King George IV and Caroline of Brunswick’s marriage was far from pleasant. The arranged marriage was doomed from the beginning; the then-Prince of Wales is said to have required a glass of brandy when they first met. After they bore an heiress, he swiftly abandoned his family. His disdain for her apparently outgrew his dislike of Napoleon; when it was announced that his greatest enemy had died, he reportedly said “Is she, by God?”, likely thinking it was Caroline who had died and not the former French emperor.
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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