2016 will be different. First, more voters will be coming to the polls because of the Presidential election. Second, they will be better educated because there is now a blacklist of the most heinous vote-against-the-public, vote-for-the-funders offenders.
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It was a dark and stormy night two hundred years ago this June when Frankenstein was first animated in a Swiss chateau by the 18 year old Mary Shelly....
His idea was simple but ambitious: to revolutionize the way basic science research is done by making it cheaper, faster and more accessible.
When the Lauder family founded the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) in 1998, they knew that proprietary boundaries would only limit effort...
As far as we know, there is no cure for death, no ingenious algorithm that can program the mysterious breath which at first gives life its form and then corrodes and withers it. It is in this breathing space between womb and tomb that we love, long and become human.
The expert panel has posted its report online, along with the evidence they rely on, in the hope that their massive meta-analysis might inform public thinking about the issue. The sad thing is, given the nature of human risk perception, minds already made up on the issue are unlikely to change.
The Internet and smartphone are just the latest in a 250 year long cycle of disruption that has continuously changed the way we live, the way we work and the way we interact. The coming Augmented Age, however, promises a level of disruption, behavioral shifts and changes that are unparalleled.
Instead of putting together futuristic shiny suits that can fly and shoot missiles and crack jokes all at the same time, my colleagues and I are doing something much more complex: figuring out how to optimize the functioning of our most complicated -- and awesome -- bit of technology, our brain.
Farmers are the musicians of the land. This thought struck me as our family celebrated the 100th birthday of one of my great uncles. During the gathe...
What would you think of a law that clearly discriminates against rural Americans, lower income Americans, minorities and the elderly -- no chance of getting passed, right? Wrong. The Senate is poised to pass such a bill.
Have you heard much science-talk in the presidential debates? Or on the campaign trail? Or maybe in interviews by the leading candidates? Me neither. Yet, nothing is going to change our lives more in the next 10 years than the radical science and technology starting to engulf us.
Two recent industry-funded studies contend that mandatory GMO labels will increase the price of groceries. But, both studies suffer from the same basic flaws.
We fret unduly about small risks -- air crashes, carcinogens in food, low radiation doses, etc. But we're in denial about some newly emergent threats, which may seem improbable but whose consequences could be globally devastating. Some of these are environmental, others are the potential downsides of novel technologies. We mustn't forget an important maxim: the unfamiliar is not the same as the improbable.
New genetic technologies like CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing and synthetic biology are leading us to entirely new definitions of disease.