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Sue, the largest, most complete, and best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil found to date, went on display at the Field Museum in Chicago in 2000.
Malaria, a disease that is both preventable and treatable, kills one person every 48 seconds. That adds up to more than half a million deaths worldwide every year.
Did you know? The small intestine, the coiled tube connecting the stomach to the large intestine that is responsible for most of the absorption of nutrients during digestion, is actually quite large. The average length is 23 feet and its surface area, after you account for its folds and the tiny villi and microvilli that project out from its walls, is nearly 2,700 square feet -- nearly the size of a tennis court!
May is American Wetlands Month!
Physicist, Nobel Prize winner, and popular science author Richard Feynman was born on this day in 1918.
Did you know? Roughly two million K-12 educators teach science to American students. Of these, more than 165,000 teach predominantly science to middle and high school students, according to 2006 statistics.
Astronaut Chiaki Mukai was the first Japanese woman in space:
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month. One in five Americans has a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year, and half of all Americans will have one sometime in their lifetime.
The sex of reptilian offspring, such as crocodiles, alligators, and turtles, is determined by the temperature the eggs reach during the middle third of their incubation period.
Did you know? Olympus Mons, a volcano on Mars, is the tallest mountain in our solar system. Occupying an area equal to the state of Arizona (113,998 square miles), Olympus reaches a breathtaking 16 miles above the surface of the planet. That's almost three times as tall as Mount Everest.
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