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illuminated manuscripts

Explore the Whimsical Flora of a 15th-Century Italian Folio

An herbal a day will take the green from your gills away—and perhaps apply it to your thumb.
May 28, 2020
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travel

Share the World’s Wonders With Atlas Obscura Zoom Backgrounds

Calling into work from the Gates of Hell has never been easier.
May 26, 2020
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dancing

To Work Out Like a Victorian Woman, Grab a Corset—and Don't Break a Sweat

In the march toward equality, these were among the first (dainty) steps.
May 22, 2020
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satellite

Mount St. Helens Is Going Green Again

Forty years of satellite imagery chronicles a remarkable floral comeback.
May 20, 2020
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fungus

A Viking Burial Barge Is Being Swallowed By Fungus

The maritime tomb in Norway is the first of its kind to be excavated in a century.
May 18, 2020
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warriors

To Work Out Like a Samurai, Swing a Stick, Take a Hike—or Push Some Pencils

Japan’s feudal fighters were plenty tough. But they didn’t ditch their day jobs.
May 15, 2020
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classes

Dig This: An Online Field School for Junior Archaeologists

At-home lessons and pro tips could help quarantined kids hit pay dirt.
May 13, 2020
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archive

This Vast Photo Archive Is Hidden Inside a Cold, Heavily Guarded Limestone Mine

Over 11 million Getty images are on ice near Pittsburgh.
May 11, 2020
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empire

Found: Possibly the First Recorded Death-by-Meteorite

Call it a cold case from space.
May 8, 2020
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museums and collections

Help Atlas Obscura Explore the British Museum’s Newly Digital Collection

There are 1.9 million objects to explore. What are you waiting for?
May 7, 2020
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mammal

How Island Evolution Forged a Bizarre Mammal in Ancient Madagascar

Back when reptiles were all the rage, Adalatherium really stood out.
May 4, 2020
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ice

Greenland Has a Grand Canyon Beneath Its Ice, Carved by Ancient Floods

Ancient topography lurks beneath the white expanse.
May 1, 2020
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lizards

Lizards Are Evolving in Response to Fierce Hurricane Seasons

They need to get a grip.
April 30, 2020
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deep time

One of Geology’s Great Mysteries May Actually Be Many Smaller Mysteries

The “Great Unconformity” is a big chunk of missing deep time.
April 28, 2020
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paleontology

What It’s Like to Find Prehistoric Dinosaur Tracks on the Ceiling

Of course, they are deep underground and came from 75-ton titanosaurs.
April 22, 2020
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accents

Prolonged Isolation Can Lead to the Creation of New Accents

Social distancing might not entirely change the way we talk, but a Mars expedition might do the trick.
April 20, 2020
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manuscripts

The Mystery of a Medieval Blue Ink Has Been Solved

Turns out it was hiding in plain sight by the side of a Portuguese road.
April 17, 2020
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ash

See the Soft Aquarelle Watercolors That Resulted From Krakatoa’s Big Bang

A set of paintings show the calm, lingering aftermath of a world-shaking event.
April 13, 2020
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mediterranean

Scientists Are Tracking the Ancient Luxury Market for Decorated Ostrich Eggs

“This is a shared understanding of bling, of what it means to be rich."
April 10, 2020
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antiques

A Show & Tell With Upstate New York’s 'Radio Guy'

His collection of scary-looking headgear from the past is sure to get into your head.
April 8, 2020
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sculptures

A Trailblazing Japanese-American Sculptor Is Getting Her Own Postage Stamps

Ruth Asawa also championed arts education—and had a great recipe for salt dough for sculpting at home.
April 6, 2020
Gastro Obscura
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neanderthals

Holed Up in a Portuguese Cave, Neanderthals Supped on Seafood

For skeptics, no amount of crab legs and speared shark are enough to upend the caveman stereotype.
April 6, 2020
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sleep

Why Europe's Cave Bears Were—and Weren't—Made for Hunkering Down

Their big sinuses were both an evolutionary boon and bust.
April 3, 2020
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epidemics

European Plague Doctor Garb Was Black, Beaked, and Very Bleak

These haunting uniforms make today's masks look tame.
April 2, 2020