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Here’s how the solar eclipse will affect the US power grid

Reuters On August 21, 2017, parts of the United States will experience a total solar eclipse — when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun, and blocks out the sun’s light. The eclipse is bound to be an incredible experience. But since the moon will completely (and partially in some areas) cover the sun, it will pose challenges for the nation’s power ...

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Why McDonald's ice cream machines are seemingly always broken (MCD)

Instagram/McDonald’sMcDonald’s won widespread praise earlier this year when the fast-food chain said it would be replacing its ice cream machines after years of complaints from customers. But five months after the announcement, McDonald’s ice cream machines are still letting customers down. Thousands of customers have been complaining on social media, saying that the machines are almost always broken when the craving ...

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California's lesser-known wine hotspot was named best small town to visit in America — take a look

Benziger Family Winery.Benzinger Sonoma, California, a region located in the heart of America’s top winemaking region, has been named the best small town to visit in the country by US News & World Report. The accolade came as a surprise, largely because Sonoma is a county made up of 13 cities — including the city of Sonoma — and several ...

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'Game of Thrones' cinematographer reveals the unexpected perils of filming: 'They were going to pull us all off the cliff'

Daenerys Targaryen rides Drogon into battle for “Spoils of War.” HBO Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Game of Thrones” season seven.  “Game of Thrones” is a series known for its staggering visual achievements and epic feature-film levels of production quality. INSIDER recently spoke with Robert McLachlan, a two-time Emmy nominated Director of Photography who brought eight total “Game of Thrones” episodes ...

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How animals will react to the upcoming solar eclipse

A sea lion wears a pair of protective glasses during a publicity stunt set up by the Sunshine International Aquarium in Tokyo, during a solar eclipse viewing event in 2009. REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao There’s something disconcerting about darkness in the middle of the day. You get a taste of that feeling when a storm suddenly rolls in overhead, but a total ...

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If you're watching the total solar eclipse, don't forget to wear sunscreen

People use solar film to photograph the first annular eclipse seen in the U.S. since 1994 on May 20, 2012 in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Getty If you’re planning to marvel in the total solar eclipse on August 21, be sure to wear sunscreen  — especially if you’re planning to view it for a long time. While you might be more ...

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Finland killings: Briton who helped victims says he is 'not a hero'

A British man who went to the aid of victims of a knife attack in Finland has told the BBC he is “not a hero”. Hassan Zubier, a paramedic born in Kent who now lives in Sweden, said he did “what he was trained for” when a knifeman stabbed two women to death in the city of Turku on Friday. ...

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"I need the money by Monday or I'll be dead": Teenager's heartbreaking appeal after being given just DAYS to live

A teenager who has been given just days left to live has made a heartbreaking appeal to the public to give him a lifeline and help him get pioneering cancer treatment. In an emotional video plea, Connah Haslam, 19, who desperately needs to raise £200,000, says: “I need the money by Monday or I will be dead”. The teen from ...

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Family of man who went missing in Turkey sent ominous anonymous Facebook message saying: "He's in the sea"

The family of a British man who went missing in Turkey last year have been sent a ominous anonymous Facebook message which said: “He’s dead, he’s in the sea”. Gary Burns’ family have been told he was piled with alcohol before being bundled into a car and killed because he owned money to a bar owner. The 39-year-old was working ...

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Jet2 plane passengers left terrified to see war plane shadowing UK-bound flight from Spain

Jet2 air passengers were terrified to spot a war plane out of the windows shadowing their flight home to the UK from Spain yesterday afternoon. Passengers on board the Birmingham-bound flight said the French fighter plane followed them for up to 15 minutes. The low-cost carrier said it was awaiting confirmation from French aviation officials as to why Flight LS1204 ...

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