The strange history of the EpiPen, the device developed by the military that turned into a billion-dollar business

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 27, 2016 - 3:01pm


The EpiPen is the latest drug facing drug-pricing pressure.

But it wasn't always this way. 

The injectable delivers a dose of epinephrine, otherwise known as adrenaline, to treat extreme allergic reactions. It's been around for more than a century. And the pen that delivers the medication has been around since the 1970s, when it was first developed for the military.

How NASA makes sure we don't contaminate the Solar System

Submitted by The Verge on August 27, 2016 - 2:10pm

So you want to explore the Solar System? You’re going to need to clean your spacecraft first. Any missions that NASA sends to other worlds nearby have to adhere to something called planetary protection. It’s the rule of preventing "harmful contamination" of the places we explore in the Solar System. That means making sure exploring spacecraft don’t spread too many harmful Earth’s organisms to all of our planetary neighbors.

4 dinner party treats you can put together with only 5 ingredients and 15 minutes

Submitted by Tech Insider on August 27, 2016 - 12:39pm

We've all been there: you have friends coming over, and you want to impress them all with your hosting and culinary skills. But when you get to your local grocery store, you find yourself stuck deciding between several different brands of high-end cheeses and spreads.


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