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glaciers

Climate Change Is Coming for America's National Parks

Goodbye, glaciers.
September 25, 2018
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satellite

Striking Satellite Images of Cities on the Brink

A fresh perspective on the fragility and resilience of our world.
September 24, 2018
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construction

Creating Disneyland Was Like Building a Brand New City

Even Magic Kingdoms need urban planners.
September 19, 2018
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asteroids

Instead of Hot Lava, These Cosmic Volcanoes Spew Ice

The dwarf planet Ceres is studded with cryovolcanoes.
September 17, 2018
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mammal

The Great British Hedgehog Census Is Prickly Business

To understand what's happening with the beloved critters, first you have to find them.
September 14, 2018
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waves

From the Frying Pan Tower, a Front-Row Seat to Hurricane Florence

A camera is live-streaming the storm.
September 13, 2018
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jewelry

Lost: Rings Holding the Hair of Philosopher Jeremy Bentham

Among the elaborate plans for his death were 26 Victorian mourning rings. What happened to them?
September 13, 2018
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internet

The Upside of Freaking Out About Insects on Twitter

When people post about bugs and birds, ecologists can gain some solid data.
September 12, 2018
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constellations

Behold, a Massive Knit Map of the Cosmos

Three colors of yarn, seven panels, and all 88 constellations.
September 11, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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everyday wonder

How to Turn Plants Into Tinctures, Like an Ancient Alchemist

A beginner's guide to extracting flavors from herbs and flowers.
September 07, 2018
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ecology

How Escaped Pets Took Over Florida

When store-bought animals are released, they may go from pet to pest.
August 31, 2018
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microbes

The Secret World Inside Tiny Fog Droplets

From the Namib Desert to Maine, fog is teeming with life.
August 30, 2018
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ecology

A Day in the Life of a Pennsylvania Plant Detective

Researchers are comparing age-old herbaria with muddy riverbanks to track decades of ecological change.
August 28, 2018
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stamps

For Sale: Fancy Canceled Stamps That Recorded Daily Life in a Connecticut Town

Postage-sized portraits of life during Reconstruction.
August 27, 2018
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everyday wonder

How to Decode the Shells You Find Washed Up on the Beach

A beginner's guide to identifying conchs, chitons, and more.
August 27, 2018
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solar system

Revisiting a 1958 Map of Space Mysteries

What have we learned about the cosmos over the past 60 years?
August 24, 2018
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navigation

The Bat-Loving Naturalists Translating the Silent Language of the Night

Listen in as they swat away mosquitoes and brave a dark forest to eavesdrop on echolocation.
August 20, 2018
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egypt

Found: A Mummification Recipe From Prehistoric Egypt

New research shows ancient embalmers were using resins and gums far earlier than we thought.
August 16, 2018
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memory

The Crack Squad of Librarians Who Track Down Half-Forgotten Books

Reuniting stumped readers with the books from the edges of their memories.
August 06, 2018
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mars

Everybody Shut Up! We're Listening to Mars

When the red planet comes close to Earth, some people have tried to tune in to see if it has anything to say.
August 03, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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bivalves

New York's Insatiable Appetite for Truly Enormous Oysters

A massive mollusk recently found in the Hudson River is the latest example of two centuries of appreciating behemoth bivalves.
August 01, 2018
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microbes

How Microbes Commute on the Hong Kong Subway

Meet the smallest straphangers.
July 31, 2018
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plastic

Found: The Last Traces of Unspoiled Ocean

They're few and far between.
July 30, 2018
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landmarks week

In a Historic Building, Your Feet Might as Well Be Jackhammers

Museums want visitors, but many must also grapple with the vibrations they cause.
July 27, 2018