We know the origin story for most of all our superheroes: parents die, a kid gets bit by a spider, other people get sent to Earth, some are just rich ass sociopaths. And we’ve seen superheroes before they get their powers when they’re Just Like Us but what we rarely see is what life is like through the perspective of a parent of a superhero. If being a superhero is tough, raising one must be even harder.
The National Post reports that scientists have been successful in turning aggressive cancer cells back into harmless, normal cells. According to experts, this incredible development could lead to others in cancer treatment and even teach researchers more about how to “switch off” the disease in patients.
She Moved North to Escape the Jim Crow South
Althea Gibson (Aug. 25, 1927 – Sept. 28, 2003) was part of the Great Migration northward when Black people from the south moved to the urban and industrialized north to escape Jim Crow. She came from the little town of Silver, South Carolina and ended up in Harlem. Her family was hopeful for a new life but they soon learned that the north was not much different from the south. Gibson and her family experienced tough economic hardships.
Diamonds can form with the help of ancient saltwater, say researchers who have identified the gems that crystallized with the help of oceanic crust dating back as far as 200 million years ago.
Black holes have a rap for being hopeless vortexes of destruction, but what would really happen if you fell into one? According to Stephen Hawking, you might end up in another universe.
Ronda Rousey and Floyd Mayweather are never going to get into the ring/Octagon together, regardless of how much people seem to want it to happen. But their war of words is probably going to keep us entertained for years to come.
Once it’s been processed and pulped, most red meat looks more or less the same. This seems to be helping unscrupulous meat suppliers: according to a new survey, 20% of ground meat contains more than what’s just on the label.