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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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