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reefs

Scientists Come Closer to Solving the Mystery of Coral Reef Halos

These light blue rings can be seen from space.
April 24, 2019
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sun

The Most Interesting, Spectacular Mirages Aren’t in the Desert

Spoiler alert: Try the Arctic or Sicily instead.
April 22, 2019
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lasers

Meet the Mother-Son Duo Translating Astrophysics Into Blackfoot

Corey Gray and Sharon Yellowfly want to bring gravitational wave astronomy to speakers of the language.
April 19, 2019
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bunnies

Found: Britain's First Pet Bunny

The rabbit was pampered and definitely not butchered.
April 18, 2019
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forensics

Researchers Have Recreated the Face of an Ancient Dog

The canine remains were buried in a tomb in Orkney, Scotland, over 4,000 years ago.
April 16, 2019
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epidemics

When Doctors Thought ‘Wanderlust’ Was a Psychological Condition

For decades, "pathological tourists" ended up in asylums or worse.
April 15, 2019
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blood food

The Weirdly Ornate Jars Designed Just for Precious Leeches

Victorian leech jars were beautiful—if somewhat ineffective—vessels for keeping the worms alive and out of sight.
April 11, 2019
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inventions

How Victorian Mediums Gave Shy Ghosts a Megaphone

Spirit trumpets helped the dead speak above a whisper.
April 10, 2019
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repatriation

Norway Will Finally Return Thousands of Artifacts to Easter Island

Sculptures, weapons, and human skulls will soon go back to the South Pacific.
April 08, 2019
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deep sea

Found: Hot Pink ‘Pagodas’ at the Bottom of the Sea

A deep-sea expedition uncovers a candy-colored oasis off the Gulf of California.
April 05, 2019
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queer history

The Beloved Japanese Novelist Who Became a Queer Manga Icon

Nobuko Yoshiya’s stories of frustrated, forbidden love helped establish a genre read by millions.
April 04, 2019
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astronauts

Wanted: Women Who Will Spend 60 Days in Bed, for Science

Space agencies are looking for 12 female participants for a microgravity study that’s every couch potato’s dream.
April 03, 2019
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shoes

Found: A Fancy Baby Boot From the 14th Century

Archaeologists in Switzerland unearthed a fragment of a very small shoe.
April 01, 2019
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balloons

This Erupting Italian Peak Is a Hotspot for Studying Volcanic Lightning

Though not much to see, Mount Stromboli is a scientist’s dream.
March 29, 2019
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alligator

Scientists Dropped Dead Gators to the Seafloor to See What Bites

It takes a lot to go from the bayou to the deep sea.
March 28, 2019
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dolls

Chinese Women Once Had to Point Out Their Medical Troubles on Ivory Dolls

For centuries, miniature ivory women helped real women seek medical help.
March 27, 2019
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darwin

The Extraordinary Life of the Freed Slave Who Taught Darwin Taxidermy

John Edmonstone was a mentor to the budding teenage naturalist.
March 25, 2019
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entomology

A Peek Inside the Extremely Metal Life of Lava Crickets

The volcanic bugs survive on dead plants, sea foam, and a dangerous sex life.
March 22, 2019
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china

Found: The First Egg Inside a Bird Fossil

Everything’s better with an egg on (or in) it.
March 20, 2019
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airbnb

Neighbors Have Escalated Their War on the Eccentric ‘Flintstone House’

Astroturf, dinosaurs, and the Great Gazoo pushed them over the edge.
March 18, 2019
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deep sea

Marine Snow Has Cooled the Planet With Dead Plankton for Millions of Years

The bodies of the tiny organisms lock away enormous amounts of carbon dioxide, and they’re in danger.
March 15, 2019
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octopus

See an Octopus Change Color as It Sleeps, Perchance Dreams

We know they're smart, but there's still a lot we don't know.
March 12, 2019