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Perseid Meteor Shower
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks August 12 to 13, is one of the greatest meteor shower...
Two Fishermen Who Rowed to Europe!
In 1896, two intrepid—or crazy—fishermen once set out to do the impossible: row across the Atlantic...
Eclipse History: Total Solar Eclipses in the United States
The summer of 2017 brought the very first total solar eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before...
D-Day: The Weather Forecast That Changed History
From D-Day to the American Revolution, weather has played pivotal moments in world history....
The Enduring Wisdom of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Frankin is well known for his proverbs and aphorisms—advice and observations that continue...
Full Moon Names
Historically, Native American and other traditional names for full Moons were used to track the...
Getting Robocalls? Blame the Measles.
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Geminid Meteor Shower 2018
Get ready for Geminids 2018! The Geminid meteor shower will put on a fantastic show the evening of ...
Trapped for Life: America’s Most Famous Cave Rescue
We’ve been riveted by the cave rescue in Thailand and watching as 12 boys were successfully rescued...
The Perseids: Best Meteor Shower of the Year
Everyone loves shooting stars and meteor showers. The Perseid meteor shower of August 11 to 13 is...
Old-Fashioned Hair Care Tips and Treatments
To care for your hair, forget those so-called miracle salon products. Here are 10 common-sense hair...
How Are Books Made Today? | A Visit to the Almanac Printer!
Ever wondered how books are made? The Almanac for Kids is hot off the press, just in time for...