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10 Ancient Greek Roots That Can Trip You Up in Modern Greek

Simon Davis

Two thousands years is a long time. Even words that originated in ancient Greek can evolve considerably, even if their English counterparts retained the original definition.

An Engineered Protein Can Kill Cancer Cells in the Bloodstream

Jordan Rosenfeld

A protein engineered to fit onto nanoparticles successfully kills tumor cells in the bloodstreams of mice with prostate cancer.

Scientists Use Cotton Candy Machines to Make Artificial Blood Vessels

Anna Green

Leon Bellan, a researcher at Vanderbilt University, is developing a way to make artificial blood vessels using a modified cotton candy machine.

You Can Now Visit Jimi Hendrix’s London Flat

Michele Debczak

Take a trip back to 1969.

Periodic Table Crayon Covers Teach Kids Science Through Coloring

Rudie Obias

Pass me the Barium Nitrate!

Scientists Have Thawed a Cryogenically Preserved Rabbit Brain

Michele Debczak

These findings could be used to preserve memories in the future.

Retrobituaries: Diogenes of Sinope, the Ancient Philosopher Who Lived in a Wine Barrel

Anna Green

Diogenes of Sinope lived in a wine barrel, urinated in public, and was one of the most beloved philosophers of the 4th century BCE.

12 Bars in Unexpected Places

Matt Stofsky

It's not hard to find a bar, but if you're looking for something special, you have to do some digging.

These Jobs Pose the Greatest Risks to Your Health

Michele Debczak

Hopefully they all offer healthcare benefits.

Mashup Shows the Awesome Precision of 'The Simpsons' Movie Parodies

Anna Green

The side-by-side comparison shows just how loyal the show has been to its source material.

A Caffeine Bracelet Will Free You From the Horrors of Drinking Coffee

Shaunacy Ferro

It's the closest you're going to get to an IV-drip of caffeine right now.

World War II Sweethearts Reunite After 7 Decades Apart

Anna Green

Though their lives diverged seven decades ago, the two former sweethearts never forgot each other.

11 Transformative Facts About 'The Fly'

Andrew LaSane

David Cronenberg ensured that you'd never look at Jeff Goldblum—or a housefly—the same way again.

Why Does it Rain?

Jordan Rosenfeld

With clouds, gravity pulls the water droplets out of the sky, and they fall as rain.

Take a Look Inside the Store Where Famous Athletes Got Their Shoes

Andrew LaSane

Because of their wide selection of men's footwear in above average sizes, Friedman's Shoes became a mandatory stop for athletes like Mike Tyson and Shaquille O'Neal.

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