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Perhaps You’d Like to Purchase Art Sculpted by a Cow
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Perhaps You’d Like to Purchase Art Sculpted by a Cow

Or a deer. Or a goat. It's all happening at the Great Salt Lick Contest in Baker City, Oregon.
September 15, 2017
Echolocation and Its Discontents
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anthropocene

Echolocation and Its Discontents

In a world increasingly shaped by humans, having an extra sense can sometimes do more harm than good.
September 14, 2017
A Swim Across Lake Ontario, Powered by Cookies
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A Swim Across Lake Ontario, Powered by Cookies

"My only sense of feeling comes in the form of cookies," says the long-distance swimmer Elizabeth Fry.
September 14, 2017
Two White Giraffes—A Mom and a Calf—Are Thrilling Wildlife Fans in Kenya
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Two White Giraffes—A Mom and a Calf—Are Thrilling Wildlife Fans in Kenya

They have a genetic condition called leucism, which makes their coats pale and ghostly.
September 13, 2017
What It's Like to Ride Japan's Cat Café Train
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What It's Like to Ride Japan's Cat Café Train

Transportation and rescue kittens—what could be better?
September 11, 2017
The International Hide and Seek Championship Starts Today
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The International Hide and Seek Championship Starts Today

Start counting backward from 100.
September 08, 2017
Herman the Sturgeon Has Survived Another Catastrophe
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Herman the Sturgeon Has Survived Another Catastrophe

The 79-year-old fish is making it through the Eagle Creek Fire.
September 07, 2017
The Coral Reef Loss Data Hidden in Old Navigational Charts
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ecology

The Coral Reef Loss Data Hidden in Old Navigational Charts

In the Florida Keys, researchers have found an important new way to estimate what's been lost.
September 06, 2017
The Meteorite Hunters of British Columbia Are Out in Full Force
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The Meteorite Hunters of British Columbia Are Out in Full Force

They're looking for remnants of the fireball that burned up over their province this past weekend.
September 06, 2017
America's First Butter Sculptor Was an Artist and a Celebrity
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America's First Butter Sculptor Was an Artist and a Celebrity

Despite her success, Caroline Shawk Brooks never forgot her sweet, creamy roots.
September 05, 2017
It's Sea Slug Census Time Again!
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It's Sea Slug Census Time Again!

The citizen scientists of Port Stephens, Australia, are ramping up for the seasonal count.
September 05, 2017
How a 17th-Century Naval Engineer Revolutionized Set Design
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How a 17th-Century Naval Engineer Revolutionized Set Design

Giacomo Torelli and his magnificent sub-stage machine.
September 05, 2017
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