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Found in the Trash: The Roman Graves of Two Unfortunate, Legless Men
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Found in the Trash: The Roman Graves of Two Unfortunate, Legless Men

Something very bad happened here.
June 22, 2018
Found: An Untouched 2,000-Year-Old City in Albania
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Found: An Untouched 2,000-Year-Old City in Albania

The hilly ruins remained lost for centuries.
June 19, 2018
How Red Food and Drink Joined the Juneteenth Feast
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How Red Food and Drink Joined the Juneteenth Feast

The story behind red snacks and beverages at Black American June 19 celebrations dates back to well before slavery.
June 19, 2018
Found: A Wad of World War II Bills Worth Over $2 Million
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Found: A Wad of World War II Bills Worth Over $2 Million

The cash, discovered under an English retail store, is a priceless find.
June 12, 2018
Found: The World's Oldest Footprints, Made by Ancient Bugs
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Found: The World's Oldest Footprints, Made by Ancient Bugs

They are tiny but mightily impactful.
June 07, 2018
Found: Tooth Gunk That Shows Mesolithic Mediterraneans Ate Fish and Plants
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Found: Tooth Gunk That Shows Mesolithic Mediterraneans Ate Fish and Plants

Questionable dental hygiene in a man from the 8th millennium B.C. unveils early omnivore tendencies.
June 06, 2018
Found: Foxes Stealing Shoes in Japan
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Found: Foxes Stealing Shoes in Japan

And they would have gotten away with 40 pairs, if it weren't for the police.
June 01, 2018
The Least Likely Places to Be Struck by Lightning, Mapped
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The Least Likely Places to Be Struck by Lightning, Mapped

Where to go if you don't enjoy sudden electric bolts from the sky.
May 29, 2018
The Many Possible Uses For Scotland's Knobbly Orbs
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The Many Possible Uses For Scotland's Knobbly Orbs

We asked for your thoughts on the function of these mysterious relics, and boy did you deliver.
May 25, 2018
Found: A Rare Tiny Deer in Vietnam
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Found: A Rare Tiny Deer in Vietnam

It's called a muntjac, and the last time it appeared was nearly two decades ago.
May 23, 2018
Found in the Trash: A Rare World War I Artillery Shell
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Found in the Trash: A Rare World War I Artillery Shell

Nothing like an explosive discovery on garbage day.
May 22, 2018
Does Anyone Know What These Knobbly Orbs Are For?
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Does Anyone Know What These Knobbly Orbs Are For?

No one can figure out these Neolithic artifacts. We want your best guesses.
May 18, 2018
Found: A Mysterious 'Globster' Washed Ashore in the Philippines
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Found: A Mysterious 'Globster' Washed Ashore in the Philippines

The unidentified marine carcass has made the beach rather unpleasant.
May 18, 2018
Found: A Rapidly Expanding Supermassive Black Hole
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Found: A Rapidly Expanding Supermassive Black Hole

It’s all-consuming.
May 15, 2018
The Biggest Bird Eggs Ever
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The Biggest Bird Eggs Ever

Evidence of the extinct.
May 11, 2018
A Czech Museum's 432-Million-Year-Old Plant Sprouts Surprising Information
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A Czech Museum's 432-Million-Year-Old Plant Sprouts Surprising Information

A new look at the fossil shows plants of the era may have been greener and more vascular than we thought.
May 08, 2018
Found in the Garbage: A Supposed Bone of a First-Century Pope
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Found in the Garbage: A Supposed Bone of a First-Century Pope

Behold this holy trash.
May 04, 2018
Found: An Ancient Horse Skeleton in a Utah Backyard
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Found: An Ancient Horse Skeleton in a Utah Backyard

The 15,000-year-old find dates back to the Late Pleistocene age.
May 02, 2018
New Guineans Made Intricately Carved Daggers From Human Bones
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New Guineans Made Intricately Carved Daggers From Human Bones

These deadly relics were symbols of power and prestige.
April 30, 2018
A 212-Year-Old Ship Biscuit Is Selling for Only $3,580
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A 212-Year-Old Ship Biscuit Is Selling for Only $3,580

This sailor's snack is well past its expiration date.
April 27, 2018
The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale
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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale

While on the job, the anatomist Dr. Joy Reidenberg has been escorted by police and scrutinized by nude sunbathers.
April 23, 2018
Lost Footage Filmed After the 1906 San Francisco Quake Finally Gets a Premiere
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Lost Footage Filmed After the 1906 San Francisco Quake Finally Gets a Premiere

The scenes, shown in a silent-film museum, provide a new glimpse of the earthquake's aftermath.
April 20, 2018
A Dying 700-Year-Old Banyan Tree Was Brought Back to Life With an IV
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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
The Art of Dressing Mannequins in Rare and Historic Garments
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The Art of Dressing Mannequins in Rare and Historic Garments

It's not easy.
April 13, 2018