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Watching a total solar eclipse for the first time? Here are 8 tips from the pros.

For the love of all good things, do not try to photograph the total solar eclipse.<p>Here at Vox, we are thoroughly convinced the August 21 total solar eclipse will be worth the hype. As we’ve learned from astronomers, astrophysicists, and eclipse-chasing enthusiasts, in the 70-mile-wide band of …

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Not everyone is as excited about the eclipse as humans

The 2017 solar eclipse is fast approaching, and all over the US people are getting their glasses and travel plans in order for the occasion.<p>But animals don’t follow the news. On August 21, they’ll be completely surprised by the darkness caused by the moon blotting out the sun for about three …

Animal Behavior

How to Get the Perfect Eclipse Shot Using Your Smartphone

For about three minutes on August 21, if you're lucky, you can watch the moon cross in front of the sun and block out its light in a total solar …

How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK’s Murder

Newly released documents from long-secret Kennedy assassination files raise startling questions about what top agency officials knew and when they knew it.<p>After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the CIA appeared eager, even desperate, to embrace the version of events …

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Don't blindly trust companies selling solar eclipse glasses on Amazon

They could be legit, but it’s hard to know for sure<p>On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass through the continental United States — traveling from the coasts of Oregon to South Carolina. It’s going to be an incredible sight, but the only way to watch it safely is to view the partially …

A bulletproof 5-day itinerary to Norway’s fjords: Where to hike, stay, and eat

IF YOU’VE MADE it to 2017 without Norway’s fjord region being on your gotta-see list, you obviously never wiled away an afternoon Googling the …

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This tool lets you see what the solar eclipse will look like from your location

It’ll give you the best time to view<p>There’s been a lot of hype around the solar eclipse on August 21st. Thousands are traveling to the locations, like Tennessee or Wyoming, to see the Sun go completely dark for the first time since 1918. For those of us staying put, there’s the Eclipse Megamovie …

Tech toys are helping kids learn to code at an early age

In an effort to teach children the basics of coding from a young age, the toy market has been flooded with robots and wearables that allow users to …

Kids

Google's Family Link Helps Parents Give Their Kids A Safe Gateway To The Internet

The Internet is both a wonderful and a terrible aspect of modern life. It’s a gateway to almost anything you want to know about almost anything at all. “How was I supposed to know?” is no longer a valid excuse, and “I’m bored” means you’re doing it wrong. It’s also a gateway to an unending stream …

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