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airships

A Lifelong Blimp-Lover Sets His Collection Free

Alan Gross, aka "Airship Al," is sending 100 boxes of lighter-than-air delights to the University of Akron.
March 14, 2018
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theremin

Finally, a Theremin for Rats

With the help of human musician Dan Deacon, some rats have made a film soundtrack with it.
March 13, 2018
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bunnies

This Bomb-Covered Island May Soon Host Rare Bunnies

Noman's Land, off Martha's Vineyard, has gone from practice target to potential rabbit sanctuary.
March 09, 2018
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islands week

How a Fake Mountain Range Slowed Down Arctic Exploration

The 19th-century naval officer John Ross had a knack for seeing land where it wasn't.
March 09, 2018
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islands week

All Your Favorite Island Vacation Spots Have Been Overrun by Feral Chickens

Key West, Kauai, and Bermuda each have too many chickens—but very different ways of dealing with them.
March 08, 2018
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anthropocene

The Island That May Hold the Key to the Beginning of the Anthropocene

A subantarctic spot off the coast of New Zealand is home to a very special tree.
March 08, 2018
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islands week

Go Tour This Digitized Island Full of Birds

Terning and terning in the widening gyre.
March 07, 2018
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islands week

The Island That Keeps Eating Itself

Nishinoshima grows and grows, and all we can do is watch.
March 06, 2018
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islands week

This Uninhabited Island Is Home to the Highest Lighthouse in Scotland

The last resident left Barra Island in 1980, but a tireless beacon remains.
March 05, 2018
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islands week

What Is an Island, Exactly?

And other impossible questions.
March 05, 2018
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fame

Alex the Honking Bird May Be the First Interspecies YouTube Celebrity

The distinctively voiced cockatiel has earned both human and avian fans.
March 02, 2018
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water

Secret Underground Water Stores May Help Trees Survive Droughts

According to a new study of "rock moisture," bedrock is a lot wetter than expected.
March 01, 2018
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migrations

From Turtles to Whales, Marine Animals Have the Same Moves

With the help of remote tracking devices, scientists are deducing the choreography of the sea.
February 26, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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wishlist

Try the Chips of the Future, Today

Chirps chips come in several flavors, are extremely tasty, and just happen to be made out of crickets.
February 26, 2018
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trash

Don't Just Wipe Your Face—Write a Poem!

A recently resuscitated online literary journal is dedicated to the humble napkin.
February 23, 2018
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floods

Watch a Trail Guide Take an Eerie Walk Through a Flooded Nature Preserve

When the clear waters of a Brazilian river overflowed earlier this month, it made for movie magic.
February 22, 2018
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trends

How American Curling Clubs Ride Out Olympic Fever

Every four years, the country wants to curl.
February 22, 2018
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bunnies

Las Vegas Bunny-Lovers Are Mobilizing to Save Their Feral Friends

Dozens of "dump site rabbits" were recently killed, but local groups have been rescuing the rest.
February 21, 2018
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the exit interview

Exit Interview: I Curated Rare Books for a 200-Year-Old Library

In his 47 years at the Boston Athenaeum, Stanley Cushing has handled everything from a magnetic "Squid Book” to an autobiography bound in its author’s skin.
February 19, 2018
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witches

A Museum Dedicated to the 'Last Witch in Europe' Just Got a Million-Dollar Donation

Soon you'll be able to visit the Anna Göldi Museum year-round.
February 19, 2018
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environmental disasters

In Massachusetts, an Artist Explores an Old Dye Factory's Toxic Influence

The Ashland-Nyanza Project uses color to promote history and healing.
February 15, 2018
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reproduction

Life Lessons From the Helmeted Honeyeater

This endangered species is learning when to love and when to fear.
February 15, 2018
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records

Irv Teibel's 'Environments' Is Now an App

1970s nature recordings, for the 2018 human on the go.
February 13, 2018
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travel

Why Isochrone Maps Are Enjoying a Renaissance

As data sources keep improving, mapmakers keep finding more uses for the 19th-century invention.
February 12, 2018