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Thai Fisherman Finds Whale Vomit Rocks Worth up to $3.2 Million

December 10, 2020

A fisherman may be a millionaire after finding rocks of hardened whale vomit, the “Daily Mail” reported. The regurgitated substance, ambergris, is used as an odorless agent to maintain the scent of perfume like Chanel No. 5. Hunting marine mammals began 9,000 years ago. […]

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Average Human Body Temperature Lowering, No Single Cause Known

December 4, 2020

Human bodies are increasingly falling short of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, “Science Alert” reported. While previously believed to be confined to the US and UK, the phenomenon was recently found in a remote Bolivian tribe as well. In animals, homeostasis regulates body temperature. […]

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New AI That Predicts Shape of Proteins Could Solve 50-Year Problem

December 3, 2020

A London lab has programmed an artificial intelligence to predict protein shapes, “The New York Times” reported. The program, called AlphaFold, can look at a string of amino acids and accurately predict which 3D shape they will form when they become a protein. Why does protein folding matter? […]

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History of Science

Discovery of Penicillin Was Made Possible By Germ Theory

November 27, 2020

Toward the end of 19th century several physicians and scientists noticed certain inconsistencies with the theory of humors, which led to the development of the germ theory of diseases. What were these inconsistencies and startling discoveries, and why is the development of germ theory considered to be a revolution? […]

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Four-Foot-Long Lizards Proliferating in Southeastern U.S.

November 25, 2020

Argentine tegu lizards are spreading throughout the southeastern United States, National Geographic reported. The lizards are omnivores, eating smaller animals and fruits, and are the size of dogs, though they can grow up to four feet in length. Reptiles have many unique characteristics. […]

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Coronavirus News

Two Coronavirus Vaccines, Each More Than 90% Effective

November 23, 2020

Two vaccines for the coronavirus have each proven over 90% effective, BuzzFeed reported. Although no timeline can be promised, health experts believe mass vaccinations could begin in April 2021. How good is 95% when it comes to vaccines? […]


Fugitive Self-Cloning Mutant Crayfish Invade Antwerp Cemetery

November 7, 2020

A Belgian cemetery has been overrun with unnatural mutant crayfish, “The New Zealand Herald” reported. The all-female horde of crustaceans don’t require males to reproduce and were initially created in a breeding program. Understanding cloning begins with a look at cells. […]

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