Português - Portugal
Tracking ticks, mammoth reclassification, and the last 14 loa frogs.
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September 03, 2019
Tin Can Tourists
The Tin Can Tourists were DIY auto enthusiasts who paved the way for today’s RV campers. These archival photographs capture the group’s heyday in encampments throughout the U.S.
Tracking the Tick Boom
Ticks have been found in increasingly large numbers in the forests of New England within recent years. In order to track their bloodthirsty behavior, known as “questing,” researchers are turning to linen squares and lint rollers.
ATLAS OBSCURA TRIPS
Art in Cambodia
Join us on an 11-day trip next February as we explore the vibrant art, religion, and food culture of the Kingdom of Cambodia. We’ll meet communities of local artists, farmers, chefs, and healers to learn about the ancient traditions they are upholding and how they are helping their country recover from genocide.
The Last Loa Frogs
The entire population of Chile’s rarest frogs once lived quite happily in a single stream. But after the stream almost disappeared, researchers had to act fast to evacuate the last remaining Loa frogs—all 14 of them.
This city-within-a-city consists of 67 houses and 147 apartments, whose residents haven't seen a rent increase since the year 1520.
A new international treaty recently proposed that the woolly mammoth be listed as an endangered species, about 10,000 years after they became extinct.
CUSHENDUN, NORTHERN IRELAND
A memorial to a goat culled during a foot and mouth disease outbreak guards a series of fantastical caves.
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