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Science, Tech & Environment

Biggest solar flare of the year showers the Earth

The largest solar flare of the year erupted from the sun earlier this month. Space weather is the stuff that gets spewed out by the sun and other stars -- electromagnetic energy, solar material. It travels through the solar system and interacts with everything it comes across, including the Earth's magnetic field. While we're mostly protected from harmful radiation, solar activity is sometimes disruptive and predicting it is difficult.

Science, Tech & Environment

The America that most Americans never see

The Interior Department, responsible for the 59 national parks, has an extremely popular Instagram feed to share the beauty that the parks hold. And it's a good thing, a lot of us don't ever get to see the parks. One thing is certain if you've been to a national park recently — they are a huge draw for international tourists. Here are 20 amazing photos featured on the Interior's Instagram.