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04/26/2017 - 11:04pm

Pourquoi la nature demeure le plus grand ingénieur présent sur Terre, et permet d’imaginer un transhumanisme biologique.

04/26/2017 - 11:04pm

Dusk is coming and walking at night is no longer allowed, but the children still loiter near the black windowless building that looks like a tombstone for a giant or a town. A year ago most of their parents worked there, their hands the AI-controlled manipulators of the self-managed warehouse, but since then artificial hands have become good enough, and no more than a dozen humans tarnish the algorithmic purity of the logistics hub.

No unblinking mind watches over children on the streets. Something does, something nameless and uncaring, and parents have tried to explain that it’s just an analytics company the town is selling the video feeds to, but they also tell them to be home early, and fret over their health more than before....

04/26/2017 - 11:04pm
Girding yourself for Saturday’s Science March?  This article - Donald Trump Should Not Appoint a Science Advisor - will steam you, offering much more detail on the White House Science Adviser office—which Donald Trump has refused to fill—first officially established by President Eisenhower. A partial list of responsibilities:
04/26/2017 - 11:11am

How Chernobyl’s survivors first reacted. Andrey Lomakin was 12 years old when he, his family, and all his neighbors were forced to leave home. Some left in a hurry, their dinners cooling on the table, while others took days, or even weeks to grasp their new reality. Today, all of Pripyat (former pop. 50,000) is a ghost town

04/26/2017 - 9:53am

The Cherokee Nation is suing top drug distributors and pharmacies — including Wal-Mart — alleging they profited greatly by "flooding" communities in Oklahoma with prescription painkillers, leading to the deaths of hundreds of tribal members

04/26/2017 - 9:49am

Major investment in regenerative medicine enters its last stage — and the money might run out before treatments are ready

04/26/2017 - 9:46am

The emerging crisis is driven by low wages — around $10 an hour, mostly funded by state Medicaid programs — and a shrinking pool of workers willing to perform this physically and emotionally demanding work

04/26/2017 - 8:59am

Welcome To The Species Barrier… where two vegan, environmentalists question how we interact with the planet and the other animals who call it home. Prepare to have your preconceptions challenged and explore that barrier in place which separates the human animal from other species.


Included on today’s show, guest bioethicist Travis Rieder asks should we be having children in the age of climate change?



04/26/2017 - 8:27am

By Nicolas Terry and Frank Pasquale Subscribe to TWIHL here! Brown University School of Public Health researcher and teacher Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler joins us for a far-reaching conversation about social determinants of health. In particular, we discuss medico-legal partnerships and their role in filling unmet … Continue reading →

04/26/2017 - 7:33am

Here is what one group of experts thought:

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