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Report highlights opportunities and risks associated with synthetic biology and bioengineering

(University of Cambridge) Human genome editing, 3-D-printed replacement organs and artificial photosynthesis - the field of bioengineering offers great promise for tackling the major challenges that face our society. But as a new article out today highlights, these developments provide both opportunities and risks in the short and long term.

Realistic rodent model of drug addiction

(Society for Neuroscience) Drug addiction may not require a habitual relationship with a substance, suggests findings from a new model of cocaine administration in rats that better captures the human experience of obtaining and using drugs. Show More Summary

Proper and Improper Names: Identity in the Information Society

What aesthetic and political strategies may counter the quest for collecting data and measuring and predicting human behaviour, characteristic of informational capitalism?

Baby steps: Researcher's new book examines role of infants in modernizing American society

The 20th century saw revolutions in scientific medicine, consumer culture, and social welfare, and in the understanding of human development and potential, explains Janet Golden.

Revenge Is a Rotten Way to Run a Country

Yielding to one of the basest of human impulses, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are subverting Western society and democracy. The post Revenge Is a Rotten Way to Run a Country appeared first on The Moderate Voice.

More Advertisers Drop Hannity

HelloFresh, Hubble Contacts, the Society for Human Resource Management, Hebrew National, ReddiWip, Untuckit, and Volvo have joined a growing list of companies that have distanced themselves from Sean Hannity's Fox News program by either removing their ads or indicating that they will not advertise on his show in the future. Show More Summary

Exploring the neural mechanisms behind social decision-making, cooperation, and aggression

(Society for Neuroscience) Humans, primates, and many other animals are innately social, spending much of their lifetimes in the presence of other individuals, but little is known about the neural mechanisms that generate social behaviors. Recent advances offer insight into neural circuits and mechanisms that underlie social decision-making, cooperation, and aggression.

Bizarre Government Experiments and Strange Psychic Powers

Do we humans harbor within us vast mental powers beyond our imagination? Are some of us gifted with psychic abilities far beyond the norm, and if so what does that mean for us as a society? Whether one believes in extra sensory perception, mental powers, or any of the phenomena that go with them, some... Read more »

Innovative genetic and cellular techniques help identify multiple disease targets

(Society for Neuroscience) Research released today highlights advances in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 and human induced pluripotent stem cell technologies to identify novel therapeutic targets for neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and addiction. Show More Summary

Pregnant Nicky Hilton Shines At Humane Society Gala

Nicky Hilton Rothschild was photographed walking the red carpet at the Humane Society's 'To The Rescue Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City On Friday November 10, 2017. The post Pregnant Nicky Hilton Shines At Humane Society Gala appeared first on Growing Your Baby.

In Giant Shifts, The Invisible Becomes Haunting

The shift away from fossil fuels to clean technology options is so dramatic that I think it can't even be overrated. But one thing that means is that many "invisible" laws of human society will be ripped up, tossed out, and will create resulting commotion and challenge

Malin Akerman & Kate Mara Celebrate Humane Society at Annual Gala

Malin Akerman stepped out to show her support for the Humane Society! The 39-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the Humane Society Of The United States To The Rescue! Gala on Friday night (November 10) at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Malin Akerman She was [...]

Dr. Andrew Solomon’s Documentary Film, ‘Far From the Tree,’ Is a Triumphant Study of Identity, Difference, Love, and Family

“It’s about resilience, of course, but it’s most profoundly about the larger social question of having a society that in its totality embraces a variety of human experiences.” The post Dr. Andrew Solomon’s Documentary Film, ‘Far From the Tree,’ Is a Triumphant Study of Identity, Difference, Love, and Family appeared first on The Good Men Project.

HPV vaccine also prevents uncommon childhood respiratory disease, study suggests

(Infectious Diseases Society of America) The vaccine that protects against cancer-causing types of human papillomavirus (HPV) also prevents an uncommon but incurable childhood respiratory disease, according to a new study published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

From health to crimefighting, AI has brought us to the threshold of a new era

It is being woven into the fabric of our lives, but critics say AI could threaten human rights, privacy and society in general. So where is it already being used? At Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, consultants are facing a familiar problem. Show More Summary

When agriculture went to our heads

The dawn of agriculture left an indelible mark on early human societies, and a new study finds that eating softer, cultivated foods subtly changed the shape of human skulls. Scientists have long suspected that the transition from hunting...Show More Summary

Why We Want To Assign Blame For Natural Events

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“When weird things happen, we still crave the sense of control we get from believing that there’s a reason, that they lay bare the good and evil in society. The human toll of natural disasters tells a story of collective apathy that allows a famine to unfold; corporate greed and unchecked development causes a flood. […]

Are your lawmakers making the grade on our interim report card?

Today, the Humane Society Legislative Fund releases its preview version of the 2017 Humane Scorecard for the first session of the 115th Congress. The Humane Scorecard is a snapshot of each federal legislator’s votes on key matters that affect the... Show More Summary

Orphaned elephants' social lives substantially altered by poaching

Elephants live in a social structure with a level of complexity that rivals that of human societies. Given this context, researchers are concerned about the impacts of poaching that targets older individuals on the animals' social functioning. A...Show More Summary

Are the grandkids worth it? Climate change policy depends on how we value human population

Protecting future generations from environmental destruction depends on how society values human population. Looking at two ethical approaches, a research team finds a smaller population could save tens of billions of dollars or more annually on climate change prevention policies, especially in wealthier countries.

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