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The latest goss on infanticide

Michael Cook BioEdge A Washington Post blog has announced that the editor of the Journal of Medical Ethics, Julian Savulescu, is preparing a special issue on infanticide. This follows the world-wide controversy over the JME’s February 23 article, “After-birth abortion: … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Global warming’s desperate caper

Washington Times For believers in a science that supposedly is “settled,” global-warming advocates are awfully concerned about the need to silence dissent. Last week, the ethics chairman for the American Geophysical Union resigned in disgrace over his role in a … Continue reading

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Remote-controlled chip implant delivers bone drug

Associated Press USA Today WASHINGTON – Medication via remote-control instead of a shot? Scientists implanted microchips in seven women that did just that, oozing out the right dose of a bone-strengthening drug once a day without them even noticing. Implanted … Continue reading

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Have a Sinus Infection? Don’t Bother with Antibiotics

Alexandra Sifferlin TIME Sinus infections are drippy and painful — an all-around headache, quite literally. When symptoms arise, patients often rush to the doctor for a prescription, usually an antibiotic, to put an end to the suffering. But it turns … Continue reading

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Does sex ed keep girls from becoming teen moms?

Genevra Pittman Reuters In a new study, states with more comprehensive sex education programs had lower teen birth rates — but the effect seemed to be due more to political, religious and social differences between those states than the sex … Continue reading

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‘We the People’ Loses Appeal With People Around the World

Adam Liptak New York Times Sure, it is the nation’s founding document and sacred text. And it is the oldest written national constitution still in force anywhere in the world. But its influence is waning. In 1987, on the Constitution’s … Continue reading

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What happened to Freedom of Assembly?

Source: WUSTLPA John Inazu, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses the forgotten right of assembly– a right that has been “at the heart of some of the most important social movements in American history: antebellum abolitionism, … Continue reading

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Study: Powerful think they’re taller than they are

Source: USA Today ST. LOUIS (AP) – Powerful people truly do stand tall, at least in their own minds. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis and Cornell University found through a series of three experiments that powerful people feel … Continue reading

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JP Morgan, Exxon, Boeing, Among State Department’s New Advisers.

Source: LD The Washington Post has recently reported in an article titled, “Hillary Clinton turns to think tankers for new Foreign Affairs Policy Board,” that the US State Department will from now on depend on permanent advisory drawn from the … Continue reading

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FCC official: ‘Internet freedom’ threatened

Source: WT The United States is unprepared for an international fight that’s brewing over whether the Internet will remain free from government regulations or fall increasingly under the control of emerging global powers, Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell warned Monday … Continue reading

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