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Documenting America’s Long, Venerable Tradition of Roadside Dinosaurs
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Documenting America’s Long, Venerable Tradition of Roadside Dinosaurs

Welcome to Jurassic parking lot.
August 15, 2017
The 1922 Eclipse Adventure That Sought to Confirm the Theory of Relativity
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The 1922 Eclipse Adventure That Sought to Confirm the Theory of Relativity

It took 35 tons of equipment and a lengthy voyage to remote Western Australia.
August 11, 2017
When Neuroscientists Become Artists
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brain collections

When Neuroscientists Become Artists

Beauty and brains.
August 09, 2017
Peer Into the Horror That Is Kirk Hammett’s Movie Poster Collection
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movies

Peer Into the Horror That Is Kirk Hammett’s Movie Poster Collection

They're watching you.
August 04, 2017
A Century of Eclipse Watching, in Photos
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A Century of Eclipse Watching, in Photos

Just try to look away.
August 01, 2017
See London’s Underground ‘Mail Rail,’ Then and Now
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See London’s Underground ‘Mail Rail,’ Then and Now

It's like the Tube, but for post.
July 27, 2017
The Wool Brigades of World War I, When Knitting Was a Patriotic Duty
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The Wool Brigades of World War I, When Knitting Was a Patriotic Duty

The clacking of needles was heard from coast to coast.
July 26, 2017
Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport
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hong kong

Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport

Turn right at the mountain.
July 21, 2017
The Abstract Beauty of One of the World's Harshest Climates
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climate change

The Abstract Beauty of One of the World's Harshest Climates

The desert, as you’ve never seen it before.
July 19, 2017
Mapping Dante's Inferno, One Circle of Hell at a Time
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renaissance

Mapping Dante's Inferno, One Circle of Hell at a Time

A topography of torment.
July 13, 2017
Ritual Skulls and Other Magical Objects, in Photos
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witchcraft

Ritual Skulls and Other Magical Objects, in Photos

Spellbinding selections from the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic.
June 23, 2017
The ABCs of WWI, a British Wartime Alphabet Primer
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world war i

The ABCs of WWI, a British Wartime Alphabet Primer

D stands for dreadnought.
June 16, 2017
The Artful Propaganda of Soviet Children’s Literature
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russia

The Artful Propaganda of Soviet Children’s Literature

In 1920s Russia, children read about sugar beets, hydroelectric plants, and five-year plans.
June 15, 2017
Vintage Photos of Traveling Libraries
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Vintage Photos of Traveling Libraries

When bookmobiles brought literature to your doorstep.
June 09, 2017
Cheap Thrills, Private Dicks, and Desperate Dames From the Heyday of Pulp Fiction
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printing

Cheap Thrills, Private Dicks, and Desperate Dames From the Heyday of Pulp Fiction

The enduring appeal of the lowest common denominator.
June 06, 2017
Even World War II Had Its Weird Side
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england

Even World War II Had Its Weird Side

Strange and unexpected photos of wartime innovation, animal mascots, and Churchill in a onesie.
June 01, 2017
The Hypnotic Allure of Cinemagraphic Waves
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The Hypnotic Allure of Cinemagraphic Waves

They rise, swell, or crest—but never truly break.
May 31, 2017
Beautiful Miniature Books That Are Worth Sacrificing Your Eyesight For
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Beautiful Miniature Books That Are Worth Sacrificing Your Eyesight For

Good things come in (very) small packages.
May 26, 2017
The Hunt for Ukraine’s Toppled Lenin Statues
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ukraine

The Hunt for Ukraine’s Toppled Lenin Statues

Photographing the hidden afterlives of Soviet monuments.
May 24, 2017
How San Francisco Chronicled Its Own Tech Boom
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How San Francisco Chronicled Its Own Tech Boom

A look back at Silicon Valley's adolescence.
May 19, 2017
The Amazing Life and Work of Maria Sibylla Merian
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botanical illustration

The Amazing Life and Work of Maria Sibylla Merian

The beautiful botanical illustrations of a 17th-century entomologist, artist, and adventurer.
May 17, 2017
How (and Why) a Photographer Encased His Latest Book in Concrete
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concrete

How (and Why) a Photographer Encased His Latest Book in Concrete

The insides match the outsides.
May 12, 2017
The Strange and Grotesque Doodles in the Margins of Medieval Books
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medieval

The Strange and Grotesque Doodles in the Margins of Medieval Books

When the edges take center stage.
May 09, 2017
Portable Architecture You Can Roll, Wear, Tow, or Float
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Portable Architecture You Can Roll, Wear, Tow, or Float

A sauna on skis and 11 other dwellings made to move.
May 05, 2017