Articles by Mary Beth Griggs

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People Get Separation Anxiety When Parted From Their Phones

Separating college students from their smartphones can cause anxiety, especially for those who use their phones a lot

A fresco from Augustus' house in Rome

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Visitors to Emperor Augustus' Home Can Now See the Same Frescos He Did

Just in time for the 2,000th anniversary of Augustus' death, new wings of Augustus' home are opened

Breast pumping equipment

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A New MIT Challenge: Hack the Breast Pump

Last weekend, MIT's Media Lab hosted the "Make the Breast Pump Not Suck" Hackathon

Deforestation in Liberia

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Norway Is Paying Liberia To Stop Deforestation

Norway is promising Liberia $150 million to stop cutting down trees by 2020

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20 Years Later, "Shawshank Redemption" Has Made This Former Prison a Tourist Attraction

The Ohio State Reformatory now draws 80,000 tourists a year

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A New Search Engine For Metaphors

Yossarian offers a new way of searching for inspiration online

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Why We Shouldn't Worry About Growing Plants With Recycled Water

Trace amounts of common pharmaceuticals show up in crops grown with recycled water, but not as much as you'd think

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Waking Up During Anesthesia Can Have Long-Lasting Effects

Half of people who reported waking up from anesthesia suffered lasting psychological trauma

Bush Barrow was the original resting place of the intricate gold-studded dagger that researchers now believe was crafted by children.

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One of the U.K.'s Most Extraordinary Artifacts Was Likely Made by Children

The intricate work found on a dagger in 1808 was likely done by children

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With Record Turnout In Referendum, Scotland Votes No

In a close race, Scotland decides to stay a part of the United Kingdom

The pyramids of Giza were constructed between 2575 and 2465 BC. The monument in Israel dates to between 3050 and 2650 BC.

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Huge Structure in Israel Older Than Pyramids

The crescent-shaped stone pile may once have been a border marker

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The World Experienced Record-Breaking Weather This August

Last month was the warmest August on record since record-keeping began

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Human Activities Aren't the Cause of Chimpanzees' Murderous Tendencies

A new study shows that humans are not responsible for murder amongst Chimpanzees

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Russian Spy Satellite Breaks Apart Over Rockies

A streak of light seen in the skies earlier this month was likely a spy satellite breaking up

The skeleton of Richard III

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Richard III Suffered Severe Head Wounds in Battle

Analysis of the skeleton revels that he was likely not wearing a helmet when he died

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Law Enforcement Can Now Search for Faces, Not Just Fingerprints

The Next Generation Identification system is an upgrade from the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System used today

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Saudi Arabia Makes MERS Preparations for Hajj

MERS has killed over 300 people in the past two years

A dead Chinese sturgeon found in the Yangtze in 2007

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Chinese Sturgeon Is on the Brink of Extinction After 140 Million Years

Last year, the sturgeon didn’t reproduce at all in the wild

Protests in August, 2014 against the Libyan parliament's decision to ask the UN to intervene in the country's current conflict.

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Libya’s Parliament Is Living on a Greek Ferry

Unrest in Libya has forced the government to take to the seas

The primary landing site of Rosetta's Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko is marked with a cross.

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This Is Where Rosetta's Lander Will Touch Down

The Philae lander will touch down at "Site J" In November

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