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Tiny Love Stories: ‘We Kissed With the Sink Running’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘We Kissed With the Sink Running’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘We Kissed With the Sink Running’ Tiny Love Stories: ‘We Kissed With the Sink Running’ Four Impeccable Eggs “There’s a nest under there!” my older son announced. Sure enough, on a sideways ladder under our deck was a perfect bird’s nest. We watched as a pair of robins darted in and out, finishing their creation. Lockdown days …

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In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants

In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants

In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants In South Africa, Poachers Now Traffic in Tiny Succulent Plants STEINKOPF, South Africa — On a moonless night in the desert in the far west of South Africa, Avrill Kaffer had just finished making a sale when vehicles with flashing lights emerged out of the darkness and an officer from …

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Don’t Date People in Your Neighborhood’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Don’t Date People in Your Neighborhood’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Don’t Date People in Your Neighborhood’ Tiny Love Stories: ‘Don’t Date People in Your Neighborhood’ See You Above 1,000 Meters In December 2020, my boyfriend and I hiked Kranzhorn, a mountain that divides Austria and Germany. As we climbed, the snow drifts thickened. We were surprised to see a fit middle-aged man bike past us alone. When …

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Who Was I to Deprive Him of Joy?’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Who Was I to Deprive Him of Joy?’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Who Was I to Deprive Him of Joy?’ Tiny Love Stories: ‘Who Was I to Deprive Him of Joy?’ It’s Complicated “Complicated things break,” I warned my husband five years ago as he gazed at the plumbing store’s touch-free toilet. “There’s an electromagnetic field,” he said, smiling like a 10-year-old about to eat frosted birthday cake. “Just …

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘Knowing When to Let Go’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Knowing When to Let Go’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘Knowing When to Let Go’ Tiny Love Stories: ‘Knowing When to Let Go’ We Melt Together I met Katie at the peak of Louisiana summer. Our first date, we shared beers at the park and swatted mosquitoes. Our second, it rained, and I watched Katie’s hair grow three times bigger in the humidity, like mine. The pandemic …

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A Tiny Computer on a Snail Helps Solve an Extinction Mystery

A Tiny Computer on a Snail Helps Solve an Extinction Mystery

A Tiny Computer on a Snail Helps Solve an Extinction Mystery A Tiny Computer on a Snail Helps Solve an Extinction Mystery In 2017, a rosy wolf snail crawled along a sunlit trail in Tahiti with an unexpected passenger: a bespoke computer the size of an aphid, screwed delicately on its shell like a top hat. This particular species of …

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘He Kissed It Better’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘He Kissed It Better’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘He Kissed It Better’ Tiny Love Stories: ‘He Kissed It Better’ How to Fix a Booboo One night in the bath, my 3-year-old accidentally stabbed me in the face with a toy unicorn. Shocked, I yelled out, causing him to cry. I hastily wrapped him in his favorite green towel. “Can I kiss it better?” I said. …

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Tiny Love Stories: ‘She Adored Having a Gay Son’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘She Adored Having a Gay Son’

Tiny Love Stories: ‘She Adored Having a Gay Son’ Tiny Love Stories: ‘She Adored Having a Gay Son’ Within Reach Over time, my husband taught himself how to repair every part of our 1919 Foursquare Oregon home. The kitchen was last in our prolonged renovation. When my husband, a recreational property developer, saw his business evaporate in 2008, he finally …

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Tiny Fossils From Alaska Reveal Dinosaur Life in the Arctic

Tiny Fossils From Alaska Reveal Dinosaur Life in the Arctic

Tiny Fossils From Alaska Reveal Dinosaur Life in the Arctic Tiny Fossils From Alaska Reveal Dinosaur Life in the Arctic The hot dinosaur has captured the public imagination. Our favorite prehistoric giants are often depicted roaming dry savannas or munching on tropical leaves. But some dinosaurs had a chiller lifestyle. Deposits of baby dinosaur bones and teeth in northern Alaska, …

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This Tiny Creature Survived 24,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost

This Tiny Creature Survived 24,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost

This Tiny Creature Survived 24,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost This Tiny Creature Survived 24,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost Bdelloid rotifers may be the toughest, tiniest animal you’ve never heard of. The microscopic, multicellular creatures have complex anatomies and are one of the planet’s most radiation-resistant animals. They can withstand extreme acidity, starvation, low oxygen and years of dehydration. …

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