Do we have the right to violate King Tut's medical privacy?

For the living, doctor/patient confidentiality is considered a basic right, something violated by only the most ethically bankrupt. Yet King Tutankhamen's deadly diseases, incestuous habits, and missing penis make international headlines. Should researchers reveal all this intimate, embarrassing information? » 9/13/10 11:02am 9/13/10 11:02am

World’s Oldest Pot Stash Offered an Afterlife High

When archeologists opened the tomb of a Gushi shaman in northwest China, they found his stash. The 2,700 year-old corpse had been buried with just under a kilo of marijuana, the oldest known use of cannabis for purposes other than food or clothing. And researchers believe that he was entombed with the plant so he… » 11/28/08 8:30am 11/28/08 8:30am

2,400-Year-Old Drug Paraphernalia Found in West Indies

Click to view » 10/20/08 10:00am 10/20/08 10:00am The people who settled the Caribbean Islands over 1500 years ago brought with them special ceramic bowls (similar to those pictured) for holding hallucinogenic drugs that they sniffed through long, ceramic straws. More surprising than their modern drug ritual, however, is the fact that these "sniffing…