Enjoy this week’s roundup of selected stories from God’s World News—the unique Christian current events program for kids. Help your children learn to read age-appropriate news stories critically, to sift for the truth, and to relate knowledge and biblical wisdom to daily life.
A retired farmer in Charleston, Illinois, is selling his family’s 590-acre farm. It includes a 30-acre plot once owned by Abraham Lincoln. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/3882
Farm ground once owned by Abraham Lincoln in southern Coles County near Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site is set to be sold at auction on Tuesday. (Dave Fopay/Mattoon Journal Gazette via AP)
Skip the Checkout Line!
Store owners are shopping for a way to get rid of checkout lines since Amazon opened its first cashier-less store a year ago. Now stores around the world are adopting technology that can end checkout lines—and possibly shoppers’ privacy. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/3881
In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, a shopper departs an Amazon Go store in Seattle. Get ready to say good riddance to the checkout line. A year after Amazon opened its first cashier-less store, startups and retailers are racing to get similar technology in other stores throughout the world, letting shoppers buy groceries without waiting in line. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Too much toothpaste!
A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded about 40 percent of children ages 3-6 use more than the recommended pea-sized glop of toothpaste. That could mean streaky or splotchy teeth when they grow older. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/3880
This Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009 file photo shows toothpaste on a toothbrush in Marysville, Pa. A report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, says too many young kids are using too much toothpaste, increasing their risk of streaky or splotchy teeth when they get older. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
No More Doctor’s Office?
Doctors have used “telemedicine”—video calls instead of office visits—for years. It especially helps patients in remote areas. But the practice is becoming more mainstream to reduce the time and cost of in-person visits. Read more: https://kids.wng.org/node/3877
In this Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Caitlin Powers sits in the living room of her Brooklyn apartment in New York, and has a telemedicine video conference with physician, Dr. Deborah Mulligan. Widespread smartphone use, looser regulations and employer enthusiasm are helping to expand access to telemedicine, where patients interact with doctors and nurses from afar, often through a secure video connection. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Eel Smugglers Not So Slippery
Croatian police say two South Korean citizens were arrested after trying to smuggle about 252,000 live eels out of the country in eight suitcases. The slippery critters are a delicacy in Asian cuisine. Read more: http://teen.wng.org/node/5106
This Feb. 6, 2019 photo provided by Croatian Police on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 shows one of eight suitcases containing eels seized at Zagreb international airport in Croatia. Croatian police say two South Korean citizens have been arrested after trying to smuggle about 252,000 eels out of the country. The two aged 38 and 47 were caught with the young fish packed in 8 cases at the Zagreb international airport on Wednesday. (Croatian Police via AP)
Apple Fixes Eavesdropping Bug
Apple has released an iPhone update to fix a software flaw that allowed people to eavesdrop on others. Read more: https://teen.wng.org/node/5098
Grant Thompson and his mother, Michele, look at an iPhone in the family’s kitchen in Tucson, Ariz., on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. The 14-year-old stumbled upon a bug in the iPhone’s FaceTime group-chatting feature on Jan. 19 while calling his friends to play a video game. With the bug, a FaceTime group-chat user calling another iPhone, iPad or Mac computer could hear audio, even if the receiver did not accept the call. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)
“Army Strong” to Get Stronger
The U.S. Army is developing a new, more grueling and complex fitness exam that adds dead lifts, power throws and other exercises designed to make soldiers more fit and ready for combat. Read more: http://teen.wng.org/node/5104
In this Jan. 8, 2019, photo, U.S Army 1st Lt. Mitchel Hess participates in a weight lifting drill while preparing to be an instructor in the new Army combat fitness test at Fort Bragg, N.C. The new test is designed to be a more accurate test of combat readiness than the current requirements. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)