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Simple Rules for Making Giant Geometrical Stars
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mathematics

Simple Rules for Making Giant Geometrical Stars

The math behind the magic.
August 22, 2017
What Makes Helado Negro's Tinsel Mammals So Mezmerizing
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performances

What Makes Helado Negro's Tinsel Mammals So Mezmerizing

The musician performs with shimmery beings of a species not quite our own.
August 22, 2017
On Seeing the Eclipse With a Crowd
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On Seeing the Eclipse With a Crowd

What I learned while camping out with hundreds of people in the middle of the Oregon desert.
August 21, 2017
Contemplating the Eclipse With Sun Ra Arkestra
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eclipse

Contemplating the Eclipse With Sun Ra Arkestra

"We’re going to bring the sun back."
August 21, 2017
The Camera That Will Transform Our Understanding of the Universe
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cosmos

The Camera That Will Transform Our Understanding of the Universe

Brookhaven National Laboratory's Paul O'Connor explains the mind-boggling promise of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope.
August 21, 2017
Found: A Diamond, Where Gold Was Supposed to Be
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jewels

Found: A Diamond, Where Gold Was Supposed to Be

Since the 1850s, gold miners have found about 600 diamonds in California.
August 18, 2017
Found: Ice From 2.7 Million Years Ago
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ice

Found: Ice From 2.7 Million Years Ago

That's 1.7 million years older than the previous oldest ice ever found.
August 17, 2017
How Edmond Halley Kicked Off the Golden Age of Eclipse Mapping
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eclipse

How Edmond Halley Kicked Off the Golden Age of Eclipse Mapping

Starting in the 18th century, eclipse maps brought the celestial phenomenon down to Earth.
August 17, 2017
An Oregon Couple Has Built the Perfect House for Observing the Total Eclipse
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An Oregon Couple Has Built the Perfect House for Observing the Total Eclipse

And looking far across the universe.
August 16, 2017
Found: Authentic NASA Spacesuits in the Corner of a Thrift Store
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shopping

Found: Authentic NASA Spacesuits in the Corner of a Thrift Store

Two college students bought six of them for $1.20.
August 16, 2017
The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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landscapes

The Mind-Bending Science of Awe

How a jaw-dropping experience—like a total solar eclipse—can change how you think.
August 15, 2017
Found: Tiny Shrimp Hiding in Hot Springs
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national parks

Found: Tiny Shrimp Hiding in Hot Springs

Also, snails smaller than a grain of sand.
August 15, 2017
Found: A Very Unusual Time Capsule
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time-capsule

Found: A Very Unusual Time Capsule

Usually you'd expect pictures or a note. Not morphine.
August 14, 2017
Mapping the Sounds of Political Protest Around the World
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protest

Mapping the Sounds of Political Protest Around the World

A new project is collecting recordings of public activism going back to 1991.
August 07, 2017
Found: The Best-Preserved Armored Dinosaur Ever Discovered
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fossils

Found: The Best-Preserved Armored Dinosaur Ever Discovered

You can look into the face of a dinosaur.
August 04, 2017
Your Guide to the Perfect Eclipse-Themed Karaoke Night
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performances

Your Guide to the Perfect Eclipse-Themed Karaoke Night

Don't be afraid to belt out "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
August 03, 2017
Found: The Body of a Hiker Missing for Thirty Years
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glaciers

Found: The Body of a Hiker Missing for Thirty Years

A melting glacier revealed the frozen hands and feet of a man who disappeared in 1987.
August 03, 2017
Save the Bogs, for Peat's Sake
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conservation

Save the Bogs, for Peat's Sake

These little-loved wetlands are a crucial front in the fight against climate change.
August 02, 2017
Found: A Wealthy Roman Neighborhood in France, Preserved Under Ash
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roman

Found: A Wealthy Roman Neighborhood in France, Preserved Under Ash

The team that found it is calling it a “Little Pompeii.”
August 02, 2017
Found: One Incredibly Large Porcini Mushroom
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fungus

Found: One Incredibly Large Porcini Mushroom

It broke a Utah state record and came close to breaking the world record.
August 01, 2017
Found: A Pink Dolphin Hanging Out Near Louisiana
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Found: A Pink Dolphin Hanging Out Near Louisiana

Pinky has achieved a certain local fame.
July 31, 2017
A Very Modern Map of Britain's Ancient Roman Roads
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roman

A Very Modern Map of Britain's Ancient Roman Roads

Let's take the VII from Londinium to Letocetum.
July 31, 2017
Found: The DNA of Ancient Canaanites
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genetics

Found: The DNA of Ancient Canaanites

What really happened to this Biblical people?
July 28, 2017
Found: A Lunch Box From 4,000 Years Ago
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mountains

Found: A Lunch Box From 4,000 Years Ago

Someone's lunch was full of whole grains.
July 27, 2017