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One Artist's Lifelong Quest to Create a Hidden Kingdom Called Rocaterrania
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imaginary world

One Artist's Lifelong Quest to Create a Hidden Kingdom Called Rocaterrania

Its full history, which is being told for the first time in a new book, doubles as autobiography.
October 19, 2017
Found: A Stolen Soldier's Jacket From World War II
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war history

Found: A Stolen Soldier's Jacket From World War II

It was being sold for $4.99 at a Goodwill in Minnesota.
October 19, 2017
Found: A 5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot
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children

Found: A 5,000-Year-Old Toy Chariot

Kids have been playing with miniature vehicles since the Bronze Age.
October 18, 2017
Found: The Foundations of an Ancient Temple of Ramses II
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temples

Found: The Foundations of an Ancient Temple of Ramses II

The remnants date back 3,200 years
October 17, 2017
For as Much as We Know About the World, There Are Still Dark Spots on the Map
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data

For as Much as We Know About the World, There Are Still Dark Spots on the Map

A new atlas aims to surprise.
October 16, 2017
What Do We Know About the Strange Sonic Attacks in Cuba?
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cia

What Do We Know About the Strange Sonic Attacks in Cuba?

Starting late in 2016, diplomats reported hearing loss and other severe symptoms.
October 13, 2017
Found: Viking Clothes With 'Allah' Embroidered in Silk
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vikings

Found: Viking Clothes With 'Allah' Embroidered in Silk

The designs were overlooked by researchers in the 1940s.
October 13, 2017
Found: The Elaborate Coal Belt Buckles of First-Century Women Warriors
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jewels

Found: The Elaborate Coal Belt Buckles of First-Century Women Warriors

Only 10 examples of these type of accessories are known in the world.
October 12, 2017
There's Gold in Switzerland's Sewage
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sewers

There's Gold in Switzerland's Sewage

Also, a whole lot of silver.
October 11, 2017
Found: The Cause of Durian’s Oh-So-Unique Smell
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smells

Found: The Cause of Durian’s Oh-So-Unique Smell

The fruit's genes work overtime to pump out sulphuric compounds.
October 10, 2017
Found: Evidence the Moon Had an Atmosphere for 70 Million Years
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moon

Found: Evidence the Moon Had an Atmosphere for 70 Million Years

It would have been at its thickest about 3.5 billon years ago.
October 09, 2017
Help Puerto Rico Recover by Mapping Damaged Areas
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map monday

Help Puerto Rico Recover by Mapping Damaged Areas

Response workers need the best possible information to direct aid.
October 09, 2017
New Orleans Has Been Using the Same Technology to Drain the City Since the 1910s
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floods

New Orleans Has Been Using the Same Technology to Drain the City Since the 1910s

The Wood screw pumps are mechanical marvels, but the turbines that power them are another story.
October 06, 2017
Found: Long-Lost Footage of Selena, the Pioneering Tejano Singer
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television

Found: Long-Lost Footage of Selena, the Pioneering Tejano Singer

A project documenting the overlooked history of Spanish-language TV turned up this haunting tape.
October 06, 2017
Florida Has More Archaeological Canoes Than Anywhere Else in the World
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native americans

Florida Has More Archaeological Canoes Than Anywhere Else in the World

The oldest dugout ever found there is almost 7,000 years old.
October 05, 2017
Found: The Wreck of the Very First Ship Sunk in World War II
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shipwrecks

Found: The Wreck of the Very First Ship Sunk in World War II

The Athenia was torpedoed the day England and Germany went to war.
October 05, 2017
Found: A Giant Bronze Arm From the Antikythera Shipwreck
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shipwrecks

Found: A Giant Bronze Arm From the Antikythera Shipwreck

The world's most intriguing shipwreck keeps giving up more secrets.
October 04, 2017
Found: An Orchid With Large Flowers and a Scent Like Champagne
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flowers

Found: An Orchid With Large Flowers and a Scent Like Champagne

What a beaut!
October 04, 2017
The Gruesome History of Making Human Skeletons
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body snatching

The Gruesome History of Making Human Skeletons

From quicklime to boiling to bugs.
October 03, 2017
A Legendary Fish Named ‘Pig Nose’ Was Caught for the Second Year in a Row
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fishing

A Legendary Fish Named ‘Pig Nose’ Was Caught for the Second Year in a Row

He had gained about 50 pounds.
October 03, 2017
Found: The Earliest Known Work of Fiction by Ernest Hemingway
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travel writing

Found: The Earliest Known Work of Fiction by Ernest Hemingway

Two researchers discovered a story written by the author when he was just 10 years old.
October 02, 2017
Found: The Last, Hidden Image That Rosetta Sent Back From a Comet's Surface
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space

Found: The Last, Hidden Image That Rosetta Sent Back From a Comet's Surface

The data was waiting on the server, unnoticed.
September 29, 2017
Forgotten Notebooks Chronicled the Lives of Congolese Trees for 20 Years
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archive

Forgotten Notebooks Chronicled the Lives of Congolese Trees for 20 Years

The data could help biologists understand how climate change is affecting forests.
September 28, 2017
Found: Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth, Dating Back 3.95 Billion Years
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geology

Found: Oldest Evidence of Life on Earth, Dating Back 3.95 Billion Years

The planet itself is 4.5 billion years old.
September 28, 2017