Oh good, there's a Salmonella outbreak while the government's shut down

With many of America's federally employed food-safety personnel on furlough (thanks, government shutdown), it's a good thing there isn't a major foodborne-illness outbreak unfolding across the country! Oh, wait. » 10/08/13 9:20am 10/08/13 9:20am

Why HIV is More Evil Than We Could Have Imagined

A devastating Salmonella epidemic is ravaging parts of sub-Saharan Africa right now — and it appears that HIV gave this rapidly evolving form of Salmonella a major boost. According to a new study, the African HIV epidemic appears to have provided this strain of Salmonella with a large number of humans with weakened… » 10/02/12 1:30pm 10/02/12 1:30pm

Stigler's Law: Why nothing in science is ever named after its actual…

Do you want your share of scientific immortality? You can devote your life to mastering your field, examining the mysteries of the universe, and then finally arriving at one great discovery...but according to Stigler's Law, you won't get the credit. » 7/13/11 9:30am 7/13/11 9:30am

The worst and weirdest food disasters you'll ever experience

Food is a hoot to eat, but it's significantly less fun when it's exploding or drowning you or turning you into a psychedelic werewolf. Here are seven kinds of real-life food disasters that will make you lose your appetite...forever. » 11/23/10 4:07pm 11/23/10 4:07pm