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Halloween

Provocative science

In a darkened lecture hall on Halloween, students in Phil Mixter’s general microbiology class learned three phrases guaranteed to send chills down their spines: Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, Unit 731 and Sverdlovsk. Deadly serious subjects — essentially biological warfare involving government collusion or coercion that resulted in hundreds and hundreds of excruciating deaths — but the […]

Halloween Provides Chance to Talk Nutrition With Kids

Urban legends aside, do most parents know what’s really in that bag of candy their kids haul home on Halloween night? Take a typical serving of peanut M&Ms. The peanut provides three grams of protein, but with it you get 180 calories – 80 of which come from fat – as well as a selection […]