Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer-Prize winning science writer and the author of five books, most recently the best-seller, The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York. She writes for a range of publications including Time, Scientific American, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times (and even the literary journal, Tin House). She is currently working on a sixth book about poisonous food.
Elemental's Latest Posts
Ethylene glycol is not some special toxic compound uniquely available to medical researchers - it's a garden-variety substance , a located in countless garages and businesses kind of poison. That's why, unfortunately, it tends to be one of our favorite ...
Normally, Wired Science blogger Deborah Blum would be teaching an investigative reporting class at the University of Wisconsin in the fall. Now, it looks as though her class might be shut down -- for very political reasons.
Contrary to what many people believe, fluoride is not some evil scourge of industrial society. Wired Science blogger Deborah Blum debunks some anti-fluoride misinformation, and shares a natural history of the element.
So how does a newspaper write an obituary for a promising physician whose death has been attributed to a mysterious – and so far unresolved – cyanide poisoning? Here’s the way the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette handled it last week: Autumn Marie ...
There’s a murder mystery tradition – perhaps inspired by Agatha Christie – of poison slipped into a cup of tea. Christie characters dropped more than once after sipping a lethal cup, in full length books such as The Hollow and in ...
Log in to leave a comment