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August 21 Solar Eclipse: What You Need to Know

A total solar eclipse is when the moon comes directly between Earth and the sun. This happens fairly frequently, roughly twice a year. However, because the moon’s shadow is so small, any particular place on Earth will rarely see a total solar eclipse. Only those within the dark band on the NASA map will see […]

Popular 2012 Apocalypse Theories

As most people have heard, the end of the world is upon us, mere days away at this point. According to several popular lines of thought, only the “doomsday preppers” and those invited to ride it out in the secret government bunkers are going to survive the coming apocalypse. Other ends of the world failed […]

Why Do We Have Leap Years?

Every four years, we have a U.S. presidential election. In that same year, we also have a Summer Olympics. Not coincidentally, that year also is a leap year, a year with 366 days rather than 365. Why is this? Can’t we make a better calendar? To understand why we need leap years, we must first […]

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