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FlipFact of the Day: The Philippine tarsier’s Latin name was changed from Tarsius syrichta to Carlito syrichta in honor of “Tarsier Man” Carlito Pizarras. Formerly a local hunter, Pizarras became a strong advocate for the species’ conservation, and now works as the field supervisor of the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary.

Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 1, 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner scratched the arms of eight-year old Jim Phipps with smallpox material. Having been vaccinated almost two months earlier, Phipps was not infected.

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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.