He Got About 199 Rejection Letters And 1 'Maybe' But Still Managed To Invent Something Amazing

We've been diagnosing this disease ineffectively for decades. One teenager is working to change that.


Meet Jack. When Jack Andraka (who, by the way, is a teenager) was first trying to find a space to do his research on pancreatic cancer, many laboratories turned him down. Why? Because no one had time to entertain what they saw as the silly notions of a teenage boy. Nobody believed that a mere teen could come up with a better diagnostic test for the cancer than the one that's been the medical standard for decades. And to be honest, I didn't really believe it either at first.

But spoiler alert: Yep, he's totally doin' it.

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This article originally appeared on 07.10.21

Dr. Daniel Mansfield and his team at the University of New South Wales in Australia have just made an incredible discovery. While studying a 3,700-year-old tablet from the ancient civilization of Babylon, they found evidence that the Babylonians were doing something astounding: trigonometry!

Most historians have credited the Greeks with creating the study of triangles' sides and angles, but this tablet presents indisputable evidence that the Babylonians were using the technique 1,500 years before the Greeks ever were.

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This article originally appeared on 09.08.16

92-year-old Norma had a strange and heartbreaking routine.

Every night around 5:30 p.m., she stood up and told the staff at her Ohio nursing home that she needed to leave. When they asked why, she said she needed to go home to take care of her mother. Her mom, of course, had long since passed away.

Behavior like Norma's is quite common for older folks suffering from Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Walter, another man in the same assisted living facility, demanded breakfast from the staff every night around 7:30.

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