Utah Brings Back the Firing Squad In Case We Run Out of Lethal Drugs

Utah lawmakers are prepared to strap condemned criminals to this horrible chair and shoot them if they need to. They've just approved a bill that would allow the state to execute people by firing squad if there's a shortage of lethal injection chemicals needed to kill people the socially acceptable way. » 3/11/15 11:45am 3/11/15 11:45am

How Oklahoma Botched an Execution with Untested Drugs

Tuesday night was horrific. After weeks of controversy, Oklahoma had planned to execute two convicted murders with untested lethal injection drugs. As many had feared, the drugs didn't work like they were supposed to, and one lethal injection drugsof the prisoners suffered in front of an audience. » 4/30/14 12:10pm 4/30/14 12:10pm

How Oklahoma Botched an Execution with Untested Drugs

Tuesday night was horrific. After weeks of controversy, Oklahoma had planned to execute two convicted murders with untested lethal injection drugs. As many had feared, the drugs didn't work like they were supposed to, and one lethal injection drugsof the prisoners suffered in front of an audience. » 4/29/14 12:16pm 4/29/14 12:16pm

Why Proper Sterlization Procedures Are Used During Lethal Injections

Besides the fact that manufacturers sterilize the needles (so no real extra effort is needed), other sterilization procedures are also used in these executions for good reason. » 3/12/14 7:00am 3/12/14 7:00am

The Best Science of the Year

2010 was a great year for Science. NASA's space plane (and the Dolly lineage) were resurrected while a secret laboratory Neturino observatory was built under the South Pole. Check out our best science stories of the year! » 12/31/10 4:40pm 12/31/10 4:40pm