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    BlackAFInSTEM, a community of Black scientists, kicked off the inaugural Black Birders Week from May 31 through June 5. What started as a group chat organized by birder Jason Ward evolved, in a matter of mere days, into a week-long celebration of Black na...
    In 1953, Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay became the first people to scale Mount Everest. The summit is still seeing historic firsts nearly 70 years later. The latest trailblazers belong to the Full Circle Everest expedition, the first a...
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    An early Air Force definition for the term UFO from the 1950s characterizes it as “any airborne object which by performance, aerodynamic characteristics, or unusual features, does not conform to any presently known aircraft or missile type, or which canno...
    Physicians have always had a distinctive physical profile, from their white coats to the stethoscope slung around their neck or tucked in a pocket. But one accessory seems to be a relic of old Three Stooges shorts and stock photos—the weird metal disc wor...