This past July, we reported that the National Institutes of Health found vials filled with smallpox in a Maryland lab. The potentially disastrous discovery prompted the agency to check on all its labs to make sure no other fatal diseases were lurking about. It turns out there were.
Is there any more form of democratic dissent more American than the lunatic militia conspiracy? Four Georgian geezers are in deep federal shit after being apprehended for a convoluted plan to kill lots of people. Airplanes, poison, and explosives.
If a bioterrorist attack ever does happen, ricin is widely regarded as the weapon of choice. Comparatively cheap and easy to get, there's no known antidote to the toxin. But in the event of an attack, common household bleach may be the best way to clean up. A recent report compared the effectiveness of bleach (NaOCl),…