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Everything was quiet at the Pantheon, in Rome, Italy, on the afternoon of April 27. That is, until the ground…
City of Trees
Karachi, Pakistan, is one of the hottest cities on Earth. In June 2015, more than 1,000 people died there during…
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Two major earthquakes hit Southern California last week. The first struck on July 4, near the Mojave Desert. Its magnitude…
Earthquakes jolted Anchorage, Alaska, on November 30. Roads crumbled and buildings shook. Sheila Bailey works in a school cafeteria near…
What is Global Warming?
Earth’s climate is changing at an unprecedented rate. As a result, storms and droughts are becoming more intense. Temperatures are…
What Is Bioluminescence?
Fireflies twinkle in a field. Mushrooms illuminate a dark forest. Colorful sea creatures light up the ocean. These natural light…
What Are Magnets?
What do compasses, fans, and high-speed trains have in common? They all use magnets to function. Magnets are rocks or…
What Are Volcanoes?
Take a bottle of soda. Shake it really hard. Gas bubbles will form inside, causing a buildup of pressure. Twist…
People around the world witnessed a total lunar eclipse on Friday, July 28. Known as a blood moon for…
Changing the Tide for Coral Reefs
Hawaii lawmakers are on a mission to save coral reefs. On July 3, Hawaii governor David Ige signed a bill…
An Epic Eruption
On May 3, Hawaii’s Big Island experienced a major volcanic explosion. The volcano Kilauea pushed lava and toxic gas from…
A Volcano Erupts
Thousands of people have fled Bali, Indonesia, since Mount Agung began to erupt on November 25. The volcano spewed ash…
Plastic can be found in almost everything. That includes toys, food containers, and car parts. Most plastic can—and should—be recycled.…
California has survived many droughts. But the current dry spell, now in its fourth year, is one of the most…
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