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evolution

Ice Age Australia Had Giant, Clawed, Swole Marsupials in Its Trees

Something like a koala, except the size of a rhino.
September 18, 2019
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gangsters

John Dillinger Is Long Dead and Somehow Still a Troublemaker

Mysteries and theories still surround the outlaw's death and burial in Indiana, 85 years later.
September 11, 2019
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neanderthals

Found: A Windfall of Neanderthal Footprints in France

257 small steps for our human cousins, one giant leap for paleoanthropology.
September 9, 2019
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entomology

Scientists Just Geolocated a Victorian-Era Butterfly Using Its Genome

Their work affirmed the insect's taxonomy too. Because you can’t spell “named” without D-N-A.
September 6, 2019
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ecology

How to Bring a Pond Back From the Dead

Norfolk's ghost ponds project wants to help biodiversity, one small wetland at a time.
September 3, 2019
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black markets

Should the Clearly Extinct Woolly Mammoth Be Reclassified as Endangered?

Maybe, if the goal is to protect elephants from the ivory trade.
August 30, 2019
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scientists at work

Researchers Track the Tick Boom With Linen Squares and Lint Rollers

The blacklegged bloodsuckers go on three "quests" in their life, each time seeking a blood meal.
August 28, 2019
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neanderthals

An Iranian Cave, a Neanderthal Tooth, And an Ice-Age Murder Mystery 

Lions, cave bears, and leopards, oh my!
August 27, 2019
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chill like a ...

Vikings Relaxed by Skating on Bones and Hunting on Skis

To chill like a marauding Norseman, drop your sword and take up these ancient winter sports.
August 22, 2019
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chill like a ...

Did Stone-Age Humans Paint for Fun?

This summer, chill like an ancient hominin and make some art.
August 19, 2019
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chill week

An Emotional Support Dog Is the Only Thing That Chills Out a Cheetah

Like humans, the notoriously nervous cats can use a surrogate best friend.
August 19, 2019
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volcanoes

Found: A Stash of Mystical Charms and Amulets in Pompeii

The ash-encased city always manages to surprise.
August 15, 2019
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mountains

In Ethiopia, Ancient Humans Lived on Thin Air and Giant Mole-Rats

The earliest high-altitude settlement in Africa came as a surprise.
August 13, 2019
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festivals

The True Glory of Woodstock Is That They Managed to Clean Up So Well

Archaeologists are finding evidence of the landmark festival anyway.
August 13, 2019
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biodiversity

The Last Refuge of Eurasia’s Giant River Dwellers

From poaching and dams and climate, sturgeon in Georgia are facing extinction.
August 8, 2019
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gorillas

What Nut-Eating Gorillas in Gabon Mean for Human Evolution

Researchers spent 6,000 hours documenting their diet.
August 7, 2019
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earth

Found: A Spaceship-Shaped, 500-Million-Year-Old Sea Creature

High-altitude fossils from the deep, deep past.
August 5, 2019
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extinct animals

For Sale: A Bison's Skull Straight From the Ice Age

The safe way to encounter horns this big.
August 2, 2019
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iron age

Found: A Mysterious Warrior From Late Iron Age England

Some associate him with a real-life Asterix, though less successful in resisting the Romans.
July 30, 2019
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england

The World's Shortest War Ended Less Than an Hour After It Started

But it’s not easy to say how long the Anglo-Zanzibar War actually was.
July 29, 2019
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amazon

Two Tiny Monkeys Are Critical to Restoring the Amazon, With Their Poop

These tamarins have an affinity for disturbed rain forest.
July 29, 2019
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underground railroad

The Last Stand of Brooklyn’s Underground Railroad

A rowhouse with a storied history is facing demolition.
July 23, 2019
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maori

A Breeding Breakthrough for New Zealand's Chubby Night Parrot

Chicks born by artificial insemination offer new hope for the endangered kākāpō.
July 19, 2019
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auctions

For Sale: The First Telegram of World War II, Sent a Few Days Before World War II

You might call it a miscommunique.
July 18, 2019