Big Picture Science – What’s Your Poison?: Deborah Blum part 1
by Gary Niederhoff on October 10, 2011
Part 2 of What’s Your Poison?, featuring Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer, author of The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York.
There's a new big dipper in the nighttime sky.
No, it's not a cozy constellation, but a distant, non-descript star that behaves like a shipboard semaphore, beaming flashes of light into the cosmic darkness that seem random, but... (read more)