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Marvel Science Stories was a U.S. pulp magazine with fifteen issues in two separate runs, both edited by Robert O. Erisman and published by Abraham and Martin Goodman. The first issue, dated August 1938, carried stories with more sexual content than was usual for the genre, including several stories by Henry Kuttner. Reader reaction was generally negative; one referred to Kuttner's story "The Time Trap" as "trash". The magazine was cancelled after the April 1941 issue, but when a boom in science fiction magazines began in 1950, the publishers revived it. The first issue of the new series was dated November 1950; a further six issues appeared, with the last dated May 1952. Contributors to the first run included Arthur J. Burks and Jack Williamson; the second run published stories by better-known writers, including Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Jack Vance and L. Sprague de Camp. The second incarnation of the magazine did not succeed in the more competitive market of the 1950s; even the writers who sold to Marvel Tales were publishing their best work elsewhere. (Full article...)

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The Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance was an award presented at the Grammy Awards to recording artists for quality instrumental rock performances. The honor was first presented to Paul McCartney and Wings at the 22nd Annual Grammy Awards (1980) for the song "Rockestra Theme". The award was discontinued before the 2012 awards due to a major overhaul of Grammy categories by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences; instrumental rock performances became eligible for either the newly formed Best Rock Performance or Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance categories. Jeff Beck (pictured) holds the records for the most wins, with six. (Full list...)

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Clanculus corallinus is a species of sea snail in the family Trochidae. First described in 1791, this species has a umbilicate shell that is globose-conic in shape. Though often coral-red or brown, it may show considerable variation in color.

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