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Sweden's Plan to Physically Move a City Before It Sinks into the Ground

The Kiruna Church—congregation and building alike—is getting ready to move. (Photo: Christoffer Sawicki/CC BY-SA-2.0)Maybe you remember moving to a new town as a child; the uneasiness of your first day...

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Canadian Couple Invites 1,000 Cats to Their Wedding

A cat actively participates in a bridal party. (Photo: lemonjenny/CC BY-ND 2.0)Cat lovers, we have a new item for your “#RelationshipGoals” check list: get married before an adoring army of feline...

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An Incredibly Rare Bird Has Been Rediscovered in Brazil

 An 1893 illustration of the blue-eyed ground dove. Until recently, the bird had never been photographed. (Illustration: John Gerrard Keulemans/Public Domain)In 2015, the IUCN Red List, which assesses...

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British Cemetery Haunted by Peanut-Butter-Loving Baby Fox

Another fox "haunting" a cemetery. (Photo: Dan Davison/CC BY-2.0)It’s Saturday evening. You’ve stopped by the local cemetery to pay your respects to your dearly departed grandmother. Only a few other...

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The Invention that Tamed America, and the Town Obsessed with It

Different types of barbed wire on display at the Barbed Wire Museum in LaCrosse, Kansas. (Photo: David Howells/Getty Images) Could anything be less friendly than barbed wire? Its whole purpose is to...

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Why the First Cremation in the U.S. Was So Controversial

LeMoyne Crematory in Pennsylvania. (Photo: Lee Paxton/CC BY-SA 4.0)"Things were a little ghostly," wrote a reporter for the Philadelphia Times, setting the scene for a morbid public spectacle. The...

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Found: A Rare ‘Werewolf’ Kitten Born Without a Breeder

Here's Eyona. (Photo: TEARS Animal Rescue)In Cape Town, South Africa, volunteers for an animal rescue group have found a kitten belonging to what’s sometimes called the “world's rarest breed of...

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These Stunning Maps Highlight the Tricks in a Cartographer's Toolkit

46.0167° N, 7.7500° E, Bundesamt für Landestopografie, Zermatt, 1997. Scale 1:25,000 (shown at half size)
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Sydney’s Jazz Age Criminal Queens Ruled the Streets With Razors

The mugshots of Tilly Devine. (Photo: Courtesy State Archives of New South Wales)In the 1920s, Australia was under the dominion of British King George V. But on the streets of Sydney, two female...

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Hundreds of Yellow Butterflies Attend Ceremony for Gabriel García Márquez's...

Telegraph Pics: Gabriel Garcia Marquez's ashes laid to rest in Cartagena, Colombia syndica… https://t.co/TrZzIJkLVQpic.twitter.com/0fCKbYe9my— Truth (@FindSource) May 23, 2016After the death of...

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India Launches Its First Space Shuttle

(Photo: ISRO)The international space race got a little hotter Monday, after India said they'd successfully launched a tiny space shuttle 43 miles into the air, taking another step forward in its...

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Mars Will Soon Be the Closest It's Been to Earth in 11 Years

Mars is usually a long ways away: up to 250 million miles, in fact. But it can also get much closer, the distance varying according to its orbit. On May 30, according to NASA, that distance will be its...

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See The Bosch Parade's Bizarre, Buoyant Works of Art

The skeleton of a mermaid floats down a river. A man rides a giant horn along the currents. A man desperately tries to put out the fire on his sinking boat. Though these images may feel as though they...

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A Dry Town Goes Wet After More Than a Century

Kelly Green Brewing Co. on Broadway in Pitman, NJ. (Photo: Jackson Kuhl)On its second night open, Kelly Green Brewing Co. unlocked its front door promptly at 5 p.m. By 5:05 the line from the bar...

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Watch a Drunk Man in a Zoo Enclosure Trying to Shake a Lion's Hand

Watch: ‘Drunk’ man jumps into lion’s cage at Hyderabad zoo, rescued unhurt https://t.co/D2J3wE4sB3pic.twitter.com/soagv1NgZJ— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) May 23, 2016There are some things that you...

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Watch Two Rare Albino Alligators Get Gnarlier Than Usual

In the chorus of her recent hit song "Formation," singer/dancer/force-of-nature Beyoncé implies that the animal incarnation of a "hater" is an albino alligator.Unlike haters, however, albino alligators...

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Found: A Hidden Population of Tasmanian Devils

A devil at rest. (Photo: Wayne McLean/CC BY 2.0)Tasmanian devils aren’t doing so hot. There’s only one known place in all of Tasmania where wild devils live without developing facial tumor disease, a...

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This Relaxation Competition Finds Out Who Can Chill the Best

This past Sunday, at a public park in Seoul, dozens of citizens sat on small blue blankets, wearing athletic numbers and looking straight ahead. But they weren't stretching, hydrating, or otherwise...

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What the Most Alluring Women of 17th Century England Looked Like

A portrait gallery at Windsor Castle, royal residence of Charles II. (Image: Public Domain)On a wood-paneled wall in the Communications Gallery of London's Hampton Court Palace hang 10 portraits in a...

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How One Man's Desire to Flaunt His Wealth Became a Book of Psalms

A representation of a sheep's pen. (Photo: Unknown/Public Domain)Many people in the Middle Ages learned to read and worship by studying their psalters, or personal copies of the Book of Psalms, often...

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