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Making Monkeys Out of Us

5 months ago

A US-Chinese team of scientists has produced embryos that include human cells and cells of a nonhuman primate, the long-tailed macaque. What are we to make of such experiments? How are we to assess their ethical implications? STI Expert David Albert Jones reflects on this issue in this article.

Bioethics
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What Has Become of the Impulse to Marry?

6 months ago

Convinced that raw numbers don’t tell the whole story, University of Texas at Austin sociology professor Mark Regnerus looked deeper into the marriage ecosystem of several countries, in particular among cohorts traditionally more inclined to marry. He gave STI the following interview concerning the book he’s published about what his study revealed.

Family
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On Carebots: All I Want to Say Is That They Don’t Really Care About Us

6 months ago

The robots trained to provide services to elderly people living alone have been dubbed "carebots." Is the word "care" used here so generously as to strip it of its true value? Alejo José G. Sison suggests so in a recent blog post, reproduced here with permission.

Civil Society
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Target: Zero Emissions

7 months ago

Twenty-one percent of the world's largest public companies currently have zero emissions targets, according to a report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) and Oxford Net Zero, co-authored by STI expert Thomas Hale.

Civil Society, Governance
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Teleworking: Opportunity beyond the Pandemic

7 months ago

IESE Business School professor and STI expert Mireia Las Heras has analyzed the benefits of remote work for companies, society and employees from a survey of 2,690 people from various countries.

Governance
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Bursting the Bubble of Affluent Ignorance

8 months ago

A new documentary puts faces to research on America’s growing class gap in terms of the social capital that leads to people’s ability to live their own definition of a full and happy life, following and filming real people over the course of a year.

Culture and Lifestyles, Family
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Kant's Philosophical Legacy Reaches Iran

8 months ago

Moral Philosopher Ana Marta González has published in Persian a book of some of her collected works, inviting a new public to share her broad knowledge of Kantian philosophy.

Culture and Lifestyles
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AI Ethics for Real Scenarios Leave Sci Fi for the Movies

8 months ago

“Our democracies are vulnerable and under threat; if we want to maintain and realize our ethical and political values, we need to take a close look at the political role of digital technologies – now, not in the future,” asserts philosopher of technology Mark Coeckelbergh.

Culture and Lifestyles, Civil Society
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Happy Homes, Happy People, Happy Society?

9 months ago

The relationship between domestic life and happiness at both the personal and the societal level is even more relevant during the global crisis that has confined people to their homes and required them to incorporate within the home environment even activities previously carried out in other realms.