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Friday Roundup

submitted July 04, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments
<h1>Friday Roundup</h1>

Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:

Video delivers the 'works' on fireworks from CNET
Just in time for Independence Day, a new video from the American Chemical Society teaches you the science behind the sparkle.

Jesus’ language more complicated than experts claim from Salon
Israel’s Prime Minister was arguing with the Pope over what language Jesus spoke” sounds like the setup to a weird joke. Which, actually, it is. Lasting just a few seconds, the dustup reflects centuries of attempts to claim Jesus through speech and to transform his native language and original words into sacred linguistic relics.

State Of The Painkiller Nation: Wide Variation In Prescription Rates from NPR
There's no getting around the fact that the abuse of prescription painkillers is a huge problem in the U.S. Prescription drug overdoses now kill more people each year than car crashes. But the overdose risks vary quite a bit depending on where in the country you live. One reason is that how often doctors prescribed the drugs, such as Percocet, Vicodin and generic opioids, varies widely by state.

Ramadan Reflections To Welcome The Muslim Month Of Fasting from The Huffington Post
Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, but it's about much more than simply abstaining from food and drink during the daylight hours. HuffPost Religion asked some of our favorite writers to share with us their thoughts about the spiritual meaning of Ramadan, collected here. You can also send in your own reflections to our Ramadan Live Blog.

Let us know which articles you liked (or didn't) in the comments!