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plastic

Nepal Is Banning Single-Use Plastics On and Around Everest

Will it help solve the peak's trash problems?
August 26, 2019
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satellite

A Rocket Treated Florida to a Light Show at Dawn

On Thursday, it catapulted a communications satellite into space from Cape Canaveral.
August 9, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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orchards

In Northern California, the Time Is Ripe for a Forgotten Apple's Comeback

Once-popular Gravensteins are available for just two weeks each August.
August 6, 2019
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jewelry

These Hidden Treasures Hold Clues About Jewish Life in Medieval France

Found in 1863 but not displayed till now, they spent 500 years concealed in a wall.
July 31, 2019
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ethiopia

Ethiopia Just Set the World Record for Most Trees Planted in a Day

The country came together—and installed 350 million trees in just 12 hours—to combat climate change.
July 30, 2019
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resorts

The Hidden History of a Missouri State Park

Century-old traces of a bygone resort are starting to surface at Castlewood.
July 29, 2019
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communist architecture

Bulgaria's Abandoned Communist Monument Gets a Lifeline

The Buzludzha Memorial House has a polarizing history and an uncertain future.
July 23, 2019
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astronauts

There Is Just One Sculpture on the Moon

“Fallen Astronaut” honors those who died in the Space Race, with a few notable omissions.
July 19, 2019
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paris

Why the City of Light Is About to Get a Lot Greener

Paris’s ambitious “urban forest” plan includes tree-planting near iconic landmarks.
July 11, 2019
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new england

How Thoreau's 19th-Century Observations Are Helping Shape Science Today

For one thing, they tell us that plants aren't blooming when they used to at Walden Pond—or most anywhere else.
July 9, 2019
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london

See How the Moon Has Been Mapped Through Time

A new exhibit in London has 300 years of celestial ephemera on display.
July 3, 2019
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smells

In 50 Years, Frankincense Could Be Snuffed Out

The ancient resin, used for everything from aromatherapy to Catholic ceremonies, is being overtapped.
July 2, 2019
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ancient greece

Found: An Ancient Roman Shipwreck Off the Coast of Cyprus

It was carrying lots of old jugs.
June 27, 2019
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beetle

When the Sun Is High, Dung Beetles Navigate With the Wind

There's more than one way to get from point A to point B while rolling a ball of dung.
June 25, 2019
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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 6, 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 4, 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