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ancient

Lessons From a 5,000-Year-Old Kenyan Cemetery

Logatham North Pillar Site is upending old assumptions about why people make monuments.
August 21, 2018
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activism

Why These Grizzly-Loving Women Entered a Lottery to Hunt Grizzlies

Inside the environmental protest sweeping Wyoming.
August 20, 2018
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arctic circle

After a Century in the Ice, Maud Has Returned Home to Norway

The polar exploration ship survived freezing, sinking, and seizure by creditors.
August 17, 2018
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canada

Why Are All These Vaseline Jars Showing Up on a Calgary Street?

It's a slippery situation.
August 14, 2018
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anthropocene

What Is Walden Pond?

Its cultural meaning may be calcified—but off the page, it's changing fast.
August 10, 2018
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beaches

All the Bizarre Things Our Readers Have Found on the Beach

Functional light bulbs, messages from the dead, and lots and lots of dentures.
August 08, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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corn

How to Make a Robot Move, Using Popcorn

The future is now and it’s happening, appropriately, at Cornell University.
August 07, 2018
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reptiles

Glamour Shots of Reptiles, Brought to You by Science

"All right Mr. Herpetologist, I'm ready for my close-up."
August 02, 2018
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sleep

Peek Inside an Unexpected Moth Slumber Party

The flying insects usually go solo—but one lepidopterist surprised hundreds snoozing together in a hollow tree.
August 01, 2018
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beaches

What's the Most Surprising Thing You've Ever Found Washed Up on the Beach?

Every piece of flotsam has a story to tell.
July 31, 2018
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children's literature

Is Dr. Seuss's Lorax Real?

New research suggests the creature is based on a particular monkey that the writer encountered in Kenya.
July 26, 2018
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gentrification

An Ever-Shifting Austin Art Space Makes Its Biggest Move Yet

HOPE Outdoor Gallery is a local landmark. Will its spirit follow it to its new location?
July 24, 2018
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waterfalls

Chicago’s Last Waterfall Is About to Disappear

It's four feet high and bad for fish.
July 18, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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mammal

The Only Mammals Reckless Enough to Eat Hot Peppers Are Humans and Tree Shrews

These little guys would share a bag of Takis with you.
July 18, 2018
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bridge

Swarms of Summer Birds Are Lowering the Speed Limit on a North Carolina Bridge

When purple martins moved into the William B. Umstead bridge, the laws changed.
July 13, 2018
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sanctuaries

Canada’s Ultimate Plant Mom Will Take Your Unwanted Shrubs

And your irises, rosebushes, and spruce trees, too.
July 11, 2018
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dunes

Found: Ancient 'Ghost Dunes' on Mars

There might be surprises inside.
July 11, 2018
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pink

Found: The First Color Made By a Living Thing

It's 1.1 billion years old, and it's bright pink.
July 10, 2018
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surveyors

Inside a Victorian Photo Shoot at Stonehenge

Early images of people enjoying and surveying the monument were recently released to the public for the first time.
July 09, 2018
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bicycles

What Footage From 1980s Bike Races Can Teach Us About Climate Change

Ignore the Lycra—look at the flowers.
July 09, 2018
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sheep

When Bighorn Sheep Decide to Cross a Highway

For decades, they stayed on either side of Interstate 40, but those days appear to be over.
June 18, 2018
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youth

A New Accent Is Developing in Southwest Kansas

The diverse young people of the town of Liberal are coming up with their own way to talk.
June 15, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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biology

The Many Reasons Biologists Eat Their Study Subjects

Snacking on specimens from raw monkey to bee vomit can help scientists figure stuff out.
June 14, 2018
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victorian

The Victorian Photographic Society That Tried to Preserve 'Old London'

In capturing images of doomed buildings, they documented the city they thought they were losing.
June 13, 2018