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zoos

See Inside an Array of Zoo Animals With These X-Rays

They're going to be okay.
February 20, 2019
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stonehenge

Found: Two of the Quarries Responsible for the Megaliths of Stonehenge

And evidence for how the massive stones were removed.
February 19, 2019
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breakup week

The Art of Repairing Broken Ceramics Creates a New Kind of Beauty

Pottery is fixed for practical purposes—and aesthetic ones as well.
February 15, 2019
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african-american

How the 'Sunset Route' Railroad Helped Diversify California

The connection between New Orleans to Los Angeles can still be felt today.
February 14, 2019
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Lincoln’s Log Cabin Has New Neighbors

30 acres of presidential memorabilia just went up for auction.
February 12, 2019
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california

Last Year’s Severe Wildfires May Intensify a Spring Wildflower ‘Superbloom’

Fire followed by rain is the recipe for colorful fields and canyons.
February 07, 2019
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kites

A Team of Explorers and Scientists Traveled Through Antarctica—By Kite

Eco-friendly polar exploration on a WindSled.
February 05, 2019
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language

Inside an Effort to Document Every Single Language on Earth

Wikitongues offers video samples of Lemerig, Texas German, Aranese, and many more.
January 31, 2019
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asteroids

A New, Up-Close Look at an Old, Near-Earth Asteroid

The spacecraft OSIRIS-REx gives us a startlingly clear view of space rock that probably won't hit us.
January 29, 2019
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spite house

In England, the Right to Daylight Can Be a Legal Matter

And they have the "Ancient Lights" signs to prove it.
January 24, 2019
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african-american

The Mansion of America's First Black Female Self-Made Millionaire Gets a New Life

As a think tank for female entrepreneurs of color.
January 22, 2019
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chess

Found: Chess Pieces Hidden in a Barn to Ward Off Evil Spirits

Not all fun and games.
January 17, 2019
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winter

A Giant Ice Disk Has Formed on a River in Maine

Our heads are spinning.
January 15, 2019
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conservation

Two Centuries-Old Riverfront Gardens in India Return to Full Bloom

A new life for treasures just across the river from the Taj Mahal.
January 11, 2019
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art museum

The Mona Lisa's Eyes Are Not Following You Around the Room

Maybe the “Mona Lisa effect” needs a new name.
January 08, 2019
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imposters

Meet the Mastermind Behind the Fake Atlas Obscura Twitter Account

Like us, but different.
December 27, 2018
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skate parks

How a St. Louis Church Became a Skate Park

Welcome to heaven on earth for skaters.
December 19, 2018
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women

Is Indonesia on Track to Reintroduce Women-Only Train Cars?

There’s a "fifty-fifty" chance.
December 19, 2018
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flowers

The Art of Protecting Japan's 'Perfect Orchid'

Once a favorite of the ruling class, this flower is now endangered.
December 11, 2018
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video games

How Myst Taught a Generation of Gamers to Explore New Worlds

The creators revisit their hit game 25 years later.
December 07, 2018
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The Little Blue Books That Made French Literature Mainstream

Invented in Troyes, these travel-sized texts started popping up everywhere.
December 04, 2018
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Why Soviet Russia Created Mayan Playing Cards

They weren’t just being jokers.
November 30, 2018
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constellations

How Early Humans Used Cave Art to Understand the Night Sky

They weren't just painting animals.
November 27, 2018
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camouflage

A Country’s Identity Is Hidden in Its Camouflage

A unique online resource shows how camo can make a soldier stand out.
November 21, 2018