It turns out the history of ketchup is rather fishy.
What can we learn from the United States’ response to the 1918 influenza pandemic?
The Spanish Flu wasn’t Spanish at all.
Quarantine is on all our minds lately. But the word goes all the way back to the time of the Black Death.
Here’s what cows have to do with your yearly flu shot.
A new podcast from Science Friday looks at the scientific backstories behind words.
‘Cobalt’ takes its name from a pesky goblin—and mischief is baked into its name.
The origin of the word ‘dinosaur,’ and the story of its self-sabotaging inventor.
The origin of the word ‘vaccine’ stretches back to a disease, a test subject, and… a cow.
The word ‘meme’ has more to do with evolutionary biology than the internet.
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