Smoke from Burning Amazon Turns São Paulo Afternoon into Midnight

This post was originally published on this siteThere’s so much smoke from wildfires in the Amazon rainforest that São Paulo plunged into darkness on Monday afternoon (Aug. 19), with

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Newly Discovered ‘Monster’ Penguin Was As Tall As an Adult Human

This post was originally published on this siteFish swam for their lives when they encountered a forbidding, ancient “monster” penguin that would have towered over today’s

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Amulets of Deities, Skulls and Phalluses Found in Ancient Pompeii

This post was originally published on this siteA stash of ancient amulets is seeing the light of day, now that archaeologists in Pompeii have unearthed the treasures from under a pile of ash

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Grave Robbers Missed These Ancient Greek Graves, Filled with More than a Dozen Skeletons

This post was originally published on this siteGrave robbers are usually a determined bunch, but for the past 3,400 years, unsavory burglars have managed to miss two ancient burial chambers just

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World’s Largest Frogs Can Move Rocks Half Their Weight … for Their Wee Pollywogs

This post was originally published on this siteThe world’s largest frogs may also have the best pollywog daycare on the market. To protect its wee tadpoles, these enormous amphibians build

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1100-Year-Old Viking ‘Beer Hall’ Discovered. But It Was Only for the Elites.

This post was originally published on this siteThere was likely no shortage of ale and good cheer at a recently unearthed Viking drinking hall, discovered by archaeologists on the island of

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So Much of the Arctic Is on Fire, You Can See It From Space

This post was originally published on this siteWildfires burning large swaths of Russia are generating so much smoke, they’re visible from space, new images from NASA’s Earth

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The Marshall Islands Are 10 Times More ‘Radioactive’ Than Chernobyl

This post was originally published on this siteSome of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean — such as the Bikini and Enewetak atolls — are still more radioactive than Chernobyl

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Egypt’s ‘Bent Pyramid’ Opens for First Time in More Than 50 Years

This post was originally published on this siteFor the first time since 1965, two pyramids built by the ancient Egyptians, including the unique “Bent Pyramid,” are being opened to the

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A Sunken Soviet Sub Is Raising the Radioactivity of the Norwegian Sea 800000-Fold. But Don’t Worry.

This post was originally published on this siteA Cold War Soviet nuclear submarine met disaster 30 years ago when it sank in the Norwegian Sea, leading to the deaths of 42 sailors. But instead of

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