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the pyramids at Giza

An Enduring Pyramid Mystery, Solved

Let's get something out of the way right off...
The two Mongolian climbers missing on Everest.

Two Mongolian Climbers Missing on Everest

Once again, climbers are going missing above 8,000m on...
Australian landcape

Mapping Human Migration Across Australia’s Lost ‘Atlantis’

Given Australia's gigantic scale and wild nature, archaeological research...
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Pilot Dick Rutan, First to Fly Around Earth Without Refueling, Dies at 85

Famed pilot Richard “Dick” Rutan has died. Rutan earned...
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X-Rays, AI Decode Plato’s Deathbed Words

How would you go about reading a rolled-up text...
orangutan before/after with and without a facial wound

Orangutan Seen Healing Own Wound with Plants, in World First

For the first time, an animal has been observed...
two lions having sex on top of a caged truck

Sex Safari: In the Mighty Jungle, the Lions, er, Don’t Sleep Tonight

It’s 2024, and sex positivity has never been higher....
colorful geologic map

China Announces Groundbreaking Moon Atlas

Chinese scientists took a big step forward for worldwide...
portrait of Robbi Mecus with a climbing helmet, giving a thumb's up

One Climber Killed, One Critically Injured After 300m Fall in Denali National Park

Two climbers fell approximately 300m while ascending Mt. Johnson...
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Oldest Trace of Earth’s Magnetic Field Discovered in ‘Beautiful, Weird’ Rocks

You’d be hard-pressed to find any force of nature...
brown bear on a roadside

In Japan, Bear Attacks Surge as Authorities Warn Hikers Away

A record number of bear attacks across Japan have...
climber on a step, colorful limestone wall

Seb Bouin Creates Another Savage Climb, Hints at Even Harder Project

Medium take: Seb Bouin is the world’s best sport...
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New Theory Gets Us One Step Closer to Understanding the Origins of Life

We know a lot about the origins of the...
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Watch Bengal Tigers Eat a Huge Crocodile

Suffice it to say it’s not easy to kill...
two soiled glass jugs in a mud cellar

George Washington’s Bottled Cherry Stash Unearthed

What did George Washington squirrel away under the floorboards...
Lunar cruiser

Van Life on the Moon!

There's a long tradition of science fiction gizmos pre-dating...
an enormous diamond

Hunting for the Birthplace of the World’s Rarest Diamonds

It’s hard to overstate the rarity of the Hope...
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Largest Snake of All Time Was Longer than a T-Rex — But ‘Gentle’

Imagine a snake longer than a shipping container —...
Illustration of the system that revealed the existence of Gaia-BH3.

Milky Way’s Biggest Black Hole 33 Times Bigger Than Our Sun

In the career of an astronomer, it’s hard to...
bumblebee on a yellow flower

Sleeping Bumblebees Can Survive a Week of Drowning

If you fall into a deep sleep in a...
a dolphin

Pacific Tribal Leaders Give Whales and Dolphins Legal Personhood

Tribal leaders from New Zealand, the Cook Islands, Tonga,...
Wisdom the albatross

Old But Bold: World’s Most Ancient Wild Bird Still Looking For Love

Pretty much any idea reality TV producers come up...
head shots of the billionaire and his mystery girlfriend

Investigation: Billionaire Staged Death on Matterhorn to Join Russian Girlfriend

Years after a supermarket billionaire went missing near the...

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