Scientists Discover a New Compound in Medieval Ink That Was Once Lost to Time

Scientists Discover a New Compound in Medieval Ink That Was Once Lost to Time

Across the Mediterranean region, in fields and on roadsides, thrives a small plant with silvery leaves. It doesn't look like much, and in many cases it's an annoying weed. But in the Middle Ages, Chrozophora tinctoria was highly prized.

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Why False Claims About COVID-19 Refuse to Die – Issue 84: Outbreak – Nautilus

Why False Claims About COVID-19 Refuse to Die - Issue 84: Outbreak - Nautilus

Early in the morning on April 5, 2020, an article appeared on the website Medium with the title “Covid-19 had us all fooled, but now we might have finally found its secret.” The article claimed that the pathology of COVID-19 was completely different from what public health authorities, such as the World Health Organization, had previously described. According to the author, COVID-19 strips the body’s hemoglobin of iron, preventing red blood cells from delivering oxygen and damaging the lungs in the process.

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Michigan’s Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Knew About Flint’s Toxic Water—and Lied About It

Michigan's Ex-Gov. Rick Snyder Knew About Flint's Toxic Water—and Lied About It

Six years after the city of Flint, Michigan, began using a toxic water source that sickened its residents, VICE uncovered payoffs, the silencing of a whistleblower, a shady financial deal, a coverup, and the former governor who presided over it all.

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