Successful forgers are remembered as great conmen, not artists. This is strange, considering their forgeries fooled even the most seasoned critics.
Synthetic biology has the power to cure and kill. Have we learned from our past mistakes?
Literature's first utopia shows how far we've come.
Turning away is a natural response.
Why, exactly, don't you trust that person's opinion?
Some animals were even assigned their own lawyers.
How far should we boldy go?
The Arabic word fatwa can mean “explanation” or “clarification.”
Be famous within five miles.
One trait to rule them all.
We're still using 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid a year, but burials are becoming far less common.
Why, exactly, should you die for your child?
Uploading your mind is not a pathway to immortality. Instead, it will create a possibly hostile digital doppelgänger.
People tend to underestimate how much a friend they’ve lost contact with would enjoy a simple note saying "hi."
Ideas often taken for granted in the United States and Europe about what it means to be a person are, quite simply, not shared with other cultures.
Is there such a thing as a heroic personality type?
It’s not a huge leap to imagine we could target the biological processes that mediate our behaviours.
More than 20% Americans live in a state with access to a medically assisted death.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?
Gradualism rejects the idea of a "bright line" in the abortion debate/
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
82% of professionals say they'd take a lower-paying job to work for an organization with more ethical business practices. This is just one of the reasons to offer ethics training for employees.
People often ask "What should I do?" when faced with an ethical problem. Aristotle urges us to ask "What kind of person should I be?"