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mosquitoes

Inside Burkina Faso’s Mosquito Dome, Where Venomous Fungus Is Put to the Test

An innovative research center dedicated to blood, biting, and beating back malaria.
June 14, 2019
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library

This Archive Captures Centuries of British Crime, From Cheese Theft to Murder

Eventually, these records will be made available online.
June 12, 2019
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deep sea

To Make a Field Guide to Life on Mars, First Head to the Deep Sea

Some scientists believe this is how we'll know what to look for.
June 12, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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processed food

In the Bronze Age, People Labored Over Cereal That No One Ate

They probably used the Cheerio-like rings in rituals, not the kitchen.
June 10, 2019
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botanical gardens

How Hawaiʻi Recognizes Its Best and Brightest … Trees

The state has some strict standards to be named an exceptional tree, and competition is pretty stiff.
June 07, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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bananas

The Surprising, Overlooked Artistry of Fruit Stickers

Kelly Angood curates an online museum of little, adhesive marvels.
June 06, 2019
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sun

Found: The First Film of a Total Solar Eclipse

Taken by a magician, the fragment marks the oldest surviving astronomical motion picture.
June 05, 2019
Gastro Obscura
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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