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Real/Fake Science: An Interactive Experiment Salon
The Chicago Way to Die
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Hidden Venice with a Psycho-Mambo Twist
Jul 10–Jul 16, 2017
Chernobyl by Day, Kyiv by Night
Sep 08–Sep 14, 2017
Festivals and Mountaintop Temples of Bhutan
Sep 28–Oct 06, 2017
Day of the Dead in the Yucatán
Oct 28–Nov 03, 2017
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San Andreas Scavenger Hunt
Discover the signs of Southern California's most threatening earthquake fault, hidden in plain view.
Once home to Komodo dragons, this island dreamscape has a rare combination of white, pink, and black sand beaches.
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Found: Giant Mounds and Craters Across the Arctic Seafloor
Aka methane burps.
June 02, 2017
Scientists Have Figured Out How Floating Islands Work
Spongy rocks don't exactly act like sponges.
May 26, 2017
Signs of an Ancient Volcanic Eruption Found 3,000 Miles Away
From Russia's Far East to Norway, this ash traveled a very long way.
May 22, 2017
The Embarrassing History of Crap Thrown Into Yellowstone's Geysers
Laundry, horseshoes, coins, and the collective decency of humanity.
April 14, 2017
Blankenburg (Harz), Germany
Teufelsmauer (The Devil's Wall)
A strange rock formation with numerous legends trying to explain it.
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Found: Rocks Formed From Earth’s Earliest Crust
Life on Earth is tough, even for rocks.
March 17, 2017
Iceland's largest hot spring is a little bit haunted and a little bit dangerous.
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Tatami-ishi (Tatami Rocks)
Unusual hexagonal rocks formed by cooling lava named for their resemblance to traditional Japanese tatami mats.
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The 4 Places on Earth to Look for the Earliest Evidence of Life
It's hard to find rocks more than 3.6 billion years old.
March 08, 2017
Found: Hundreds of Minerals That Only Exist Because of Humans
Minerals are supposed to be "naturally occurring."
March 02, 2017
Found: Fossil Evidence of the Oldest Life on Earth
It is 3.7 BILLION years old.
March 01, 2017
Found: A Possible Eighth Continent
February 17, 2017
Found: Tiny Grains of Rock That Reveal a Lost Continent
It's hiding under Mauritius.
February 01, 2017
The Stunning Early Infographics and Maps of the 1800s
Educational diagrams of scientific discoveries, from the moon's surface to the longest rivers.
January 30, 2017
Metolius Balancing Rocks
Formerly secret, precariously perched boulders.
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Davis-Schrimpf Seep Field
Burping, gurgling geothermal mud pots by the Salton Sea.
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