A cyclist rides his bicycle on the former border patrol road between East and West Germany.

Cycle Through History on the Iron Curtain Trail

The trail stretches 4,225 miles from the Barents to the Black Sea

The Fort William Henry Museum and Restoration in New York

Archaeologists Are Excavating the Battleground that Inspired 'The Last of the Mohicans'

For these students, archaeology field school is taking place on a very famous battlefield

MOLAB in Hopi Buttes (1967)

Looking Back at NASA's Strange Mobile Lunar Laboratory

Unfortunately, the odd-looking MOLAB remained earthbound

Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes bubonic plague

30,000 People In Quarantine After Bubonic Plague Kills One in China

Officials in China are taking dramatic precautions to ensure the disease doesn't spread

Mayflies at a gas station in the Trempealeau Mountain Staet Natural Area

This is What Millions of Mayflies Emerging All At Once Looks Like

A massive emergence of mayflies has blanketed parts of the country

An artist's rendition of the Cambrian seafloor

Take a Virtual Reality Trip to the Cambrian Explosion with David Attenborough

Admit it, virtual reality David Attenborough is something you've always wanted

Along I-95, 5,000 Years of History

Archaeological excavations along I-95 are digging up the past

Scientific fieldwork can be exciting, but can also create an environment where sexual harassment occurs a new study finds

64% Of Surveyed Scientists Have Experienced Harassment During Fieldwork

Female trainees are particularly vulnerable

Shiki 1, a Japanese White Pine Bonsai suspended from a weather ballon as it ascends to the edge of space for artist Azuma Makoto's project Exobiotanica

Artist Sends a Bouquet and a Bonsai to Space

What happens when you send a Bonsai tree to space? See for yourself

A hotel's welcome notice for Auke Dalstra of flight MH17 is seen at the arrival hall of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal on July 18, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia.

The Horrific Downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 Has Echoes in History

Lessons from history hint at what might happen next

The FBI's Next Worry: Self-Driving Car Bombs

That's ok. It's their job to worry

Gardens May Be Therapeutic For Dementia Patients

Adding green space to nursing homes might be a good idea

Chicago Is Trying to Blackout-Proof Its Downtown

Chicago is installing a cable that will prevent blackouts, at least within the Loop

An explosion in Harlem in March was attributed to a gas leak

Google's Street View Cars Are Now Mapping Gas Leaks

In partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund, Google is using its Street View cars to map out gas leaks

Salmon in a fish farm in Norway

This New Carbon Capture Project Turns Carbon Dioxide Into Fish Food

A Norwegian project hopes to reduce both pollution and lessen pressure on krill stocks

Smoke rises over a Syrian village that has been recently shelled

People are Traveling to War Zones for Tourism

Because adventure travel just hasn't gone far enough

The Ongoing Drought Will Cost California $2.2 Billion and 17,000 Jobs

California is facing its greatest water loss on record, and it's not likely to get better any time soon

Shoreline near Cape Canaveral

Archaeologists Are Hunting for the Lost French Fleet That Nearly Conquered Spanish Florida

In 1565 a fleet of French ships was destroyed in a hurricane, effectively ending France's hopes of territory in Florida

Kiribati’s Climate Change Plan B: Buy a New Island Home

With sea levels rising, Kiribati is planning for the future by investing in a whole new island

A hot spring in Yellowstone National Park

Yes, Yellowstone's Roads Just Melted. No, There's No Reason to Panic

Yellowstone's melting roads, while neat, aren't as unusual as you'd think

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