Archive for the ‘Experiments’ Category:

Minnesota Starvation Experiment

{ Article added: 04/17/2012 }
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The Minnesota Starvation Experiment was a study on the effects of human starvation to be used by aid workers following World War II. The study lasted over one year, with the volunteers undergoing a control period before a six ...Read More »

Stateville Penitentiary Malaria Study

{ Article added: 06/09/2009 }
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The Stateville Penitentiary Malaria Study was a voluntary human experimentation study conducted by researchers to test anti-malarial drugs. Inmates at the Stateville Penitentiary in Illinois were the test subjects and received ten bites from a mosquito infected with a ...Read More »

Ice block expedition of 1959

{ Article added: 06/01/2009 }
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In 1958, a radio station in Luxembourg issued a challenge: transport three tons of ice to the Equator without the use of refrigeration and be rewarded with a monetary prize for each kilogram that arrived intact. The next year, ...Read More »

Randy Gardner

{ Article added: 05/28/2009 }
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Having gone without sleep for 264 hours (11 days), Randy Gardner -- at the time a 17 year old high school student -- holds the record for the longest scientifically documented period of natural sleep deprivation. Scientists monitoring the ...Read More »

Project MKULTRA

{ Article added: 05/25/2009 }
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Project MKULTRA is the codename for a highly-classified experimental program conducted by the CIA in the 1950s and 1960s that tested the aspects of mind control through the use of drugs and other methods. The project was initiated as ...Read More »

Silver Spring monkeys

{ Article added: 04/28/2009 }
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The Silver Spring Monkeys were 17 macaque monkeys that were used at the Institute of Behavioral Research in Silver Spring, Maryland for neurological studies. Due to an extended legal battle surrounding the animals, they were referred to as "the ...Read More »

Stanford prison experiment

{ Article added: 04/01/2009 }
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The Stanford prison experiment was a famous psychological study conducted in 1971 at Stanford University with college students taking on the roles of prisoners and prison guards within a mock prison setting. The experiment was canceled before it was ...Read More »