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April 24, 2017

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April 24, 2017

More Compulsory Math Lessons Do Not Encourage Women to Pursue STEM Careers

Mar. 28, 2017 — What is known as "curriculum intensification" is often used around the world to attract more university entrants -- and particularly more women -- to STEM subjects; that is to say, students ... read more

'Do No Harm' Vs 'Legitimate Use of Force'

Mar. 16, 2017 — Bioethicists study whether health professionals in the Canadian Armed Forces can abide by two ethics codes, civilian and ... read more

Mar. 13, 2017 — Research reveals likelihood of finding and identifying Mary Jane Kelly -- and using DNA to determine her true ... read more

Federal U.S. Agencies Need to Prepare for Greater Quantity, Range of Biotechnology Products

Mar. 9, 2017 — A profusion of biotechnology products is expected over the next five to 10 years, and the number and diversity of new products has the potential to overwhelm the U.S. regulatory system, says a new ... read more

Pro-Pot Arguments Fly Higher With Likely Voters

Mar. 8, 2017 — As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, a range of arguments for and against legalization is swirling around the national conversation. Which of these arguments resonate most ... read more

Hiring Data Creates Risk of Workplace bias

Mar. 7, 2017 — American employers increasingly rely on large datasets and computer algorithms to decide who gets interviewed, hired or promoted. While these data algorithms can help to avoid biased human ... read more

Widespread Conflicts of Interest Among Patient-Advocacy Organizations Uncovered

Mar. 3, 2017 — Over the past few decades, hundreds of patient-advocacy organizations have emerged in the United States, promoting disease research and influencing FDA and health insurer policies. Now, a new study ... read more

Using Statistics Ethically to Combat 'a Scientific Credibility Crisis'

Feb. 19, 2017 — Can statistics increase the value of science to ... read more

When Does a Man Say 'I'm the Father'?

Feb. 15, 2017 — American men much more readily acknowledge that they are the legal father of a child born out of wedlock when the woman involved is more affluent, educated, and healthy. It also helps (slightly) if ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Invisible to the naked eye, cyst nematodes are a major threat to agriculture, causing billions of dollars in global crop losses every year. A group of plant scientists recently found one of the ... read more

Why the Bar Needs to Be Raised for Human Clinical Trials

Jan. 30, 2017 — Standards for authorizing first-time trials of drugs in humans are lax, and should be strengthened in several ways, researchers ... read more

New Survey Finds Many Americans Want Changes to ACA but Few Support Immediate Repeal

Jan. 27, 2017 — According to a new national survey on Americans' opinions on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 12 percent of Americans want ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Autonomous systems -- like driverless cars -- perform tasks that previously could only be performed by humans. In a new article, artificial intelligence ethics experts argue that current safety ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Codes of Ethics Cause Problems for Overseas Operations

Jan. 23, 2017 — Corporate codes of ethics can have reverse effects and mask anomalies or social evils in operations outsourced to low-wage countries, suggests a new ... read more

New Genital Herpes Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection in Preclinical Tests

Jan. 19, 2017 — Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is ... read more

Scientists Initiate First Ethical Guidelines for Organs Cultivated in Vitro

Jan. 19, 2017 — Scientists have created an ethical guideline for research into human organ ... read more

HPV Prevalence Rates Among US Men, Vaccination Coverage

Jan. 19, 2017 — Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various cancers, and a new study estimates the overall prevalence of ... read more

Talking to Children About STEM Fields Boosts Test Scores and Career Interest

Jan. 18, 2017 — Parents who talk with their high schoolers about the relevance of science and math can increase competency and career interest in the fields, a report ... read more

Sharing of Data to Combat Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Jan. 12, 2017 — To protect people against potentially deadly infectious disease outbreaks, it is critical that scientists and governments rapidly share information about the pathogens that cause them. A new shows ... read more

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