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obscura day 2017

A Wayback Machine for Early 20th Century Tunes

The Internet Archive has a surprisingly deep collection of records made of insect secretions.
May 4, 2017
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flowers

A Gnat in Amber With an Important Stowaway: Ancient Orchid Pollen

Orchids are much older than we thought.
May 4, 2017
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facial hair

A WWI Anthrax Outbreak Was Caused by Shaving Brushes

Lathering up could be painful.
May 3, 2017
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minor threats

Watch a Great White Shark Breach—Just Feet Away

Why, hello there.
May 2, 2017
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europe

Tiny Gadheim Will Be the New Center of the EU, Thanks to Brexit

EU flags will soon grace a German field.
May 2, 2017
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lakes

The Great Salt Lake's Mercury Mystery

A bunch of toxic mercury is suddenly missing from the bottom.
May 1, 2017
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planets

The Largest Centaur in the Solar System Has Rings

That's the minor planet, not the mythical creature.
April 28, 2017
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mars

Practicing Looking for Life on Mars in Chile's Atacama Desert

A test run on Earth is a whole lot cheaper.
April 27, 2017
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time lapse

This 'Flightlapse' Offers a Stunning View of the Milky Way

A rare view of the night sky from inside the cockpit of a 777.
April 26, 2017
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planets

A Distant Orb Named DeeDee Is Reigniting the Planet Definition Debate

If Pluto and DeeDee aren't planets, then maybe Earth isn't either.
April 26, 2017
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bowling

Watch the Fastest Perfect Game Ever Bowled

Ben Kertola rolled 12 strikes in less than 90 seconds.
April 25, 2017
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plastic

Wax Worms Have a Voracious Appetite—for Plastic Bags

Let's hope these caterpillars are very, very hungry.
April 24, 2017