Science is a dangerous business, full of risky propositions and strange experiments. And sometimes, scientists wind up going to jail for their pains. Some of them for the integrity of science, and some for far more sordid reasons.
Jack Kevorkian died this morning in a Detroit hospital at the age of 83. In the 1990's, he assisted with more than 100 suicides from the back of his converted VW Vanagon. The Atlantic discusses the tools he used to end lives.