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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
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for sale

For Sale: A Civil War-Era Checkerboard Featuring Union Generals

A themed version of the board game, to help stave off wartime boredom.
April 11, 2019
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surveyors

Nepal's Mounting an Expedition to Discover if Everest Has Shrunk

The long history of measuring the world’s highest point.
April 09, 2019
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africa

Found: The Last Survivor of the Atlantic Slave Trade

Research has placed a new name in a special place on the list of 'Clotilda' survivors.
April 04, 2019
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persia

Centuries of Persian Manuscripts, Now at Your Fingertips

A deep, cosmopolitan archive appears online for the first time.
April 02, 2019
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prehistoric

Found: The Largest River Delta the Earth Has Ever Seen

Everything is bigger in Pangaea.
March 28, 2019
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empire

When Garbage Collection Stops, Your City Might Be in Trouble

A Byzantine trash heap reveals the slow decline of a desert culture.
March 26, 2019
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trains

Found: York’s First Railway Station

Workers uncovered evidence from a pivotal moment in the city's modern history.
March 22, 2019
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artifacts

Found: A Ship Once Described By Herodotus

A wreck discovered in the Nile suggests the ancient Greek historian's description was spot on.
March 19, 2019
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lakes

Found: A Lake in Death Valley, the Hottest and Driest of the U.S. National Parks

It was not a mirage.
March 15, 2019
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waterfalls

Waterfalls Can Just Spontaneously Happen

A new study suggests that creating these natural wonders doesn't require external forces.
March 15, 2019