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Don't miss the Geminid meteor shower at its peak


If it’s clear outside on Wednesday night (Dec. 13) and Thursday morning (Dec. 14) before dawn, be sure to go outdoors. One of the year’s top meteor showers, the Geminids, will peak, with rates as high as one or two meteors per minute at around 10 p.m. local time. However, …

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U-Haul offers wildfire victims free storage


U-Haul locations in Southern California are offering free storage to victims of the raging wildfires. Residents who have been or will be effected by the fires are offered 30 days of free self-storage and U-Box containers. The multiple wildfires in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have burned more than 80,000 …

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Second-grade teacher found dead in her home


Investigators are seeking help from the public after a woman was found dead in her home Saturday afternoon, CBS Boston reports. Revere Police said Vanessa MacCormack, 30, was found unresponsive in her Grand View Avenue home around 3:30 p.m. They said there were signs of trauma to MacCormack’s body, but …

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Ancient pottery inscription: More booze, please


A previously overlooked inky inscription on a pottery shard found in Israel calls for the delivery of more wine, according to a new study, showing that not much has changed in 2,600 years for humanity, at least when it comes to wetting our whistles. The pottery fragment — called an …

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Mars rover embarks on new mission


NASA’s veteran Mars rover Opportunity has been driving across the Red Planet’s surface for more than 13 years, but it’s not done exploring yet.  The tenacious robot has embarked on yet another leg of its historic mission, seeking more evidence of Mars’ watery history as it rolls onward around the …

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Megatelescope will probe newfound worlds' atmospheres


Telescopes around the world (and orbiting it) have turned their gazes to the seven Earth-size planets of the TRAPPIST-1 star system – but it’s an upcoming megatelescope that could reveal whether any of them have life-friendly atmospheres. The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), set to launch in 2018, is sensitive enough to identify …

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Lost Dark Ages fort found in Scotland


The heart of a lost Dark Ages kingdom may have been discovered in southern Scotland. A new book, “The Lost Dark Age Kingdom of Rheged” (Oxbow Books, 2016), tells of the inadvertent discovery of a set of fortifications dating to about A.D. 600 on a rise called Trusty’s Hill in …

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Pregnancy complication took the life of this Ancient Troy woman


Death during pregnancy or childbirth would have been common in the ancient world, but these stories are often invisible in the archaeological record. However, in a new study of ancient DNA, researchers reported evidence of a woman who died of a pregnancy complication — specifically, a fatal bacterial infection — …

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Anxiety may give dogs gray hair


Young dogs can grow gray hair on their muzzles prematurely if they are anxious and impulsive. Young dogs whose owners rated them as anxious and impulsive were more likely to have prematurely gray muzzles than dogs that were not regarded as anxious or impulsive, the researchers found. “Based on my …

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