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everyday wonder

How to Find a Meteorite

It's a long shot—but if you're keen to look, here's how to start.
July 18, 2019
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construction

Does the Mystery of Stonehenge Involve Pig Fat?

New research says the megaliths may have been dragged to the site with the help of lard.
July 17, 2019
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boats

The Short Life and Strange Death of Maryland's Ghost Fleet

The long-languishing ships of Mallows Bay are getting a second life as a National Marine Sanctuary.
July 16, 2019
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models

Diving Into the Submerged History of Summer, Lake Tahoe–Style

3D models of sunken boats mean there's lots to explore—even for those who want to stay dry.
July 12, 2019
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for sale

For Sale: A Home Built in an Old Train Depot

House-hunting rail enthusiasts, rejoice.
July 11, 2019
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panoramas

The Painted Panoramas That Will Make You Yearn for Yosemite and Dream of Denali

Step into Heinrich Berann's sweeping portraits of America's national parks.
July 11, 2019
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conservation

Found: Very Old Paintings on the Fancy Vault Doors of Wyoming’s Capitol Building

Rugged mountains and peaceful streams were hidden under layers of brown paint.
July 08, 2019
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seaweed

Welcome to the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt, the Seaweed Superhighway

Researchers suspect that the smelly macroalgae will keep piling up on ocean shores.
July 05, 2019
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sun

How Do You Do Color Commentary for an Eclipse?

Live from space, it’s a grand celestial phenomenon!
July 02, 2019
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historic

Michigan Is Trying to Make Its Historic Markers More Accurate and Less Racist

It can take a lot of time—and some heavy bureaucratic lifting—to tell an honest story about a state's past.
June 28, 2019
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mythology

How the Tower of London's Ravenmaster Sets the Scene for Avian Romance

It's not easy making the big city feel more like the country.
June 27, 2019
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scotland

These Seaweed-Munching Sheep in Scotland Need Someone to Fix Their Wall

The small island of North Ronaldsay is looking for someone to repair the dyke that keeps the flock close to the shore.
June 25, 2019
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butterflies

Monarch Butterflies Really Need Your Urban Plants

A new paper argues that cities can make a lot more space for milkweed, in particular.
June 24, 2019
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everyday wonder

How to Find the Best Stuff in the Night Sky From Absolutely Anywhere

A beginner's guide to admiring stars, planets, and satellites—no mountaintop or fancy gear required.
June 21, 2019
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glaciers

How Old Spy Satellites Helped Scientists Peek In on Shrinking Himalayan Glaciers

Declassified reconnaissance images to the rescue.
June 19, 2019
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neolithic

Prehistoric People Built Little Artificial Islands in Scottish Lochs

Researchers nudged the construction date of some these landmasses, known as crannogs, back to the Neolithic period.
June 17, 2019
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bees

Minnesota Wants to Pay You to Care About Bees

Won't you please spare a thought (and some lawn space) for the rusty patched bumblebee?
June 14, 2019
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wales

The Ancient, Sunken Forest That Rises From a Welsh Beach

When it does, researchers rush in to study the age-old stumps.
June 13, 2019
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ice

What's Up With Those Deep Gashes in Antarctic Ice?

Researchers just got a closer look.
June 13, 2019
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paintings

An Old Painting of Vermont's Ancient Rocks Was Hidden Behind a Wall for Decades

The 1930s depiction of Lone Rock Point has finally resurfaced.
June 10, 2019
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swarms

A Ladybug Swarm Over California Was Huge Enough to Show Up on Radar

Aphids beware.
June 07, 2019
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dogs

How Russia's Space Dogs Inspired a Galaxy of Swag

The cutest little cosmonauts launched a zillion tchotchkes.
June 05, 2019
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united kingdom

The Most Remote Places in Britain Are Still Pretty Close to Roads

It's a reminder that there are vanishingly few places on Earth that don’t carry the traces of humans.
June 04, 2019
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street art

Meet the Mastermind Behind the Plywood Cartoons Invading Portland, Oregon

Bigfoot sightings are about to increase dramatically.
June 03, 2019