What it your favorite thing to do when you are bored out of your mind? I am VERY curious!
Baby Dill Dill, Age 10
I always enjoy researching and writing new stories for News-O-Matic. It's hard to be bored when there is so much cool stuff happening in the world! 🌎
Russ

Hi! About those bots in your body, I think it’s GROSS! I would not want one of those in my body. What do you think?
Brennan, Age 11
Hi, Brennan! Thanks for letting me know. I am not sure how I feel about that robot. But I think if the project moves science forward, it's good!
Russ

Who's the shortest basketball player?
Cam, Age 9
Isaiah Thomas is just 5 feet, 9 inches (175 cm). Muggsy Bogues was the shortest player in NBA history. He was only 5 feet, 3 inches (160 cm) tall!
Russ

Hey Russ! I think I'm coming down with the flu and I really like your Olympic articles. Do you think you can make some more? 🀧
Michaela, Age 11
Hi, Michaela! One of our reporters is writing another update from the Olympics. I hope the story makes you feel better!😷
Russ

What about Billy Graham's death? I am truly upset.
Natalie, Age 10
Hi, Natalie! Don't worry, we didn't miss that important story. Check out Edition 1388 and tap the "plus" button.
Russ

I was happy that the U.S. hockeyπŸ’ team beat their rivals Canada.πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ I'm half Canadian and live in the U.S. I wanted the U.S.πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ to win!
Sebastian, Age 11
Hi, Sebastian. I was also rooting for the United States! Stay tuned for a story about this awesome game. πŸ’ πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Russ

Russ would you please tell me about George Washington? I learned about him at school.πŸ“πŸ“–
Maryam, Age 8
Hi, Maryam! I'd love to write about him soon. One cool fact about America's first President is that he was a great dancer!πŸ’ƒ
Russ

Sorry I have not read News-O-Matic in a while ☹️. All the new articles are AWESOME keep up the good workπŸ‘!
Evan, Age 9
Hey, Evan. I'm happy to have you back!
Russ

Hey Russ, can you possibly write about sea creatures or things to do with oceanography?
Alexei, Age 10
Hi, Alexei! Check out "A Search for Life in an Icy World." I think you will really like that article!
Russ

Thanks for writing about George Washington Carver. I studied πŸ“him in school.🏒 He is very clever and kind! πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ»
Kiara😝🀣, Age 0
Hi, Kiara. It's awesome that you learned about George Washington Carver! I would have loved to meet him.
Russ

Hi Russ, I love the article about the boy giving the girl a bear, flowers, and chocolate. That one is awesome. Do you know how I can do something like that?
Anna, Age 10
I loved that story too, Anna! You can be kind to others every day. It's easy!
Russ

Hello Russ! I am happy about the Canadian ice skaters winning because I live in Canada. But I was happy to find out that the French team got 2nd place because I am French!
Violette, Age 10
Haha, that's perfect for you, Violette! The U.S. skaters who won the bronze medal were pretty great as well.
Russ

Hey Russ just wanted to say the orca article is my new favorite article. Thanks for it!πŸ˜‹
Kayla🌷, Age 11
Hi, Kayla. I'm so happy you liked it! I knew our readers would want to hear about the big discovery.
Russ

Fred Rogers is a great person! I watch his show on PBS Kids. I love that show!
Lila, Age 11
I'm happy to hear you're a fan, Lila! He inspires me every day.
Russ

Russ, How do you ask a question to R.J. Palacio? I want to submit a question, but I don’t know how.
Catherine, Age 11
Just tell me what you want to ask her! The same way you wrote this note.
Russ

You made me want to go to the Toy Fair so badly!
Violette , Age 10
Hey, Violette. Think about being a reporter like Ryan someday! That's one way to get a ticket to the Toy Fair.
Russ

I definitely am with the judge because people have said haters gonna hate and players gonna play for like ever. Taylor Swift has the right to put players gonna play play play and haters gonna hate hate hate.
Aligator, Age 10
Thanks for sharing your opinion about the court case, Aligator.
Russ

I think you guys should try to write editions on weekends because I love reading your articles and just like in the New York Times, they have the paper on weekends. πŸ“°
Bea the awesome, Age 8
It's a good idea, Bea! Maybe one day we will make weekend editions. For now, we just publish evey weekday, like USA Today!
Russ

For Chinese New Year, what are the people holding in their hands to pray with?
Jasleen , Age 10
Those are called joss sticks, Jasleen. They make a special smell when someone burns them. People then hold them while praying for future happiness and health.
Russ

I was born in 2007, the year of the pig. I think Chinese New Year traditions are cool even though I don’t celebrate it!
Adi, Age 11
Hi, Adi. I think the traditions for Chinese New Year are awesome, too. What a cool, colorful holiday it is!
Russ

I think the judge made the wrong choice. Sure players are going to play, but she said the same words just adding more "plays" or "hates"! I think Taylor Swift took some of the other song.
Evanora, Age 11
Good point, Evanora! Though the judge's main argument was that the idea was too short and didn't have creativity. Since it was so easy to make, no one should be able to say it's theirs only!
Russ

I like the article about world records and how the reporters competed too! Thanks for the amazing app!
Kathryn, Age 9
Hey, Kathryn. I love featuring my reporters in articles. It's a great way to show kids like you how we make the news!
Russ

Some people believe that climate change is a bunch of nonsense. Is that true because we have only been recording history for 50-100 years so any of this could of happen. I’d just like an explanation.
Isaac, Fahey, Age 11
We have been recording temperatures for about 140 years. During that time, global temperature has gone up. There can be many reasons. But almost all scientists say that mankind is causing most of the warming.
Russ

Hi, Russ! I have the Science and Stuff book, and the pencil-in-bag thing was featured. How many pencils did Ryan stick in the bag? βœοΈπŸ†
Rachel, Age 9
Hey, Rachel! Ryan managed to stick 11 pencils through the bag in a minute without it breaking. Can you smash his record?
Russ

Did Ryan break a WORLD record? Like did he break a Guinness World Record?
Ada, Age 11
He did, Ada! We aren't sure if he still has the record. But for a short time, at least, he was officially the best at sticking pencils through a bag!
Russ

Hey Russ! I love the story about Zuma. I understand why they wanted a new president. But I feel that they should have given him another chance. Even though he took money for his own needs.
Alexa, Age 10
I'm glad you liked it, Alexa. Thanks for sharing your opinions about it!
Russ

What was the dogs name that won Russ?
Emilia, Age 9
Hey, Emilia! The dog's owners call it Flynn. But his official show name is "GCHP CH Belle Creek's All I Care About Is Love!"
Russ

I like the photo of you with the slime! Do you like slime? Why or why not?
MJL4_9, Age 9
Hey! I have mixed feelings about slime. On one hand, it is really fun to make! I love watching the the mixture change. But it always comes out too sticky!
Russ

Hey Russ, I love emojis and I’m super excited about the one with the red hair because I have red hair. πŸ™ƒ
Edie, Age 9
Hey, Edie! That's great. Everyone deserves to have an emoji that looks like them!
Russ

I think the bobsledding video was so cool! It felt like I was there with them. I almost felt sick!
Bob, Age 10
Hey, Bob. Isn't that such a cool video? I would love to try bobsledding on a track someday!
Russ

Hi Russ. Happy Valentine's Day!
Lucy, Age 9
Happy Valentine's Day to you too, Lucy! I hope you have a lovely day! πŸ’–
Russ

Hi Russ, I really had fun reading the Wacky Week article on dogs. Can you do more dog information?
Keira, Age 10
Hi, Keira. You got it. Stay tuned for a story on the "Super Bowl of Dog Shows!" πŸΆπŸ†
Russ

Hi Russ! I think the black people and white people being separated was a silly rule. I wonder why they did that.πŸ™‚
Alayna R, Age 8
I agree that it was silly and unfair. I’m glad that segregation is illegal now!
Russ

Wow Russ! I think skeleton is such a cool thing I did not know it even existed. It's so cool I might try it one day! Would you?
Aden, Age 12
Hey, Aden! Looks fun, doesn't it? I'd probably want to try it at least once!
Russ

Hi there, I scratched my knee and it hurt so much!
Maia, Age 9
Oh no, Maia! I hope your knee heals soon. πŸ€•
Russ