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AUGUST 28, 2014

A Treasure Trove of Prehistoric Bones

Bones found in a Spanish cave shed new light on
early Neanderthals

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August 26, 2014

Beach Invasion!

Millions of jellyfish-like sea creatures have been washing up on West Coast beaches this summer

August 22, 2014

Catching Up With a Comet

The ESA’s Rosetta probe becomes the first spacecraft to meet up with a comet

August 20, 2014

A Whale of a Problem

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

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


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Damien Hirst rocked the boat with this controversial piece.

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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.

View caption Ric Dugan / The Herald-Mail / AP Photo

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.

View captionJohn Donges / Penn Vet

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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