In the months after the publication of the Ecomodernist Manifesto, a curious agglomeration of environmentalists attacked the manifesto for its call to decouple human societies from dependence upon nature. The idea seemed calculated,Show More Summary
The MIMA?s third exhibition brings together Brecht Vandenbroucke, Mon Colonel & Spit, Brecht Evens, HuskMitNavn, Jean Jullien and Joan Cornellà. They champion a cosmopolitan idea of society by depicting human comedy through figurative works. Show More Summary
Hoisted from 2001: Information Technology and the Future of Society (My Bekeley CITRIS Kickoff Talk) : For perhaps 9000 years after the beginnings of agriculture the overwhelming proportion of human work lives were spent making things:...Show More Summary
If a human being loses the sense of smell, it's a massive inconvenience. But in ants, it's a crippling handicap that prevents them from participating in ant society. A pair of independent studies from two teams used CRISPR technology...Show More Summary
Via The Daily Bell Dale Brown realized decades ago that if he wanted to help secure the most dangerous neighborhoods in Detroit, he had to appeal to building owners’ wallets, not their humanity. They can make more money when people don’t get murdered in their neighborhoods. Show More Summary
When it comes to CRISPR, our society has some important decisions to make. Just last week, scientists reported a new first in the journal Nature: They edited heritable cells in human embryos to treat an inherited form of heart disease. The day after the research was published, a group of genetics...
Making AI models at the University of Southern California (USC) Center for AI in Society does not involve a clean, sorted dataset. Sometimes it means interviewing homeless youth in Los Angeles to map human social networks. Sometimes it involves going to Uganda for better conservation of endangered species. “With AI, we are able to reach […]
(American Society of Human Genetics) The ASHG 2017 Presidential Symposium will feature speakers Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Francis Collins, Director of the NIH. This 90-minute symposium will address global health and genomics in an informal, conversational format.
A 67-year-old Shropshire man with motor neurone disease (MND) is seeking to overturn the law banning assisted suicide. Noel Conway is backed by the former Voluntary Euthanasia Society (now rebranded Dignity in Dying [DID]), whose lawyers will argue that the current blanket ban on assisted suicide under the Suicide Act is incompatible with his rights […]
Who says you can’t be a productive member of society while looking good in front of the camera? An Iowa social worker who devoted her time to a nonprofit organization fighting human trafficking was booted from her job when her … More » The post Iowa Social Worker Fired For Working Part-Time As A Model appeared first on EveryJoe.
(Society of Nuclear Medicine) In the featured translational article in the August issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, researchers at the University of Michigan demonstrate the potential of a new PET tracer, Carbon-11 labeled sarcosine (11C-sarcosine), for imaging prostate cancer, and set the stage for its possible use in monitoring other cancers.
What does your little dog look like? Albert Clarmo of the Ottawa Humane Society, is preparing to return a lost puppy to a young boy, 1959.
(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) A study published online in The FASEB Journal delves into the mystifying fact that wounds in your mouth heal faster and more efficiently than wounds elsewhere.
We've all seen the sci-fi classics where armies of robots are created with the intention of replacing menial tasks but ultimately gain consciousness, turn hostile and eradicate the human race. There, we just re-wrote the scripts of countless...Show More Summary
Via The Daily Bell Good food plus interesting people is a recipe for happiness. As humans evolved, we lived in tight knit self-sufficient communities. Nomadic hunter gatherers spent their time foraging, hunting, eating, and playing together. It’s tempting to romanticize those days, but they came with some pretty harsh realities. Show More Summary
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) The question of the origins of the Minoans and their relationship to the Mycenaeans, Europe's first literate societies, has long puzzled researchers. A paper published today inShow More Summary
The right to one’s opinions is more of a human need for stability. Only by acknowledging this need can we become stronger and more informed as a society. The post Learning the ‘Right’ to One’s Opinions appeared first on The Good Men Project.
Advanced algorithms shape and guide our every step in the online world. They are also increasingly penetrating everyday life as more sectors of society, from finance and health care to human resources and criminal justice, incorporate them into daily decision-making.
Philosophy meets technology in a discussion on how society should react to the challenges and changes associated with the introduction of cognitive machines, including how machines and humans are clashing. “It’s very important for us...Show More Summary
Humanity often exists as a bell curve which cuts off and marginalizes its own tail. We judge individuals at the end of a spectrum rather than recognizing them as products of deeply rooted systemic failures within a society. In all cultures, both ancient and modern, humans have created scapegoats — individuals designated to “take on […]