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journalism

The Day Without News

On April 18, 1930, the BBC made a surprising announcement.
April 18, 2018
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bees

Making Art for Bees

Michael Candy's Synthetic Pollenizer is "a sculpture for a different species."
April 17, 2018
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objects of intrigue

How Better to Protest Federal Policy Than With an Embroidered Scorpion Demon?

Eleanor B. Roosevelt—no, not THAT Eleanor Roosevelt—thought the New Deal was monstrous.
April 16, 2018
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monkeys

Found: A Mummified Monkey in the Ceiling of a Department Store

Thanks to the sleuths in a Facebook group, we may even know how it got there.
April 13, 2018
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craters

There's Now a Space Mountain Named for Octavia Butler

It's on Pluto's moon, Charon, which also boasts landscape features that honor Stanley Kubrick and Dorothy Gale.
April 12, 2018
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glowing

Everything We Know About Birds That Glow

Owls, puffins, and lots of other flying friends exhibit fascinating patterns under blacklights.
April 11, 2018
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endangered animals

Puerto Rico's Parrot Population Is Slowly Recovering

Although the wild birds seem reluctant to breed, dozens of fledglings have successfully hatched in captivity.
April 10, 2018
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travel

The 'Lady Engineer' Who Took the Pain Out of the Train

Olive Wetzel Dennis spent years test-riding railways, improving everything from climate control to dining-car china along the way.
April 09, 2018
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drones

Found: Giant Drawings of Warriors, Etched on Peru's Desert Hillsides

They were discovered with drones.
April 06, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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pickles

A Highway Pickle Mystery Is Preserved in Missouri

The jar of cukes has survived time, construction, and foul weather. But can it survive fame?
April 06, 2018
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nasa

GIFs in Space!

The format gives classic photos from the Apollo missions new life.
April 05, 2018
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stairs

Caring for—and Expanding—Berkeley's Hidden Network of Hillside Paths

The California city has over 130 different woodsy shortcuts cutting through its hills and streets.
April 04, 2018
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april fools day

The Wichita Frog Wave of 1906

You wouldn't want to miss it!
March 30, 2018
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codes

How Many 9-Letter Words Can You Make With Airport Codes?

Perth + Chattanooga + Nice = PERCHANCE
March 29, 2018
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april fools day

If You Wish for a Cactus Hard Enough, Can You Make It Real?

A long-lasting prank played by a German gardening journal seems to suggest you can.
March 29, 2018
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april fools day

The First Prank Calls Were Surprisingly Morbid

Some things never change.
March 28, 2018
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surveyors

How Arrow-Wielding Men Mapped Britain in the 1940s

Recently unearthed photos show beleaguered surveyors in suits holding pointy wooden markers.
March 27, 2018
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april fools day

Knock Knock. Who’s There? 2,500 Raspberry Tarts

The "Berners Street Hoax" took a common prank to extremes.
March 27, 2018
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april fools day

The Great Oxford Poop Prank

Don't you guano know what happened?
March 26, 2018
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garbage

Snow Leopards Shouldn't Have to Deal With Our Garbage

But as this photo shows, they do.
March 23, 2018
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marketing

In 1933, Four Cows Went to Antarctica

It was not their idea.
March 22, 2018
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renaissance

The Librarian at the Nexus of the Harlem Renaissance

Regina Anderson ate shrimp with W.E.B. Du Bois and let Zora Neale Hurston sleep on her couch.
March 21, 2018
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journeys

This Man Took a Photo With Every Mailbox in Seattle

David Peterman spent about a year on this valiant quest.
March 21, 2018
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cows

These Cows Wrote a Message That Could Be Seen From Space

The message was "Hi."
March 15, 2018