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The Cambridge pub where Francis Crick announced that he and James Watson had discovered the DNA double-helix.
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Teen Corrects NASA Error
The International Space Station was showing an anomaly.
March 23, 2017
Verkhoyanskiy ulus, Russia
The Batagaika Crater
The giant Siberian crater known locally as the "doorway to the underworld" is expanding every year.
Added by AaronNetsky
In 1971, Stanford Students Did an Interpretive Dance to Demonstrate Protein Synthesis
March 10, 2017
Monument to the Laboratory Mouse
This cuddly rodent has a place of honor at a Russian institute for genetic research.
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The 4 Places on Earth to Look for the Earliest Evidence of Life
It's hard to find rocks more than 3.6 billion years old.
March 08, 2017
The 100-Inch Hooker Telescope
Join us at the birthplace of modern astronomy as we gaze through the same telescope used by Edwin Hubble to discover that the universe is expanding.
In 1959, British Scientists Carefully Perfected the Pickled Onion
It was all for the "notoriously fickle pickle-fancying public."
February 24, 2017
San Jose, California
Lupe the Mammoth
A life-sized mammoth sculpture marks the spot where the remains of a Columbian mammoth were discovered in 2005.
Added by James Ricci
Why Did Medieval Artists Give Elephants Trunks That Look Like Trumpets?
Maybe not just because they didn't know what elephants looked like.
February 10, 2017
Grave of Fredric J. Baur
The inventor of the iconic Pringles can was so proud of his invention he was buried in one.
Added by Luke J Spencer
Giant 'Luecke' Signature
A Texas landowner spelled out his name with three miles of trees, a giant signature that's been used by NASA to evaluate satellite imagery.
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U.S. Naval Observatory Master Clock
The most accurate timepiece in the world.
Added by Elliot Carter
The World's Most Powerful 'Super Laser' Has Been Created
It's about the pulses, not the watts.
January 26, 2017
Leninskiy rayon, Russia
The Kamera (The Chamber)
The laboratory where the Soviet secret police invented exotic poisons used to kill dissidents in hideous and (mostly) untraceable ways.
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The Scarpetta House
A model home in the Medical Examiner's Office in which grisly death scenes are staged to train forensic investigators.
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The First Observations of Sea Ice Came From 8th-Century Irish Monks in Iceland
They were actually searching for God.
January 20, 2017
Scientists Have a New Idea About the Origins of Namibia's Fairy Circles
Two competing theories could both be true: Termites and plants both contribute to the circles' creation.
January 18, 2017
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