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On July 24, 2013 By Dahni Barav
This week, Eastman Chemical is taking a chance on a lawsuit in an attempt to redeem the safety reputation of its plastic products. In response to strong consumer demand for safer water bottles and baby products, Eastman created one of the first BPA-free plastics, called Tritan. Recent studies by a small Texas company, Certichem, [...]Continue Reading →
Law school has all but ruined my love for the prime-time law drama. No one ever follows the rules. Not only do these shows run fast and loose with the law, but they take great liberties with forensic science. Detectives solve complicated, outrageous crimes quickly and neatly, usually after some geek in a lab coat [...]Continue Reading →
The story unfolds like a hybrid horror or science fiction film: a serial killer called the Grim Sleeper preys on prostitutes and drug addicts, murdering them and disposing of their bodies in dumpsters and alleyways in a south Los Angeles neighborhood. The deranged man kills at least seven women in the mid-1980’s and then [...]Continue Reading →
San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?
There have long been safety warnings on dangerous products, like cigarettes and alcohol. Now, in San Francisco at least, there are also warnings on cell phones.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors [...]Continue Reading →
The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York faced a difficult question at the intersection of law and biotechnology last month: can one patent nature? On Monday, March 29, United States District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet said no, and invalidated seven patents related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, the [...]Continue Reading →
There are little inaccuracies in nearly every film we watch. In fact, some websites are dedicated solely to picking out these small, sometimes amusing mistakes. But what happens when we accept these inaccuracies as fact?
Science in film has always been a tricky business, and oftentimes it’s difficult for the masses to separate [...]Continue Reading →
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