Tag Archives: natural sciences

When Bad Scientists Do Good Science

He may have unravelled DNA, but James Watson deserves to be shunned James Watson, who – along with Francis Crick – discovered the secret of DNA, has sold off his Nobel prize medal after claiming that he has been cut off from the modern scientific world following accusations of racism. Watson has said that he […]

Burial of Ebola Victims the Greatest Source of Infection

“Ebola victims are most infectious right after death—which means that West African burial practices, where families touch the bodies, are spreading the disease like wildfire.” This article addresses the traditional burial practices that were responsible for the soaring infection rates of Ebola in West Africa. Medical personnel tasked to ensure “safe burial” (by taking the bodies away […]