Mustafa Maluka (born November 21, 1976, Cape Town, South Africa) is an artist and cultural analyst. He is known for theatrically confronting the intersection of contemporary critical theory and global politics with his provocative large-scale portraits.
Did Colonists Give Infected Blankets to Native Americans as Biological Warfare?
There’s evidence that British colonists in 18th-century America gave Native Americans smallpox-infected blankets at least once—but did it work?
Are myths making the Ebola outbreak worse? - CNN
More than 1,200 people have died as the deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola takes hold in West Africa, but despite information campaigns, fear is spreading even more quickly than the virus itself.
The black market for Ebola survivors’ blood
Ebola has infected nearly 4,800 people. It has killed more than 2,400. And now a black market for the blood of its survivors is emerging in the epicenter of the outbreak.
Meet the artist who transforms sneakers into gas masks
A clean pair of sneakers on its own is a work of art. Sneakerheads will lineup for hours and stay up all night online — they’ll do just about anything for that special pair. But in Northern C…
Amazon sells 'autism cure' books that suggest children drink toxic, bleach-like substances
The online marketplace is rife with books advocating scientifically unproven and potentially fatal "treatments" for autism, including chemical baths and drugs intended for arsenic poisoning
Measles Are Coming Back Around The World, And The Reasons Should Make Us Ashamed
The world has not done enough to improve vaccination coverage, and now, measles is experiencing a resurgence in nearly every corner of the globe.
The Way Roald Dahl Shut Down Anti-Vaxxers After Losing His Daughter To Measles Is Surprisingly Relevant Today
My favorite author as a child, Roald Dahl's books filled my imagination with tales of wonder and adventure while teaching me important life lessons about kindness, independent thought, and humility. Nearly 20 years after his passing, this brilliantly insightful man is still inspiring the minds of people young and old, and his writing is just as relevant as ever.
Call for retraction of 400 scientific papers amid fears organs came from Chinese prisoners
Study finds failure of English language medical journals to comply with international ethical standards
How infectious diseases have shaped our culture, habits and language
Despite being so small they can't be seen with the naked eye, pathogens that cause human disease have greatly affected the way humans live for centuries.
Salman Rushdie on Truth, Lies, and Literature
Salman Rushdie writes that, historically, the truth has always been a contested idea, but that literature has the power to make people agree on the truths of the great constant: human nature.
How can we teach objectivity in a post-truth era?
I believe that cows chew cud, pigs can’t fly, and night is darker than day, and also that there is water between Dover and Calais. When I believe these things, I believe them to be true. And I certainly hope that you believe them, too. Any of us could continue the list indefinitely for ourselves. Some might put things on the list that others doubt, but there will inevitably be a great deal of overlap. Even Donald Trump has not tweeted that the USA lies north of Canada. Scepticism about…