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  • Doomsday Clock: It is now two minutes to midnight

    The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by the Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago. Original members of the Board were a group of scientists who worked under the auspices of the Manhattan Project, the secret scheme responsible for developing the first nuclear weapons.
  • Blue energy: Can it power a sustainable future?

    Ever since global warming became a hot button issue, our leaders have told us umpteen times that “climate change is the greatest environmental threat and the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced.” Yet, they are not “bold enough to do enough” to pull us out of the climate change conundrum soon enough.
  • A gallery of flaming colours

    This year, all the precursor conditions—chilly nights and sunny, warm days—were in place for a fabulous fall foliage season.
  • Fall season in America

    In America’s Northeast, including New York, the dramatic explosion of colour during fall season starts typically in late September. It peaks in mid-October when leaves on the trees are emblazoned in gorgeous shades of red, orange, yellow and gold.
  • Days and nights under the midnight sun

    Known for its overwhelming natural beauty and incredible ice formations, Alaska, the largest state (in area) of the United States is home to a multitude of geological wonders.
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