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A Severe Solar Storm Is Hitting the Earth, and Auroras May Be Visible

Officials warned of potential blackouts or interference with navigation and communication systems this weekend, as well as northern lights as…

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In Ecuador, Homes That Are Part of the Mountains

BEFORE THEY STARTED building Casa Pitaya, a country house on the rainy western slopes of the Ecuadorean Andes, the architects…

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How a Novelist Became a Pop Star

“I hope you fall in love, I hope it breaks your heart” is the refrain (in English translation) of “Pasoori,”…

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From Ancient Charcoal, Hints of Wildfires to Come

By digging into the geologic record, scientists are learning how wildfires shaped — and were shaped by — climate change…

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The Unwanted Shelter Dog Who Found His Way to Westminster

A strange thing happened a few years ago when Christine Longnecker, who teaches horseback riding in and around Erie County,…

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What’s More Fun Than Poking Fun at Fashion?

A jewelry brand’s ad campaign has generated buzz for skewering the industry in videos featuring models, editors and, now, Susan…

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The Chevy Malibu Was So Uncool It Was Cool

An unassuming car had a surprisingly large cultural footprint.

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She Wanted to Help Strangers. Would They Take Her Up on It?

Bianca Giaever wasn’t feeling very helpful in her daily life, so she tried to do small favors for passers-by in…

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Tuna Crabs, Neither Tuna Nor Crabs, Are Swarming Near San Diego

Divers and marine biologists are getting a window into the lives of a red crustacean most often found in the…

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Massive Fossil Donation Helps Brazil’s National Museum Rise From the Ashes

A gift from abroad of more than 1,100 Brazilian fossils aims to step up efforts to rebuild the country’s National…

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