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Weather-ology: The Hurricane’s Hundred Horrible Hands!

Weather-ology: The Hurricane’s Hundred Horrible Hands!

The ancient Greeks believed a hundred-handed monster was behind hurricanes. Learn more!

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Weather-ology: Brains in the Sky?

Weather-ology: Brains in the Sky?

The ancient Norse believed we lived beneath a giant’s skull. Learn more!

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Corvus: The Raven

Corvus: The Raven

Look up in the sky at night, and you may just see a raven.

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Weather-ology: Bridge to the Heavens

Weather-ology: Bridge to the Heavens

No natural phenomenon captures the imagination quite like rainbows. Read about the myths and the facts behind these beautiful bands of light!

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Weather-ology: The Winter Wolf

Weather-ology: The Winter Wolf

To the ancient Romans, winter was a real beast! Learn more!

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King Cepheus, the Promise Breaker

King Cepheus, the Promise Breaker

Learn about the facts and folklore surrounding the constellation Cepheus.

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Happy New Year! It’s 4,710!

Happy New Year! It’s 4,710!

Today is Chinese New Year. Learn more!

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Weather-ology: The Children of Wind and Rain

Weather-ology: The Children of Wind and Rain

Maori legends say snow was born from the marriage of the rain and the wind. Learn more!

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Andromeda: The Chained Princess

Andromeda: The Chained Princess

Meet Andromeda, an unlucky princess punished for her mother’s vanity. Learn more!

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