Hi Russ! I read the first 100 days of President Trump. For me, I don't really like him..but I hope he makes America great again!
Zoe, Age 10
Hey, Zoe. I agree with you. I think people should give President Trump a chance - even if he sometimes makes choices that people think are bad.
Russ

Hey Russ, I wanted to know were the naked mole rats live. Would you kiss the rat if you had no option? I WOULD NOT. It is disgusting.
Kayla, Age 10
The naked mole rats live in eastern Africa. That includes countries like Somalia. (Tap the Map in that article to see where that is!) No, I would prefer not to kiss the animal!
Russ

Hi Russ! It looks like there really are a lot of kinds of trees! My favorite is the Japanese one. Which one is your favorite?πŸŒ³πŸŒ²πŸŒ΄πŸπŸ‚
Elsita, Age 9
There sure are a lot of trees, Elsita! Scientists say there are more than 60,000 species! I love them all. But the oak is always beautiful. 🌳
Russ

I was very sad that people mostly voted for the naked mole rat being gross! Readers should know that don't judge a book by its coverπŸ˜”. I think they're sweet.
Coral, Age 9
Well said, Coral. It's true. Some animals may not be very cute. But they may still be sweet creatures!
Russ

My name is Lyndon and I think your news is AWESOME!!! Because you guys teach us fun and interesting facts every single solitary day! Awesome!
Lyndon, Age 10
Thanks so much, Lyndon! We try to make every article fun and interesting. I'm very glad you like them! 😊
Russ

When I was listening to the radio station N.P.R. I heard about Ella Fitzgerald and really enjoyed hearing about her and loved her music. Thanks for putting that up.πŸ˜€
Miles, Age 10
You sound like a cool kid, Miles. That's great that you're listening to Ella Fitzgerald! 🎀
Russ

I think the mother-of-pearl clouds are beautiful! I wish I lived somewhere where they are very common... but DEFINITELY would not want to live in Antartica! πŸ˜‹
Kendall, Age 9
Haha! Yeah, Kendall, I would not want to live in Antarctica either. But I hope someday to be able to see the mother-of-pearl clouds. They're gorgeous!
Russ

Hi, Russ! Thank you for the article WORLD BOOK DAY! You see, I really enjoy reading. In fact, I read about 40 English books each month (even if I'm Japanese)! I'm so lucky! πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€
Hina, Age 9
You are welcome, Hina! It sounds like you are a wonderful reader. Forty books a month? Wow! Keep it up! πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š
Russ

There are 7 BILLION PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. Why do you need to throw away any extra food? To help out I am not going to complain about the food I get and I am going to eat as much as I can.
Brooklynn, Age 10
It's true, Brooklynn. We don't need to throw away so much food! That's great that you won't complain about your food. We should be glad for what we've got!
Russ

Hi Russ! I am so glad the drought is over. I live in California, it was hard.
Reyna, Age 9
I'm glad too, Reyna. Thanks for writing from California. I hope there isn't another drought for a long time! β˜”οΈ
Russ

Dear Russ, I'm wondering about Ooho, the edible water. Are they unsanitary? You know, with all the people touching it.
Kara, Age 11
Don't worry, Kara! There are two layers to the Ooho. You can peel the outer layer off - and the inside layer is all clean!
Russ

Hi Russ, I'm really glad that you put an article about Messi on here because I love him! I can't believe that he got 500 goals.
Jack, Age 10
Hey, Jack. I love Messi too! He's truly a "magician" with the ball!
Russ

Thank you for making more soccer articles. Thank you very much! Can you make more when you can? Please and thank you.
Lenny, Age 9
You are so polite, Lenny! Yes, I will make more soccer stories. I really enjoyed learning about Lionel Messi. He is amazing! ⚽️
Russ

I'm glad that you put an article about Malala! She's a really cool person, and she helped make world peace in different places! She is one of my role models. I hope she continues to make world peace!
Jenna, Age 10
I agree with you, Jenna. In fact, Malala Yousafzai is one of my role models as well!
Russ

You should write more things about space. I found the space story very interesting and I liked the facts.
Jonathan H, Age 10
I will, Jonathan. I promise. Space is really interesting to me as well. I usually write at least one story each week about it! πŸ”­
Russ

Dear Russ, can you do more sports articles please? I love sports! I do gymnastics EVERY day. It might seem crazy though. My favorite emoji is 🐴.
Rachel, Age 9
You got it, Rachel! I'll look for some more sports stories in our next edition. I'll try to do a gymnastics story for you too! I like the rocket emoji. πŸš€
Russ

Does the shipworm bite? I hope you tell me!
Cadence, Age 7
No way! The shipworm doesn't even have any teeth. If you read the whole story, the article will tell you that!
Russ

There are 7 billion people on earth and a lot of them are wasting food. How can people at their house stop that?
Mia, Age 10
There are many ways to help, Mia. You can use smaller plates and cook only what you need. Then be sure to eat all your leftovers. Every bit helps!
Russ

Hi Russ! My name is Selena, I just wanted to compliment you on all the topics you pick and then write about! 😊
Selena, Age 9
Thanks for the compliment, Selena! We work really hard to find interesting stories that kids like you will want to read about!
Russ

Have YOU ever met a real life otter in person? And can you also post more articles about animals please?
Carolina, Age 11
I've only seen otters at the zoo... I haven't had the chance to meet one! And yes, I promise to make more animal articles!
Russ

Hey Russ! I wanted to know why the archaeologists used masks to search where they found the mummy!
Courtney, Age 9
Hey, Courtney! They wanted to make sure not to sneeze or breathe on any of the ancient artifacts. That way, they left no traces on the tomb!
Russ

I'd just like to thank you for writing about rabbits. I've been hoping you would. I have a rabbit. His name is Dusty and he is so cute! I have had him for 2 years.
Paige, Age 6
You're welcome, Paige! Thanks for telling me about Dusty. He sounds like a very special rabbit! 🐰
Russ

Stephen curry is so bad and unpredictable. I don't get why so many people like him. Booo Warriors!
Lelolai, Age 9
Ouch, Lelolai! Stephen Curry can run hot and cold, it's true. But when he's on, Curry can hit almost any shot on the court! πŸ€
Russ

Russ, I think the shipworm is cool, but in your article it says, 'After several years of studying, the scientists revealed the giant shipworm to the world.' Why did they wait?
Rosie, Age 8
The team needed to be extra careful with its report. And it also took a long time to figure out how the shipworm made its food!
Russ

Hey Russ,i have a question. In the picture on the article "Racing into history" why does the picture show Kathrine Switzer being pushed by some person? I am really curious!
Cody, Age 11
The article tells why, Cody. It said a race official did NOT want Switzer to run in the race. (Women were not allowed.) Jock Stemple tried to stop her and rip the number off her shirt. But Switzer still finished the race!
Russ

I was wondering if you could stop writing about politics. Some kids might get scared that there is going to another war or something.What do you think? Thanks! πŸŒˆπŸΌπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ€—πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Adeline, Age 8
Hey, Adeline. Sometimes the news can make kids nervous or scared. But not all politics is scary. And it's too important to miss out on, even as a kid!
Russ

The story of the Titanic is so sad, I'm glad they made a museum exhibit about it. Why did people say it was "unsinkable"? πŸ˜­β›΄
Sophie, Age 9
Well, the shipbuilders actually tried really hard to make the ship safe. The Titanic had special compartments that the captain could seal up in case of emergency. But that preparation just wasn't enough.
Russ

Dear Russ, did you know that yesterday, the worlds oldest person was pronounced dead? It's so sad to live to 117 and die.
Whitney, Age 11
Hey, Whitney. Yes, I heard about Emma Morano's death. It's very sad to see her go! But she had a very long and happy life.
Russ

Will you write more about NATO? I am very interested by what Donald Trump said. I really thought it was fascinating that an old dinosaur was found!
Lulu, Age 9
I sure will, Lulu! It's very important that we all learn about groups like NATO (and what the U.S. president says about them). I liked the dino story too!
Russ

Russ, Thanks so much for writing about the rabbits! I have one at home. His name is Gaze. He's a mini rex, a show rabbit breed. Thanks again! Please write back soon.
Charlotte, Age 10
That's really cool, Charlotte! I bet Gaze is a super special rabbit. They make great pets. Take care of Gaze! 🐰
Russ

I read the article about flying close to volcanoes, and it was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! Thank you Russ!
Anna , Age 10
Thank YOU for reading it, Anna! And I'm glad you liked the article SO MUCH! πŸ˜†
Russ

I read the article about the Mini Museum and I think it is SO cool! I would love it if you wrote about more things like that! Chatting with you is my favorite part about News-O-Matic! I get on it to see what is going on in the world now. 🌏🌍🌎 Thank you so much for everything you do! 😘
Addy πŸ€, Age 10
You are welcome, Addy! Thanks for your awesome note. I'll be sure to do more stories like the mini museum! 🎨
Russ

Only Child Day was on April 12. As an only child, I'd like to see an article about it. Other only children like me would be a little upset that they couldn't find an article about Only Child Day. Once there is an article on News-O-Matic about Only Child Day, only children would be happy to see an article that relates to them.
Karolinka, Age 9
You're totally right, Karolinka. We missed it! I put "Only Child Day" on our calendar for next year. We won't forget for 2018!
Russ

Hey Russ, can you put something about sharks on News-O-Matic?
Connor, Age 10
Hey, Connor! I'd love to cover sharks, but I'd need to know what's happening with them in the world! Let me know if you find any cool shark news stories. 🦈
Russ

Dear Russ, the tree crab story was very cool! I wonder if there are any in America!
Reagan🐯, Age 11
Hey, Reagan! There are some crabs in America that climb trees... like the mangrove tree crab! It lives in eastern Florida and some parts of South America.
Russ