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The 4 Places on Earth to Look for the Earliest Evidence of Life

For scientists searching for evidence of the most ancient life on Earth, there are just four places on the entire planet to look. Only in Québec, Labrador, Greenland, and East Antarctica is it possible...

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When Batgirl Saved the Day and Demanded Equal Pay For Women

Batgirl has had enough with the jokes about her salary.In the 1973 clip above, archived by the U.S. National Archives, the characters Batman and Robin from the 1960s Batman television series are...

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The American Government Is Searching For Its Own Lost Art

They are not America’s art police. There are no midnight raids, covert surveillance or undercover operations. Most everything is done through cordial emails, polite phone calls and, if necessary, civil...

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In Indianapolis, a Series of Ramps Just for Ducklings

Indianapolis installs tiny ramps on canal to help save ducklings from drowning https://t.co/gTvptaXUda— FOX59 News (@FOX59) March 8, 2017Who will save the helpless ducklings?! The City of Indianapolis,...

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How to Clear a Path Through 60 Feet of Snow, Japanese Style

Mt. Tateyama rises 9,892 feet in Japan’s Hida Mountains and is considered one of the country’s Three Holy Mountains. It also may be one of the snowiest mountains in Japan, and perhaps one of the...

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Found: Time Crystals, a New Phase of Matter

Two teams of scientists have successfully created “time crystals,” a state of matter first proposed in 2012. One team used the element ytterbium to created its crystals; another used diamond packed...

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In Phil Campbell, Alabama, His Name Is My Name Too

Up near the northwest corner of Alabama is a four-square-mile town called Phil Campbell. There is also a New York-based writer named Phil Campbell. Together, they’ve been able to create a loose...

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Goodbye, Azure Window

After a storied career that saw it appearing in Game of Thrones, various tourism brochures, and the daydreams of many deskbound workers, Malta's Azure Window fell into the sea Wednesday, the Times of...

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What Makes This Special-Edition VW Golf From the '90s Look So Cool?

In 1996, Volkswagen began making the rounds for the North American auto shows with a new color of its four-door Golf hatchback. Well, not “a” new color, really: the car that would come to be known and...

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Found: A Colossal Statue of Ramses II Hiding Under a Cairo Street

Steadily, from the muddy ground of a modern Cairo neighborhood, a giant statue emerged. The archaeologists who discovered this massive likeness, which would have been an estimated 26 feet tall in its...

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A Funicular Saves the Day

Reopening Kraftwerk #Amsteg#funicular to #Bristen after 6/3/17 road collapsed #Uri#standseilbahn#Gotthard#Switzerlandpic.twitter.com/Oew5RBKiQC— Funimag (@funimag) March 9, 2017Tucked high up on a...

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NASA Found an Indian Spacecraft Lost Since 2009

Ground control to Major Tom: NASA has just rediscovered a lunar satellite that was wandering on an unknown course around the moon, a bit lost in space.Locating small objects in the vast distances of...

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Someone Please Rent Texas's New Cowboy Boot House

Good news, Western fans! There is now a Texas home that will allow you to live inside of a cowboy boot.As reported by Texas’ ABC13, a brand new home in the city of Huntsville has just hit the rental...

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In 1971, Stanford Students Did an Interpretive Dance to Demonstrate Protein...

In the 1971, a group of 200 Stanford University students performed a rather strange interpretive dance. Wearing bright leotards and body paint, with balloons tied to their heads, they pranced and...

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The Unsung Delight of a Well-Designed Endpaper

When you open a book, an endpaper is the first secret hiding in between the covers, and a good one can deliver a jolt of wonder. “One of my favourite ways that designers provide surprise is through...

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Frog-Spotting in One of South America's Least Accessible Mountain Ranges

“The way we’re exploring this is not much different from how Humboldt or Wallace or Darwin got to these places 200 years ago,” José Padial explained one morning last February, as gauzy light slanted...

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The Day St. Louis Went From Spanish to French to American in Just 24 Hours

On March 10th, 1804—213 years ago today—the city of St. Louis went through a brief, well-organized identity crisis. The day before, it had been Spanish. In the morning, it was French. And as soon as...

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Philadelphia Construction Workers Have Unearthed Dozens of Centuries-Old...

If you’ve ever wondered how buildings become haunted, here's a data point: construction workers digging the foundation for a new apartment complex in Philadelphia recently uncovered dozens of...

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Found: An Increasing Number of Great White Sharks Off Cape Cod

During the summer, off the coast of Cape Cod, shark experts are looking for great white sharks. They’re conducting a five-year study of the shark population that summers in the area, and, as the...

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A Centuries-Old Malaysian Puppet Show Puts a New Spin on Star Wars

Southeast Asia has a long history practicing wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry. Dating as early as the 800s, the art, found in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Cambodia is considered one of the oldest...

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