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The Nazis’ Biowarfare Program at Dachau

Hitler decided against Germany’s officially establishing a biological warfare program for reasons that are not entirely clear. Speculation has centered on his experience of being gassed in World War I and on a personal phobia about microbes. That may have stopped the Nazis from putting in place the type of aggressive effort instituted by the [...]

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The Curious Wavefunction

An invasive ladybug uses a biological weapon to kill off competitors

When the Europeans discovered the “New World”, they infamously brought with them diseases which that world had never before encountered. Infectious agents like smallpox, typhus and cholera were generously shared with the local population – often deliberately so – and were responsible for significantly decimating the natives’ numbers. It’s a common theme; a species colonizes [...]

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