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Tuesday, May 11, 2021
The Tree That May Have Actually Motivated Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ Has Actually Passed Away

The Tree That May Have Actually Motivated Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’...

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The tree thought to have inspired Dr. Seuss's story "The Lorax" dies. Credit: City of San Diego A Monterey cypress (Cupressus macrocarpa) that is thought to have inspired the Truffula trees in Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" has fallen, according to news reports. The shaggy tree was thought to be around 100 years old, according to…
D-Day May Not Have Actually Taken Place Without This Lady

D-Day May Not Have Actually Taken Place Without This Lady

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Paratroopers of the Allied land on La Manche coast, on June 6, 1944 after Allied forces stormed the Normandy beaches during D-Day. AFP/Getty Images 75 years ago today, 23,400 Allied paratroopers stepped out of aircraft into the skies over Normandy, France to join the nearly 133,000 Allied troops storming the beaches. The Allied invasion of…
Why Octopuses May Be The Next Laboratory Rats

Why Octopuses May Be The Next Laboratory Rats

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A California two-spot octopus extends a sucker-lined arm from its den. In 2015, this was the first octopus species to have its full genetic sequence published. Courtesy of Michael LaBarbera hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Michael LaBarbera A California two-spot octopus extends a sucker-lined arm from its den. In 2015, this was the first…
Area Scrap: What Increases May Not Boil Down

Area Scrap: What Increases May Not Boil Down

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Orbital debris around Earth credit: NASA Space isn’t empty; it’s crowded. And what goes up there, might not come back down. Everyone knows that NASA sends science instruments into space, but since the late 1950s, the United States, Russia, China, and lots of other countries have launched thousands of satellites including science satellites, telecommunication satellites,…
The Moon May Be the Frozen Leftovers from Earth’s Ancient Lava Ocean

The Moon May Be the Frozen Leftovers from Earth’s Ancient Lava...

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A new study suggests that the moon formed after a giant protoplanet crashed into Earth, which was then covered in a magma ocean. The resulting magma splash formed a disc around the planet that eventually coalesced into the moon, according to the study. Credit: Shutterstock There is a problem with the moon: Nobody really knows…
A Spoiler Alert For ‘Video Game of Thrones’ May Ruin Plot Twists

A Spoiler Alert For ‘Video Game of Thrones’ May Ruin Plot...

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<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml=" Kit Harington as Jon Snow and Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones'...
How an Injection of Tiny Beads into Stomach Arteries May Assist With Weight Reduction

How an Injection of Tiny Beads into Stomach Arteries May Assist...

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An experimental obesity treatment that involves injecting tiny beads into the arteries of the stomach may help some people lose weight and keep it off for at least a year, according to a new study. In the study, people who received the treatment, called "bariatric embolization," lost about 11 percent of their excess weight, or…
Second-Ever HIV Treatment Seen In London AIDS Client Is Uncommon, However It May Not Need To Be

Second-Ever HIV Treatment Seen In London AIDS Client Is Uncommon, However...

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Timothy Ray Brown poses for a photograph, Monday, March 4, 2019, in Seattle. Brown, also known as the "Berlin patient," was the first person to be cured of HIV infection, more than a decade ago. Now researchers are reporting a second patient has lived 18 months after stopping HIV treatment without sign of the virus…
California’s Hidden Danger: High-Risk Volcanoes That May Erupt in the Next Years

California’s Hidden Danger: High-Risk Volcanoes That May Erupt in the Next...

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For years now, California has been bracing for the "big one" — the magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake that is expected to send ripples through the state within the century. But there's another deadly threat that is is almost as likely — and that people may be much less prepared for. Within the next 30…
3 Factors You May Hate Valentine’s Day

3 Factors You May Hate Valentine’s Day

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February 14th, the day of chocolates, roses and heart-festooned greeting cards, is upon us once again. If that sentence made you groan, you're not alone. Almost half of Americans describe Valentine's Day as "overrated," according to a 2017 survey. Still, another 43 percent called it "romantic," indicating some serious polarization surrounding this day celebrating love.…

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