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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Found: A Giant, 20-Pound Lobster on a Journey
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airports

Found: A Giant, 20-Pound Lobster on a Journey

The TSA screened this surprisingly large specimen.
June 27, 2017
I Can't Believe It's Butter That Was Buried in a Bog!
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bog bodies

I Can't Believe It's Butter That Was Buried in a Bog!

Following an ancient Irish practice, one man made his own bog butter.
June 27, 2017
Even in the 1700s, Book Clubs Were Really About Drinking and Socializing
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clubs

Even in the 1700s, Book Clubs Were Really About Drinking and Socializing

And "a considerable element of boisterous good humor."
June 26, 2017
Found: A Remarkable Trove of Medieval Pottery
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medieval

Found: A Remarkable Trove of Medieval Pottery

Thousands of pieces of pottery were hiding under one town's Memorial Hall.
June 26, 2017
How to Make Sense of a Mass Grave
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mass graves

How to Make Sense of a Mass Grave

A fascinating case study from the Thirty Years' War.
June 23, 2017
Found: A Viking Toilet, the Oldest Bathroom in Denmark
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bathrooms

Found: A Viking Toilet, the Oldest Bathroom in Denmark

This new discovery goes against previous ideas of Viking bathroom culture.
June 23, 2017
Found: An Abandoned Air Raid Shelter Hidden Beneath the Brush
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solar power

Found: An Abandoned Air Raid Shelter Hidden Beneath the Brush

The site where it was found is said to be haunted, too.
June 22, 2017
How a Soviet Circus Clown Tried to Prove That Dogs Can Be Psychic
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military

How a Soviet Circus Clown Tried to Prove That Dogs Can Be Psychic

In the 1920s, USSR scientists investigated “biological radio communications,” more popularly known as telepathy.
June 22, 2017
This Mummified Chameleon Was Hoping to Find Water
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climate change

This Mummified Chameleon Was Hoping to Find Water

The sad end of a hopeful creature.
June 21, 2017
Found: A 3,000-Year-Old Prosthetic Toe
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medicine

Found: A 3,000-Year-Old Prosthetic Toe

It's one of the oldest prosthetic devices ever discovered.
June 21, 2017
Medieval Scholars Believed in the Possibility of Parallel Universes
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philosophy

Medieval Scholars Believed in the Possibility of Parallel Universes

A 13th-century conflict between faith and science ultimately led to a surprising outcome: a medieval multiverse theory.
June 20, 2017
Found: An Unprecedented Trove of Original Nazi Artifacts in Argentina
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world war ii

Found: An Unprecedented Trove of Original Nazi Artifacts in Argentina

A hidden passage led investigators to a collection of 75 astonishing objects.
June 20, 2017
Found: A 14th-Century Sword Dropped in a Peat Bog
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bog bodies

Found: A 14th-Century Sword Dropped in a Peat Bog

It's in relatively good shape, for a centuries-old sword.
June 19, 2017
Found: A Hidden Request on the Back of an Ancient, Rare Pottery Shard
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wine

Found: A Hidden Request on the Back of an Ancient, Rare Pottery Shard

It’s one guy asking another to send some wine and food over.
June 16, 2017
Found: Never-Developed Photos of Mount St. Helens Erupting
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volcanoes

Found: Never-Developed Photos of Mount St. Helens Erupting

Photographer Kati Dimoff found the film at a Portland Goodwill.
June 15, 2017
The Grimm Brothers' Other Great Project Was Writing a Giant German Dictionary
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children's literature week

The Grimm Brothers' Other Great Project Was Writing a Giant German Dictionary

They got up to F, and then it took another century to complete.
June 15, 2017
Found: Designs for a Secret 1960s NASA Craft, Left on the Curb
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space

Found: Designs for a Secret 1960s NASA Craft, Left on the Curb

They included designs for early drones and lunar modules.
June 15, 2017
Found: The Earliest-Known Kids' Book Adapting a Classic of Japanese Literature
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children's literature week

Found: The Earliest-Known Kids' Book Adapting a Classic of Japanese Literature

This 1766 picture book of the Tales of Ise was hiding in the British Library.
June 14, 2017
The 19th-Century Book of Horrors That Scared German Kids Into Behaving
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rare books

The 19th-Century Book of Horrors That Scared German Kids Into Behaving

Original illustrations from the book that inspired Edward Scissorhands.
June 14, 2017
A Guide to the Real-Life Homes of the Heroes of Children's Literature
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interactive

A Guide to the Real-Life Homes of the Heroes of Children's Literature

We mapped the real places that inspired the best kids' books.
June 13, 2017
These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books
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children's literature week

These Maps Reveal the Hidden Structures of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Books

If you decide to see more, click on this story.
June 13, 2017
Found: An Antarctic Explorer’s Painting, Hidden Among Penguin Poop And Mold
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naturalists

Found: An Antarctic Explorer’s Painting, Hidden Among Penguin Poop And Mold

A conservator discovered the delicate watercolor in a dusty, dirty portfolio.
June 13, 2017
Found: A 7,500-Year-Old Stone Drill Bit
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rocks

Found: A 7,500-Year-Old Stone Drill Bit

Useful!
June 12, 2017
Found: A Rare Example of the Toothy Deep-Sea Lizard Fish
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fish

Found: A Rare Example of the Toothy Deep-Sea Lizard Fish

Oceans, man.
June 09, 2017