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What Is A Solar Eclipse?

By: Rawson Barr, Journalist
A solar eclipse is one of the most fascinating astronomical events that occurs when the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking some or all of the Sun's light from reaching the Earth's surface.

Trivela Shot Technique

By: Diego Martinez, Journalist
The trivela shot technique is a soccer technique used by not many. When kicked with this technique, the ball will have an absurd curve.

Potato Cannon

By: Kevin Alay Quintanilla, Journalist
Within the potato gun, it combines complex materials to create an intricate machine. This includes a barrel, pressure release valve, air container, and a filling chamber.

The Apple M3 Lineup CPU’s

By: Joseph Park, Journalist
Apple's M3 has 8 cores 16 threads, the M3 pro has 12 cores 24 threads, and the M3 max is a rocking 16 cores and 32 threads. But is it really worth it?

Patient In China Gets First Ever Gene-Altered Pig Liver Transplant

By: Walker McCann, Journalist
In recent years, there has been an increase in the amount of space available for organ transplants, and researchers are trying to find ways to make these transplants easier. This latest development may help improve the quality of organ transplantation.
solar panels on green field

Solar Power Trees

By: Nathan Brown, Journalist
The solar panels that are like leaves on the solar powered trees get re-charged every day by the sun and that created electricity that is used to kill the bugs. As technology advances, solar powered trees might become more and more similar to real trees and other plants.

Lobotomy Kaisen: How Internet Humor Has Severely Deteriorated

By: Anas Abukar, Journalist
Tiktok humor is shifting gradually over time, and not necessarily in the best way. Do you know those quick videos that pop up on your feed?

The First Rockets Ever Built

By: Brandon Tao, Journalist
Some of The first rockets ever built date back as far as ancient China. Not built to venture out into space, but to be used as a weapon of war, ever since then they've been used as a weapon of mass destruction, until now. How did it turn from a weapon of war, to a vehicle of space exploration that we know today?

Aquaponics Fish Growth Using an AST Bead Filter System

By: Tiger Deng, Journalist
Aquaponics Fish Growth Journey, using an 260-gallon AST MDC 1000 system. 50 fish take roughly 6 months (190 plus/minus 10-20 days) to grow to full size of 1 pound.

Naqi Neural Earbuds

By: Jimy Ordonez, Journalist
When David Segal's friend Keith broke his neck and pelvic bone, he became quadriplegic (paralyzed in all four limbs) Keith's life was changed dramatically, from going to running and eating his breakfast to getting fed his breakfast and being pushed in a wheelchair.

Cionic Neural Sleeve

By: Jimy Ordonez, Journalist
Since his daughter had cerebral parsley, Jeremiah Robison was frustrated that there was no accessibility for his daughter. Jeremiah Robison wanted to make “a more normative gait,” a  Conic's Neural Sleeve.

Does it Really Take 7 Years to Digest Gum?

By: Cooper Shealy, Journalist
Have you ever heard the old saying that if you swallow gum, it'll stick around in your stomach for seven years? It's a tale as old as time, passed down from one generation to the next. But let's dive into the truth behind this age-old myth and see what science has to say about it.

Fear Of Missing Out – Psychological Bind

By: Eric Ji, Journalist
Fear of missing out (FOMO) is a psychological term used by psychologists to describe a specific marketing system and phenomenon commonly used in video games. In medical practices, FOMO is described as a situation when someone wants to continuously follow what others are doing.

Somniloquy – Sleep Talking

By: Eric Ji, Journalist
Sleep talking is a sleeping disorder when one speaks when they are sleeping. This occurrence most commonly happens in adolescent years.

Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571

By: Tiger Deng, Journalist
Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crashed in the Andes mountains on October 13, 1972. The crash and the resulting 72-day ordeal of the survivors led to the deaths of 29 of the 45 people on board, until two survivors hiked out of the mountains and were able to find help.

China Plans to Develop a Railgun Used to Launch Hypersonic Planes Into Space

By: Daniel Do, Journalist
The space planes will allegedly be bigger than a Boeing 747, over 129 feet long. he railgun will essentially be a giant electromagnetic launch that will be expected to accelerate a hypersonic aircraft to Mach  1.6, nearly twice the speed of sound.

The Beslan School Siege 2004

By: Jorge Martinez, Journalist
Over 300 people including many children losing their lives. The aftermath of the Beslan siege left a profound impact on Russia and the world, sparking debates about counterterrorism strategies, school security measures, and the ongoing conflict in the North Caucasus region.
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Design For Trucks To Protect From Crashes

By: Walker McCann, Journalist
Chalmers University’s team focused on protecting the cabin of the passenger car in the event of a head on collision. This is not possible with traditional truck designs, so the aim of the research was to change the way trucks and cars interacted during a crash.

What If The Earth Stopped Rotating?

By: Rawson Barr, journalist
Imagine a world where the Earth stopped rotating. In this scenario, the Earth would stop turning on its axis, meaning that the day and night cycle would come to a halt. This would have a profound impact on the planet and all of its inhabitants.

2024 Porsche Taycan 4S

By: Christopher Carballo, Journalist
The Porsche Taycan 4S is a full electric car. The inside of the car might be even better than the looks, being one of the most comfortable cars.

Intel i9 13900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

By: Joseph Park, Journalist
Intel and AMD have been rivals since the beginning of time, but Intel is known more to the public, because of the popularity of their chips in laptops. So, which is better?

The Power and Performance of the GeForce 1080Ti

By: Tristan Pham, Journalist
The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, a high-performing graphics card released by NVIDIA, has made a significant impact on the gaming and graphics design industry.

Evolution and History of LG Electronics

By: Cristian Reinaga Claros, Journalist
In 1958, LG Electronics was founded as GoldStar (Korean: 금성). It emerged in the aftermath of the Korean War.
Law Firms Use AI To Justify Fees

Law Firms Use AI To Justify Fees

By: Nathan Brown, Journalist
AI can customize the legal advice and recommendations for each client by looking into their legal history. AI has brought an improvement within law firms by increasing the capacities of the law firms, making it easier to access their services, reshaping the way the legal work is done, and providing more cost-efficient services.

Solar Sandwich

By: Nathan Brown, Journalist
Solar Sandwich is a combination of a durable seam metal roof system and the latest technology of solar panels. It can reduce 20 to 80 percent of the energy bill.

The Sound of the Magnetosphere

By: Audrey Bang, Journalist
Earth is the only known habitable planet in our complex universe. The Earth is located in a spot called, "The Habitable Zone", which is the spot in our Solar System that is the most optimal spot for survival.

The history of PlayStation

By: Garcia Alino, Journalist
This is the history of PlayStation. It was going to be partnered with Nintendo to create a CD in the early 1900s, but PlayStation went by itself.

3D Bioprinter Replicates Chemicals in Plants

By: Bryan Xi, Journalist
As climate change and other threats like pests and unsustainable farming techniques threaten the plants of this planet, certain medical plants may disappear, removing access to their important chemicals. This means that major medicines, critical to global health, may disappear as well.
Organ Printing

Organ Printing

By: Nylah Nasim, Journalist
According of the Health Resources and Service Administration, 17 people die everyday waiting for an organ donation. 3D printing organs would speed up the process of organ transplants.

How Hearing Aids Work

By: Nylah Nasim, Journalist
So how do these hearing devices work? Are they like speakers? Well, not quite.

The Stock Exchange And Shares

By: Vaibhav Saravanan, Journalist
The stock exchange is a system where investors can buy and sell shares sold by different companies. The purpose of the stock exchange is for companies to able to raise money.

[Video] Artificial Intelligence: In Depth

By: Kate Li, Journalist
Take a brief trip through the amazing world of artificial intelligence! Believe it or not, AI is a part of all our lives.

Dark dunes on Titan could be made from comets.

By: William Bohoney, Journalist
The vast dunes on Titan seem to have been formed by comets striking the moon. The proposed scenario could explain the presence of similar material observed on other worlds, said Bottke.

Top Ten Fastest Legal Street Cars

By: Declan Edwards, Journalist
Now while all the cars on this list are going to be fast some are going to be faster than the other ones and maybe even for a better price.

Iron-Deficiency Anemia

By: Daniel Do, Journalist
Iron-deficiency anemia, the most common type of anemia, develops when your body lacks sufficient iron to operate. Iron is mainly digested in the duodenum and jejunum of the small intestine.

How Simple Circuits Work

By: Simrin Puri, Journalist
Explore the en-LIGHT-ening world of electricity! Read about electric circuits and how they work.
Vermicomposting is the process of using earthworms to decompose organic materials resulting in rich, organic compost. Most bins are started with a pound (approximately 1,000) ren worms similar to these that will eat about a half pound of vegetable food scraps daily. Red worms or red tigers are recommended and are sold by weight or by count.

Composting Worms, A Healthy Solution To Food Waste

By: Emma Huang, Journalist
Did you know that a staggering 30-40% of all the food produced in the U.S. ends up in landfills? This is a significant amount, especially since they can be repurposed through vermicomposting, the process of using worms to create nutritious soil...

The Engineering Behind The Channel Tunnel

By: Esah Sheikh, Journalist
23,000 workers helped in the process of creating this project both from France and England. Until this day 60,000 passengers pass through the Channel tunnel everyday. This shows how complex the engineering was to build this tunnel. Also it shows how important and popular the finished product was. That is why it is important to know the understanding of the engineering behind one of the most interesting tunnels in the world, the Channel Tunnel.
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How We Will Survive on Mars

By: Tristan Pham, Journalist
As we set our sights towards the red planet, the question of how humans will survive on Mars has never been more pertinent.

The F15 EX

By: Gary Taylor, Journalist
The F-15EX, also known as the eagle 2, is a next generation fighter aircraft being made boeing for the US air force. The F-15EX is the latest version of the F-15 Mission Design Series and is an upgraded version of the fourth generation F-15 fighter jet.

Top 10 most useful Linux commands

By: Jiaxiang Xie, Journalist
Commands are really useful when using any Linux based Operating System like Raspberry Pi OS, especially as a maker. Of course, there are hundreds of other individual commands that can be altered, changed, and added onto. This guide will introduce you to the wonderful world of Linux commands.

History of the Microwave

By: Esah Sheikh, Journalist
The world revolves around food as a source of fuel and you know it. Without the invention of the microwave oven, easy access to warm food wouldn't be a thing.

Stratospheric Aerosol Injection May Curb Greenland’s Ice Loss

By: Anna Statz, Journalist
As a result of global warming, the ice sheets and glaciers in Greenland are melting and receding. In an attempt to address the ice loss in Greenland, a new strategy was developed. An international group of scientists assessed the success that of a new technique, stratospheric aerosol injection.

The History Of Scouting In American football

By: Jacob Bloom, Journalist
Each year, the NFL holds a draft of eligible college players for teams to select player to be on their team.  The NFL has held this draft for decades, but recently NFL have used more data to make sure they get the best players from college.

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion

By: Benjamin Plowgian, Journalist
Ocean Thermal Conversion Technology (OTEC), is a renewable power source as old as electricity. It is a baseload source, meaning that there are no fluctuations, so it is a reliable source of energy unlike other renewable sources.

Scary New Diseases That Could Kickstart The Next Pandemic

By: Alex Auger, Journalist
Over time researchers all around the world have started to locate some new and old viruses and diseases. Will any of these diseases cause world panic?

“Drinking Bird” Science Toy Inspires Electricity Generator.

By: Andres Martinez Aparicio, Journalist
In Hong Kong, scientists harnessed the perpetual motion of a science toy and made it a cheap renewable energy source. It powered twenty LCDs.

Tuberculosis – The World’s Top Contagious Killer

By: Victoria Neacsu, Journalist
Tuberculosis - or TB -  is a bacteria that is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB is a highly contagious disease and although it is curable, nearly 1.5 million people die of this disease yearly.

The History Behind The Unbreakable Machine: Enigma

By: Rachel Cao, Journalist
They discovered that at this pace it would take them 20 million years to decode Enigma. Cracking this code was a silent victory for the Allies, saving 14 million lives and two years of war.
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A Guide To Epidemiology

By: Sir Pharaoh Carter, Journalist
Epidemiology is the study of the distribution of disease and it is used to find causes based on presence in different areas, exposure to different factors, and the lifestyle of individuals.

Sora AI

By: Joseph Park, Journalist
Sora AI is an AI developed by Open AI, and was created in February of 2024. It is a text to video AI that can generate videos that are up to one minute long.  Sora is one of the most advanced AI for our time.

NASA’s Nuclear Moon: The First Step in Colonizing the Moon

By: DoWon Lee, Journalist
The outlined model specification for the reactor required a weight of under six metric tons and the capability to generate 40 kilowatts (kW) of electrical power. In the United States, 40 kW can power an average of 33 houses, so having the capabilities to power this much electricity can help these reactors that operate autonomously.

Apple’s Vision Pro Vs. Meta Quest 3

By: Tyler Cline, Journalist
The Apple Vision Pro, and the Meta Quest 3 have a lot of big differences, but are still close competitors. Some of the major differences are the price, uses, and specs.

Goats May Be Able To Detect Emotions

By: Anna Statz, Journalist
There was a study conducted that shows goats may be able to detect vocal cues in human voices. According to research done by Professor Alan McElligott, goats are able to tell the difference between happy voices and angry voices.

Aquaponics: Pros and Cons

By: Kate Li, Journalist
Aquaponics is a water-efficient way to grow crops and raise fish. The fish and plants depend on each other for survival.

China’s New Stealth Drone

By: DoWon Lee, Journalist
China's CH-7 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) redefines modern warfare. With its structural capability along with a 15 kilometer air ceiling, the drone is scheduled to finish this year.

Xbox Series S vs Xbox series X

By: Rasan Balata, Journalist
The Xbox Series S vs the Series X. Both are amazing consoles. The X for competitive. The S for non competitive.

War On Drugs Timeline 1980-1990

By: Jorge Martinez-Leiva, Journalist
The war on drugs refers to government policies and initiative's aimed at reducing the illegal drug trades. Lets look at the highlights to 1980 all the way up to 1997. (This is still an ongoing war and this article only covers the 1980's and 1990's.)

The Inflation Reduction Act – Explained

By: Ben Thai-Binh Nguyen, Journalist
The Inflation Reduction Act, one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern history, hasn't garnered public attention. But why?

Engineering of a Vertical Jump

By: Alistair Ramthun, Journalist
Basketball players young and old amateur and professional all want to solve the problem of a limited vertical jump. But what is the science behind improving your vertical jump?
The AI Death Calculator

The AI Death Calculator

By: DoWon Lee, Journalist
Using sequences of life-events to predict human lives, this calculator can also predict job, income, and other information about people. This calculator may seem fake, but with recent studies and tests, this AI calculator can really be a predictor of the future.

Starlink, what it is and how it works.

By: Salar Nasimov, Journalist
The primary goal of Starlink is to provide satellite internet connectivity to underserved areas of the planet, as well as provide competitively priced service to urban areas. The project aims to improve upon the delay traditionally associated with satellite internet, making it a viable alternative to cable or fiber connections.

Japan’s New Wooden Satellite

By: Salar Nasimov, Journalist
The idea behind the wooden satellite is simple yet genius. Wood doesn't block electromagnetic waves or the Earth's magnetic field. Therefore, devices within the satellite could work without the need for additional sensors or antennas, potentially reducing the amount of metal needed.

The Story of Josh Dobbs: The Passtronaut

By: Marek Solow, Journalist
Josh Dobbs is both a professional NFL football player and a NASA employee. He has recently made a name for himself in the football world, having big games and informing the world about his career.

NASA’s Ingenuity Finally Retires After 72 Flights

By: Andrei Daquioag, Journalist
On January 18th, 2024, NASA's infamous Ingenuity mars helicopter was discovered to have a broken rotor blade, making Ingenuity unusable. Bill Nelson, NASA administrator, states: "Ingenuity, the 'little helicopter that could'—and it kept saying, 'I think I can, I think I can'—well, it has now taken its last flight on Mars".

The Sun Broke Two Records in Texas

By: Anna Statz, Journalist
On January 28, just about one third of the energy demand in Texas came from solar power for five hours. The sun was able to break two records in Texas in one day.
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The reality of AI gaining consciousness risks and benefits

By: Rachel Cao, Journalist
In the largest survey of researchers recorded 70% of researchers believed in taking immediate action. So the real question is: is putting the entire human race at jeopardy a risk your willing to take?

Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity

By: Christian Jeon, Journalist
In the rapidly evolving world of technology, artificial intelligence has emerged as a game-changing force, and no area is this more evident than in the realm of cybersecurity.

The Story of ESPN: The most famous sports only network

By: Cristian Reinaga Claros, Journalist
ESPN is a cable sports network founded in 1979 by Bill Rasmussen, who was formerly an employee of the New England Whalers (now known as the Carolina Hurricanes). ESPN began with the network's most well-known program, "SportsCenter," debuting with the network on September 7, 1979.

Forensic Science Explained

By: Sir Pharaoh Carter, Journalist
Crime can be found everywhere and stopping it as well as criminals is a necessity for our country to grow and stay safe and to do that, you need forensic science. Forensic science is the use of science in crime/law in ways such as investigating different materials and surroundings like a detective.
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Hand Dryers

By: Christine Nguyen, Journalist
Washing your hands after using the bathroom is an important part of hygiene, and drying your hands is crucial as well. There have been many debates on whether paper towels or hand dryers are better for drying hands, however, research has found that hand dryers may not be as effective at eliminating germs as you may assume.

The Millennium Camera

By: Tyler Cline, Journalist
On top of Tumamoc Hill in Arizona there is a camera, but unlike traditional cameras, which take photos in less than a second, this camera will take a long exposure photo of the surrounding desert landscape of Tucson over a millennium or 1000 years. Due to its long exposure, it will show how the area has changed over time. Some parts will fade as they change, and turn into "ghosts" as the scenery changes.

How A Saxophone Works

By: Gary Taylor, Journalist
The saxophone is used in all kinds of music, like jazz, ensemble music, and orchestra. But how does a saxophone work and how do you play it?

Ai Generated Art

By: Liam Eckerman, Journalist
AI art, which stands for Artificial Intelligence art, is a type of art made with the help of computers and smart algorithms.

History of The Dark Web

By: Basheir Khalid, Journalist
As stated many times before, the dark web is very dangerous as it brings many illegal activities while being anonymous. There are many hackers are on the dark web and when you try and open some links or just do the dark web you may get a virus or get hacked by a hacker.

The Man in the Iron Lung

By: Anna Statz, Journalist
Paul Richard Alexander has lived in the iron lung for over seventy years. The iron lung is a tube-like device that covers every part of the body except the head.

Israel’s Air Defense Systems

By: Rory Peterson, Journalist
The Iron Dome, and the newly developed Iron Beam, are the keystones in Israel's air defense. The Iron Dome and the soon-to-be Iron Beam make up one of the most advanced air defense systems in the world.

Jetpacks and the Future

By: Oliver Novack, Journalist
Jetpacks are a very possible future of transportation for the whole world. Despite the cost, jetpacks are a great way for military and personal travel.

[Video] How Technology Helps People With Type 1 Diabetes

By: Victoria Neacsu, Journalist
Around 1.25 million people in the United States of America have type 1 diabetes.  Diabetes affects everyday life. If you don't get treatment, you will have serious consequences.


By: Daniel Do, Journalist
Osteoporosis is most prevalent in the older population, especially in women, one or two years after their menstrual cycle has ended. Maintaining a nutritious diet full of vitamins, such as calcium and vitamin D will promote healthy bone structure. 

The Secret to Animating Walk Cycles

By: Eva Huang, Journalist
It doesn’t matter what kind of animator you area - as long as you can animate a living being, you probably know how to animate walk cycles. Walk cycles are used everywhere, from movies to indie games to simple animations.

Scientists Trick Animals Into Avoiding Tasty Meals

By: Zouli Alexandratos, Journalist
In Sydney Australia, swamp wallabies and other herbivores have been eating protected plants to extinction. The University of Sydney had an idea, what if you protect the plants by making them smell toxic?

Reviving 100,000 Year Old Bacteria

By: Sir Pharaoh Carter, Journalist
Antibiotics and other natural microbial compounds are made by complex compounds produced by bacteria and we have only used currently living material to make these antibiotics but with the revival of old bacteria we can unlock a new world of antibiotics. Using tooth tartar from neanderthals and other humans, researchers were able to reconstruct many species from the oral bacteria.

Changes to Overtime in the NFL

By: Marek Solow, Journalist
The NFL has recently implemented some changes to overtime that we saw in play in Super Bowl LVIII.

Solar Panel Achieves Record 25% Efficiency

By: Andres Martinez Aparicio, Journalist
Oxford PV solar panels reached a record 25% efficiency. As the efficiency of solar panels increases, it could lead us to a future with no pollution.


By: Landon Tucker, Journalist
Microplastics are synthetic plastics that get turned into at most 5 mm pieces. When garbage build up it creates garbage patch's and there is one that's almost 800,000 miles in length it's called they great pacific garbage patch.

Gas Stoves

By: Christine Nguyen, Journalist
Stoves have changed over time and many families have switched from old gas stoves to electric and induction stoves. Many believe that electric and induction stoves are better for the health of people and the environment.

Samba Robotic Toothbrush

By: Jimy Ordonez, Journalist
Steffen Mueller noticed that 88% of persons with disability have tooth decay or their teeth have plaque. Steffen wanted to make a toothbrush that anybody and everybody could use.
The Truth Behind GMO

The Truth Behind GMO

By: Emma Huang, Journalist
Did you know that 80% of all foods in the U.S.A. have at least one ingredient that is a GMO? So what is GMO? And does it really do more harm than good?

The F-16 FIghting Falcon

By: Daniel D'mello, Journalist
It has a single jet engine which thrusts it at supersonic speeds of over 1,300 mph, making it a revolutionary production for the US Air Force in the mid-1970's amidst the Cold War, being the most produced fighter jet for decades in the US.
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Biodegradable Pesticide Sensor

By: Bryan Xi, Journalist
Hundreds of millions of pounds of pesticide have been used to kill pests like mosquitoes and rats nationwide. Despite these millions of pounds, only about half of the pesticides used reach their intended target.

Unveiling the Link: How Density Impacts Carbon Emissions in Urban Environments

By: Ben Nguyen, Journalist
It may appear contradictory, but it is true. Increased density results in lower CO2 emissions per capita, but how?

What is Neuralink?

By: Avi Dhanjal, Journalist
To truly understand what this is we need to ask the question, what is Neuralink and how does it work? Simply put, Neuralink is a brain chip designed by Elon Musk.

Antibiotics – The Positives And Negatives

By: Eric Ji, Journalist
Antibiotics is one of the greatest advancements in the medical field. These powerful medicines help alleviate the affects of these infections; however, they can come with detrimental side affects.

Energy From Sound Waves

By: Salar Nasimov, Journalist
Energy can be harnessed from many sources, including the sun, wind, and water. However, a lesser-known source of energy is sound waves.
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Airup: Water Bottle That Makes Water Flavorful

By: Tristan Pham, Journalist
A company called "AirUp" created a water bottle which wants to enhance your drinking experience.


By: Ashley Lopez, Journalist
Pigs are animals that are intelligent and super emotional, and they can have several types of personalities; some are shy and others are curious. They are known for being the Earth's cleanest animal because of their habitats.

Seaweed: A Natural Solution to Reduce Cow Methane Emissions and Fight Climate Change

By: Cooper Shealy, Journalist
Did you know that cows can cause global warming? They produce a gas called methane which is even worse than carbon dioxide.
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$7 DIY Changes the Future of Cancer Drug Testing

By: Rachel Cao, Journalist
A large breakthrough in technology revolutionizes anti-cancer drug testing. This DIY (do-it-yourself) device can have an enormous impact on the future of cancer drug testing and can unlock unknown possibilities.

What would happen if our moon disappeared

By: Rawson Barr, Journalist
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the moon suddenly disappeared? While it may seem like a far-fetched idea, it's worth exploring the potential consequences of such an event.
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