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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


from our magazines

For decades, Native Americans have urged the Redskins team to change its name.

View caption Ron Sachs - CNP/Newscom

Insult or Honor?

Indian mascots are a tradition for hundreds of schools and pro sports teams. But many people think they’re racist.

Damien Hirst rocked the boat with this controversial piece.

View caption Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd.

Preserved Predator

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

Dr. Jeremiah Clifford, a fossil expert, holds the jaws of a great white shark. The huge jaws he’s standing behind are a model of megalodon’s jaws.

View captionLouie Psihoyos / CORBIS

The Biggest Shark That Ever

So powerful it could have crushed a car in one bite, mighty megalodon was truly terrifying.

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.


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