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AUGUST 20, 2014

A Whale of a Problem

Endangered blue whales are being struck and killed by ships off the coast of California

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August 18, 2014

Shipwrecked LEGO Pieces Wash Ashore

A LEGO shipment lost at sea washes up on beaches around the world

August 14, 2014

Racing Across Mongolia

An Australian woman wins the 2014 Mongol Derby—the world's longest horse race

August 12, 2014

Secrets of a Lost Ship

Scientists solve the mystery of an 18th-century ship found buried under the World Trade Center site



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Preserved Predator

What do you think? Is this real shark groundbreaking art?

Saira Blair, 18, is running for a seat in the West Virginia legislature.

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From High School to the
State House?

Meet the teen who could become one of the youngest state lawmakers in the U.S.

A dog trains to find a person hidden in a rubble pile.

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Super Sniffers

From sniffing out bombs to detecting cancer, dogs are working to save people’s lives.

Denzel Thompson, 19, built an urban garden to give his neighbors access to fresh food.

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A Change is Growing

Denzel Thompson built an urban garden for his neighborhood.

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Disaster at Pompeii

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The Meaning of Art

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Animal Migration

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Snow Leopard Survival

ScienceWorld examines how the snow leopard has adapted to the harsh climate in which it lives.