The Rando Who Translated Gilgamesh, Why Horses Lost Their Toes, and a Sperm-Swimming Discovery

Learn about how the Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the oldest texts in the world, was first translated not by a scientist, but by an engraver’s apprentice named George Smith; how horses lost their toes; and why sperm swim differently than scientists previously thought.

Some Random Guy Stumbled Upon and Translated a Legendary Ancient Text by Reuben Westmaas

Here’s Why Horses Lost Their Toes by Ashley Hamer

We were wrong about the way sperm swim by Cameron Duke

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