• Reading Levels 3 - 5

Spotlight: Beyond Earth

A neutron star is falling into a black hole in outer space. Scientists have detected two collisions between a neutron star and a black hole – an event once considered extremely rare – in the space of 10 days.

The universe. It is a thing so vast it is almost impossible to comprehend. Our sun, the huge ball of fire that the Earth revolves around, is just one of roughly 100 billion stars in the Milky Way. And the Milky Way is one of anywhere between 100 billion and two trillion galaxies in the universe. It is clear: we are little more than a tiny speck. For a tiny dot, we know a vast amount: we have used telescopes to gaze far into the past and rockets to blast beyond our atmosphere. But there is still so much we have yet to learn — if we ever will. And there is one question that everybody in the world, no matter who they are, will at some point in their life stop to consider: can we really be alone?

Continue Reading

The Day is an independent, online, subscription-based news publication for schools, focusing on the big global issues beneath the headlines. Our dedicated newsroom writes news, features, polls, quizzes, translations… activities to bring the wider world into the classroom. Through the news we help children and teachers develop the thinking, speaking and writing skills to build a better world. Our stories are a proven cross-curricular resource published at five different reading levels for ages 5 to 19. The Day has a loyal and growing membership in over 70 countries and its effectiveness is supported by case studies and teacher endorsements.

Start your free trial Already have an account? Log in / register