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Are courtrooms and toxic torts the new side of public health?

NEW YORK—The inspiring story of Erin Brockovich's legal battle with Pacific Gas and Electric Company for contaminating drinking water ended with a $333-million settlement to families in Hinkley, Calif., exposed to the company's hexavalent chromium waste, not to mention blockbuster acclaim for Brockovitch...

January 28, 2010 — Carina Storrs

Cleopatra's Eyeliner: Peeper Health Keeper

A study in the journal Analytical Chemistry finds that the black eyeliner worn by ancient Egyptians may have had properties that helped ward off eye-damaging bacterial infections. Cynthia Graber reports...

January 22, 2010

Mining for Online Game Gold and Other Amazing Stories

Scientific American magazine Editor in Chief Mariette DiChristina talks about the January issue, including articles on the chances of conditions conducive to life elsewhere in the multiverse and the growing practice of virtual gold farming, in which legions of online game players in developing countries acquire currency in the game that they sell to other players for real money...

January 15, 2010 — Steve Mirsky

The Truth about Nanobacteria

Once believed to be the smallest pathogens known, nanobacteria have now proved to be something almost as strange. They do play a role in health—just not the one originally thought

December 23, 2009 — John D. Young and Jan Martel

Copenhagen and Everywhere Else

ScientificAmerican.com 's David Biello is in Copenhagen at the climate conference, and he'll tell us what's going on there. And the Wildlife Conservation Society's Steven Sanderson discusses his Foreign Affairs article, "Where the Wild Things Were," worldwide conservation and the Everglades...

December 18, 2009 — Steve Mirsky
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