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army

Why Does the U.S. Army Own So Many Fossils?

Turns out massive flood control projects are a great way to find dinosaurs.
August 07, 2019
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beauty

Researchers Concocted an Ancient Egyptian Perfume Perhaps Worn by Cleopatra

One archaeologist describes the spicy, musky scent as "the Chanel No. 5 of ancient Egypt."
August 06, 2019
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chemicals

Why a South African Petrochemical Plant Is Like Catnip to Servals

The wildcats are an example of resilience and adaptation.
August 02, 2019
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real estate

For Sale: Your Very Own (Extinct) Volcano

The regrettably named Posbury Clump could be yours for just $60,000 and change.
August 01, 2019
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hobby

These Cheeky Statuettes Were Part of Edo-Era Japan’s Answer to Pockets

Ornate netsuke were practical status symbols.
July 31, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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fair food

In This Moon Landing, Everything Is Made of Butter

A creamy new sculpture at the Ohio State Fair honors the Apollo 11 crew.
July 29, 2019
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bogs

One of Hawaiʻi's Rarest Bogs Just Got an 11-Year Makeover

Step 1: Evict all the pigs.
July 26, 2019
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construction

Oakland's Favorite Monster Is Back—and Greener Than Ever

A restoration project has given a once-iconic sculpture a new lease on life.
July 25, 2019
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invertebrates

The Strange Case of Mexico's Shrinking Jumbo Squid

Too many El Niños have diminished the "diablo rojo."
July 24, 2019
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deep sea

The Scaly-Foot Snail Is the First Deep-Sea Species Endangered by Mining

It’s a dubious honor.
July 22, 2019
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landscapes

Almost Every Bob Ross Painting in Existence Lives in a Virginia Office Park

Now some of the iconic American painter’s work is headed to the Smithsonian.
July 19, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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sushi

How Pink Slime Saved Sushi

Kathleen Drew-Baker’s study of British algae helped rescue Japan's nori industry.
July 18, 2019
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rivalries

Wisconsin and Minnesota Are Waging an Extremely Friendly War Over Who Has More Lakes

Wait, what the heck is a lake, anyway?
July 17, 2019
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feud

For Sale: A Titanic Survivor's Light-Up Cane

Ella White's battery-powered crutch guided her lifeboat to safety in 1912—and is now at the center of a family feud.
July 15, 2019
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snails

Can a Snail Too Tiny to See Save a Kentucky Forest From a Gas Pipeline?

Sometimes the little things matter.
July 12, 2019
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ship graveyards

Two Dutch Shipwrecks From WWII Just Vanished Near Malaysia

They were probably plundered by looters hunting for scrap metal.
July 10, 2019
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bug

Have You Seen Britain's Tiny Potential Tree-Killer, the Adorable Spittlebug?

They're kind of cute, but also carry a plant disease.
July 10, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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caviar

Africa’s Only Caviar Comes From a Lake in the Highlands of Madagascar

Three French entrepreneurs want to put the island-nation on the luxury food map.
July 08, 2019
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female scammers

Why Historians Are Reexamining the Case of the Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits

Mary Toft staged an elaborate hoax, but the pain was real.
July 03, 2019
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vaccines

Found: The Only Wild Koala Population in Australia That Is STI-Free

Chlamydia is a threat to the marsupials, so an island without it is a good sign.
July 02, 2019
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nest

Giant, Sprawling Yellow Jacket Nests Are Surging in Alabama

Warming winters may be responsible.
July 01, 2019
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vaudeville

The Singular Queerness of Old Coney Island

Drag kings, queer burlesque, and bathhouses abounded.
June 28, 2019
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construction

Big Kev the Australian Dinosaur Isn't Extinct, Just Hibernating

He may soon be replaced by another Big Thing, or a small swing.
June 28, 2019
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ocean

There's a Bizarre New Form of Plastic Pollution Colonizing Madeira

Plasticrust is one of humanity and nature’s worst collabs.
June 26, 2019