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wales

Found: The Likely Birthplace of King Henry VII

Think of it as the first Tudor mansion.
September 17, 2018
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south

What a South Carolina Ghost Story Says About Hurricanes and History

The Gray Man was a warning that it was time to leave.
September 14, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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breweries

Found: Evidence of the Oldest Beer Ever Brewed

It's possible that beer even came before bread.
September 12, 2018
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ukraine

It's Rosh Hashanah, and a Ukrainian Town Is Bursting With Jewish Pilgrims

For the first time, Israel has opened a temporary consulate to help manage the chaos.
September 10, 2018
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facial hair

Found: A Coin That Stopped the Tsar's Police From Shaving You

It's one of the oldest ever found.
September 07, 2018
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paleontology

Found: The First Known Footprints of an Elusive Sabre-Toothed Cat

And they tell us about how they hunted.
September 06, 2018
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letters

For Sale: Writing Advice From Mark Twain

The famed author didn't think much of young writers (unless they experienced great personal tragedy).
September 04, 2018
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siberia

Found: Remains of a Half-Neanderthal, Half-Denisovan Ancient Human

We finally have first-generation evidence that our ancestors interbred.
August 22, 2018
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france

Scientists Have Found a New Way to Keep Shipwrecks in Shape

Step one: acquire magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles.
August 21, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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pasta

Science Can Now Break a Strand of Spaghetti Into Just Two Pieces

Also, you're not supposed to break spaghetti.
August 14, 2018
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casino

Las Vegas Boulevard Just Took a Step Back in Time

The iconic, illuminated Silver Slipper has been restored to its original look.
August 08, 2018
Gastro Obscura
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peppers

To Discourage Rodents From Eating Seeds, Scientists Are Getting Spicy

A ghost pepper–based coating could help ecosystems recover from wildfires.
August 06, 2018