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APRIL 14, 2014

The World’s Oldest Rock?

A tiny gem could be the oldest piece of Earth ever discovered

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April 11, 2014

Treasure in the Trash

A scrap metal hunter finds a historic treasure worth millions of dollars in a Midwest flea market

 April 9, 2014

Good News for Whales

Japan agrees to stop hunting the giant mammals in the Southern Ocean

April 7, 2014

A Landmark Election in Afghanistan

Seven million Afghans vote for their country’s next president

April 4, 2014

Buried Beneath Alcatraz

The remains of a military fort are discovered under the California prison

April 2, 2014

An Artificial Hand With Feeling

Scientists have developed a bionic hand that gives users the sense of touch


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At Snowmass, scientists found the remains of more than 30 mastodons, including these teeth.

View caption Allen Birnbach

Ice Age Death Trap

Why did thousands of animals die at one mountain lake? Scientists are trying to solve the mystery

The robot’s video camera and microphones allow Lauren to see and hear what’s going on at school.

View caption Allen Birnbach

I Use a Robot to Go to School

If Lauren walks into a classroom, she could die. So she sends a
robot instead

These pooches recently had their brains scanned inside this fMRI machine.

View captionBorbala Ferenczy

Sit, Stay, Scan!

Scientists study dog and human brains to see why we “get” each other

At night, the Kawah Ijen volcano glows blue.

View captionOlivier Grunewald

Blue Flames

Test your measurement skills using an unusual volcano

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Mrs. Obama Answers Kids' Questions

During her trip to China, the First Lady answered questions from kids in U.S. classrooms

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Five-year-old Liam uses a prosthetic hand made by a 3D printer.

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Ivory Crush

Math magazine investigates how ivory crushes could stop illegal elephant poaching.

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Saving Gentle Giants

See how conservation workers are helping Florida manatees with SuperScience magazine.

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The Cold War

Junior Scholastic investigates the history of the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union.