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Missing S.C. Teen Texted Friends Saying She Was Being Followed: Report

Police said they do not suspect foul play at this time.<p>A missing teen in South Carolina sent a text message to a group of friends saying she feared someone was following her.<p>Marley McKenna Spindler, 16, was last seen Aug. 20th at a Chick-Fil-A in Surfside Beach around 7:30 a.m. Spindler's last …

My Little Pony: Micro Series #10 - Luna

• <b>Author:</b> Katie Cook and Others<p>A royal eclipse! When Celestia has to leave for the day, Luna is charged to keep watch over waking hours. Will the guardian of the night be able to juggle a new set of responsibilities while keeping her cool? (Not to mention keeping awake!)

7 Ways to Help Your Child Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School

Middle school — two words that can strike fear into both children and adults. Not only is this a transition point for your child academically but physically, psychologically, and socially as well. For some tweens and their parents, these three years can be a living hell. But it doesn't have to be. …

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How to Manage Your Time on a Chaotic, Irregular Schedule

Not everyone works 9-5. When you schedule doesn't fit into neat little boxes, it can require some special skills to keep everything in order. Here …

Top 10 Ways to Defeat Distractions and Get Your Work Done

No matter how zen you are, it can be hard to focus on the work in front of you—especially when it's something you don't want to do. Unfortunately, …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …


My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #11

• <b>Author:</b> Katie Cook<p>Love is in the air as Katie Cook and Andy Price reveal the secret history of Shining Armor and Princess Cadence’s love! Before they were royalty, they were two teenagers who had no idea how to talk to each other! Find out how the romance started right here!

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #15

• <b>Author:</b> Heather Nuhfer and Others<p>Things are getting positively bookish in Ponyville! When a magical bookworm starts to cause some literary mischief, it's only a matter of time before things start to get out of hoof! It's up to our ponies to set things right... but will they want to when Daring Do …

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #14

• <b>Author:</b> Heather Nuhfer and Others<p>Swashbuckling and mutiny abound! From a mysterious map to a moody captain, our heroes sure have their hoofs full! The ponies are hot on the trail of Hoofbeard’s long lost treasure — but can they stand him long enough to find it? Find out in this action-packed issue …

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In this time lapse video, nature history and prehistoric life modeler Gary Staab studies, welds, sculpts, and paints to create a large…

In this time lapse video, nature history and prehistoric life modeler Gary Staab studies, welds, sculpts, and paints to create a large crocodile sculpture with his team. Staab has worked for clients like National Geographic, the American Museum of Natural History, Walt Disney Animation, and the Smithsonian. This sculpture will tour the United States in an exhibition called “Crocs – Ancient Predators in a Modern World.”<p>Related watching: paleo-artist John Gurche, Florentijn Hofman’s …

Native to the Channel Islands, the tiny island fox is the only carnivore found solely in California. The animals became endangered in 2004, but they've rebounded surprisingly well: Captive breeding and removal of non-native predators helped them bounce back by 2013.

Every bottlenose dolphin has a "signature whistle," like we have names. They whistle to identify themselves and mimic others' whistles to call them. In 2013, a University of Chicago biologist found that dolphins remember old friends' whistles for at least 20 years or more.

Photography Tips and Tricks

Color or black and white? Artsy or newsy? Doesn't matter: We love photography—and so do you! That's why all of our great photo stuff is now in one easy-to-find place.<p>Whether you're looking for videos, lighting tips, settings help, expert advice, or photos by kids like you, we've got what you need …


First spotted in 2005, dwarf planet Makemake (mah-kee-mah-kee) was named after a god of the Rapa Nui, the native people of Easter Island. The third largest dwarf, after Eris and Pluto, Makemake is reddish-brown in color and takes 310 Earth years to orbit once around the sun. (Illustration: NASA)

What’s happening when a match is lit? From 

What’s happening when a match is lit? From<p>Matches contain sulfur, glass powder, and an oxidizing agent as the components in the match head. When you strike a match, the friction due to the particles of glass powder rubbing together generates enough heat to convert some of the red phosphorous to white phosphorous, which burns in the presence of oxygen gas. The heat from the friction also causes the oxidizing agent to produce oxygen gas, igniting the small amount of white …

Some animal venoms can be used to make helpful drugs. For example, the strong, nonaddictive painkiller ziconotide comes from a toxic cone snail (pictured here), while snake venom has yielded the heart drug tirofiban and blood-pressure meds called ACE inhibitors.

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