Russ, can you please make more articles about the future? I read the flying cars one and loved it. Thanks from Ohio.
Janbuddy, Age 9
You got it! I am writing a story about the future now. Check back soon to read it!

Hey Russ - The baby Aye Aye is so cute! I love news-o-matic iโ€™ve been using it for 2 years straight! ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜
Lily, Age 9
Isn't that animal so adorable? We just had to write that article! โ˜บ๏ธKeep on reading, Lily!

Hi Russ! I really enjoyed the funniest animals article! I really love animals and I think that article really explained animal behavior! Also, I love animals!๐Ÿณ
Sophie, Age 10
Hi Sophie! I'm so happy you liked the article. Aren't some of those animals silly? I'm glad you learned about their behavior as well!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ

Hi Russ. I was just wondering what time you post new articles?
Ezri, Age 13
Hi Ezri! We publish a new edition with five new articles every weekday at 5 P.M. (ET)!

Hey Russ this app is awesome! It's good to see the news that we don't see in tv. And gives me some inspiration.
Alex , Age 11
I'm glad to be able to give you some inspiration, Alex. And it IS important to learn the news each day! โ˜บ๏ธ

Hi Russ!! I love News-O-Matic so much!! I rush home and before I do anything I get my iPad and see whatโ€™s new on News-O-Matic!!! Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ
Dharshwana, Age 9
I LOVE this message, Dharshwana! I am SO glad you enjoy our editions so much. That means the world to know. ๐ŸŒŽ

I was reading the article about the typhoon in China but I was wondering what the difference between a typhoon and a hurricane was? ๐Ÿ’
Ella, Age 11
We tried to explain in the story, Ella. They are the exact same type of storm. The only difference is where they form. Typhoons begin in the northwestern Pacific ocean.

That story about the long sandwich made me hungry!!!! And the burger too!!! ๐Ÿฅ–๐Ÿ”
Kiara, Age 13
Hey, Kiara! Do you think you could eat all of that sandwich? ๐Ÿ˜น

What encouraged you to make this app? I love seeing the new stories! May you do more articles about kids doing awesome things to change the world please. ๐Ÿ˜€
Eden, Age 11
Hey, Eden! I was encouraged to start NOM because I believe that no one is too young to change the world. And knowing what's going on in the world is the first step to changing it. I'll keep featuring kids who do that!

Hi Russ! Have you been into the cave where the oldest drawing was found?
Sienna, Age 10
I haven't yet, Sienna, but it's on my list of places to go!

Hey Russ, I think you have the wrong slideshow on the article about Apple's new products. The slideshow has endangered species. Just thought I'd let you know!
Jeremiah, Age 14
Hey, Jeremiah! Can you try updating your app? That should fix it!

Hey Russ! Are the people that the dogs took pictures with their owners?
Kathrin, Age 9
Most people were not the owners. Photographer Gerrard Gethings found the dogs and people separately and made them pairs. But he did say there were two owners and their dogs in the series!

Thank you for writing an article about the most sacred holiday in my religion - Rosh Hashanah
Mitchell, Age 11
You are welcome, Mitchell. Shanah Tovah!

Hi Russ. Thanks for writing about dogs and people that look alike. How did you find so many people and dogs that look alike?
Kaylee, Age 14
Hi Kaylee! Photographer Gerrard Gethings put the project together. First, he searched for the dogs. Then he found people to match!

Hey Russ, I think it was extremely cool that you put up pup and people pairs. Just the way those animal look like those people and their perfect mate is amazing. ๐Ÿ˜
Sebastian, Age 9
Hey, Sebastian! Yes, Gerrard Gethings' photography work is pretty paw-some! ๐Ÿถ

Hey Russ, we live where the core of Florence is supposed to hit. We have been preparing for a few days. Good luck to me and the rest of North Carolina๐Ÿ˜
Gabby, Age 13
I'm glad you've been preparing, Gabby. Stay safe and good luck to your whole state.

Hi Russ! I love that you showed that Naomi Osaka had a connection or an inspiration for Serena Williams. Thank you for that!
Grayson, Age 9
You're welcome, Grayson! I think it's nice how Serena Williams inspired Naomi Osaka!

Thank you for sharing "Help for Homeless Kids" with us. We learned that we have many homeless students here in OKC. We would like to find ways to help the students at Positive Tomorrows!
Mrs. Fryerโ€™s class, Age
What a wonderful message! I think we can all help other students by showing them kindness...

Hi Russ, would you like to play in the Nomad Games?!
Lisia, Age 9
Maybe, Lisia! I'm not very good at riding horses or shooting arrows just yet, so I'd have to practice a lot.

I once went on a tour of a goat farm! I loved the baby goats, they were super sweet, one goat in particular really liked me! The goats were so funny, it sounded like they said "mehhhhhโ€ instead of "baaaaa". Thank you for writing about them!
Reese, Age 11
Hey, Reese! Do you think the goat wanted to hang out with you because you were wearing a smile? ๐Ÿ˜„

The food in Brazil that you showed on the slide show looked soooo yummy!!๐Ÿฅ™๐ŸŒฎ
Irene, Age 9
Glad to hear you think so, Irene! I'd love to try some for myself!

I wish they had Dragon Con in California. It sounds really fun and I am a huge Marvel and Star Wars fan. Do you know of anything like that in California?
Phantasy, Age 10
Hi Phantasy! Yes I do. Comic-Con in San Diego, California, is a huge pop culture celebration. There's a video about it included with our story!

I can't believe how blue Lake Tahoe is. it is actually crazy. Have you ever been to Tahoe? I havenโ€™t but it looks incredible and I have always dreamed of going somewhere with water that blue and clear.
Tana, Age 11
I have been there, Tana. And it really does look like that! The water is so blue and clear. ๐Ÿ’ง

I read the article about crickets and Iโ€™ve actually had a fried cricket before and I loved it. Iโ€™ve also had a fried worm. Have you eaten a bug?
Phantasy, Age 10
Hey, Phantasy. That is awesome! I have never eaten a bug before, but I really want to try one now!

My great uncle was Herbert Saffir. He invented the Saffir-Simpson scale for hurricanes
Ceci, Age 8
Wow! That's really cool, Ceci. We write about your great uncle's invention all the time. It's very important!

These stories on News-O-Matic are great. I really like the one about Spain and the tomato fight.
Lucia, Age 10
Thanks, Lucia! La Tomatina sounds like a lot of fun. Maybe I can go one year! ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…๐Ÿ…

Hi Russ! I loved the โ€œChowing down on Cricketsโ€ article. Itโ€™s amazing that 2 million people eat crickets on a daily basis! Eating crickets that look like crickets sounds gross, but eating cricket powder doesnโ€™t seem too gross. Bugs creep me out! Itโ€™s just the way they stare at you, make weird noises, hop around, and feel crunchy.
Haasini, Age 10
I'm glad you liked that story, Haasini. I figured that lots of readers would! ๐Ÿ˜€

Hi Russ! Last week I went to the US Open! We watched Rafael Nadal play in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Is the stadium named after Arthur Ashe the tennis player?
Audrey R, Age 11
Yes! Arthur Ashe won the U.S. Open in 1968. Now the stadium there is named after him. ๐ŸŽพ

Hi Russ, thanks for reminding us that we must not always thinking of just ourselves and caring for those even in prison.
Mieke , Age 11
You're welcome, Mieke. We should learn about all the different ways that people live. That even includes men and women in prison.

The hopping cop to the rescue is soooooooo cute!! Cuteness overload!!!
Amelia, Age 11
Hey, Amelia! I'm shocked that the bunny didn't get to be on the force! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hi Russ, I noticed that you forgot one continent for the school lunches, Australia. One word VEGEMITE. Vegemite is the best! We have them in sandwiches and on crackers. We also eat meat pies, nuggets and sausage rolls (from the canteen of course). I hope you write an article about it because it means a lot to all of your Aussie readers. Thanks
Gia, Age 11
Thanks for the report from Australia, Gia! I ate vegemite when I studied in Sydney. It's such an interesting taste! What else should we write about in Australia? A parent/teacher can email

Hi Russ! I love Lois Lowry and Iโ€™m really glad you put an article about her! My favorite book from her is Number The Stars.๐ŸŒ 
Norah, Age 11
I am so glad you enjoyed that article, Norah. I love her books too!

I live on the Yokosuka Base in Japan and there is a boat named John McCain.
Savage Princess, Age 8
Wow! That's cool to learn. I'm glad you could make a connection from our article to your real world.

Hi Russ. Thank you for putting articles up on space! Did you really talk to McCarthy? I hope I work for NASA one day. Itโ€™s such a big dream. If you talk to McCarthy again please say hi from me.
Ora ๐ŸŒ”, Age 11
You're welcome,Ora. Yes, I talked to McCarthy. I'll pass him your message. And I believe you will work for NASA one day! ๐Ÿš€

Hi Russ! My baby sisterโ€™s birthday is tomorrow! I canโ€™t wait! Sheโ€™s turning 3! By the way, I just started school today!
Haasini, Age 10
Hi Haasini! Thanks for sharing the news. Happy birthday to your sister. ๐ŸŽ‰ I hope you had an awesome first day of school!