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jazz

Found: A Lost John Coltrane Record

It's from sessions at New Jersey's Van Gelder Studio, the same place Coltrane made A Love Supreme.
June 08, 2018
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civil war

The Racism of American Monuments Goes Well Beyond Confederate Statues

A new map of Civil War-related landmarks is only the beginning.
June 07, 2018
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media

The Lost Newspaper Archives of Black Chicago Are Now at Your Fingertips

The Obsidian Collection and Google are bringing historic African-American media outlets online.
June 07, 2018
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chernobyl

A Fire Has Broken Out at Chernobyl

Authorities are thus far unconcerned about radiation levels.
June 05, 2018
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prohibition

How Many Liquor Bottles Can You Find in This 1931 Map of Chicago?

The "Gangland Map" features drunken fish and goofy jokes alongside descriptions of brutal murders.
June 04, 2018
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trash

The World's Most Well-Traveled Real Estate Sign

It disappeared in New Jersey. Nearly six years later, it was found in France.
June 04, 2018
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poetry

Aliens Might Never Appreciate How Cool Voyager's Golden Record Is

If they find it, they may just be confused.
June 01, 2018
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records

Dispatches From Inside a Record-Breaking Bird Migration

What it's like to find yourself among 721,620 warblers, all in a hurry.
May 31, 2018
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oregon

The World's Tiniest City Park Just Got a Little More Official

Mill Ends Park in Portland, Oregon, now has its own sign.
May 24, 2018
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flight

We Have Probably Been Imagining Pterosaurs All Wrong

New research suggests we've misunderstood the legs of these prehistoric flyers.
May 24, 2018
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senate

Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate

On May 22, 1856, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives caned a Senator into unconsciousness.
May 22, 2018
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sounds

The World's Best Violins Sing Like Humans

Some are baritones, some are tenors.
May 21, 2018
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weddings

In the U.K. You Need Permission to Put 'Royal' in Your Business Name

It's not a word you can just throw around.
May 18, 2018
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mexico

The Endlessly Adaptable Skeletons of José Guadalupe Posada

Calaveras created by the Mexican artist have been repurposed for generations, with wildly varying intent.
May 08, 2018
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tourism

This 11-Foot 'Ribbon Map' Puts the Whole Mississippi River in Your Pocket

Steamboat tourists of the late 1860s wrapped it around a spool.
May 07, 2018
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performances

Freddy, Manitoba's Beloved Rogue Bison, Has Been Immortalized in Song

"Run, Freddy, Run!" features Renaissance-style singing, Metís fiddle, and electronically distorted bison noises.
May 04, 2018
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plastic

The Artist Making Tapestries Out of Aquatic Trash

Jo Atherton's colorful works turn our plastic crisis into a meditation on memory and time.
May 02, 2018
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data

An Algorithmic Investigation of the Highfalutin 'Poet Voice'

New research suggests that the affected reading style consists of a particular set of attributes.
May 01, 2018
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geysers

The World's Tallest Active Geyser Keeps Erupting

Steamboat, normally quiet for months at a stretch, has already blown its top three times this spring.
April 30, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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galapagos

Galapagos Tomatoes Are Surprisingly Pest-Resistant

New research reveals that they can protect themselves from a number of common bugs.
April 27, 2018
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balloons

The Uncanny Delights of the World Balloon Convention

Competitors create a universe where everything is bright and round.
April 25, 2018
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utopias

Mapping the Lost Countercultural Hotspots of Cambridge, Massachusetts

Local librarian Tim Devin has found hundreds of buildings that once housed utopian groups.
April 24, 2018
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technology

The Sistine Chapel Streamed a Concert Online for the First Time Ever

Don't worry if you missed it—the entire performance is available on Facebook.
April 23, 2018
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landscapes

Solved: A Decades-Old Ansel Adams Mystery

The answer was hidden in the shadows.
April 20, 2018