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Man In Norway Finds 1,265-Year-Old Viking Sword While Hiking

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.30.2015 | Home

Here's a good reason to go outdoors this weekend. Earlier this month, Goran Olsen was on a hike in the Norwegian village of Haukeli when he caught sig...

These Sea Sapphires Can 'Disappear' Before Your Eyes, And Scientists Finally Know How

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.23.2015 | Science

Sea sapphires live by a "now you see 'em, now you don't" mantra. But when they do make an appearance, they're the crown jewel of the undersea world. T...

Student Finds Old Parchment In University Library, Turns Out It's Probably The World's Oldest Quran

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.23.2015 | Religion

A Ph.D. student who stumbled upon several ancient pieces of paper hidden in another book may have inadvertently discovered pages from the world's olde...

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William T. Talman, MD | Posted 12.29.2012 | Science
William T. Talman, MD

Did you ever consider why the thing scientists do is called "research"? Where did the "re" come from? If it derives from "repeat," as some might suggest, then it is no surprise that the answer to that question really defines why science is what it is.