What the ban on gene-edited babies means for family planning
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What the ban on gene-edited babies means for family planning

June 12th, 2019 | by Contributor
When it comes to reproduction, couple have more choices than ever before. Chinnapong/Shutterstock.com Technology surrounding the human embryo has moved out of the realm of science fiction and into the reality of difficult...
What Orwell’s ‘1984’ tells us about today’s world, 70 years after it was published
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What Orwell’s ‘1984’ tells us about today’s world, 70 years after it was published

June 12th, 2019 | by Contributor
The dominant reading of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984” has been that it was a dire prediction of what could be. Denis Hamel Côté, CC BY-SA Seventy years ago, Eric Blair, writing under a...
Could a weakening US economy imperil Trump’s trade war against China?
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Could a weakening US economy imperil Trump’s trade war against China?

June 12th, 2019 | by Contributor
A weaker domestic economy could limit Trump’s options. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik President Donald Trump’s trade war with China is based on two basic and complementary assumptions: the U.S. economy is strong and, perhaps...
Companies’ self-regulation doesn’t have to be bad for the public
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Companies’ self-regulation doesn’t have to be bad for the public

June 12th, 2019 | by Contributor
Managing a shared resource doesn’t have to involve fences. Caroline Ryan If Boeing is allowed to certify that a crash-prone aircraft is safe, and Facebook can violate users’ privacy expectations, should companies and...
The Defense Department is worried about climate change – and also a huge carbon emitter
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The Defense Department is worried about climate change – and also a huge carbon emitter

June 12th, 2019 | by Contributor
A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornet launching from the USS Theodore Roosevelt on full afterburner. U.S. Navy/Wikimedia Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a decade that global warming is a potential national security...
Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy
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Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

June 11th, 2019 | by Contributor
Robots won’t hold the pens just yet, but they can help people do the work. Paul Fleet/Shutterstock.com Much as robots have transformed entire swaths of the manufacturing economy, artificial intelligence and automation are...