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OCTOBER 31, 2014

A North-South Switcheroo

A reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field is in our future—and could happen faster than scientists thought


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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

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

 


from our magazines

During football practice, JaQue wears a protective covering over his prosthetic leg.

View captionJeff Lewis / AP Images for Scholastic Inc.

Back in the Game

JaQue lost his lower leg, but he never lost his fighting spirit. Now he’s living out his dream of playing college football.


How could sensors help scientists predict volcanic eruptions?

View captionStefano Di Nicolo / AP Photo

Volcano Warning

Can sensors help us predict volcanic eruptions?

The NCAA takes in about $800 million in revenue a year from the ‘March Madness’ men’s basketball tournament.

View caption Tom Pennington / Getty Images

Should College Athletes be
Paid?

Two recent rulings may change the face of college sports.



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

View caption Romulo Yanes

Are You Being Snacked to
Death?

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



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Tricky Spider

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Exploring Dallol, 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.