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seeds

70 Percent of the World’s Macadamia Nuts Came From One Tree in Australia

Call it the Genghis Khan of macadamias.
June 03, 2019
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jobs

Wanted: An Expert Gardener to Oversee a Castled Cornish Island

St. Michael’s Mount requires a horticulturalist with the agility of a mountain goat.
May 31, 2019
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snorkeling

It’s Not So Easy to Rename a Species With a Problematic Moniker

One scientist argues that we should reconsider the Bobbit worm.
May 31, 2019
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satellite

London Creates Its Own Clouds

Scientists discovered that large cities produce enough heat to change the atmosphere.
May 30, 2019
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detectives

A Trio of Fluffy Detectives Is on a Quest to Save the Endangered Alpine Stonefly

Australia's best insect trackers are very, very good boys.
May 24, 2019
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poaching

Bangladesh’s Tigers Bounce Back After a Poaching Crackdown

This mangrove forest holds one of the world’s largest remaining wild populations of tigers.
May 23, 2019
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trends

Why Were Medieval Europeans So Obsessed With Long, Pointy Shoes?

Going to foolish lengths for fashion.
May 22, 2019
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repatriation

Germany Will Return a 15th-Century Cross to Namibia

The 11-foot, 1.1-ton cross could once be glimpsed from the ocean.
May 21, 2019
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pollen

'Botanical Sexism' Could Be Behind Your Seasonal Allergies

More diversity in city trees would probably be a good thing.
May 17, 2019
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neanderthals

These Tiny Teeth Suggest Neanderthals Evolved Earlier Than We Thought

They came from Spain’s eerie “Pit of Bones.”
May 16, 2019
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contest

A Village in France Will Pay You $2,240 to Decipher a Rock

We hope you like reading in all caps.
May 14, 2019
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river

Found: 7 Ancient Footprints of a Giant, Flightless Bird

They could be up to 12 million years old.
May 13, 2019
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scandal

The Prussian Grifter Who Swindled Her Way to Her Own One-Woman Show

Bertha Heyman lived a life in and out of jail and on and off the stage.
May 10, 2019
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butterflies

A Butterfly Conservation Lab Takes Flight in a Women's Prison

It's also helping incarcerated women reconnect with nature.
May 09, 2019
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female scammers

The English Servant Girl Who Pretended to Be an Exotic Island Princess

Mary Baker, better known as Princess Caraboo, convinced an entire town she was eccentric royalty.
May 09, 2019
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female scammers

The Parisian Fraudster With Complicated Tales of Imaginary Millionaires

Thérèse Humbert played French bankers like fiddles to live in the lap of luxury.
May 08, 2019
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female scammers

The Victorian Influencer Who Peddled Poisonous Beauty Elixirs

Sarah Rachel Russell sold exotic makeup that turned out to be mostly arsenic.
May 07, 2019
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races

For Sale: Preserved Manure From a Kentucky Derby Winner

Just $200 can get you a resin-encased chunk of horse racing history.
May 06, 2019
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female scammers

The Liechtensteinian Lady Burglar and Her Mysterious Trunk

Barbara Erni stole from countless inns thanks to a chest with a secret hidden within.
May 06, 2019
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nature preserves

Mexico’s Newest Nature Reserve Will Be a Former Prison

Octavio Aburto and other Mexican ecologists want to preserve the pristine reefs of the Isla Marías penal colony.
May 03, 2019
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3d

Found: A 99-Million-Year-Old Millipede, Perfectly Preserved in Amber

The newly described species has a five-unit compound eye and an unbristled butt.
May 02, 2019
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auroras

Scientists Demystify the Celestial Phenomenon Known as STEVE

It's way cooler than an aurora.
April 30, 2019
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plankton

How a 90-Year-Old Quest for Plankton Uncovered Early Plastic Pollution

All praise to the tireless continuous plankton recorder.
April 30, 2019
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crustaceans

Found: The Goofiest Crab That Ever Lived

It has the legs of a sea scorpion, the body of a lobster, and the eyes of an enormous larva.
April 26, 2019