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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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zoos

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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roman

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 08, 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 07, 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 05, 2019
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paleontology

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

The safe way to encounter horns this big.
August 02, 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
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protest

Found: A Seditious Cufflink From the Colonial Resistance Wardrobe

It holds a semi-secret message of opposition to the king.
July 10, 2019
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italy

A Century-Old Botanical Catalog Shows How Urban Plant Life Has Changed

In Bologna and other cities around the world, it’s the age of the hardy invader.
July 09, 2019
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climate change

Why California's Droughts Killed More Than 100 Million Resilient Trees

The lack of water ran very, very deep.
July 03, 2019