles and more on our TechNews4Kids resources website!

It’s Flu Season, Why Not Get Some Answers About it?

(The Conversation)

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It’s no secret, the flu is no fun. And to make matters worse, it’s officially flu season, full of tissues, runny noses, fevers, and too much more. But what exactly makes it feel so awful? Explore that and more in The Conversation’s article that explains what happens when the infection hits your body. Find all about the gory details here.

A Record-Breaking Descent into the Atlantic

(Smithsonian)

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What does it take to touch the deepest part of the ocean? $35 million and a Triton submersible. Oh, and a 2 and a half hour journey into the Puerto Rico Trench. Just before Christmas, U.S. private equity firm founder Victor Vescovo was the first person to travel the 27,480 feet it takes to reach the deepest part of the ocean. And he doesn’t plan on stopping there! Find out more about what it took to achieve this goal by reading the article here.

What a Glacier in Peru Looks Like at Night

(Wired)

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What does Peru, drones, and a photographer have in common? Amazing photos of glaciers, of course! Photographer Reuben Wu and a small crew hiked from Huaraz to the 16,000-foot-high Pastoruri glacier to capture what a glacier looks like while melting - hoping to shed a light (literally) on its beauty. Find out more about the equipment he used, as well as his inspiration, by reading the Wired article that talks all about it.

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