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Places visited in Villavieja, Colombia
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botany

Rare Albino Redwoods May Hold Clues to Ecosystem Health

Once thought to be a burden to neighboring trees, these 'ghosts of the forest' may actually benefit them.
July 9, 2021
Gastro Obscura
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drinks

The Tea Sommelier Seeking Out China's Rarest Brews

Shunan Teng is on a mission to preserve and promote legendary teas.
June 23, 2021
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lunar new year

Malaysia Has Turned Lion Dancing Into a Gravity-Defying Extreme Sport

Meet some of the troupes taking an ancient tradition to new heights.
February 9, 2021
Gastro Obscura
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fruit

Tracking Down the Long-Lost Orchards of the California Gold Rush

Amigo Bob Cantisano and his team are on the hunt for "green gold."
December 4, 2020
Gastro Obscura
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gardens

Inside the Arctic Greenhouses Where the Summer Sun Never Sets

A greenhouse network provides locals with everything from jalapeños to flowers.
September 22, 2020
Gastro Obscura
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orchards

A Franken-Forest of Fruit Trees Is Growing on Governors Island

The project will rescue forgotten peaches, plums, and apricots.
June 22, 2020
Gastro Obscura
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meat

The Artist Trying to Explain Kentucky's 'Meat Shower' of 1876

A historical head-scratcher inspired the world's worst jelly bean flavor.
February 7, 2020
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extinct animals

The French Missionary and the English Duke Who Saved a Chinese Deer From Extinction

A conservation tale 120 years in the telling. 
January 24, 2020
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dioramas

How Chinese Artisans Turn Dead Cicadas Into ‘Hairy Monkeys’

These traditional handicrafts require exoskeletons, magnolia buds, and a steady hand.
December 19, 2019