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40 Years of Human Experimentation in America: The Tuskegee Study

25 Jan 2019

Starting in 1932, 600 African American men from Macon County, Alabama were enlisted to partake in a scientific experiment on syphilis. The “Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male,”...

“Westinghousing”: The kind of experiments that would never take place today (thank goodness!)

6 Dec 2018

In the late 1880s the two giants in the burgeoning field of electricity, namely Thomas Edison and Georges Westinghouse, squared off in what has been called The Battle of The Currents. Edison was...

No Sympathy for the “Powder of Sympathy”

6 Dec 2018

Four hundred years ago Belgian physician Johann Baptist Van Helmont was persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for promoting the use of the "Powder of Sympathy", a concoction that was supposed to...

What are "Breathable Wine Glasses?"

20 Mar 2017

I had heard about them for a few months already. There is a new variety of wine glasses made out of "breathable glass" produced by the German company "Eisch Glasskultur". According to the...

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