science
Poisonous Books Discovered in Danish University Library

Something is toxic in the state of Denmark, as a pair of researchers recently discovered while archiving books at a university library. Read More >>

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The Gruesome Trial That Sent an Innocent Woman to the Gallows

Few people have heard of Eliza Fenning today, but in 1815 she was the most famous wronged woman in England. Executed for a crime on flimsy evidence, she inspired a new age of scientific inquiry—and a character in Frankenstein. Read More >>

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Scientists Make Bricks With Sludge Filtered From Arsenic-Laced Water

Arsenic-contaminated water is a massive problem in the developing world. But, even when you filter it out, the toxic sludge that the process produces often gets dumped right back into the water supply. It's tough to dream up a use for arsenic soup, but one research team finally has: They're making bricks out of it. Read More >>