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Good day, bad day: August 6, 2012
NASA lands its Curiosity rover on Mars, while Hillary Clinton is greeted by a swarm of bees in Malawi — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
One of the first images captured by NASA's Curiosity shows the rover's own shadow as cast on the surface of Mars.
One of the first images captured by NASA's Curiosity shows the rover's own shadow as cast on the surface of Mars.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Sticking the landing
After years of speculation, anxiety, and planning, NASA's Curiosity rover successfully lands on Mars. [New York]

Your bearded brethren
Researchers find that facial hair provides an effective barrier to the sun's U.V. rays. [The Frisky]

Pixar superfans
A robot enthusiast creates a life-sized, fully-functioning version of Pixar's adorable, lonely Wall-E. [TIME]

BAD DAY FOR:

Insisting that "the flag was still there"
The American flag blows off its mount as "The Star Spangled Banner" plays during Serena Williams' medal ceremony. [Gawker]

Appreciating the local wildlife
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is chased out of Malawi by a swarm of bees. [BuzzFeed]

Olympic overexcitement
An allegedly drunken spectator at the 100-meter men's final in London gets a chop from a judo medalist after he throws a water bottle onto the track. [Discovery News

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: August 3, 2012

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