The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Josh Clark

Nazi Science - The Dachau Hypothermia Experiments In the New England Journal of Medicine, Robert L Berger, MD explores why the data from involuntary human experimentation by the Nazis in WWII can't be trusted.

Has Russian radio signal UVB-76 been solved after nearly 40 years? On The Kernel, James Cook writes about a Russian numbers station that has become an Internet sensation.

Helen Brach The Wikipedia entry for the candy heiress who disappeared without a trace in 1977.

Goodbye, cruller world: The first doughnut in space is surprisingly tragic On Vox, Phil Edwards writes a brief history of food smuggled and shot into space.

"Have You Ever Thought About Killing Someone?" On Matter, Rachel Monroe writes about the strange murder of a man who fantasized about being killed.

The Fairy Investigation Society In the Fortean Times, Simon Young writes about a paranormal society that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries.

The Stacks: The Deadpan Genius of Buster Keaton In the Daily Beast, Charles Simic writes about what makes silent film star Buster Keaton still engrossing a century on.

Risky Drugs: Why The FDA Cannot Be Trusted On the Harvard Center For Ethics blog, Donald W Light writes about the increasing dependence the FDA has toward the pharmaceutical industry it is meant to regulate.