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FlipFact of the Day: Despite how important the brain, heart, and kidneys are to the body, they don’t possess the liver’s awesome ability to regenerate.

It’s important to clarify, however, that we’re not talking about Deadpool-levels of regeneration here. Simply put, you can’t magically grow a new, perfectly shaped liver from scratch; rather, the existing liver cells divide to form new cells and restore the organ’s original mass.

Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 19, 1977, the world’s first Global Positioning System (GPS) signal was transmitted from Navigation Technology Satellite 2 (NTS-2) and received at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Author: Mikael Angelo Francisco

Bitten by the science writing bug, Mikael has years of writing and editorial experience under his belt. As the editor-in-chief of FlipScience, Mikael has sworn to help make science more fun and interesting for geeky readers and casual audiences alike.