We may have figured out what's killing the bees. Are we brave enough to save them?

When I'm an old lady, I want to have summer picnics with my grandkids. We'll make blackberry pie and caprese salad. We'll slice up some watermelon and get totally messy. Unless, of course, the bees all die before then.

FACT CHECK TIME: Colony collapse disorder is a real thing, and it's getting serious. The USDA's Agricultural Research Service says that about one in three bites of food are pollinated by bees. It was a total mystery for years, but scientists at Harvard recently published a paper linking the die-offs to use of neonicotinoids, a particular kind of pesticide that stays in the plant throughout its life.

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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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