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evolution

In London, Natural History Museums Confront Their Colonial Histories

It's not as easy as returning stolen statues.
October 14, 2019
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paleontology

Are These Markings in South Africa the World's Earliest Sand Sculptures?

It depends on whether a natural process could explain them.
October 11, 2019
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renaissance

Why Renaissance Paintings Aren't as Green as They Used to Be

Once a brilliant hue, the pigment verdigris is now mostly brown.
October 10, 2019
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sound

Biologists in Panama Eavesdrop on Manatees for Their Own Good

In the murky waters of Bocas del Toro, you can't see the manatees, but you can hear them.
October 9, 2019
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mud volcanoes

Baby Alaskan Fur Seals Are Thriving Atop a Bubbling Undersea Volcano

They don't seem to mind the eruptions of Bogoslof Island, as long as there's squid and smoothtongue to eat.
October 4, 2019
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farming

Found: 588 Carp Teeth From China's Oldest-Known Fish Farm

Chinese farmers domesticated the common carp as early as 6200 BC, researchers say.
October 1, 2019
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siberia

This Terrible Mammoth Drawing Was a Giant Help to 19th-Century Naturalists

The first reconstruction from a flesh-and-blood mammoth looked more like a pig.
September 27, 2019
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buildings

For Sale: 19 Frank Lloyd Wright Houses, Including His Last

If you're over six feet tall, you may need to duck to enter.
September 25, 2019
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bat caves

To Save a Rare Cuban Bat, Biologists Conducted a Census by Pedicure

Studying the highly endangered species requires a little colorful creativity.
September 24, 2019
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migration

Australian Pygmy-Possums Are Starving Because Billions of Bogong Moths Are Missing

Without the moths, the possums (cute) may starve (not cute).
September 23, 2019
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botany

Centuries Later, America's First Female Botanist Lives On in a Community Garden

Jane Colden defied gender barriers to become an early expert in Linnaean taxonomy.
September 20, 2019
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irish

The Merriam-Webster of Medieval Irish Just Got a Major Update

A tiny group of scholars added 500 words and made 5,000 revisions to the Dictionary of the Irish Language.
September 19, 2019
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crime museums

For Sale: Bonnie and Clyde’s Sawed-Off Shotgun

Plus Bonnie’s poetry, wanted posters, and a bloodied bandage.
September 18, 2019
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deep sea

A Decade Later, the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Has Left an Abyssal Wasteland

A nightmare at 6,000 feet.
September 18, 2019
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mammal

Paleontologists Are Trying to Understand Why the Fossil Record Is Mostly Males

One theory is that reckless young bison and mammoths got into more trouble.
September 13, 2019
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activism

Is the End Coming for a Problematic California Grade School Tradition?

The mission model project has long glossed over the brutal treatment of Native Americans.
September 12, 2019
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endangered animals

How a Tiny Plant Made a Big Comeback in West Virginia

The running buffalo clover may soon be removed from the endangered species list.
September 11, 2019
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witch burnings

Scottish Authorities Are Trying to Reunite a 'Witch' With Her Skull

Lilias Adie's head has been missing since 1938.
September 9, 2019
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deep sea

The Ocean's Eerie Twilight Zone Is in Murky Legal Water

Scientists are trying to keep one of the world’s last great wildernesses intact.
September 5, 2019
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turtles

Found: Fossilized Tracks of Baby Sea Turtles in South Africa

Prehistoric squee!
September 4, 2019
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wool

In the Pyrenees Mountains, It’s Bears vs. Sheep vs. Humans

A bear named Claverina has stoked an age-old debate about where predators belong.
September 3, 2019
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imaginary world

Zoology’s Favorite Hoax Was an Island Rat That Hopped on Its Nose

Harald Strümpke didn’t just create a lost archipelago, he created a sensation.
September 3, 2019
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frog

Saving the World’s Last 14 Loa Water Frogs

The endangered amphibians were found camped out in a lonely brown puddle in Chile.
August 29, 2019
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gallery

California's Mexican-American History Is Disappearing Beneath White Paint

It’s surprisingly hard to protect beloved public art.
August 28, 2019