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Stop Being Ridiculous: We Agree On Animal Alternatives

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.26.2016 | Science
Alan Kelly

I am reminded of the stare-down between drug companies and animal rights activists. Of this mounting conflict, you'd think the answer is simple -- that animals can and should eventually make their exit from so many labs and testing facilities. Alternatives are in the wings.

Money, Medicine and Myopia

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I can't say, on the basis of evidence, that NIH is misdirecting vast fortunes from where they could do the most good within our lifetimes. But I certainly do believe it. What I can say is that biomedical research dollars are subject to the same myopia that tends to dominate our personal lives.

Better than the Borg: The Neurotech Era

XPRIZE | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Ramez Naam Ramez Naam is adjunct faculty at Singularity University and fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. Ramez explore...

Edible Bottles, Edible Bags

Anneli Rufus | Posted 10.20.2012 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Harvard University scientists have developed a material that can be used to wrap, bottle and otherwise package food -- which tastes like the food it contains, and can be eaten after (or before) the food it contains.