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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 1, 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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art outside

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 8, 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 3, 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 2, 2019
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nest

Giant, Sprawling Yellow Jacket Nests Are Surging in Alabama

Warming winters may be responsible.
July 1, 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
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printing

How the Traditional Japanese Art of Fish Printing Inspired a Modern Art Form

Gyotaku was once a way to brag about the size of your catch.
June 26, 2019
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queer history

The Forgotten Trans History of the Wild West

It was a frontier in more ways than one.
June 21, 2019
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incas

To Decipher Peru’s Nazca Lines, Think Like an Ornithologist

Researchers believe the giant birds are more exotic than they seem.
June 20, 2019