News about a celebrity's health issues can actually affect the long-term health care of the general public--usually in postive ways--according to a study by researchers in the U.K. Read more
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I don't stop eating when I'm full. The meal isn't over when I'm full. It's over when I hate myself.
—Louis C. K.
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A self-taught Dutch scientist named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek sends a letter to the Royal Society of London describing his discovery of microscopic “animalcules” living inside his mouth. Van Leeuwenhoek had scraped plaque from between his teeth and put it under a microscope he himself had built. In his letter, he says that he saw “many very little living animalcules, very prettily a-moving." Van Leeuwenhoek was the first person to observe tiny organisms alive inside humans, microscopic creatures that would come to be known as bacteria. Get the full story.