Ethics

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Great articles on Snoopy ruining Peanuts and plenty more.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

You will like these articles, we can assure you.

Are You My Mother?: How Animal Imprinting Works

What do little baby ducklings have to do with Nazis? A lot actually. Find out about animal imprinting experiments and the debate over their ethics.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of articles and some of them are pretty good. Here are the best of the bunch for you to enjoy.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read tons of articles, plenty of the good. Here are the best of the bunch for your reading enjoyment.

How the Placebo Effect Works

For centuries, doctors have prescribed drugs they knew weren't real - but that still somehow worked. It wasn't until the 1980s that the placebo effect, the phenomenon where an inert substance can have a genuine impact on a patient's recovery, was studied.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week Josh and Chuck read a ton of stuff. Here is the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

Is lethal injection humane?

Since the Supreme Court's ban on capital punishment was reversed, states have sought a humane method of killing sentenced criminals. They settled on lethal injection, but is this quasi-medical means of killing as quick and painless as we think?

Should chimps be used for medical testing?

If you've got half a heart it's an easy question to answer. But if you're happy living without polio and hepatitis B you may want to question further. Learn about what makes chimps special and the history of medical testing in this episode.

50 Cent's Pump and Dump Twitter Scheme

I'm having trouble figuring out if the rapper 50 Cent is guilty of insider trading for his big stock tip over the weekend. Mr. Cent (or Mr. Jackson, your pick) used his rather large Twitter following (about 3.8 million) to boost the share price of penny stock in a company he holds shares called H&H Imports.