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Combatting Ebola: Quarantine Is Vital, But Also Cultural Education

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.05.2014 | World
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

We must learn from responses to such epidemics in the past if we are to succeed today. Such lessons will be difficult to craft, requiring expertise in culture as well as medicine, but need to be integral parts of our global response.

Prionic Man

Francis Levy | Posted 08.30.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

It's not a laughing matter but a book review in the Times of Stanley B. Prusiner's Madness and Memory: The Discovery of Prions--A New Biological Prin...

Cara Santa Maria

Is Cannibalism Good For You?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 07.08.2012 | Science

2012-05-09-Screenshot20120509at1.36.03PM.jpgIs eating people dangerous? Nutritional? Healthy? What actually happens, physiologically, when human flesh is consumed?

Drugs, Poisons and Metals in Our Meat -- USDA Needs A Major Overhaul

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

Washington dumped some more bad news Friday afternoon when the USDA's Office of Inspector General issued a damning and unsettling report on the department's "National Residue Program for Cattle."

You Want Chicken Poop With That Steak? Why FDA Should Ban Feces From Feed

David Kirby | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Kirby

We feed chicken manure to cattle because it's cheap; and because we produce far too much of it to properly dispose of as fertilizer.

Monogamous Animal Relationships (PHOTOS)

ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While it's practically impossible to find an animal species that's completely monogamous (unless you count the angler fish or the flatworm fish, where...