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brazil

This Brazilian Plant Regenerates Just a Day After Being Scorched by Wildfire

And its flowers bloom only a week later.
June 18, 2019
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california

The Cypress That May Have Inspired Dr. Seuss's 'The Lorax' Has Toppled Down

Now there's nothing left of its whimsical crown.
June 17, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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whiskey

Someone Donated His Frostbitten Toe to a Canadian Bar

The legend of the Sourtoe Cocktail continues.
June 13, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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textiles

Could Your Clothes Be Made Out of Leftover Bread One Day?

Maybe, thanks to the magic of fungus.
June 11, 2019
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plastic

Found: The First Bee's Nest Made Entirely of Plastic

Researchers in Argentina found the synthetic nest by chance.
June 06, 2019
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archive

The Historic Treaty That Ended Navajo Imprisonment Has Been Returned

One of just two copies thought to survive is back in Navajo Nation.
June 04, 2019
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mosquitoes

How Algeria and Argentina Became Officially Malaria-Free

Public health officials hope the success can be replicated.
May 30, 2019
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hip hop

A Legendary Hip-Hop Archive Finds a Home in Harlem

And all you'll need to see it is a library card.
May 28, 2019
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south

How Civil War Plant Remedies Could Improve Modern Medicine

An old medical botanical guide offers new avenues for research.
May 23, 2019
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circus

A Wisconsin Bar Had an Enormous 1885 Circus Poster Hidden Within Its Walls

It wasn't meant to survive nearly that long.
May 21, 2019
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greenhouses

A 'Century Plant' in Chicago Is Having an Epic Growth Spurt

It's outgrown the greenhouse, and it's a big greenhouse.
May 16, 2019
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love

A Secret Cupid Is Emerging From a 17th-Century Vermeer

It's been known for decades, but recent work showed that it had been painted over after the artist's death.
May 14, 2019
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alchemy

Medieval Africans Had a Unique Process for Purifying Gold With Glass

And scientists in Illinois have recreated it.
May 09, 2019
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drugs

In a Remote Bolivian Cave, Evidence of a Trippy Ritual

Found in a sack made of fox snouts.
May 08, 2019
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moon

For Sale: The Instruction Manual Used During the First Moon Landing

It includes the first writing from a human on another celestial body.
May 02, 2019
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aviation

The Short-Lived Airline That Shuttled Sightseers to America's National Parks

National Parks Airways only lasted for 10 years.
April 30, 2019
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A Popular Hiking Trail Just Reopened at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

In the wake of the massive Kīlauea eruption in 2018, staff have worked assiduously to repair the park's infrastructure.
April 25, 2019
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magic

Yes, It's a Witch Bottle Hunt

And if you live in Britain, you might be able to help.
April 23, 2019
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sun

Why Desert Sunsets Are Incredibly Colorful

Turns out, dry, clean air is the secret to a vivid landscape.
April 23, 2019
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jewelry

How a Meteor Crash Formed Stunning Desert Glass

It was precious enough for King Tut’s tomb.
April 23, 2019
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drones

A Remote Valley, a Drone, And an Extinct Flower That's Not Extinct Anymore

A find from Hawai'i's cliffs.
April 18, 2019
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poison

The First Golden Eagle Tagged in Yellowstone Was Poisoned by Lead Shot

Hopefully it wasn't all in vain.
April 16, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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diner

You Can Have This Historic Queens Diner For Free

But you only have a month to pick up your order.
April 11, 2019
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electricity

Air Conditioning Caused the Fire That Claimed Brazil's National Museum

And budget cuts allowed it to spread.
April 09, 2019