We know of the winged horse, Pegasus, from Greek mythology, but did you know he had a brother? His name was Chrysaor, and he seemed so unremarkable that the Ancient Greeks would forget if he was a sword-wielding giant or a winged boar. He is one of many lesser-known siblings to mythology’s greatest heroes and gods covered in this article, doomed to being reduced to little more than an offhand mention in their siblings’ exploits.
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With drug overdose deaths on the rise, authorities are attempting to curb the epidemic by tracking and sharing information in real time. In one unique effort, a nonprofit in New York City is using drug-testing equipment and stamping or marking habits of dealers to identify drug batches that may endanger users. Other approaches are also being used, such as monitoring drug-related chatter on Reddit and analyzing local wastewater for opioid and other drug levels. With the combination of these efforts, researchers hope to put a dent in the opioid crisis and reduce overdose deaths. Read full article here