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03/20/2018 - 1:22pm

After 20 years of hope, promise and controversy, human embryonic stem cells are reshaping biological concepts and starting to move into the clinic

03/20/2018 - 1:18pm

Understanding why suicide rates in Puerto Rico have risen by a third since Hurricane Maria could help us prepare for future natural disasters

03/20/2018 - 9:14am

After premature births, parents can suffer from PTSD. Peer networks are forming to help

03/20/2018 - 9:01am

In Tempe, Arizona, an autonomous Uber struck and killed a woman crossing a street at night. The incident is likely to test the public’s tolerance of AVs on real-world roads

03/20/2018 - 8:59am

By Adrian K. Reynolds Over the past few months, I’ve been on a quest to answer this one question: How does my mission to create opportunities for students to develop self-regulated, active learning1,2 skills support diversity and inclusion? In this quest to raise my level of critical consciousness3, or, in my African American Vernacular English, […]

03/20/2018 - 5:33am

By the time you read this, a company called Nectome will have pitched its business plan to investors at Y Combinator as a company who has designed a technology called Aldehyde-Stabilized Cryopreservation to preserve all of your connectome, which is all of your brain’s interconnected synapses. Doing this, they argue, can preserve your memories, allowing the company to effectively “upload your mind”. One problem with... // Read More »

03/20/2018 - 4:10am

By John Tingle The Guardian newspaper recently published it’s investigation into Coroners Prevention of Future Deaths Notices (PFDN’s) issued between 2012-2017 involving people receiving NHS care for mental health conditions. The findings from its investigation are shocking; many cases deaths … Continue reading →

03/20/2018 - 2:45am

by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.

As you may have heard in the news, Cambridge Analytica is a big data company that “uses data to change audience behavior.”  As they say on their website, “We find your voters and move them to action.” Allegedly, the company promised Republicans that they could influence the outcome of elections. The only problem is that they needed a large amount of personal data to do their work. The company that has one of the largest troves of data on the personal lives of over 2.2 billion people is Facebook.…

03/21/2018 - 11:04pm

Is it possible to significantly improve politics, over the course of, say, the next dozen years, without first significantly improving human nature?

In this chapter, I’ll look at four different answers to this question:...

03/19/2018 - 8:15pm

By Alex Stein STEIN on Medical Malpractice has published a survey of noteworthy court decisions in the field for 2017. This survey includes an important decision, Doherty v. Merck & Co., Inc., 154 A.3d 1202 (Me. 2017), featuring reproductive negligence. This … Continue reading →