A few of the recent pieces I’ve liked:

A special investigative series by several reporters at Center for Public Integiryt/iWatch News and NPR: Poisoned Places: Toxic Air, Neglected Communities

Deborah Blum at Speakeasy Science: About Pepper Spray (also see her followup, Fox News Food Products)
and, relatedly:
Judy Stone at the Scientific American Guest Blog: Should pepper spray be put on (clinical) trial?

Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein at Pro Publica: Florida Sanctions Top Medicaid Prescribers — But Only After a Shove

And just in time for Thanksgiving travel and turkey consumption:

Simon Rogers at the Guardian Data Blog: US road accident casualties: every one mapped across America

Maryn McKenna at Superbug: More MRSA found in US Retail Meat

If you’re celebrating the holiday, travel safely, wash your hands before you eat, and have a happy Thanksgiving!


  1. #1 Justin Reilly, esq.
    November 30, 2011

    Definitely worth reading is David Tuller’s blogpost on Prof. Racianello’s Virology Blog on CDC’s long history of malfeasance re ME (“CFS”). Can you please do a blog post on this very important story? It’s essentially a modern Tuskegee experiment. Thank you!