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treasure

In England, Coroners Decide What Is Treasure and What Is Not

“It’s a bizarre holdover from a previous age.”
December 12, 2019
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underwater

Reconstructing a Shipwreck Site as an Underwater Exhibit

The Dominican Republic's fifth Living Museum in the Sea has just opened.
December 11, 2019
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sounds

Interpreting the Squawks, Chirps, and Barks of Israel's Rock Hyraxes

Brevity is the soul of wit, but volume is what really gets you noticed. 
December 9, 2019
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migrations

Sled Dogs Have Long Been Central to Life in the Arctic

It certainly beats walking.
December 6, 2019
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cuneiform

After a Century Abroad, a Collection of Cuneiform Is Heading Home to Iraq

Some will remain in Philly, but only because they might be too fragile for the trip.
December 3, 2019
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manuscripts

Found: A Manuscript Sloppily Edited by Queen Elizabeth I

Her Latin was impressive, but her cursive wasn't.
December 2, 2019
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megalithic

Found: Central France's First Megalith

It's an elaborate tomb, with stones gathered from hither and yon.
November 26, 2019
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sharks

Found: A Sluggish Ancestor of the Great White Shark, in Kansas

A relic of North America’s shallow sea.
November 25, 2019
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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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reindeer

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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telescopes

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