Bugs and cheats listed below can be replicated on a device without the need of cheat tools.
It is possible to run out of time during an exploration at the same moment that the exploration team hits a point of interest. In this case the team leader will contact you and the effect of the point of interest (money, research points, stat increase, etc.) will occur after the team has left the exploration location. It is not known if this affects how stats from obelisks are awarded.