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Found: Three New Sea Slugs That Were Victims of Mistaken Identity
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Found: Three New Sea Slugs That Were Victims of Mistaken Identity

One has been named after a former president who had a thing for marine conservation.
November 22, 2017
For Sale: A Wire From Thomas Edison's 1880 City Lighting Demo
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For Sale: A Wire From Thomas Edison's 1880 City Lighting Demo

The insulated copper wire was used to illuminate the inventor's New Jersey home.
November 21, 2017
Found: Archaeological Evidence of Bronze Age Lupine Initiation Rituals
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Found: Archaeological Evidence of Bronze Age Lupine Initiation Rituals

Dog sacrifice, lawless war-bands, and coming of age on the Russian steppes.
November 21, 2017
Found: The Massive Skeleton of a Steller's Sea Cow
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Found: The Massive Skeleton of a Steller's Sea Cow

A 17-foot-long sirenian emerges on a remote Russian island.
November 17, 2017
We're All Citizens of the Garbage Patch State
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We're All Citizens of the Garbage Patch State

An Italian artist has created an imaginary homeland for all of our plastic waste.
November 16, 2017
Found: Rare Seahorses Living in the River Thames
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Found: Rare Seahorses Living in the River Thames

A recent spike in seahorse sightings is more evidence of a river revival.
November 16, 2017
Found: The Last Piece of a Jigsaw Masterpiece by René Magritte
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Found: The Last Piece of a Jigsaw Masterpiece by René Magritte

The fourth and final part of a painting hidden under other paintings ends an 80-year mystery.
November 15, 2017
Found: Biomolecular Evidence of the World's First Wine
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Found: Biomolecular Evidence of the World's First Wine

Neolithic jars from Georgia contain residue of a tasting 8,000 years ago.
November 14, 2017
Found: The Wreck of Chile's 'Titanic'
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Found: The Wreck of Chile's 'Titanic'

After decades of searching, the site where 400 lost their lives has been identified.
November 13, 2017
Found: A Cuneiform Marriage Contract That Addresses Infertility and Surrogacy
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mesopotamia

Found: A Cuneiform Marriage Contract That Addresses Infertility and Surrogacy

They had two years to procreate, or a hierodule would be hired.
November 10, 2017
A Short History of the Supernova, From Ancient China to the New 'Zombie Star'
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A Short History of the Supernova, From Ancient China to the New 'Zombie Star'

Going out with a bang.
November 10, 2017
Found: A Grasshopper Embedded in a Van Gogh
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Found: A Grasshopper Embedded in a Van Gogh

One of the perils of painting outdoors.
November 08, 2017
Found: A Rare Carved Stone That Could Rewrite Art History
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greece

Found: A Rare Carved Stone That Could Rewrite Art History

A miniature masterpiece from the Greek tomb of the "Griffin Warrior."
November 07, 2017
Found: One of the Oldest Things in the Universe
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Found: One of the Oldest Things in the Universe

A newly observed galaxy formed just after the Big Bang.
November 06, 2017
Toys Are Taking Vacations and Seeing the World (Without Their Owners)
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france

Toys Are Taking Vacations and Seeing the World (Without Their Owners)

A social media trend has spawned travel agencies and even passports—just for stuffies.
November 03, 2017
Found: A Barnacle-Covered Basketball Lost at Sea
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Found: A Barnacle-Covered Basketball Lost at Sea

Spalding, did you see Wilson out there?
November 03, 2017
How ‘Photo Detectives’ Have Helped Reveal Irish History
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ireland

How ‘Photo Detectives’ Have Helped Reveal Irish History

The National Library of Ireland asked the public for help, and the public provided it.
November 02, 2017
Found: A Key Piece in the Puzzle of Giraffe Evolution
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evolution

Found: A Key Piece in the Puzzle of Giraffe Evolution

A new member of the family.
November 02, 2017
Found: A Giant Planet Orbiting a Tiny Star
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Found: A Giant Planet Orbiting a Tiny Star

NGTS-1b defies what we thought we knew about how planets form.
November 01, 2017
Destroyed by Fire in 1849, Canada's First Parliament Building Gives Up Its Secrets
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Destroyed by Fire in 1849, Canada's First Parliament Building Gives Up Its Secrets

Odor control was a significant concern.
October 26, 2017
The Saga of a Long-Lost 15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book
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The Saga of a Long-Lost 15th-Century Illuminated Prayer Book

The Luneborch manuscript vanished, and was lost for decades only to reappear again in a mysterious package.
October 25, 2017
In China, Ghosts Demand the Finer Things in Life
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In China, Ghosts Demand the Finer Things in Life

The Hungry Ghost Festival provides them with paper effigies of money, food—and iPhones.
October 19, 2017
Found: A Long-Lost Roman Theater in Jerusalem
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israel

Found: A Long-Lost Roman Theater in Jerusalem

Roman ruins emerge deep beneath the Western Wall.
October 16, 2017
Imagining What Houses Drawn by Kids Would Look Like in Real Life
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Imagining What Houses Drawn by Kids Would Look Like in Real Life

A solar-powered pyramid, a house with legs, and titanium fortress.
October 16, 2017