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How an 1892 'Trip to the Moon' Changed How We Think About Space
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moon

How an 1892 'Trip to the Moon' Changed How We Think About Space

New York theatergoers traversed the cosmos via Carnegie Hall.
August 09, 2017
Lost: A Beloved Stuffed Animal Named 'Sleepy Dog'
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lost

Lost: A Beloved Stuffed Animal Named 'Sleepy Dog'

The dog, which went missing during a family vacation to Toronto, has set off an international manhunt.
August 09, 2017
Lessons From a Victorian-Era Cat Dictionary
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linguistics

Lessons From a Victorian-Era Cat Dictionary

"Purrieu," "ptlee-bl," and other vital feline vocabulary words.
August 08, 2017
Utrecht Just Wheeled Out the World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage
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bicycles

Utrecht Just Wheeled Out the World's Biggest Bike Parking Garage

The structure will hold 12,500 bicycles—and some cyclists fear it's still not big enough.
August 08, 2017
The 'World's Largest Bounce House' Is Touring America
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toys

The 'World's Largest Bounce House' Is Touring America

Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair.
August 07, 2017
The Notorious B.I.G.'s Childhood Basketball Courts Have Been Renamed in His Honor
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musicians

The Notorious B.I.G.'s Childhood Basketball Courts Have Been Renamed in His Honor

The change has been in the works for years.
August 04, 2017
How Far Do Roller-Grill Hot Dogs Travel?
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hot dogs

How Far Do Roller-Grill Hot Dogs Travel?

And if we just let 'em run, how far might they go?
August 03, 2017
Demolition Has Been Stopped at This Vacant NYC Building Because It's Filled With Cats
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cities

Demolition Has Been Stopped at This Vacant NYC Building Because It's Filled With Cats

After humans cleared out of the apartment complex, about 40 felines moved in.
August 03, 2017
The Crow Who Never Learned to Fly, and Then Taught Herself
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education

The Crow Who Never Learned to Fly, and Then Taught Herself

And what she can teach us in turn.
August 02, 2017
This Speedo-Clad Environmentalist Is Swimming Through the Melting Arctic
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arctic circle

This Speedo-Clad Environmentalist Is Swimming Through the Melting Arctic

Endurance athlete Lewis Pugh is braving subzero water to draw attention to the effects of climate change.
August 02, 2017
An Ill-Timed Sewage Release Turned the Water Around Niagara Falls Black
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waterfalls

An Ill-Timed Sewage Release Turned the Water Around Niagara Falls Black

"It looked like something out of a sci-fi movie," one spectator said.
August 01, 2017
The World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Just Opened in Switzerland
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infrastructure

The World's Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Just Opened in Switzerland

It's not for the faint of heart.
July 31, 2017
Is This Massive Chrome Cow Statue Too Scary for the Toronto Suburbs?
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cows

Is This Massive Chrome Cow Statue Too Scary for the Toronto Suburbs?

Some of its neighbors think so.
July 28, 2017
How Geologists Are Minding Preikestolen's Gap
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extreme sports

How Geologists Are Minding Preikestolen's Gap

The stunning ancient cliff has a crack through it, and it might be getting bigger.
July 27, 2017
Oregon Made (Probably) the World's Biggest Baking-Soda-and-Vinegar Volcano
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science museums

Oregon Made (Probably) the World's Biggest Baking-Soda-and-Vinegar Volcano

It was the fizz heard 'round the world.
July 26, 2017
Truck Full of Dough Rises Ahead of Schedule
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bread

Truck Full of Dough Rises Ahead of Schedule

Interstate 5 in Washington suffered the sticky consequences.
July 25, 2017
A D.C. Man Fell Into a Trash Chute Because of His Phone
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garbage

A D.C. Man Fell Into a Trash Chute Because of His Phone

It can happen to the best of us.
July 24, 2017
Hungry Polar Bears in Norway Have Resorted to Sucking Eggs
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bears

Hungry Polar Bears in Norway Have Resorted to Sucking Eggs

Svalbard's ursine residents can't find much other food.
July 24, 2017
The National Park That Was Stolen to Death
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national monument

The National Park That Was Stolen to Death

Fossil Cycad National Monument held America's richest deposit of petrified cycadeoid plants, until it didn't.
July 11, 2017
A Summer Camp in Canada Was Attacked by Giant Hailstones
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weather

A Summer Camp in Canada Was Attacked by Giant Hailstones

Campers compared them to tomatoes and billiard balls.
July 11, 2017
Manhattan Residents Had a Wake for This Doomed Tree
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funeral

Manhattan Residents Had a Wake for This Doomed Tree

The weeping willow's name is Cher.
July 10, 2017
Bringing Aerial Photography to the Masses—One Squid Kite at a Time
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kites

Bringing Aerial Photography to the Masses—One Squid Kite at a Time

Public Lab's DIY tools help communities keep tabs on the environment.
July 07, 2017
The Rat-Related Internet Outage in Ontario
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internet

The Rat-Related Internet Outage in Ontario

Why don't the rats want us to be online?
July 07, 2017
What Makes a Tree? It's Hard to Agree
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law

What Makes a Tree? It's Hard to Agree

Five councils in Australia recently got stuck on the question.
July 06, 2017