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olympics

Watch the Construction of an Olympic Pool in 30 Seconds

A Michael Phelps-paced time-lapse triumph
August 2, 2016
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china

This Map Proves Britain Loves Tea More Than Anyone Else

The British Isles desired to best China as the tea drinking capital of the world.
August 1, 2016
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video wonders

Watch This Hawk Investigate A Weather Camera

Yes Mr. Hawk, you're right to complain about the heat.
July 28, 2016
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india

The 9,000-Mile Sea Journey of an Irradiated Indian Mango

Can the delicate mango ever become a seafaring fruit?
July 26, 2016
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mexico

Watch These Death-Defying Mexican Dancers Fly

In a centuries-old tradition, the performers leap from a 100-foot pole.
July 25, 2016
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media

An Exclusive Look at the Leaked PR Agenda of the 1936 Republican National Convention

80 years ago, GOP tactics included "racial choirs."
July 22, 2016
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underwater week

How to Keep 500 Miles of Underwater Pipeline Secret

The little-known, highly complex fuel route that helped the Allies defeat the Nazis.
July 20, 2016
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legos

Watch This Lego Train Enjoy a Sweet Ride To Underwater City

Attention, passengers: this video may cheer you up.
July 20, 2016
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beach

How to Steal a Beach

The California Coastal Commission says that a mining operation has been illegally taking precious sand for years.
July 18, 2016
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dancing

Watch a Most Violent Dinner-Party Dance

It's okay, they're meant to be hitting and kicking each other.
July 14, 2016
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cats

Everything We Know About the Cat Living at 10 Downing Street

Meet Larry.
July 12, 2016
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map monday

This Map Shows How the Presidential Election is 1888 Repeating Itself

The election was fought over trade.
July 11, 2016
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playgrounds

When Babies Used to Play in Cages Hanging Out the Top Floor Window

It was the high life for these British kids.
July 8, 2016
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black history

Inside the Oldest Labor Union for Black Musicians

Founded in an era of segregation, the New Amsterdam Musical Association is one of New York's most fascinating—and unknown—cultural landmarks.
July 6, 2016
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tennis

What Women's Wimbledon Outfits Looked Like in the Swinging Sixties

Meet Teddy Tinling and his tennis-themed minidresses.
July 1, 2016
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female explorers

The 1890 Version of 'Wild' Saw a 10-Week Slog Through the Carpathian Mountains

Feminist travel writer Menie Muriel Dowie was understandably irate about her book's reception.
June 30, 2016
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england

A Brief History of the Referendum

From 13th century Switzerland to Brexit.
June 24, 2016
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bug week

Watch a Caterpillar Become a Butterfly in Under 3 Minutes

A stunning transformation in time-lapse format.
June 24, 2016
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bug week

The Drone Killing Insect Pests on Farms In Japan

Meet Agri Drone.
June 22, 2016
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spiders

The Bronx Bug Whisperer and His Traveling Insect Zoo

Can insects and humans get to know each other?
June 22, 2016
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bug week

The Founder of the Boy Scouts Hid Maps in Insect Drawings

Can you find the secrets in these bug illustrations?
June 20, 2016
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manhattan project

New App Explores the Secret Development Location of the First Atomic Bombs

Take a virtual tour of Los Alamos Laboratory, home of the Manhattan Project.
June 15, 2016