A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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Britain's Futile Attempt to Keep American Colonists From Taking Tribal Land
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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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Mayan Stelae at Quirigua
Mesoamerican monoliths and zoomorphic stones covered in royal visages, ancient mythology, and grand celestial events.
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Box Tunnel Entrance
The designer of this railway tunnel added a birthday present for himself.
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Traveling Back in Time With Colorful Isochrone Maps
Journey-based charts from the past can help us track the progression of transportation technology.
May 22, 2017
Oslo kommune, Norway
Forest of the Future Library
One thousand trees were planted in a Norwegian forest to be used to make paper for books set to be printed a hundred years from now.
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Jens Olsen's World Clock
The gilded, masterful astronomical clock will calculate time, dates, and planetary positions for thousands of years to come.
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Postcard Reaches Destination After 53 Years
Some grandchildren were just trying to do something nice for their grandma.
April 21, 2017
U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock
The most accurate timepiece in the world.
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Åtvidaberg Sun Cannon
In the town of Åtvidaberg, the midday sun sets off a loud cannon boom.
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The Giant Ghibli Clock
Tokyo’s only Vaudeville-cuckoo clock–steampunk-Victorian curio cabinet time piece.
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Watch Carl Sagan's Reflections on Our Place in the Universe
To keep things in perspective.
November 09, 2016
Lord Howe Island, Australia
Lord Howe Island's Time
In a strange timezone anomaly, Daylight Saving Time here sets the clocks forward just 30 minutes.
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This naval gun is fired every day at noon, an odd timekeeping tradition the origin of which is local legend.
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The Fighting Goats of Poznań
These mechanical goats first battled it out in the year 1551, all because of an overcooked deer.
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After Nuclear Blasts, Scientists Say It's Probably Time to Start a New Epoch
Goodbye, Holocene. Welcome, Anthropocene.
August 30, 2016
Meet One of the World's Few Female Clock Whisperers
Lili von Baeyer keeps historic timepieces ticking.
August 24, 2016
We're Getting a Leap Second This Year
You can ride out 2016 for just a little longer.
July 07, 2016
A 19th-Century Cartographer Crammed All of Human History into this Map
It presents important events from the beginning of time as rivers flowing into and out of each other.
June 06, 2016
The Inevitable, Intergalactic Awkwardness of Time Capsules
A close examination of the Voyager Golden Records reveals the one flaw behind all attempts to bottle history: humans.
May 25, 2016
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