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Found: A Rich Collection of Triassic Fossils at Bears Ears
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Found: A Rich Collection of Triassic Fossils at Bears Ears

Another wonder from a wild place now left unprotected.
February 23, 2018
Documenting the Beauty of Italy's Abandoned Villas
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Documenting the Beauty of Italy's Abandoned Villas

The photographer Eleonora Costi spent the last four years tracking down her country's crumbling treasures.
February 22, 2018
These Marine Bacteria Can Change Their Colors in Different Types of Light
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These Marine Bacteria Can Change Their Colors in Different Types of Light

One researcher called them "planktonic chameleons."
February 22, 2018
Found: A New Species of Shark
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Found: A New Species of Shark

New research shows that Atlantic sixgills are distinct from their Indo-Pacific cousins.
February 21, 2018
Found: A Pair of Boxing Gloves From 2,000 Years Ago
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Found: A Pair of Boxing Gloves From 2,000 Years Ago

The leather items are considered to be the only surviving examples from the Roman era.
February 20, 2018
Found: A Hidden Painting Underneath a Picasso
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Found: A Hidden Painting Underneath a Picasso

The Spanish master painted his 1902 masterpiece "The Crouching Woman" over a landscape composition.
February 19, 2018
Found: 19th-Century Champagne Bottles in a Collapsed Cellar
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Found: 19th-Century Champagne Bottles in a Collapsed Cellar

"They’ll definitely be tasted, but we’re taking our time.”
February 16, 2018
Found: Eggs From a Butterfly Last Seen in Scotland 130 Years Ago
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entomology

Found: Eggs From a Butterfly Last Seen in Scotland 130 Years Ago

The white-letter hairstreak has been creeping north with warming temperatures.
February 15, 2018
Found: An Ancient, Watery Grave in Sweden
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Found: An Ancient, Watery Grave in Sweden

Why were these Mesolithic skulls mounted on stakes?
February 14, 2018
Found: Neolithic Spiderweb Stones in Denmark
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Found: Neolithic Spiderweb Stones in Denmark

They may have more to do with the sun than with arachnids.
February 13, 2018
Are China’s Days of Hot Drinking Water Over?
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Are China’s Days of Hot Drinking Water Over?

Bottled water or thermos—pick a side.
February 13, 2018
Found: The Fastest-Spinning Animal in the World
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Found: The Fastest-Spinning Animal in the World

Flattie spiders can do the equivalent of a triple axel in the blink of an eye.
February 12, 2018
Found: A Natural Egg-Incubator in the Deep Ocean
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Found: A Natural Egg-Incubator in the Deep Ocean

Who knew hydrothermal vents make such great nurseries?
February 09, 2018
Found: A Plant Bonanza Hidden in China's Caves
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Found: A Plant Bonanza Hidden in China's Caves

They may have served as a refuge for some species when the area was deforested.
February 08, 2018
Found: Fire-Shaped Wooden Tools Used by Neanderthals
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Found: Fire-Shaped Wooden Tools Used by Neanderthals

It's rare that wood survives for 170,000 years.
February 07, 2018
Found: An Unknown Language Spoken in a Single Malaysian Village
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Found: An Unknown Language Spoken in a Single Malaysian Village

It has no words for ownership and lots of ways to talk about sharing.
February 06, 2018
Found: First Evidence of Planets Outside the Milky Way
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Found: First Evidence of Planets Outside the Milky Way

3.8 billion light-years is really, really far away.
February 05, 2018
Found: A Spiral Mass Grave in Mexico City
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Found: A Spiral Mass Grave in Mexico City

Evidence of an elaborate ritual 2,400 years ago.
February 02, 2018
Found: A Fossilized Fish in a Monastery Flagstone
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Found: A Fossilized Fish in a Monastery Flagstone

A 10-year-old boy on a tour spotted the fossil and reported it to a local museum.
February 01, 2018
Up Close With the First and Only Millipede Lab in the United States
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millepedes

Up Close With the First and Only Millipede Lab in the United States

They got legs, and they know how to use them.
January 31, 2018
Found: A Medieval Knife That Was Used Like an Eraser
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Found: A Medieval Knife That Was Used Like an Eraser

It was probably some scribe's best friend.
January 31, 2018
Found: A Hammerhead Shark Nursery
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Found: A Hammerhead Shark Nursery

Another natural wonder in the Galápagos Islands.
January 30, 2018
Found: A Mesolithic Crayon
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Found: A Mesolithic Crayon

Ochre red was a popular color choice in prehistoric England.
January 30, 2018
Found: An 800-Year-Old Chess Piece
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Found: An 800-Year-Old Chess Piece

A medieval knight from Norway with Islamic-inspired patterns.
January 29, 2018