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February 6, 2016

Social Media Technology, Rather Than Anonymity, Is the Problem

Jan. 20, 2016 — Problems of anti-social behaviour, privacy, and free speech on social media are not caused by anonymity but instead result from the way technology changes our presence. That's the startling ... read more

U.S. Science and Technology Leadership Increasingly Challenged by Advances in Asia

Jan. 19, 2016 — According to the latest federal data, the US science and engineering enterprise still leads the world. The United States invests the most in research and development, produces the most advanced ... read more

How Black Men Can Succeed in IT Careers

Jan. 12, 2016 — Expanding the range of black men's career options in an increasingly technology-oriented world will help alleviate high unemployment and poverty they often experience, according to a study ... read more

A Stronger Ethical Culture Within the US Military Health Care Environment Is Needed, Experts Urge.

Jan. 5, 2016 — The health professional community should urge the United States Secretary of Defense to adopt and implement the recent recommendations of the Defense Health Board, and in addition rescind directives ... read more

We Trust in Those Who Believe in God, Study Finds

Jan. 5, 2016 — It's political season and there's one thing you're sure to hear a lot about from candidates vying for support -- religion. Talking directly or subtly about religion has become part of ... read more

The Ugly Consumer: Ridiculing Those Who Shop Ethically

Jan. 4, 2016 — No one wants to knowingly buy products made with child labor or that harm the environment. But a new study shows that we also don't want to work too hard to find out whether our favorite ... read more

Minor Flu Strains Pack Bigger Punch, Scientists Find

Jan. 4, 2016 — Minor variants of flu strains, which are not typically targeted in vaccines, carry a bigger viral punch than previously realized, a team of scientists has found. Its research, which examined samples ... read more

New Study Tests Three-Step Intervention to Increase Faculty Gender Diversity in STEM

Dec. 21, 2015 — Workforce homogeneity limits creativity, discovery, and job satisfaction; nonetheless, eighty-one percent of US science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) university faculty members are men. ... read more

New Study Finds Nearly Half of American Muslim Doctors Feel Scrutinized on the Job

Dec. 11, 2015 — In a U.S. national survey of 255 Muslim American physicians, researchers found that nearly half of respondents felt greater scrutiny at work compared to their peers. Nearly one in four said workplace ... read more

Reilly Center Releases Its Annual Top 10 List of Ethical Dilemmas in Science

Dec. 9, 2015 — The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame has released its fourth annual list of emerging ethical dilemmas and policy issues in science and ... read more

Low Wages Not Education to Blame for STEM Skills Gap

Dec. 9, 2015 — Low wages rather than inadequate training are to blame for the STEM skills gap, according to ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Can watching a violent movie make you more likely to lie, cheat or steal? What about reading a violent book? While that may seem like a stretch, a new research study shows it may be the case. The ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Researchers have found that everyday shoppers make assumptions about brands that use green colors. The findings hold ethical implications for environmentally friendly ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — Between 1999 and 2013, there were 5,511 deaths by law enforcement, mostly among non-whites, a new study shows. During this 15-year period, there was a 45 percent net increase in deaths from legal ... read more

Marked Decline in Retailer Compliance After Enactment of NYC's Tobacco 21 Law

Nov. 20, 2015 — In a study examining compliance with NYC's law increasing legal age for purchasing cigarettes from 18 to 21, researchers found retailer compliance with ID checks significantly decreased since ... read more

Lung Transplant Criteria Biased Against Shorter Patients

Nov. 16, 2015 — Short people have several health advantages over tall people, including lower risk for cancer and heart disease, and longer life expectancy. But there's at least one health-related downside to ... read more

Affordable Care Act Architect: What Is Role of Radiology in Transformed Health Care System?

Nov. 11, 2015 — A former White House adviser who helped devise the Affordable Care Act (ACA), will provide advice for radiologists on how to adapt to the new health care environment, including responding to downward ... read more

End 'Stem Cell Tourism,' Experts Urge

Nov. 9, 2015 — The continued marketing and use of experimental stem cell-based interventions inside and outside the United States is problematic and unsustainable, according to a new paper by science policy and ... read more

People Routinely Attribute Moral Obligations to People Who Cannot Fulfill Them

Nov. 6, 2015 — New research debunks the age-old moral philosophy that if you are unable to do something, then you are not morally obligated to do ... read more

Researchers Urge Lifting of NIH Funding Restrictions on Chimeric Research

Nov. 5, 2015 — Citing the 'tremendous potential' of research on human stem cells in nonhuman embryos, scientists and a bioethicist have co-authored a letter urging the removal of funding restrictions ... read more

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