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New Tau Herculids Meteor Shower May Dazzle – or Disappoint

The Tau Herculids meteor shower will be made of debris from the broken comet SW3 and it may completely astound us, or we may not be able to see anything of it at all.

NOAA Predicts Seventh Straight 'Busy' Atlantic Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suggests as many as six hurricanes could reach Category 3 or higher during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season.

Mudlarkers Pull Historical Artifacts Out of Riverbank Muck

Does searching through the mud of a riverbank for treasures of old sound like a fun way to spend a day? If so, you may just be a true mudlarker at heart.

Scientists Make History by Growing Plants in Soil From Moon

University of Florida scientists used lunar soil collected during Apollo 11, 12 and 17 missions to successfully grow plants from seed. It's a first in human history and could help future space colonists grow food on the moon.

Going Nowhere Fast? Smart Traffic Lights Can Help Ease Gridlock

Smart traffic lights monitor traffic and continuously adjust their timing to improve flow, and can even help disabled or elderly pedestrians navigate crosswalks.

Drought, Climate Change Threaten the Future of U.S. Hydropower

Hydropower is essential to the U.S. power grid, but it only creates energy when there's water to move. How many hydroelectric plants could be in jeopardy as lakes and rivers dry up?

Sonification: Listening to the Haunting Sounds of the Universe

Sonification is the process of taking data and turning it into sound. When it come to the universe we live in, scientists are finding that the sounds are definitely otherwordly and very beautiful.

Snake Plant: A Great Plant for People Who Aren't Great With Plants

Snake plants are attractive and virtually ironclad houseplants, almost impossible to kill, though some of the hype about them acting as air purifying filters has been overblown.

The 5 Key Characteristics of Gothic Architecture

Gothic architecture first appeared in France in the late Middle Ages. Some of the world's most stunning cathedrals were built using its key architectural elements.

Everyone's on the Hunt for the Element Lithium

The element lithium is one of just three created during the Big Bang and has been used for mental health care for decades. But now it's in higher demand than ever before.

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