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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a significant impact on the ecosystem.

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TIL scientists have been able to genetically modify mosquitoes so their sperm can only produce male offspring, decimating test populations in six generations. This inexpensive innovation could prevent the spread of malaria, save millions of lives and won’t have a

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TIL that the oldest hotel in the world has been operated by the same Japanese family for over 1,300 years. 52 different generations of descendants have cared for and operated the inn.

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TIL that the oldest hotel in the world has been operated by the same Japanese family for over 1,300 years. 52 different generations of descendants have cared for and operated the inn. Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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Have all STD’s been passed down generations through sex?

Have all STD’s been passed down generations through sex? Could someone theoretically form a "family" tree that goes back to the first instance of the disease? submitted by articulatesnail [link] [8 comments] Source: reddit answers: a knowledgebase built on reddit

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TIL there is a Japanese inn that opened in 718, that has been managed by 46 generations of the Houshi family. The inn has been operating for 1,300 years.

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TIL there is a Japanese inn that opened in 718, that has been managed by 46 generations of the Houshi family. The inn has been operating for 1,300 years. submitted by tiptoptap35 [link] [969 comments] Source: top scoring links :

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TIL that scientists kept a species of fruit fly in complete darkness for 57 years (1400 generations), showing genetic alterations that occur as a result of environmental conditions.

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TIL that scientists kept a species of fruit fly in complete darkness for 57 years (1400 generations), showing genetic alterations that occur as a result of environmental conditions. submitted by Donkey_-_Dong [link] [281 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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TIL of Central American Stingless Bees that have been cultivated by Mayans for thousands of years. The bees are regarded as pets and their hives hung in and around the home. Some hives have been recorded as lasting over 80 years, being passed down through generations.

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TIL of Central American Stingless Bees that have been cultivated by Mayans for thousands of years. The bees are regarded as pets and their hives hung in and around the home. Some hives have been recorded as lasting over 80

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TIL: Thomas Jefferson argued that because no generation has a right to bind subsequent generations, the Constitution should expire every 19 years.

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TIL: Thomas Jefferson argued that because no generation has a right to bind subsequent generations, the Constitution should expire every 19 years. submitted by OvidPerl [link] [1617 comments] Source: top scoring links : todayilearned

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Were previous generations of America really more formal and refined?

Were previous generations of America really more formal and refined? What I mean is, think about the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s. You probably picture men in suits, women in dresses, and fedora hats. People speaking with "proper" inflection and a

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TIL it took early “humans” 110,000 generations of using stone tools before controlling fire, another 20,000 generations until written language was invented, and only another 250 generations until we put a man on the moon.

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TIL it took early “humans” 110,000 generations of using stone tools before controlling fire, another 20,000 generations until written language was invented, and only another 250 generations until we put a man on the moon. submitted by MeliciousDeal [link] [1639

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TIL a species of fruit fly was kept in complete darkness for 57 years (1400 generations), showing genetic alterations that occur as a result of environmental conditions.

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TIL a species of fruit fly was kept in complete darkness for 57 years (1400 generations), showing genetic alterations that occur as a result of environmental conditions. submitted by superfudge73 [link] [217 comments] Source: Today I Learned (TIL)

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