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July 30, 2021

Sunisa Lee Earns Olympic Gold in Gymnastics Cementing Herself as a Superstar

In a moment to celebrate, gymnast Sunisa (Suni) Lee earned the Olympic gold in the individual competition of women’s gymnastics at the 2020 summer Olympic Games. The 18-year-old from Minnesota was poised to take the top place at the podium after her teammate Simone Biles—a favorite to win—withdrew from the competition in order to care for her mental health.

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July 20, 2021

DNA Researchers Discover 14 Living Relatives of Leonard da Vinci

Imagine someone reaching out to tell you that you are related to one of the most famous artists in the world. For 14 people, this strange event actually occurred. Leonardo da Vinci scholars and researchers Alessandro Vezzosi and Agnese Sabato spent years tracking down descendants of the male da Vinci line. Carefully studying the genealogy of the family over more than 600 years, they found and contacted the living relatives of today.

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July 15, 2021

French Citizens Hurry to Book Vaccines After President Says Dining Out Will Require Vaccination

We are in the midst of the largest vaccination roll-out in history. The COVID-19 vaccines are the key to getting the world past the pandemic, and in countries where there are enough doses to go around, there is still some hesitancy around getting a jab. In the United States, things like lottery drawings and free beer have been used to incentivize people to schedule their shots.

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