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JULY 23, 2014

A Message for Aliens?

A U.S. spacecraft will carry a special message for any
life-forms it may find in outer space


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July 21, 2014

A Scary Smallpox Surprise

Workers find forgotten samples of the smallpox virus in a storage room

July 17, 2014

Can Frogs Fight Back?

Scientists may have found a way to help amphibians battle a deadly fungus

July 14, 2014

World Cup Winners!

Germany gets its first World Cup in 24 years after a 1-0 victory over Argentina

 



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from our magazines

What's hiding in the peanut butter?

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Delicious But Deadly

The true story of killer foods

 


Most rare earth mines are located in China. The metals make it possible for your phone to be small, light weight, and fast.

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Better Than Gold

Your tech gadgets rely on special metals to work— and they’re getting harder and harder to find

Jonathan, center, with Jordan (left) and Joshua (right), at a trail near their home in Arizona.

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Saving My Brothers

After watching his twin brothers grow up in pain, Jonathan got a chance to help cure them.


Haley Berg, 15, shows off her footwork at a recent tournament.

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Fielding Offers

Why are young athletes being recruited by colleges before they even start high school?



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Snow Leopard Survival

ScienceWorld examines how the snow leopard has adapted to the harsh climate in which it lives.

 
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Apps for Apes

DynaMath magazine profiles a chimpanzee who is an expert at playing memory games on the computer.

 
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I Lost 100 Pounds

Action magazine interviews teen Kristopher Beall about his 100-pound weight loss.

 
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Teenagers & Stress

Learn what stresses teens out and how they deal with the pressure.

 
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The Two Koreas

Learn about the history of Korea and its division into separate countries with The New York Times Upfront.