Tag: Ethics

Experiment Restores Some Function In Dead Pig Brains 4 Hours After The Animals Died

Pig brains showed signs of cellular function hours after its owners died. The scientists were surprised, as the experiment challenged the notion that brain death is irreversible.

Animals April 17, 2019

Google Duplex And Ethics: Why Experts Are Worried Of 'Botifying' Humans

Technology experts applauded the potential of Google Duplex when it debuted earlier this week. However, concerns about ethics have materialized after the demonstration failed to include a disclosure that informs the caller that they are talking to an AI.

Google May 12, 2018

Researchers Create Artificial Womb That Can Help Premature Babies: What Are The Ethical Implications?

Aspiring to one day help premature babies, researchers developed an artificial womb that perfectly mimics the uterus. Fellow scientists welcome the successfully tested device but wonder about its potential ethical concerns.

Biotech April 26, 2017

Chick-fil-A To Reward Customers Who Put Down Their Cell Phones

A Chick-fil-A challenge offers free ice cream to diners who can ditch their cell phones during an entire meal at the restaurant. It was the brainchild of a Georgia store operator who sought to give customers a good time and 'sense of community' while dining.

Society March 2, 2016

Avoiding Temptation Or Why Good People Do Bad Things

Avoiding temptation may be more situational than dependent on personality, according to a new study. So, what makes good people do bad things?

Life May 26, 2015

Johnson & Johnson Calls On Ethicists To Weigh In On Drug Trials

Who gets what and when? Johnson & Johnson is getting some help from ethicists regarding decisions about requests for compassionate use of investigational medicines.

Life May 8, 2015

Men More Likely Than Women To Go Back In Time And Kill Hitler: Moral Judgments Study

Attitude in moral dilemmas involving harmful actions falls along gender lines, researchers find. Men are more likely to consider action, even murder, for the common good than women would do, they find.

Life April 6, 2015

Recent Poll Shows Most Americans Consider Taking Steps Against Climate Change A Moral Duty

Appealing to moral duty might just be what proponents need to get more people to take action to address climate change and its effects, according to a survey.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2015

Is Cloning A Woolly Mammoth Ethical?

After a well-preserved DNA sample was recently extracted from the remains of a woolly mammoth, scientists begin the debate as to whether we should clone the great beasts or not.

Internet Culture November 18, 2014

Google executive broke ethics rule in DARPA role, claims report

Dr. Regina Dugan joined Google in 2012 after a leading role as director at the government agency, DARPA. Not so fast, there, doctor - the Department of Defense Inspector General says she committed ethics violations by promoting her own company while at DARPA.

Legal August 14, 2014

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