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On Fall Evenings, Locate The Archer Among The Stars

On Fall Evenings, Locate The Archer Among The Stars

Grab your binoculars and search for the classical half-man, half-horse creature. Or just look for the teapot! Astronomer Joe Rao explains.

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Meet Fomalhaut, The Loneliest Star

Meet Fomalhaut, The Loneliest Star

Learn the facts and legends of this little-known star of the Southern Fish that’s bigger than the Sun.

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Ouch! Pelted by a sign from nature?

Ouch! Pelted by a sign from nature?

Editor Peter Geiger shares his latest observations and the winter weather folklore surrounding acorns. You might want to grab a hard hat for this one.

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10 Superstitions You Might Still Believe

10 Superstitions You Might Still Believe

Superstitions are just silly, right? There’s a good chance that you may actually believe some and practice these rituals to thwart evil. See the list.

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Capricornus Constellation: The Sea Goat In The Sky

Capricornus Constellation: The Sea Goat In The Sky

Learn the lore behind the mythical half-goat, half-fish constellation that’s best viewed this month!

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Remember these must-have products?

Remember these must-have products?

How times have changed! Check out this list of gadgets and products that were once part of everyday life but are no longer in use or on the “must-have” list.

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Sky High at the Balloon Festival

Sky High at the Balloon Festival

Up, up and away. Editor Pete Geiger shares his experience at the Great Falls Balloon Festival in Maine.

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Almanac Throwback – 15 Hints To Housekeepers, From 1889

Almanac Throwback – 15 Hints To Housekeepers, From 1889

What sage advice did the Almanac give to its readers back in 1889? You’re going to get a chuckle out of #15!

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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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