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How Climate Change Is Erasing The Past

How Climate Change Is Erasing The Past

When Omar El Akkad returned to the playground where he snuck his first kiss as a teenager in Doha, Qatar, he was dismayed to find the swings and slides replaced with skyscrapers and hotels. But the rapid urban transformation of one of the richest countries on Earth reminded him of…

2,000-Year-Old Tattoo Tool Found In A Washington Storage Closet

2,000-Year-Old Tattoo Tool Found In A Washington Storage Closet

A 2,000-year-old wooden implement with black-tipped cactus spines is now the oldest example of a tattoo tool in western North America, a discovery that’s shedding important new light on this ancient practice. Incredibly, the relic might have never been discovered had it not been for an inventory check.