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Fireworks in Japan

Project info<p>In Japan, many fireworks' festival are held in August. This is because Japanese August has a special period called O-bon, when dead ancestors come back to this world to meet us. In case they are lost on their way to us, fireworks become a milestone for them. Fireworks are launched for …

A Rooftop Pool in India

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5 Sky Events This Week: Planets Pair and Perseids Play

Changing Planet<p>A bright Perseid meteor streaked down over buildings at the Stellafane amateur astronomy convention in Springfield, Vermont, on August 7, 2010. While the moon this year will mask the fainter meteors, sky-watchers this week should still see the brighter ones. Credit: Sky & …

21 Buildings You Need To See In Your Lifetime

We've come a long way since then — creating temples to our gods, houses for our operas, and museums for our art that rival nature's beauty.<p>Here are 21 buildings you need to see before you kick the bucket.