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The complete astronomy guide of what to see during tomorrow night's rare lunar eclipse

There is a rare total lunar eclipse on Sunday night that won't happen again until 2033. Learn more about how to watch here.<p>So while you're looking up enjoying the view, we wanted to tell you about some of the other spectacular sights that will be out that night.<p>Especially because when the moon is …

Astronomy

The Thucydides Trap: Are the U.S. and China Headed for War?

In 12 of 16 past cases in which a rising power has confronted a ruling power, the result has been bloodshed.<p>When Barack Obama meets this week with Xi Jinping during the Chinese president’s first state visit to America, one item probably won’t be on their agenda: the possibility that the United …

Geopolitics

Three excellent, less-crowded-than-the-Louvre Paris museums to explore

Despite what the song says, winter isn't the only time it drizzles in Paris. On average, you can expect rain at least one of every three days in the City of Light — and not so light rain, at that.<p>The savvy traveler needs a contingency plan when it's too wet to wander. One solution: ducking into one …