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wildlife

In Australia, Aboriginal Knowledge and the Mystery of Fairy Circles

Building connections between tradition and science.
June 6, 2023
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summer of wonder 2023

A Reading List to Start Your Summer of Wonder Right

Whether at the beach or in your backyard, these books will inspire and delight.
May 26, 2023
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iron age

In England, Bar Hill's 'Skull Comb' Is an Iron Age Mystery

The unusual artifact hints at how ancient communities may have treated their dead.
May 17, 2023
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american south

Reclaiming Georgia's Stone Mountain Through Haunting Landscape Images

Photographer Sheila Pree Bright wanted to find a new way of seeing the site and its connection to centuries of racism.
April 21, 2023
Gastro Obscura
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a seat at the table

The Chef Bringing His Global Culinary Experience to Côte D'Ivoire

Chef Rōze Traore is creating an international menu with an Ivorian heart.
April 13, 2023
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wildlife

Introducing Untold Earth: A New Video Series From Atlas Obscura and PBS

Explore North America's most unique natural wonders with us.
April 12, 2023
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spices

How Did a Medieval Spice Cabinet Survive 500 Years Underwater?

Exotic saffron, black pepper, ginger, cloves, and more offer a look into how Scandinavian royalty lived.
March 28, 2023
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african-american

Beneath an Old Fireplace, Evidence of the Spirituality of the Enslaved

The finds are also enriching understanding of the formative years of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
March 21, 2023
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shapes

The Mystery Beneath the 'Honeycomb' Patterns of Salt Deserts

After years of hypotheses that came up short, a physicist has finally found a solution.
March 9, 2023
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archive

How Communities Are Uncovering Untold Black Histories

Historians and citizen archivists in New Hampshire are using old records to tell long-overlooked stories.
March 3, 2023
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archives

The Forgotten Kenyans Who Excavated Ancient Monuments

A new exhibition celebrates the African archaeologists and excavators omitted from historical records.
February 24, 2023
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postal

The Little Known History of World War II's All-Black, All-Female Battalion

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion helped connect soldiers on the front lines with their families back home.
February 14, 2023
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secret lives of museums

A Mysterious Cézanne Portrait Was Hiding Under the Layers of a Still Life

An X-ray offers a glimpse into the painter's early years.
February 1, 2023
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How Awe and Everyday Wonder Can Shape Our World

A new book aims to show how emotion "really gets us to be other-oriented, kinder, more focused on caring for the natural environment."
January 24, 2023
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coins

Can an Old Coin Solve the Mystery of a Lost Roman Emperor?

Examining whether a ruler slipped through the cracks of a tumultuous century.
January 17, 2023
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masks

In Ghana, the New Year Starts With a Fancy Dress Masquerade

Once a colonial tradition, a creative festival has been elevated to new heights.
January 11, 2023
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holidays with a twist

In Liberia, Christmas Is the Time of the Dancing Devils

These masked dancers are part of traditional celebrations in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Ivory Coast.
December 21, 2022
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year in wonder 2022

A Year of Stories About Indigenous Achievement and Innovation

This year we highlighted ideas around the world to address some of our most persistent problems.
December 21, 2022
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holidays with a twist

Will Venezuela's Christmas Roller-Skating Tradition Make a Comeback?

Las patinatas—"the skating"—dates back to the 1950s.
December 13, 2022
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labor

How Photos Tell the Story of a Migrant Farm Community to a New Generation

“I see the collection as a tool for uncovering what is already there."
December 8, 2022
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archives

The Quest to Preserve Syria's Cassette Tape Era

Keeping sounds, stories, and cultural memory alive through years of conflict.
November 29, 2022
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automotive history

After a Decades-Long Ban, San Jose's Lowriders Are Ready to Cruise Again

This vibrant culture never faded away in the city's Mexican American community.
November 18, 2022
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objects of intrigue

This Is the First List of Japanese Americans Incarcerated in Internment Camps in WWII

The new work of art includes 125,284 names.
November 10, 2022
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espionage

Get a Peek Inside the New CIA Museum

The clandestine government organization is digitizing its collection.
November 4, 2022