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California's Fire Season Is Getting Longer And Increasingly More Destructive

California's Fire Season Is Getting Longer And Increasingly More Destructive

California's relatively calm fire season ended in mid-October with several simultaneous blazes that have since scorched thousands of acres and destroyed hundreds of structures. The largest fire, the Kincade Fire, has burned through 80,000 acres and obliterated 370 structures, including 141 homes, in Northern California since October 25, 2019. In Southern California, the Maria Fire, which broke out in Santa Paula, Ventura County, shortly after 6 p.m. on October 31, 2019, has chewed through 10,000 acres and threatened the area's tens of millions of dollars' worth of avocado and lemon crops.

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NASA's "Galaxy Of Horrors" Is Perfect For Halloween!

NASA's "Galaxy Of Horrors" Is Perfect For Halloween!

Looking for something spookier than your neighborhood haunted house this Halloween? Then you may want to take a peek at some of the ghostly space images NASA scientists have been able to capture through various missions, like the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

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Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas (Book 1)

Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas (Book 1)

By Crispin Boyer

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Zeus: The Quest for the Mighty Fleas, the first in this middle grade fact-based fiction series, introduces kids to Zeus, a tiny hamster with a mighty appetite for power and his crew of critter companions at the Mount Olympus Pet Center. In this humorous retelling of the classic Golden Fleece tale, the animals eavesdrop on a podcast called Greeking Out and since the owner has named them all after Greek gods and goddesses, that’s who they think they are. The story follows their epic—and potentially perilous—adventures across the kingdom to find out if Zeus can save the day. Educator resources include a Truth behind the Fiction section in the back of the book and an educator’s guide.
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Delivery Drones May Finally Become A Reality In The US Skies

Delivery Drones May Finally Become A Reality In The US Skies

On October 20, 2019, Wing, a subsidiary of American multinational conglomerate Alphabet Inc., began the most advanced trials of commercial drone delivery in the US yet in Christiansburg, Virginia. Residents can now use a smartphone app to order items from Wing partners such as pharmacy giant Walgreens and local specialty chocolate and popcorn retailer Sugar Magnolia. A Wing drone will pick up the order and gently lower the package with the help of a tether outside the customer's door within an hour!

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The 29th Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade Was Spooktacular!

The 29th Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade Was Spooktacular!

Halloween dog parades, where pooches get to strut around in fun costumes, are a fairly common occurrence during this time of the year. However, very few compare to New York City's Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, the largest and most popular gathering of its kind. The annual event attracts over 300 pooches and their proud owners, who often dress in coordinated outfits to help their furry, four-legged friends win the coveted Best in Show title.

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It's Time To Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends On November 3, 2019

It's Time To Fall Back: Daylight Saving Time Ends On November 3, 2019

On Sunday, November 3, 2019, most North Americans will mark the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST) by moving their clocks back an hour. This simple action will not only add an extra 60 minutes to their weekend, but also shift daylight back into the morning hours, making it a little less painful to wake up for school and work during the shorter winter days.

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Watch Stunning Video Of Humpback Whales Blowing "Bubble Nets" To Snare Prey

Watch Stunning Video Of Humpback Whales Blowing "Bubble Nets" To Snare Prey

Humpback whales spend summers feeding in the cold Arctic and Antarctic waters and then migrate to tropical waters during the winters to breed and give birth. Since they don't eat at all during this time, the mammals have to ensure they have enough fat reserves to feed their calves and to sustain themselves. To optimize their prey consumption, humpback whales often create circular "nets" with bubbles exhaled from their blowholes. Now, for the first time, researchers have captured detailed footage of the so-called bubble-net fishing technique from the whale’s point of view along with, an aerial video.

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Celebrating Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

Celebrating Diwali, The Festival Of Lights

Though there are more than 100 Indian festivals observed annually, few are as anticipated or as popular as Diwali. Also known as Deepavali, or the Festival of Lights, the five-day celebration extends across many cultures and beliefs and is commemorated by almost a billion people worldwide. Though Diwali always falls between October and November, the festival's exact date changes in accordance with the Hindu lunar calendar.

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