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Is it just us, or is it a little weird that scientists named these companion underwater exploration machines after Jason and Medea—it’s not like those two got along particularly well toward the end.

The Medea Hypothesis is a theory by paleontologist Paul Ward, which says that Mother Earth’s history of mass extinctions is proof that she’s out to kill us all. (Yikes.)

Some legends say that the Medes, a people of ancient Iran, were descended from Medea and her son Medus. We wonder if they were happy about that. (Source.)

There was once a class of battleship destroyers named after Medea. Destroyer, huh? Sounds about right. (Source.)

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