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One-millionth Patent Awarded without Ceremony

One-millionth Patent Awarded without Ceremony

SUMMARY: “Unmarked by any pomp or ceremony and with a lack of ostentation that seemed totally inappropriate to the importance of the occasion, the one millionth patent was issued on Tuesday, August 8th, 1911.

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Prehistoric 15-foot dolphin acted like modern-day killer whales, researchers say

Prehistoric 15-foot dolphin acted like modern-day killer whales, researchers say

SUMMARY: Prehistoric dolphins acted more like modern-day killer whales, according to a newly published study.

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Masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus—here’s a breakdown of how effective they are

Masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus—here’s a breakdown of how effective they are

SUMMARY: Masks help prevent the spread of the coronavirus—here’s a breakdown of how effective they areThe evidence has been changing, but we know a lot more now than we did a few months ago.

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Smooth Handfish Extinction Marks a Sad Milestone

Smooth Handfish Extinction Marks a Sad Milestone

SUMMARY: Overharvesting has disrupted food chains and directly pushed many ocean species into the critically endangered category—and has driven some animals, including Steller's sea cow, into total extinction.

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Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells

Covid-19 Immunity May Rely on a Microscopic Helper: T Cells

SUMMARY: But to Buggert, who studies T cells—part of an orchestra of cells that perform in the body’s immune response—the symphony appeared incomplete.

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Counterfactual Experiments Are Crucial, but Easy to Misunderstand

Counterfactual Experiments Are Crucial, but Easy to Misunderstand

SUMMARY: In climate world, the first act involved doing the science and conducting counterfactual experiments similar to those produced for the virus.

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How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous

How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous

SUMMARY: Above our heads, a “heat dome” of high pressure could blast 80 percent of the continental US with temperatures over 90 degrees for the next few weeks.

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Americans Increase LSD Use—and a Bleak Outlook for the World May Be to Blame

Americans Increase LSD Use—and a Bleak Outlook for the World May Be to Blame

SUMMARY: Rather it likely occurred because there are newer drugs available, such as the psychedelic 2C-B, that have displaced LSD.

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Nasa Mars rover Perseverance is attached to rocket

Nasa Mars rover Perseverance is attached to rocket

SUMMARY: Image copyright NASA/Kim ShiflettNasa's Perseverance Mars rover has been attached to the top of the rocket that will send it toward the Red Planet.

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How hand sanitizer caused a man's unusual 'hangover'

How hand sanitizer caused a man's unusual 'hangover'

SUMMARY: A man's medication for alcohol dependence caused him to have a strange reaction to hand sanitizer, according to a new report of the case.

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European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland

European bison to be introduced into Kent woodland

SUMMARY: Image copyright Kent Wildlife Trust Image caption The bison will be brought in from Europe where they live in similar wild populationsBison will be introduced to UK woodland to restore an ancient habitat and its wildlife, conservationists have said.

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Nutrisystem Reviews 2020 - Does It Really Work?

Nutrisystem Reviews 2020 - Does It Really Work?

SUMMARY: (LIMITED TIME OFFER) Buy Nutrisystem Meal Plans For The Lowest Price HereThe Central Principles of This Meal PlanAs mentioned by several Nutrisystem reviews online, this program is based on three fundamentals:1.

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4 mystery objects spotted in deep space, unlike anything ever seen

4 mystery objects spotted in deep space, unlike anything ever seen

SUMMARY: Astronomers are baffled about four objects that were spotted in deep space by massive radio telescopes, reports said.

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Polynesians and Native South Americans Made 12th Century Contact

Polynesians and Native South Americans Made 12th Century Contact

SUMMARY: But a new study suggests that, almost 900 years ago, Polynesians and Native South Americans did make contact—and traces of that encounter live on in the genes of Polynesians today.

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Mexico City buried its river and lakes to prevent disease. But then COVID-19 happened.

Mexico City buried its river and lakes to prevent disease. But then COVID-19 happened.

SUMMARY: Mexico City buried its river and lakes to prevent disease.

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England's future water supplies at 'serious risk'

England's future water supplies at 'serious risk'

SUMMARY: That's the view of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in a report on the state of water supplies.

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Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says

Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says

SUMMARY: Image copyright Getty ImagesThe vast majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building, a report says.

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WHO Report: Aerosols Not Likely To Be Significant Source Of COVID-19 Transmission

WHO Report: Aerosols Not Likely To Be Significant Source Of COVID-19 Transmission

SUMMARY: WHO Report: Aerosols Not Likely To Be Significant Source Of COVID-19 TransmissionEnlarge this image toggle caption NIAID NIAIDThe World Health Organization has issued a new scientific brief that summarizes what's known about the different ways the coronavirus can transmit.

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Bill Nye tests out coronavirus mask materials in video

Bill Nye tests out coronavirus mask materials in video

SUMMARY: Bill Nye "The Science Guy” shared a public service announcement about face masks and how effective the materials used to make them are in a pair of TikTok videos Wednesday amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Engineers design reusable silicone rubber face mask with N95 filter

Engineers design reusable silicone rubber face mask with N95 filter

SUMMARY: Engineers at MIT and Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a new silicone rubber face mask with two N95 filters they say is as effective, and less wasteful, than many of the masks being used widely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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