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American Horror Story Freak Show
2014-12-02 09:00:37

Professor of genetics and orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Deborah Krakow, talks about the science behind the actors of American Horror Story: Freak Show.

Thalidomide Apology From German Drug Maker
2012-09-02 07:04:50

The German company that developed a drug which resulted in thousands of congenital birth defects in the 1950s and 1960s issued their first ever apology on Friday.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.