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Ebola and Moral Panic

Kwei Quartey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Kwei Quartey

A fierce debate has erupted over how to deal with the potential for an Ebola outbreak in the United States. One idea is to bar people from Ebola-affected regions from entering this country. This embodies a type of moral panic, and in addition to being cruel and discriminatory, it is simply impractical.

Terror on Trial: What 9/11 Families Learned in Court

Phil Hirschkorn | Posted 06.03.2014 | Crime
Phil Hirschkorn

During the trial of al Qaeda spokesman Suleiman Abu Ghaith that ended last week, a special group spectators went largely unnoticed. "This man is evil from his head down to his toes," said Rosemary Cain, one of half a dozen 9/11 family members who attended part of the three-week trial.

Life and Death Decisions by Cells, Investigated Under Life-threatening Conditions During WWII

James A. Shapiro | Posted 05.14.2013 | Science
James A. Shapiro

How cells make these signal-influenced choices is a major focus of contemporary, 21st Century research. The truly heroic story of Rita Levi-Montalcini illustrates how dedicated and inspired scientists can address advanced questions in the most difficult of circumstances.