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Why You Keep Killing Your Plants and What to Do About It

Did you know a cactus could droop? I didn’t until I killed one. Some plants are hardier than others, but if you’re anything like me, the only plant that survives under your thumb is an artificial one. It doesn’t have to be this way. You, too, can keep a plant alive indoors. All you have […]

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How to See the Northern Lights From the US This Week

If you know anything about the Northern Lights—also known as the Aurora Borealis—it’s probably that they don’t like sticking to a schedule. Sure, scientists can predict general times of year and geographic locations where the natural light show may be more likely to occur, but there are no guarantees. (Just ask the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Spend Time With Beluga Whales, Because What Else Is There to Do

Look, we get it. All the virtual travel articles and see-the-world-from-your-laptop tips were fun for the first few months of the pandemic, when it was all still a novelty. But now that you’ve taken online trips to cities, museums and historical sites around the world, you may be looking for something else. So allow…Read more… […]

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Press Flowers for a ‘Quarantine Herbarium’

Herbaria make fascinating time capsules. In a museum or university near you, there’s probably a room with pages and pages of old, large sheets of paper, each with a dried whole plant delicately taped to it. These are the plant equivalents of dinosaur bones or taxidermied wildlife: once-living specimens preserved for…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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