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tudors

Found: The Original Home of England's Doomed '9-Day Queen'

Stone structures beneath Bradgate House may be the real birthplace of Lady Jane Grey.
July 01, 2019
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jewish

Mazel Tov: Cuba’s First Jewish Cemetery Gets an Overdue Makeover

As Havana prepares to celebrate 500 years as the country’s capital, the 109-year-old site is coming back to life.
June 28, 2019
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sewers

Please, Stop Flushing Live Goldfish Down the Toilet

Or anything else that doesn't belong there, for that matter.
June 24, 2019
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migrations

How Many People Did It Take to First Occupy Australia?

Scientists are looking deeper into how the continent's first people arrived.
June 21, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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blueberries

The Key to Bodacious Blueberries Is a Bumper Crop of Bees

To attract them, though, it helps to have forest nearby.
June 18, 2019
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glowing

China’s Bioluminescent Blue Tears Are Beautiful and Associated With Toxic Blooms

And scientists are making new discoveries about them using satellite imagery.
June 14, 2019
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walls

Invasive, Photogenic Plants Are Taking a Toll on Istanbul’s Ancient Walls

One researcher is recommending a zero-tolerance policy.
June 11, 2019
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clay

Ancient Fingerprints Help Unravel Just Who Was Making Pots at Chaco Canyon

New research shows it wasn't as gendered as once thought.
June 05, 2019
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earth

A Swarm of Aftershocks Swept Through Yellowstone, From a Quake 60 Years Ago

Earthquakes are just plain inscrutable.
May 31, 2019
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volcanoes

An Explorer's Famed Infographic May Have a Big, Fatal Flaw

Alexander von Humboldt might have been using the wrong mountain.
May 29, 2019
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virtual reality

Walk Through the Halls of Scotland's Lords of the Isles (Virtually)

A digital reconstruction revives a medieval seat of power.
May 23, 2019
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japanese gardens

How Do You Move a 320-Year-Old House Across an Ocean?

A historic structure in Japan is making its way to California.
May 23, 2019
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mystery

Found: A New Plain of Massive Stone Jars in Laos, Used to Store the Dead

The society responsible for them remains a mystery.
May 21, 2019
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deep sea

How to Explore a Shipwreck From the Comfort of Your Couch

Without the training, equipment, and utter terror.
May 16, 2019
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pacific

Deep in the Ocean’s Trenches, The Legacy of Nuclear Testing Lives

The discovery of "bomb carbon" miles below the surface shows how deep human impact goes.
May 14, 2019
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atlantic

Found: For the First Time, Deep Sea Tube Worms Near the U.S. East Coast

You never know what you'll find when you turn over a rock.
May 10, 2019
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library

An Ancient Snapshot of Native Taiwanese Culture

A newly available Library of Congress collection shows the lives of an oft-overlooked minority.
May 08, 2019
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internet

Celebrate Children’s Book Week With Rare Titles Courtesy of the Library of Congress

A hundred years and counting of promoting childhood literacy.
May 02, 2019
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glaciers

Glaciers at World Heritage Sites Are Melting Before the World’s Eyes

A new inventory shows just how at risk these icy giants are.
May 01, 2019
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amazon

Found: One of the Oldest Burial Sites in the Amazon

The discovery could change what we understand about the rainforest's ancient settlements.
April 26, 2019
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dust

Why It's So Hard to Study the Toxic Dust Blowing From Earth's Youngest Desert

It all comes down to something scientists call "ground truth."
April 25, 2019
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ocean

Sand Tiger Sharks Are Drawn to North Carolina's Shipwrecks

They return to the same sunken vessels over and over again, and researchers are trying to figure out why.
April 23, 2019
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mammal

Found: One of the Largest Carnivorous Land Mammals Ever, in a Museum Drawer

Despite its massive size, it had been overlooked for 40 years.
April 18, 2019
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britain

Found: Mysterious Ritual Burials From the Iron Age

Ancient Britons had a complicated relationship with the dead.
April 16, 2019