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floods

How Do You Keep a Subway From Flooding in the Age of Rising Seas?

You seal it up, but you have to test it first.
November 21, 2019
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disappearing world

Mongolia’s Disappearing Ice Patches Threaten Both the Past and the Present

Reindeer herders and archaeologists must adapt to the new normal.
November 20, 2019
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migrations

Understanding How Bison Might Help Shape the Future of the Badlands

New lessons from resurgent herds.
November 18, 2019
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genetics

Ancient Egypt’s Ibis Mummies Were Probably Not Raised in Giant Sacred Ranches

Genetic research suggests a more local solution to meet demand.
November 14, 2019
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scientists at work

Probing the Secrets of the Universe From Deep in the Australian Outback

Extreme heat, ants, and stray cell phones are big concerns.
November 13, 2019
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maritime history

Found: 17th-Century Warships at the Bottom of a Swedish Channel

They could be related to the famous, ill-fated "Vasa."
November 11, 2019
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darwin

The Whack-a-Mole Survival of Galapagos Land Iguanas

Moving them from island to island is one way to conserve them.
November 7, 2019
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buildings

Liverpool's Crosby Beach Is a Mile of World War II Blitz Rubble

An undergraduate archaeologist is trying to make sure the prewar city isn't forgotten.
November 6, 2019
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shells

Found: A Prehistoric Bead-Making Factory Town Off the Florida Coast

The kinds of beads they made were coveted far and wide a thousand years ago.
November 5, 2019
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baseball

For Sale: A Relic From Babe Ruth’s Ill-Fated Year in Brooklyn

At the end of his career, the Bambino wanted the Bronx and got a different borough instead.
November 4, 2019
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legendary afterlives

The World's Most Famous Ghost Ship Is an Enduring Symbol of Empire

The Flying Dutchman's long afterlife began with a British power trip.
October 24, 2019
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future

Can We Make a 3-D Map of the Whole World?

A lidar project wants to document the entire planet, before everything changes.
October 22, 2019
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neolithic

Scientists Are Learning More About Scandinavia's Battle Axe Culture

The genetics of a Stone Age family with a metal name.
October 18, 2019
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virtual reality

Virtually Tour a Dutch Smuggler's Shipwreck in Iceland

Without jumping in the frigid North Atlantic.
October 17, 2019
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internet

The Brief, Baffling Life of an Accidental New York Neighborhood

Welcome to Haberman, Queens: Population 0.
October 15, 2019
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evolution

Indonesia's Ancient 'Hobbits' May Have Evolved Really, Really Quickly

Another example of how, biologically, islands are deeply weird.
October 11, 2019
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mayan

Belize's Maya Drained Their Swamps to Make Farmland

Their wide-reaching wetland agriculture helped support the civilization.
October 8, 2019
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evolution

Eurasia's Oldest Tiny Tools Were Essential for Living in the Rain Forest

And perfectly sized for small, Sri Lankan jungle prey.
October 4, 2019
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vikings

Found: An Elaborate Viking Graveyard at the End of a Fjord

They buried people, boats, and even a house.
October 1, 2019
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evolution

California’s Saltiest Lake Is Chock-Full of Bizarre Roundworms

Life finds a way.
September 27, 2019
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computers

Researchers Are Using Artificial Intelligence to Reconstruct Ancient Games

And they aren’t playing around.
September 26, 2019
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prehistoric

In Neolithic Ukraine, Big Buildings Hint at Democratic Assemblies

Until it all came crashing down.
September 25, 2019
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sequoias

For Sale: America's Largest Private Grove of Giant Sequoias

They're older than Christ and as high as the heavens.
September 20, 2019
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graffiti

El-Kurru’s Carved Graffiti Reveal Another Side of Ancient Nubia

From Kushites to Christians, an old site in Sudan has new stories to tell.
September 19, 2019