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All your burning St. Patrick’s Day questions answered

All your burning St. Patrick’s Day questions answered

Every March 17, the world suddenly looks a bit greener as people don the color to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. From shamrocks and leprechauns to corned beef and green beer, here’s what you need to know about the holiday. What is St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Day is the feast day of St. Patrick, who…MORE

Beware the ides of March, they say. But why?

Beware the ides of March, they say. But why?

Every month has an ides, but only March is known for it. Here’s the history of March 15 and why you might feel a little spooked on this day. What is an ides? Ides simply refers to the middle of the month. In Roman times it was known as the deadline for settling debts. Why…MORE

Untouched moon samples from the Apollo missions will be studied for the first time

Untouched moon samples from the Apollo missions will be studied for the first time

After sitting untouched in storage for nearly 50 years, lunar samples collected during the Apollo 15, 16 and 17 missions will be studied for the first time, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Monday. The announcement came during Bridenstine’s discussion of the agency’s Moon to Mars initiative and the 2020 budget. NASA selected nine teams to…MORE

A number of things to know on Pi Day

A number of things to know on Pi Day

If you’ve been using Pi Day as an excuse to just eat pie, you’re doing it wrong. Here are some fun tidbits about pi and its day of celebration, i.e. March 14. What is pi? Pi is the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or approximately 3.14. What is Pi Day?…MORE

It was a tragic weekend for aviation with 3 fatal crashes

It was a tragic weekend for aviation with 3 fatal crashes

It was a tumultuous weekend in aviation as three planes crashed, killing all aboard, in separate incidents in Ethiopia, Colombia and the United States. On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board. Investigators have started their search into what caused the deadly incident. On Saturday, a plane…MORE

Dinosaur fossil found in Australia was about the size of a wallaby

Dinosaur fossil found in Australia was about the size of a wallaby

Kangaroos and wallabies weren’t around in Australia 125 million years ago, but small herbivorous dinosaurs that also bounded around on powerful back legs were. Researchers discovered five fossilized jaws from a previously unknown dinosaur in the state of Victoria that was about the size of a modern-day wallaby. Wallabies are diminutive members of the taxonomy…MORE

Scientists have found what could be a new kind of killer whale

Scientists have found what could be a new kind of killer whale

The ocean is amazing. It gives us killer whales, beluga whales, sperm whales, blue whales, and just when you think there can’t be any more whales, a mysterious possible new species rears its slick, rubbery head. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an international team of scientists anchored off the coast of Cape…MORE