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automata

How an Antiquarian Horologist Brings Tiny Machines Back to Life

The minutiae of restoring 18th-century technology.
February 06, 2017
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snails

Watch a Snail Lay Pink Eggs

Bloop...bloop...bloop.
January 09, 2017
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elections

The 1915 Map That Helped All Women Get the Vote

Suffrage maps appeared on drinking glasses, baseball programs, parade floats, and sandwich boards.
November 07, 2016
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books

Watch a Book Being Made the Old-Fashioned Way

Slowly, and by hand.
September 20, 2016
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video wonders

Watch the Magic of Metal Chain-Making

Oh, so that's how it works.
September 15, 2016
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events

Food Forests, Fairy Tales, and Other Upcoming Utopia-Themed Events

Where will you find that perfect place?
September 14, 2016
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beauty

Watch a Clip from the Glory Days of the Pageant Swimsuit Competition

Things were cringey yet compelling in 1981.
September 12, 2016
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time

Meet One of the World's Few Female Clock Whisperers

Lili von Baeyer keeps historic timepieces ticking.
August 24, 2016
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olympics

The First American Woman to Win an Olympic Championship Didn't Even Know It

Margaret Abbott spent her entire life unaware that she had won the top golf prize at the 1900 games.
August 10, 2016
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events

Dueling Insects, a Murder Mystery, and Other Intriguing Rivalry-Themed Events

For those of you with a slight competitive streak.
August 08, 2016
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underwater week

Watch a Terrifying Stargazer Fish Ambush its Prey to Upbeat Jazz

These things don't mess around.
July 18, 2016
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idaho

The Self-Proclaimed Center of the Universe is in Wallace, Idaho

This came as a surprise to New York City.
July 13, 2016
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video wonders

Watch this Gob of Clay Turn into a Human Hand

Sculptor Philippe Faraut makes a mighty fine mitt.
July 12, 2016
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animation

Watch This Metal Bird Lay and Hatch the Most Incredible Egg

Stop-motion was pretty wacky in 1930.
July 06, 2016
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camera obscura

The Man Who Took This Photo Was Accused of Being an Enemy of the State

A look back at the Young Pioneers of Soviet Russia.
July 06, 2016
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video wonders

Watch Paint Spill into Beautifully Soothing Patterns

So hypnotic.
June 29, 2016
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competitions

Wax Bullet Duels Were the Paintball Fights of 1909

Prideful men could fluff their feathers without anyone ending up dead.
June 29, 2016
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weather

Who Needs a Weather App When You Can Get This Weather Stick?

Swap your Apple phone for an actual branch.
June 28, 2016
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reproduction

The Blobby, Dazzling World of Insect Eggs

Can you identify any of these bug eggs?
June 24, 2016
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bug

Watch a Stick Insect Lay Eggs to a Smooth Jazz Soundtrack

Up close, personal, and syncopated.
June 23, 2016
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police

Police Find Swarm of Bees Intentionally Placed in Car’s Trunk

No.
June 21, 2016
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bug

How to Choose the Pet Bug That's Right for You

Consider the millipede.
June 21, 2016
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See the Future at The Creators Project and the All-new Prius Future Forward Event in Chicago

Three fascinating and immersive artist installations, plus a Prius Piano.
June 17, 2016
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birds

Watch Ducklings Follow Various Creatures That Are Not Their Mom

It's not their fault; they've just imprinted.
June 16, 2016