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Day: June 27, 2020

The Witch Stone of Great Leighs in Great Leighs, England

St Anne’s Castle, in Great Leighs, Essex, is supposedly the oldest licensed inn in the country. Though, due to a devastating fire, the current building is less than 100 years old, an inn on the site is recorded in The…

William Penn Landing Site in Chester, Pennsylvania

  Near the confluence of Chester Creek and the Delaware River, a small granite monument marks the site of one of the most significant events in the early history of Pennsylvania—the first disembarkment of its founder William Penn. In a…

Why Did This Ancient Marsupial Have Saber Teeth?

The naming of many saber-toothed species—the most famous being the genus Smilodon, or the saber-toothed cat—sounds like a bit of a macabre joke. The pearly grins of these prehistoric predators might have been the last sight of any creatures that…

This Restaurant Pivoted From Molecular Gastronomy to a 5-Course Drive-Through

Chef Marc Lepine describes Atelier Restaurant in Ottawa, Canada, as a high-end minimalist nook specializing in molecular gastronomy. Since 2008, the restaurant has thrived on Lepine’s signature 12-course blind tasting menu. Pre-pandemic, the grey exterior of the narrow, brick building…

The West Is Being Won by Tiny Bits of Plastic

Grand, indeed, but also full of microplastics. Flickr/scott1346 The Grand Canyon is vast and magnificently unsubtle: The 277-mile gash has long humbled visitors with its sheer rock walls and the river ribboning below. The landscape is also cloaked with something…