FlipFact of the Day: While both male and female mosquitoes possess a proboscis (or elongated feeding tube), the ones that males have are long and feathery, which they use to feed on flower nectar. Meanwhile, the females’ are smooth and needle-like, enabling them to pierce through skin and feed on blood. They need the amino acids found in blood to produce eggs.
Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 18, 1968, semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore founded the Intel Corporation in Mountain View, California.
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