Author Archives: Hristina Byrnes

Animals Humans Are Driving to Extinction

Humans are putting nature in danger at an unprecedented pace. As many as 1 million plants and animals face extinction within just a few decades, and humans are to ...
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Is Pluto a Planet Again?

Pluto and astronomers have had a complicated relationship over the last couple of decades. If you went to school between 1930, when the icy object was discovered, and 2006, you ...
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How Many Penguins Are in Existence?

With all the talk about climate change and how it’s slowly killing wildlife, have you ever wondered how many penguins are left in the world? They are mostly known for ...
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This Is Why There Are No Wild Elephants in America

If you live in the United States and you want to see or even interact with elephants, your best bet will be a zoo or perhaps The Elephant Sanctuary in ...
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These Are the Most Contaminated Foods on the Market

You may want to reconsider eating those fiber-rich strawberries. And maybe think twice before adding two of the always so popular vegetables to make a smoothie “green.” Yes, we are ...
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The 25 Worst Cities for People With Spring Allergies

The trees will soon be blossoming, spring flowers will decorate parks, and green grass will make everything look more pleasant. Most people cannot wait to see signs of spring. For ...
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The Origins of Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month -- a time in the United States to remember and celebrate American women’s often unnoticed and unacknowledged contributions to our country. From the Library of ...
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Why Do We Really Move the Clock Forward?

When local time on Sunday, March 10, is 2 a.m., the clocks will turn forward one hour to 3 a.m. The time of sunrise and sunset will then be an ...
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Senior-Friendly Vacation Destinations

Done with raising kids and unburdened by work, senior citizens are stepping up their travel game. The share of Baby Boomers who say they travel to relax and rejuvenate increased ...
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Free Sushi Dinner? All You Have to Do Is Post It on Instagram

Free food for something you already do anyway? Yes, please! Long gone are the days when you just spammed your friends’ Instagram feeds with photos of your boring juice and ...
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