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OCTOBER 22, 2014

The Battle Against Ebola

The world continues to fight the spread of this deadly virus—with some signs of progress

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October 20, 2014

Why Do Tornadoes Travel in Packs?

Scientists discover that tornadoes tend to appear in swarms rather than by themselves

October 17, 2014

A Walrus Gathering

35,000 Pacific walrus have come ashore on an Alaska beach because their natural sea-ice homes have melted

October 15, 2014

The Bionic Eye

A new device gives partial sight to a man who had been blind for more than 30 years

October 14, 2014

Comics Commotion

Comic Con hosts a record 150,000 comic-book fans in New York

October 10, 2014

Malala Wins the Nobel Peace Prize

The teen activist from Pakistan is the youngest person to win a Nobel Prize


from our magazines

A retired slate mine in Wales has been transformed into an adventure park.

View caption / Newscom

Underground Trampoline

Find the area of a circle using a real-life situation.

The python likely took about two weeks to digest its meal.

View caption Marvin Muller / Barcroft Media / Landov

Snake Eats Crocodile

An olive python chows down on a
3-foot croc.

Great white sharks have up to 300 razor-sharp teeth that are arranged in several rows.

View caption Masa Ushioda /

Great White Comeback

The number of great white sharks in the waters around the U.S. is growing—and scientists say that’s good news.

The Crusaders “went berserk” on the way to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

View caption Illustration by Johnny Shumate

Holy War

A doomed quest called the Children’s Crusade was just part of a series of wars over the Holy Land—the Crusades


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Tricky Spider

Scholastic News magazine examines the ways that different spiders catch their prey.

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Exploring Dallol, Ethiopia

ScienceSpin magazine explores the otherworldly terrain of Ethiopia.

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The 26th Amendment

The New York Times Upfront examines the Constitutional amendment that lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.

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Coral Reef Construction

DynaMath magazine dives into a coral reef to find out how it forms.

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Freaky Fries

Science World investigates acrylamide, a potentially dangerous chemical that forms in crispy foods.