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Scene of a car accident by the road near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. The wreck of the car has been left there and a memorial has been built right next to it.. Learn more.
Lápida cerca de San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, 2016-02-01, DD 147.JPG
December 9, 2016

hit point: Word of the day for December 9, 2016

hit point , n :
(chiefly role-playing games) A unit of damage, used to specify the amount of damage a character can withstand before it is defeated. (computer graphics) In ray tracing, the point in a scene at which a ray strikes an object.
December 9, 2016

Wikipedia article of the day for December 9, 2016

The Wikipedia article of the day for December 9, 2016 is Exsudoporus frostii.
Exsudoporus frostii, Frost's bolete, is a fungus first described in 1874. The mushrooms it produces have tubes and pores instead of gills on the underside of their caps. E. frostii is distributed in the eastern United States from Maine to Georgia and Arizona, and south to Mexico and Costa Rica. It is typically found associating with hardwood trees, especially oak. Its mushrooms can be recognized by their dark red sticky caps, the red pores, the network-like pattern of the stem, and a variable blue-staining reaction after tissue injury. Another characteristic of young, moist fruit bodies is the amber-colored drops exuded on the pore surface. Although the mushrooms are considered edible, they are generally not recommended for consumption because of the risk of confusion with other poisonous red-pored, blue-bruising boletes. E. frostii may be distinguished from other superficially similar red-capped boletes by differences in distribution, associated tree species, bluing reaction, or morphology.
Exsudoporus frostii

NPR News: Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions
A fund guaranteeing health coverage and pensions to retired mine workers is about to run dry. Congress has been reluctant to pick up the tab. Democrats from coal country say it's time to act.

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Health Care - December 9, 2016 at 04:43AM - Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

U.S. Life Expectancy Declines, and Researchers Are Puzzled


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It dropped for the first time since 1993, to 78.8 years.
U.S. Life Expectancy Declines, and Researchers Are Puzzled - By KATIE ROGERS - at Health - Keyword: Infant Mortality - From The New York Times - Published at December 8, 2016 at 07:00AM

What 8 New Yorkers Wore While Hunting for Christmas Trees


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When the holidays arrive, New Yorkers tap into their inner urban woodsman and go shopping for Christmas trees.
What 8 New Yorkers Wore While Hunting for Christmas Trees - By MAX BERLINGER - Category Style - Keyword Fashion and Apparel, Christmas Trees - From The New York Times - Published at December 8, 2016 at 07:00AM

NPR News: A Mummy's DNA May Help Solve The Mystery Of The Origins Of Smallpox

A Mummy's DNA May Help Solve The Mystery Of The Origins Of Smallpox
Scientists have found the oldest complete set of smallpox genes in a sample of skin from a mummified child in a crypt underneath a Lithuanian church.

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Health & Science - December 9, 2016 at 12:24AM - A Mummy's DNA May Help Solve The Mystery Of The Origins Of Smallpox