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Breeding better bugs?

Where is the borderline between freedom of inquiry and national security? Between the freedom to pursue – and publish – scientific results and the fear that these published results might be used to horrific effect? Or put another way, are there some lines of scientific inquiry that simply should not be undertaken at all because […]

Are airport scanners safe?

By Dr. Y It’s no secret that security in our airports has changed dramatically in the last decade and, whether we think these changes are effective (or needed) or not many of them are here to stay. One of the technologies that has come into vogue recently uses what are called backscatter x-rays to help airport […]