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seahorses

A Chain of Seahorse Hotels Is Coming Soon to Sydney Harbour

"If you build it, they will come."
December 13, 2019
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stupas

How the Library of Congress Unrolled a 2,000-Year-Old Buddhist Scroll

“It was the most fragile object we have ever encountered.”
December 12, 2019
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microscopes

Checking in on the Algae of a Brooklyn Reservoir with a Microbiologist

Sally Warring knows a lot about what we can't see.
December 10, 2019
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turtles

The World's Tiniest Sea Turtles Keep Getting Stranded on Cape Cod

Floating devices called "drifters" are helping oceanographers understand why.
December 9, 2019
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fossil

How a Fossilized Snake With Legs Fits Into the Lineage of Lizards

“Snakes are just fancy lizards,” says one evolutionary biologist.
December 6, 2019
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explosions

In France, a Bloody WWI Battlefield Has Become a Wildlife Refuge

Toads, orchids, bats, and hundreds of millions of unexploded shells.
December 6, 2019
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tribes

An Engraved Tomahawk Offers a New, Native History of a Battle

The weapon may have belonged to a Lakotan warrior named Stranger Horse.
December 4, 2019
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cotton

Found: The Oldest-Known Photograph of Enslaved African Americans With Cotton

The daguerreotype records their faces, but not their names.
December 4, 2019
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abolitionsim

The Grave of Nancy Adams, Who Thrice Escaped Slavery, Is Now a Symbol of Freedom

It has been designated as part of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom.
November 26, 2019
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mushrooms

A Wave of Colorful ‘Coral’ Fungi Is Washing Over Wales

The magenta-colored blooms are rare but easy to spot.
November 26, 2019
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extinction

In the Field With the Intrepid, Dedicated Snailers of Hawaiʻi

Tiny gastropods, huge undertaking.
November 22, 2019
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ants

The Saga of the Cannibal Ants in a Soviet Nuclear Bunker

And how scientists tried to free this formic Donner Party.
November 20, 2019
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beetle

Found: Pollen on a 99-Million-Year-Old Beetle, in Amber

The pollen-dusted beetle pushes back the earliest evidence of insect-flower pollination by 50 million years.
November 19, 2019
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repatriation

How the Wiyot Tribe Won Back a Sacred California Island

The tribe finally completed a ceremony interrupted by a massacre in 1860.
November 15, 2019
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seahorses

Taiwan’s Pygmy Seahorses Have a Robust Social Media Presence

Scientists used it to conduct a survey of them in the country's dive hotspots.
November 14, 2019
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bones

This Five-Legged Cat Mummy Is Not as Strange as It Seems

A recently scanned cat mummy was probably not a scam, but the remains of animals that died on a sacred site.
November 13, 2019
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chemistry

Found: Surprisingly Modern Paint on an Ancient Egyptian Gate

How did a pigment that Vermeer used in the 1600s wind up on Egyptian art from the 6th century BC?
November 12, 2019
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stained-glass windows

For Sale: Two Tiffany-Style Windows From a Historic South Side Church

The auctioneers think they’re Tiffany, but it’s actually hard to prove.
November 12, 2019
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stars

A Minefield of Purple Urchins Devastated Kelp Forests in California

Warm water and "sea star wasting disease" helped urchins take over the coast, a new study finds.
November 8, 2019
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mounds

The Glittery Legacy of Lead at a Historic Native American Site

A shiny mineral called galena, once prized by the Mississippian people, left its mark on the soil.
November 7, 2019
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company town

The Strange Second Life of Ohio's 'Big Basket' Building

In 2020, guests will be able to bask in the glory of a seven-story, basket-shaped hotel.
November 5, 2019
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mosques

The Sacred Afterlives of Buffalo’s Vacant Churches

The best way to preserve a church in a shrinking city is often to convert it to a mosque or temple.
November 4, 2019
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woods

How an Ancient Himalayan Forest Wound Up at the Bottom of the Indian Ocean

Trees seem to have cascaded down mighty mountain rivers in a matter of weeks.
November 1, 2019
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legendary afterlives

The Ghostly Japanese Fireball Spirits That Live On in Pokémon

The digital descendants of 'yōkai' can be spotted in many Japanese games.
October 29, 2019