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OCTOBER 1, 2014

A Deadly Volcanic Eruption in Japan

The surprise explosion on Mount Ontake takes dozens of lives

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September 29, 2014

India Rockets to Mars

A new, low-cost Indian spacecraft reaches Mars on the country’s first try

September 26, 2014

Underwater Archaeology

Scientists use a high-tech suit to learn the secrets of a 2,000-year-old ship found off the coast of Greece

September 24, 2014

The U.S. Intervenes in Syria

The U.S. government takes action against the terrorist group ISIS with air raids in Iraq and Syria

September 22, 2014

A Kingdom Stays United

Scotland decides to remain a part of the United Kingdom

September 19, 2014

The World’s Largest Dinosaur!

A long-necked dino named Dreadnoughtus schrani wins the title of heaviest land animal ever


from our magazines

ruth is building this bathouse, which is like a birdhouse for bats.

View caption RM Kim Taylor / NPL / Minden Pictures

Truth Is Saving Bats

Do you think bats are creepy? Think again. Truth, 14, wants you to know bats help us—and need to be protected.

Fabien Cousteau looks out a window from inside Aquarius.

View caption Handout / Free Kip Evans / Mission 31

A Month Under the Sea

A scientist spends 31 days in an underwater lab.

Sports are really, really, really important to billions of people. But might we all be taking sports just a little too seriously?

View captionRM Rodrigo Abd / AP Photo

Do Sports Fans Go Too Far?

Shouting maniacally at the TV. Weeping in the stands. Smashing windows. Are we taking sports a bit too seriously?

A boy in Tenosique, Mexico, rests near a map showing routes to the U.S.

View captionRM Meridith Kohut / The New York Times / Redux

All Alone

Thousands of kids from Central America are entering the United States illegally—and alone.


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Amelia Earhart Then & Now

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