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Robots on a Rocky Road

Here's the challenge. Design a vehicle that can travel 142 miles across the desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Your invention will have to stop at a number of checkpoints along the way, and it'll be racing more than a dozen other vehicles. Read More



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Battling Mastodons

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The metal detector in your mouth

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Ants on Stilts

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A Giant Flower's New Family

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Blotchy Face, Big-Time Wasp

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A Dino King's Ancestor

Tyrannosaurus rex gets a lot of attention for being one of the fiercest large dinosaurs that ever lived. These fearsome meat eaters, however, weren't the first of their kind. In northwestern China, paleontologists have found remains of Guanlong wucaii, t Read More

Pollution at the ends of the Earth

No roads lead to Kuujjuaq. You can only get to this village, high in the Canadian Arctic, by boat or plane. The trees here are stunted and small, but the bears grow big. The 500 kids who live in Kuujjuaq (pronounced KOO-joo-ak) have unusual chores: they h Read More

An Icy Blob of Fluff

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Figuring Out What Makes Dogs Tick

You may know a lot about your dog: what she likes to eat, where she likes to walk, how she likes to be petted. But do you know anything about the genes that make her that way? For the first time, a team of scientists has scanned an entire set of genes in Read More

Eyes on the Depths

In Alice in Wonderland, a girl named Alice slides down a rabbit hole into a bizarre world that seems perfectly normal to the animals living there. But Wonderland is so different from the world above that Alice has a horrible time understanding it. Scient Read More

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Gut Microbes and Weight

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No Fair: Monkey Sees, Doesn't

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Saltwater Fish

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Roadrunners

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Saving Wetlands

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