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Why This is the Year to Look For the Perseid Meteor Showers

Why This is the Year to Look For the Perseid Meteor Showers

Set your alarms this week. On the night of August 11th into the 12th, you should be able to view the Perseid Meteor Showers, which could be better than average this year because of Jupiter.

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Dog Days of Summer Explained

Dog Days of Summer Explained

Learn about what the “Dog Days of Summer” have to do with astronomy.

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U.S. Lightning Fatalities 2016

U.S. Lightning Fatalities 2016

Editor Peter Geiger shares lightning safety tips and where and when this year’s fatalities occurred.

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Happy 100th Birthday

Happy 100th Birthday

Acadia National Park, located in Maine, turns 100 this July 8.

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Must Read Tips for Camping and Hiking Safely in the Wild

Must Read Tips for Camping and Hiking Safely in the Wild

Summer is a great time to head outdoors. Camping and hiking are rewarding but you should take precautions when heading out to where the wild things live.

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Alligator Facts and Safety Tips

Alligator Facts and Safety Tips

Recreational outings in the alligators’ natural habitat can be an exciting, and safe experience when you understand and respect how they live, and take necessary, safety precautions.

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Getting an Airline to Change its Flight Plan

Getting an Airline to Change its Flight Plan

Check out how a change in a flight plan allowed people to view a total solar eclipse.

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Reflections on Muhammad Ali

Reflections on Muhammad Ali

A reflection on the passing of Muhammad Ali.

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Inspirational Ways to Reuse Items for Outdoor Decorations

Perk up your outdoor spaces with attractive garden décor you repurpose from items you may already have on hand. Here’s how.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

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