Some neurology experiments — such as growing miniature human brains and reanimating the brains of dead pigs — are getting weird. It's time to discuss ethics.
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The science fiction dream of a traversable wormhole is no closer to reality, despite a quantum computer's suggestive simulation.
The Oxfam report prompted Anand Giridharadas to tweet: "Don't be Pinkered into everything's-getting-better complacency."
"The starting point for understanding inequality in the context of human progress is to recognize that income inequality is not a fundamental component of well-being."
My grandfather used to keep all sorts of things in the trunk of his car: Fishing gear, duct tape, aluminum foil, a large chain, a defused WWII hand grenade. When we asked why he squirreled away such a random assortment of items, he would shrug and say, "Just in case." That, in a nutshell, is why we should never destroy the smallpox virus. Just in case we need it someday.
It’s not easy to take on Vladimir Putin. Just ask Nikolai Maksimov, who was thrown in prison, or Boris Berezovsky, who was forced into exile. Both men are billionaire tycoons who […]
An excellent article by Bill Wasik in Wired UK discusses the role technology and connectivity play in the creation of unruly mobs (as opposed to the peaceful protests seen widely […]
Marsili, a submarine volcano off Italy, could be a threat to create a tsunami - and if you read the news about this finding, you'd think it was going to happen tomorrow.
The last of Etna Week here on Eruptions has guest blogger Boris Behncke talking about the volcanic hazards posed by Mt. Etna.
Part 1 of the Q&A from Dr. Boris Behncke of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Catania.
Etna Week continues with Part 2 of guest blogger Dr. Boris Behncke's look at Mt. Etna, including the unstable flanks, its eruptive behavior over the last 400 years and changes at the summit.
Part 2 of the Q&A with Dr. Boris Behncke of Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Catania.