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APRIL 18, 2014

A 101-Year-Old Message in a Bottle

Fishermen find the world's oldest message in a bottle in the Baltic Sea

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April 16, 2014

The World’s Biggest Election Begins

Voting in India will take more than a month to complete

April 14, 2014

The World’s Oldest Rock?

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

April 11, 2014

Treasure in the Trash

A scrap metal hunter finds a treasure worth millions of dollars in a 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


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A climbing guide on Mount Everest collects trash at an altitude of about 24,000 feet.

View caption Namgyal Sherpa / AFP / Getty Images

Climbers Clean Up

People who scale the world's tallest peak must now take out the trash

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

Lorises' eyes have a reflective layer that helps them see in the dark.

View captionCh'ien lee / Minden

The Primate Tracker

Mary Blair combs the forests of Vietnam looking for endangered slow lorises

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

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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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The Wild World of Bugs

Spring is in the air, and that means bugs are, too! Find out all about bugs with Action magazine.

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Trash Talk

ScienceWorld investigates how you can help reduce the amount of trash in landfills.

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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.