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Five Asteroids Are Zooming Past Earth This Week

This weekend will be packed with quite the series of exciting celestial events — a massive asteroid is expected to zoom past the Earth today, followed by another one the next day… and the next day… and then a few more next week. But are these asteroids headed towards Earth?
ASTRONOMY
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Freeze-Dried Fruit: Is It Healthy?

While perusing the aisles in Trader Joe's or Whole Foods, you've likely started to see an abundance of freeze-dried fruits. From mangos to strawberries and even pineapple, dehydrated fruit has become an increasingly popular snack. If you've tried it for yourself, it's incredibly sweet, packs in a satisfying crunch, and because it's preserved, it has a much longer shelf life than fresh produce.
FOOD & DRINKS
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Only a Small Percentage of Wildfires Start Naturally — But How?

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How This Queer WOC-Founded App Is Promoting Accessibility and Diversity in the Outdoors (Exclusive)

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The No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge Calls on Politicians to Cut Ties With Fossil Fuel Companies

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