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JULY 9, 2014

Maps Reflect a
Shrinking Arctic

A changing climate forces geographers to reduce the area of the Arctic sea ice on world maps

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July 7, 2014

Satao’s Sad Story

Poachers kill Kenya’s most beloved elephant for his
ivory tusks

July 3, 2014

The Birth of the Moon

Scientists find evidence that an ancient collision in space created the moon

July 1, 2014

A Car That Drives Itself

Google unveils its latest self-driving car



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from our magazines

Most rare earth mines are located in China. The metals make it possible for your phone to be small, light weight, and fast.

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Better Than Gold

Your tech gadgets rely on special metals to work— and they’re getting harder and harder to find

Many of the foods we love most are the least healthy.

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Are These Snacks
Too Delicious?

Scientists know how to make food taste great. But all this yumminess might be bad for our health.

Haley Berg, 15, shows off her footwork at a recent tournament.

View caption Sarah Beth Glicksteen / The New York Times

Fielding Offers

Why are young athletes being recruited by colleges before they even start high school?

Scenes like this one are becoming less common at Yosemite National Park.

View caption Michael Deyoung / Newscom

Don’t Feed the Bears!

Black bears at a California national park are losing their taste for human food

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I Lost 100 Pounds

Action magazine interviews teen Kristopher Beall about his 100-pound weight loss.

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Teenagers & Stress

Learn what stresses teens out and how they deal with the pressure.

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The Two Koreas

Learn about the history of Korea and its division into separate countries with The New York Times Upfront.

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Unit Rate

Math magazine explains how to find unit rates using ratios and diagrams.

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Heating Up

How does your body keep itself cool in the summer heat? Find out with Science World.