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Also, how to age gracefully and advice on babies who won't go to sleep.
September 14, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Floating Church of the Redeemer
It turns out that praying on the water has some serious downsides.
September 08, 2016
The Story Behind the Most Famous Photo from Hurricane Andrew
How do you keep a flamingo flock safe in a major storm?
September 06, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Hoffman Auto Showroom
Only one car salesman enlisted Frank Lloyd Wright as his designer.
September 01, 2016
Yellowstone Owes Its Early Success To Public Bear Feeding
Nightly garbage feedings, roadside gangster bears, and a public "Bear Lunch Counter" were a deliberate strategy to help set the park apart.
August 31, 2016
Meet Our New Advice Columnist, Zardulu
Lovesick? Fighting with friends? Get advice from the ancients.
August 25, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Colony on Cuttyhunk
This 1602 colonizing mission to New England was ridiculed for only lasting three weeks.
August 25, 2016
Smokey the Bear Has Nothing on These Forgotten Forest Mascots
Meet The Guberif, Johnny Horizon, Howdy The Good Outdoor Manners Raccoon, and more!
August 24, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: The Ottumwa Coal Palace
In the 1880s, Iowa wanted the world to know it was the king of coal.
August 04, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Doggie Diner
The storied Bay Area restaurant has been reduced to a giant dog's head.
July 28, 2016
The California Town That Produced 10 Million Eggs a Year
And then went on to become the Arm Wrestling Capital of the World.
July 25, 2016
Most Whales Don't Know How Bad They Smell
And other fragrant underwater tales.
July 20, 2016
Humans Are Losing The One-Sided War Against Seagulls
Our many technological failures inspire the question—should we even fight?
July 13, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Downing's Oyster House
Thomas Downing, a freed slave, built one of New York City's most famous restaurants of the 19th century—which doubled as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
July 07, 2016
Unsightly Dogs Compete to Be the World's Ugliest in California
It's a surprisingly competitive contest that began in the '70s.
June 24, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Albert's Swarm
The 198,000-square-mile (!) swarm was last seen in 1902.
June 23, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: Emeryville Shellmound
The Bay Area used to have an epic American Indian burial site-turned-amusement park until a mall came.
June 17, 2016
How To Tell If a Lion Is Happy
By combining experiments and observations with rigorous empathy, animal well-being experts can go Doctor Doolittle.
June 15, 2016
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