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rare

An Elusive 'Corpse Lily' Bloomed Larger Than Ever Before in Indonesia

The massive red flower also smelled really, really bad.
January 8, 2020
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endangered animals

A Tiny Alabama Fish, Twice Declared Extinct, Lives On Near a Car Factory

The spring pygmy sunfish and a Mazda Toyota plant are going to be neighbors.
January 6, 2020
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gold

In Upstate New York, Ancient Arthropods Can Get Turned Into (Fool's) Gold

Pyritized trilobites aren't just flashy—they preserve incredible detail.
January 3, 2020
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salt

Fish Flock to the Super-Salty Wastewater of the Sydney Desalination Plant

Sydney's technological solution for drought is having unexpected effects on marine life.
January 2, 2020
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bogs

Bogs Lose Their Carbon-Chomping Powers When Roads Cut Through Them

In Canada, roads disrupt wetland water flow and multiply methane emissions, a new study finds.
December 20, 2019
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jobs

9 Scottish Castles and One Neolithic Village Are Now Hiring

The jobs are simple, but the views are spectacular.
December 19, 2019
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queer history

Excavating a Queer History of Colonial Williamsburg

A new committee digs into the lives of 18th-century colonists who may have lived outside the norm.
December 18, 2019
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evolution

A Sea Lily Fossil in Utah Just Solved an Evolutionary Mystery

“This tears off one branch in the tree of life and rearranges it another way.”
December 16, 2019
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seahorses

A Chain of Seahorse Hotels Is Coming Soon to Sydney Harbour

"If you build it, they will come."
December 13, 2019
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stupas

How the Library of Congress Unrolled a 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Scroll

“It was the most fragile object we have ever encountered.”
December 12, 2019
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instagram

Checking In on the Algae of a Brooklyn Reservoir With a Microbiologist

Sally Warring knows a lot about what we can't see.
December 10, 2019
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turtles

The World's Tiniest Sea Turtles Keep Getting Stranded on Cape Cod

Floating devices called "drifters" are helping oceanographers understand why.
December 9, 2019
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fossil

How a Fossilized Snake With Legs Fits Into the Lineage of Lizards

“Snakes are just fancy lizards,” says one evolutionary biologist.
December 6, 2019
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explosions

In France, a Bloody WWI Battlefield Has Become a Wildlife Refuge

Toads, orchids, bats, and hundreds of millions of unexploded shells.
December 6, 2019
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tribes

An Engraved Tomahawk Offers a New, Native History of a Battle

The weapon may have belonged to a Lakotan warrior named Stranger Horse.
December 4, 2019
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cotton

Found: The Oldest-Known Photograph of Enslaved African Americans With Cotton

The daguerreotype records their faces, but not their names.
December 4, 2019
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abolitionsim

The Grave of Nancy Adams, Who Thrice Escaped Slavery, Is Now a Symbol of Freedom

It has been designated as part of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
November 26, 2019
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mushrooms

A Wave of Colorful ‘Coral’ Fungi Is Washing Over Wales

The magenta-colored blooms are rare but easy to spot.
November 26, 2019
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extinction

In the Field With the Intrepid, Dedicated Snailers of Hawaiʻi

Tiny gastropods, huge undertaking.
November 22, 2019
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ants

The Saga of the Cannibal Ants in a Soviet Nuclear Bunker

And how scientists tried to free this formic Donner Party.
November 20, 2019
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beetle

Found: Pollen on a 99-Million-Year-Old Beetle, in Amber

The pollen-dusted beetle pushes back the earliest evidence of insect-flower pollination by 50 million years.
November 19, 2019
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repatriation

How the Wiyot Tribe Won Back a Sacred California Island

The tribe finally completed a ceremony interrupted by a massacre in 1860.
November 15, 2019
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seahorses

Taiwan’s Pygmy Seahorses Have a Robust Social Media Presence

Scientists used it to conduct a survey of them in the country's dive hotspots.
November 14, 2019
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bones

This Five-Legged Cat Mummy Is Not as Strange as It Seems

A recently scanned cat mummy was probably not a scam, but the remains of animals that died on a sacred site.
November 13, 2019