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honey

The Zen Beekeeper Returning Hives to the Wild

By handling bees with his bare hands, Michael Joshin Thiele seeks to better understand them.
June 12, 2019
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travel writing

The Egyptian Egg Ovens Considered More Wondrous Than the Pyramids

A hatching system devised 2,000 years ago is still in use in rural Egypt.
March 29, 2019
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livestock

The Italian Farmer Returning Chickens to the Wild

His chestnut forest is home to thousands of hens.
March 01, 2019
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cooking

Reviving the Lost Tradition of Cooking Flowers

It was once common across rural Italy.
November 12, 2018
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greenhouses

Journey Into the World’s First Underwater Farm

A team of Italian divers is growing basil, tomatoes, and strawberries.
July 27, 2018
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easter

Every Easter, a Sicilian Town Builds a Cathedral out of Bread

It's a competitive team sport.
March 30, 2018
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unusual encounters

What Is It Like to Live Alone on an Island for 30 Years?

Mauro Morandi has been the sole resident of Budelli, Italy, for decades, but that time may be coming to an end.
March 06, 2018
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penguins

Found: A Secret Penguin Supercolony in Antarctica’s Danger Islands

Good news for the future of Adélie penguins.
March 02, 2018
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picasso

Found: Details of Picasso's Plan for His Most Massive Work of Art

"Bust of a Woman" would have soared 100 feet over Tampa.
March 01, 2018
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art history

Found: The Earliest Depiction of Breast Cancer, in Renaissance Paintings

The disease may have been relatively common in the 16th century.
February 28, 2018
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evolution

Found: A 5.5-Million-Year-Old Ancestor of the Red-Eared Slider

The ancient relative of a popular (but invasive) pet.
February 27, 2018
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ring

Found: A 700-Year-Old Ring Adorned With St. Nicholas

It was probably lost by a medieval pilgrim on his way to the Holy Land.
February 26, 2018
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national monument

Found: A Rich Collection of Triassic Fossils at Bears Ears

Another wonder from a wild place now left unprotected.
February 23, 2018
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villas

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
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ocean

These Marine Bacteria Can Change Their Colors in Different Types of Light

One researcher called them "planktonic chameleons."
February 22, 2018
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belize

Found: A New Species of Shark

New research shows that Atlantic sixgills are distinct from their Indo-Pacific cousins.
February 21, 2018
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boxing

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
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picasso

Found: A Hidden Painting Underneath a Picasso

The Spanish master painted his 1902 masterpiece "The Crouching Woman" over a landscape composition.
February 19, 2018
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france

Found: 19th-Century Champagne Bottles in a Collapsed Cellar

"They’ll definitely be tasted, but we’re taking our time.”
February 16, 2018
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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
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rituals

Found: An Ancient, Watery Grave in Sweden

Why were these Mesolithic skulls mounted on stakes?
February 14, 2018
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sun

Found: Neolithic Spiderweb Stones in Denmark

They may have more to do with the sun than with arachnids.
February 13, 2018
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china

Are China’s Days of Hot Drinking Water Over?

Bottled water or thermos—pick a side.
February 13, 2018
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ice skating

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