Total Eclipse: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Festival of Science, Music, and Celestial Wonder. August 19–21, 2017 in Eastern Oregon.
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A State-by-State Guide to the Best 2017 Solar Eclipse Festivals Still Available
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A State-by-State Guide to the Best 2017 Solar Eclipse Festivals Still Available

Haven't made plans yet to see this August's once-in-a-lifetime celestial event? Read on.
June 23, 2017
Found: An Intact Lock From the Revolutionary War
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found

Found: An Intact Lock From the Revolutionary War

Just because a historic site is open to the public doesn't mean it's out of secrets.
June 22, 2017
Artificial Intelligence Gave Some Adoptable Guinea Pigs Very Good Names
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Artificial Intelligence Gave Some Adoptable Guinea Pigs Very Good Names

AI is good.
June 21, 2017
Watch a Giant Squid Wrap Its Tentacles Around a Paddleboard
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Watch a Giant Squid Wrap Its Tentacles Around a Paddleboard

A rare glimpse of the legendary creature in action.
June 20, 2017
A 132-Year-Old Lobster Has Been Released Into the Ocean
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A 132-Year-Old Lobster Has Been Released Into the Ocean

Louie the Lobster spent the last 20 years living in a clam bar's tank.
June 19, 2017
Stolen Saint Brains Have Been Found in a Thief's Kettle
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Stolen Saint Brains Have Been Found in a Thief's Kettle

The brains of the patron saint of stage magicians have been recovered.
June 16, 2017
The Artful Precision of the Creator of 'Harold and the Purple Crayon'
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children's literature week

The Artful Precision of the Creator of 'Harold and the Purple Crayon'

After a long career as a cartoonist and illustrator, Crockett Johnson spent his final decade painting mathematical equations.
June 16, 2017
L.A. Will Light the Bat-Signal to Honor Adam West
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L.A. Will Light the Bat-Signal to Honor Adam West

The iconic spotlight will honor the late actor's role as the "Bright Knight."
June 15, 2017
The Highbrow Struggles of Translating Modern Children's Books Into Latin
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children's literature week

The Highbrow Struggles of Translating Modern Children's Books Into Latin

What's the best way to translate Dr. Seuss to a dead language?
June 15, 2017
A Rare Albino Dolphin Has Been Spotted Off the California Coast
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A Rare Albino Dolphin Has Been Spotted Off the California Coast

The all-white calf seems to be growing into a healthy adult.
June 14, 2017
It's the 40th Anniversary of the Raccoon That Ate Japan
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It's the 40th Anniversary of the Raccoon That Ate Japan

Four decades ago, a cartoon raccoon created an enduring ecological problem.
June 14, 2017
A Supercomputer Has Created the Largest Virtual Universe Ever Made
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A Supercomputer Has Created the Largest Virtual Universe Ever Made

Looking for dark matter takes some mind-blowing computing power.
June 13, 2017
Gobolinks, Blottentots, and the Eerie Beauty of Victorian Inkblots
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Gobolinks, Blottentots, and the Eerie Beauty of Victorian Inkblots

Before the Rorschach Test, klecksography was seen as poetic inspiration.
June 13, 2017
This Mini-Boat's Journey to Europe Has Been Years in the Making
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This Mini-Boat's Journey to Europe Has Been Years in the Making

There have been a few snags.
June 13, 2017
A Sinkhole Nearly Swallowed an Ohio Pizzeria
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A Sinkhole Nearly Swallowed an Ohio Pizzeria

It had to be torn down anyway.
June 12, 2017
Detroit Now Has a TARDIS-Shaped Library
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Detroit Now Has a TARDIS-Shaped Library

Dr. Who would be proud.
June 09, 2017
Bury Me in an Artificial Reef
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Bury Me in an Artificial Reef

One Florida-based company offers a second life at sea by adding cremains to something called a reef ball.
June 09, 2017
For Sale: Rare 'Spaceballs' Props
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auctions

For Sale: Rare 'Spaceballs' Props

Interested in Dark Helmet's helmet?
June 08, 2017
The Weird, Forgotten, Awesome Sport of Spaceball
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sports

The Weird, Forgotten, Awesome Sport of Spaceball

Somewhere between volleyball, gymnastics, and basketball, there is what could have been the sport of the future.
June 08, 2017
An Alligator's Deadly Encounter With a Plane in Florida
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An Alligator's Deadly Encounter With a Plane in Florida

"One of the craziest things I've ever seen in all my years in aviation."
June 07, 2017
Are You There God? I'd Like to Sue You
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Are You There God? I'd Like to Sue You

Yes, people do file lawsuits against the Almighty. But the devil, so to speak, is in the details.
June 06, 2017
A Rogue Bear Was Found in a Former Russian Nuclear Submarine Port
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submarines

A Rogue Bear Was Found in a Former Russian Nuclear Submarine Port

There's video.
June 06, 2017
A Mainer Shut Down a City Building With Bedbugs
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A Mainer Shut Down a City Building With Bedbugs

He was upset.
June 05, 2017
An Entire Small Town in Wyoming Is Up for Auction
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An Entire Small Town in Wyoming Is Up for Auction

Anyone wanna buy a hamlet?
June 02, 2017