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forests

A Dying 700-Year-Old Banyan Tree Was Brought Back to Life With an IV

It's clinging to life drip-by-drip.
April 20, 2018
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fashion

The Art of Dressing Mannequins in Rare and Historic Garments

It's not easy.
April 13, 2018
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found

Found: A 19th-Century Slaughterhouse Beneath a Former Nightclub

An abattoir was lurking under a popular student haunt in Edinburgh.
April 13, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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onions

Found: 1,500-Year-Old Burnt Onion Linked to 'Sweden's Pompeii'

The ancient vegetable affirms a Swedish island's ties to the Roman Empire.
April 12, 2018
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found

Found: 13,000-Year-Old Human Footprints Off Canada's Pacific Coast

They support a hypothesis that early people followed a coastal migration route into North America.
March 28, 2018
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egypt

Found: A 2,500-Year-Old Mummy in a Seemingly Empty Coffin

Surprise!
March 28, 2018
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classical music

With Musical Cryptography, Composers Can Hide Messages in Their Melodies

By mapping notes to letters, some musicians sneak secret words into tunes.
March 26, 2018
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egypt

Found: An Ancient Depiction of Egyptian Pharaoh Hatshepsut

A broken artifact sat in storage for over 20 years before an expert spotted the queen on it.
March 26, 2018
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buoys

Found: A Giant Inflatable Duck, Lost at Sea

How do you lose a house-sized duck?
March 19, 2018
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reptiles

Found: Fossilized Pterodactyls With 30-Foot Wingspans

These prehistoric reptiles reigned over the skies 66 million years ago.
March 16, 2018
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extinct animals

Found: A Rare Hare, Rediscovered in Nepal's Chitwan National Park

Thirty-four years after it was thought extinct, the hispid hare is alive and kicking.
March 15, 2018
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new species

Found: A New Frog Species Born With Suction-Cup Bellies

Tadpoles with "belly suckers" are wriggling around Sumatra.
March 12, 2018
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apartheid

From Apartheid-Era Inmate to Tour Guide—at the Same Prison

Thulani Mabaso spent six years in a cell at Robben Island. Now he’s back to show visitors around.
March 8, 2018
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plants

Found: A Tropical Plant Last Spotted Over 150 Years Ago

Thismia neptunis is back, and its alien looks were worth the wait.
March 6, 2018
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hiking

The National Park Service Kindly Requests You Stop Leaving Your Poop on Denali

When in doubt, carry it out.
March 2, 2018
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civil war

The First (Documented) Black Woman to Serve in the U.S. Army

Cathay Williams, who posed as a man in order to enlist in 1866, leaves a legacy that’s open to interpretation.
February 28, 2018
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noses

Immortalizing Human Scents as Memory Perfumes

Bodily odors are forever.
February 26, 2018
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rainbow

In the Future, We May Paint With Brightly Colored Bacteria

Researchers have cracked the genetic code behind nature's structural colors, allowing them to be replicated fast.
February 20, 2018
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ski

What Would It Take to Make Nepal the Next Great Ski Destination?

High hopes and high slopes, but few skiers.
February 15, 2018
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mammoths

The Stories Hidden in Fossilized Mammoth Footprints

What researchers uncovered when they analyzed 43,000-year-old tracks.
February 14, 2018
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hip hop

Bwaaat! How the Air Horn Made Noise in Pop Music

Pay attention.
February 8, 2018
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math

How the Design of Dice Evolved Over Time

2,000 years of dicey odds.
February 6, 2018
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research

Do We Code-Switch Our Laughter?

Laughing is not only contagious, but also contextual.
January 26, 2018
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science museums

Now on Display: An Ice-Age Polar Bear Skeleton Found in a Laundry Room

The startling story behind a new exhibit at a Norwegian archaeology museum.
January 24, 2018