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Fall Begins as Autumnal Equinox Passes, Bringing Colder Weather

September 22, 2020

Today marks the autumnal equinox for 2020, or the first day of fall, “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” reported. On this day, the Sun crosses the “celestial equator,” which is an extension of the Earth’s equator into space. In places north of the equator, cold fronts usually follow. […]

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Russia Releases 1961 Footage of Biggest Nuclear Bomb Blast of All Time

September 13, 2020

Russia has declassified footage of the world’s biggest nuclear bomb blast, Science Alert reported. The bomb was detonated in 1961 in the Arctic Circle and was “thousands of times stronger” than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There are several ways to build a nuclear bomb. […]

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Ken Robinson, Educationist Who Lauded Children’s Creativity, Dies at 70

August 31, 2020

Sir Ken Robinson, a pioneering educationist, has died at 70 years old, “The Guardian” reported. Robinson long championed the idea that creativity was key in children’s education, going against the popular idea that language and arithmetic are far more important. Educational systems often come under fire. […]

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Museum in Hokkaido Features Pandemic Exhibit with Everyday Items

August 28, 2020

Daily artifacts of life that show what humanity experienced during the novel coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 are on display at a museum in Japan, “USA Today” reported. The museum curator hopes to preserve the items for future generations to see. Over the last 30 years, Japan has faced many challenges. […]

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16th-Century “Wine Windows” Return for COVID-Safe Wine Pickup in Italy

August 21, 2020

A 500-year-old method of buying a glass of wine is re-emerging in Italy, CNN reported. In the city of Florence, tiny holes in the wall of buildings contain food and drink available to passersby, while providing minimal physical contact, just as they did in the 1500s. In the 16th century, Florence experienced many architectural changes. […]

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Mauritius Oil Spill Worsens as Beached Ship Breaks in Half

August 17, 2020

A Japanese ship that spilled oil in the sea around Mauritius has split in two, Reuters reported Saturday. The vessel has been stuck off the coast of the East African nation since a collision on July 25. Biotechnology may be a solution to this disaster. […]

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