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Bisexual Swedish scientist wins Nobel Prize in Medicine

Yesterday, October 3, a bisexual Swedish scientist Svante Pääbo was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Pääbo, an adjunct professor at Japan’s Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, won the prize for his advancements in the field of paleogenetics – the study of the past through the use of the preserved genetic material of ancient […]
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Japan or Nihon is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. It borders the Sea of Japan to the west, and it extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. Japan is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); its five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is the country's capital and largest city; other major cities include Osaka and Nagoya.
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