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How to watch the Perseids, the best meteor shower of the year -- One of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year is about to peak.

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Isaias spawns deadly tornado, brings flooding and widespread outages -- 12 hours after coming ashore, Isaias was still sustaining near-hurricane-strength top winds of 70 mph.

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Strongest winds since Sandy could bring widespread outages -- Upper-level air currents from Tropical Storm Isaias are expected to merge with the jet stream to produce pockets of hurricane-force gusts.

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"Murder hornet" spotted in the United States - Growing up to two inches long, this killer insect can decapitate 40 honeybees per minute. Aug 3 - 35 photos

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SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts splash down after historic test flight -- Sunday's splashdown was the first by U.S. astronauts in 45 years, with the first commercially built and operated spacecraft to carry people to and from orbit. -- Aug 2

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Isaias strengthens slightly as it pushes toward East Coast -- A hurricane watch is in effect from South Santee River, South Carolina, to Surf City, North Carolina. -- Aug 2

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SpaceX Crew Dragon heads for Sunday splashdown -- Splashdown will set the stage for operational Crew Dragon flights to begin later this year. -- Aug 1

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Resurgence of single-use plastics has environmentalists worried -- "I think we're finding more plastic bottles. And well, more plastics in general," said Emily Stevenson, who spent over a decade cleaning up the shores in South West England. -- Aug 1

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Endangered orcas at risk from U.S. Navy, activists warn -- "Just the loss of one whale or the harm to one whale could have population level impacts," an orca researcher said. -- Jul 31

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"Zombie cicadas" infected with mind-controlling fungus re-emerge -- After more than a decade underground, "zombie cicadas" emerge to "enlist living insects to do their bidding." -- Jul 31

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Scientists revive 100-million-year-old deep-sea lifeforms -- Researchers said the microbes could possibly be the planet's oldest-known organisms. -- Jul 30

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Sea level rise could destroy 20% of the world's GDP by 2100 -- Nearly 300 million people around the world are likely to face repeat flooding, new study concludes. -- Jul 30

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Dead seals are washing up on Maine shore after shark attack -- Experts say that the increase in shark sightings along the Maine coast is partially due to a thriving seal population. -- Jul 30

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NASA launches mission to Mars -- This is the first NASA mission explicitly designed to search for signs of life on another planet. -- Jul 30

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Mystery origin of Stonehenge's iconic boulders apparently solved -- The new study contradicts a previous suggestion that one large sarsen came from the immediate vicinity of the site and was erected before the others. -- Jul 30

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