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She got her start saving animals. Now she's set her sights on saving the ocean

Mimi Ausland has big plans for the planet. The 23-year-old is perhaps best known as the founder of Freekibble, an interactive quiz website that encourages users to answer animal trivia questions to fuel donations of pet food to shelters across…

8 things you didn't know about the autumnal equinox

The Northern Hemisphere will bid an official farewell to summer on the morning of Sept. 23 and welcome in the fall. At precisely 3:50 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the sun will be directly in line with Earth’s celestial equator (the…

The most extreme bolts of lightning strike in winter

One of the trademarks of summer are loud, angry storms that roll in with rumbles of thunder and bold flashes of lightning. Most lighting occurs during the summer with the National Weather Service estimating that lightning strikes the ground about…

How do hurricanes affect birds?

Birds and hurricanes have always had an annual life-and-death struggle. Survival has never come easy for birds, be they migratory land birds, shorebirds or birds that spend most of their time over open water. But some years are especially treacherous,…

Hurricane Dorian devastates the Bahamas, marches up East Coast

Hurricane Dorian was the strongest storm ever to make landfall in the Bahamas. A powerful Category 5, Dorian lingered over the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island from Sept. 1 to Sept. 3, flattening homes, toppling trees, causing severe flooding…

How to help after Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is inching up the Southeast coast after devastating the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane. It lingered over the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island, destroying as many as 13,000 homes, according to Red Cross estimates. So far,…

For the first time in 360 years, some compasses will actually be right

If you try walking to the North Pole for some strange and ill-considered reason, you will be let down badly by your compass. It’s not as simple as following the “N” on the dial until you reach Santa’s workshop. Following…

NASA images of hurricanes from space

Hurricane season is under way — a perfect opportunity to look at these amazing storms from a different perspective. NASA offers just the right viewpoint to study hurricanes, whether from 22,000-mile-high weather satellites or the International Space Station, which orbits…

Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

[embedded content] Hurricane Dorian is expected to become a category 3 or 4 hurricane by the time it makes landfall on Labor Day, and preparations are well underway in Florida and the Georgia coast. The video above from the International…

What happened to those delightfully cool summer nights?

One of the best parts about the waning days of summer are the cool summer nights. After a humid, hot day, you look forward to the evening when the temperature dips as the sun goes down. But those cool summer…