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OCTOBER 29, 2014

A Ton of Pumpkin

The largest-ever pumpkin in North America weighs in at more than 2,000 pounds

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October 27, 2014

India Aglow

Millions celebrate Diwali, the annual festival of lights

October 24, 2014

The Great Sphinx...of California?

Archaeologists discover a giant statue built for a Hollywood movie nearly a century ago

October 22, 2014

The Battle Against Ebola

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

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


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How could sensors help scientists predict volcanic eruptions?

View captionStefano Di Nicolo / AP Photo

Volcano Warning

Can sensors help us predict volcanic eruptions?

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.


It’s what you’re snacking on that’s the big problem.

View caption Romulo Yanes

Are You Being Snacked to

Don’t let between-meal munching wreck your health. Here’s how to do it right!

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.


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What is the Middle East?

Junior Scholastic goes beyond the headlines in an exploration of the Middle East.

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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.