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The Best Animal Reactions to the Eclipse
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The Best Animal Reactions to the Eclipse

Scared chimps, running giraffes, bat traffic jams, and more.
September 01, 2017
Canada's 'Great Trail' Is Finally Connected
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Canada's 'Great Trail' Is Finally Connected

You can now walk coast to coast across Canada, via the longest trail in the world.
September 01, 2017
This Man Had Bees on His Face for Longer Than Anyone Else on Record
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This Man Had Bees on His Face for Longer Than Anyone Else on Record

Juan Carlos Noguez Ortiz set a world "bee beard" record by wearing the insects for 61 minutes.
August 31, 2017
The Most Interesting Bugs in the World
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The Most Interesting Bugs in the World

Could knowing about cool insects help get more Americans out into nature? These two social scientists think so.
August 30, 2017
For €50, You Can Buy a Share in This French Castle
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For €50, You Can Buy a Share in This French Castle

People are chipping in to help save the castle of Saint-Vincent-le-Paluel.
August 30, 2017
Everyone's Favorite Sheep Landscaping Crew Is Returning to Manhattan
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Everyone's Favorite Sheep Landscaping Crew Is Returning to Manhattan

Three hard-working ewes will soon begin work at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in Nolita.
August 29, 2017
Did 3 NASA Astronauts Really Hold a 'Space Strike' in 1973?
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Did 3 NASA Astronauts Really Hold a 'Space Strike' in 1973?

Digging into a legendary moment in the history of extraterrestrial labor.
August 28, 2017
A Tanker Just Made It Across the Arctic With No Icebreaker for the First Time
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A Tanker Just Made It Across the Arctic With No Icebreaker for the First Time

A real conversation-starter.
August 28, 2017
Those Mass-Produced Civil War Statues Were Meant to Stand Forever
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Those Mass-Produced Civil War Statues Were Meant to Stand Forever

The company behind one popular cookie-cutter statue advertised they would "last as long as the Pyramids of Egypt."
August 25, 2017
Two Guys Rode the Entire Boston Subway System in Record Time
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Two Guys Rode the Entire Boston Subway System in Record Time

They're the men who returned.
August 25, 2017
A Surprise 'Desierto Florido' Is Growing in the Atacama Desert
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A Surprise 'Desierto Florido' Is Growing in the Atacama Desert

The colorful phenomenon came ahead of schedule.
August 24, 2017
A Salmon Pen Collapsed, and Fishers Are Needed to Save the Day
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A Salmon Pen Collapsed, and Fishers Are Needed to Save the Day

Authorities are asking people to catch as many salmon as possible.
August 23, 2017
Louisiana Crayfish Are Invading Berlin
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Louisiana Crayfish Are Invading Berlin

They've been there for years, but seem to be growing more bold.
August 23, 2017
The Evolving Art of Well-Dressing
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The Evolving Art of Well-Dressing

Tissington's famed plant-based installations have moved beyond traditional biblical scenes.
August 22, 2017
Help Name This Rare White Baby Koala
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Help Name This Rare White Baby Koala

The youngster was born in January, but just emerged from her mother's pouch for the first time.
August 22, 2017
Columbia, South Carolina, Is Giving Eclipse Glasses to Homeless Community Members
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Columbia, South Carolina, Is Giving Eclipse Glasses to Homeless Community Members

So is Nashville, Tennessee.
August 21, 2017
Watching Animals Watch the Eclipse
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Watching Animals Watch the Eclipse

Before and after the moon crosses the sun, interested people all over the U.S. will be spying on wildlife.
August 18, 2017
Australia Just Got a Giant Prehistoric Squid Tattoo
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Australia Just Got a Giant Prehistoric Squid Tattoo

The dug-out drawing of an ammonite covers around one million square feet.
August 18, 2017
American Towns Are Making Solar Eclipse Time Capsules
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American Towns Are Making Solar Eclipse Time Capsules

Mementos of the sky, sealed in the ground.
August 17, 2017
Why Northern Long-Eared Bats Love Nantucket
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Why Northern Long-Eared Bats Love Nantucket

On tourist-friendly islands in Massachusetts, a story of survival.
August 16, 2017
This Tortoise Escape Artist Has Been Brought Home Once Again
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This Tortoise Escape Artist Has Been Brought Home Once Again

This is Abuh's second escape from Shibukawa Animal Park this summer.
August 16, 2017
The Biggest Event in Endurance Lawnmower Racing Happened Last Weekend
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The Biggest Event in Endurance Lawnmower Racing Happened Last Weekend

For the annual "12 Hour Endurance Race," dedicated athletes drove all night on a twisting, muddy track.
August 15, 2017
The Hunt for a Missing Canadian Lily
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The Hunt for a Missing Canadian Lily

The pioneering horticulturist Isabella Preston bred the George C. Creelman lily in 1916. At some point in the 1940s, it seems to have vanished.
August 14, 2017
Big Ben Is Taking 4 Years Off
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Big Ben Is Taking 4 Years Off

The famed clock will hush up for a while to facilitate repairs.
August 14, 2017