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Gastro Obscura
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curry

For Sale: A Rather Unappetizing Coin Celebrating Berlin's Iconic Currywurst

The sausages are worth saluting, but look better in person.
January 16, 2019
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map monday

It’s Not Easy to Map the 100 Largest Islands in the World

Things quickly get contentious.
January 14, 2019
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whales

Whales Remix Each Other's Songs, Nearly 3,000 Miles Apart

Humpback whales separated by a continent can sound pretty similar.
January 11, 2019
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military

Exploring a World War II Gun Battery That's Hiding in Plain Sight

It's just a short ferry ride from Portland, Maine, and it's really easy to miss.
January 10, 2019
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illuminated manuscripts

How a Blue Tooth Led Scholars to a Medieval Manuscript Mystery

And illuminated the hidden contributions of a female artist.
January 09, 2019
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fatberg

7 Big Things That Are Smaller Than This Fatberg

A water company in Devon, England, found the enormous blob clogging the sewer.
January 09, 2019
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anatomy

Turning Anatomical Drawings Into Mosaics, Stone by Stone

An artist is making massive monuments to medical illustration.
January 08, 2019
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streetcars

Mapping Old Rail Routes Like Contemporary Subways

They're dreamy.
January 07, 2019
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anthropocene

Humanity Has Managed to Change Places We've Barely Even Visited

From the Mariana Trench to the Moon, we don't have to be in a place very much to muck it up.
January 04, 2019
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asteroids

What Does This Alien Minor Planet Look Like?

A peanut? Or maybe a bowling pin?
January 03, 2019
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brazil

Step Inside Brazil’s Museu Nacional, Before the Devastating Blaze

A new digital tour helps visitors jump back in time.
January 02, 2019
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fatberg

The Year in Grossness

2018 was chock-full of nauseating delights.
December 28, 2018
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celebration

Ringing in the New Year With a Confetti Collector

3, 2, 1, little bits of paper!
December 27, 2018
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construction

A Convenient New Commute for Washington's Coyotes

Above a busy highway, a safe new wildlife crossing in an area that will soon see many more.
December 21, 2018
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construction

Bringing Life Back to a Massive Miniature of Hollywood's Heyday

This model city is ready for its close-up.
December 20, 2018
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meteorites

What the Heck Was That Squiggle in the Sky?

No, it's not a chemtrail. Or space junk. Or aliens.
December 20, 2018
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migrations

Tiny Dragonflies Travel Hundreds of Miles, to Mate and Then Die

One generation commutes one way, the next comes back.
December 19, 2018
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service

8 Tips for Seeing a Familiar Place in a Totally New Way

Get ready to fall in love all over again.
December 18, 2018
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charles dickens

Charles Dickens Couldn't Stop Tinkering With 'A Christmas Carol'

He revised and revised whenever he took his show on the road.
December 17, 2018
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for sale

For Sale: A Lonely Island, With Penguins for Neighbors

Pebble Island could be your windy getaway.
December 14, 2018
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botanical illustration

How to See the Poetry in Plants

A botanist made fantastical sketches of the rain forests' natural wonders.
December 14, 2018
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cards

For Sale: Relics From a Circus Musician’s Life on the Road

Outside the big top, this artist did a lot of sightseeing.
December 13, 2018
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how to

How Do You See a Familiar Place in a New Way?

Tell us about how you find wonder in spots you encounter all the time.
December 11, 2018
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sea monsters

For Sale: A 16th-Century Map of Iceland, Roamed by Fantastic Beasts

Meet the menagerie.
December 10, 2018