Researchers who fly in and out of a developing country only for research samples, with little involvement of local scientists, are practising helicopter research.
Technology companies have immense power over our lives. But why are so many of their employees and others concerned about the ethics of their behaviour?
Large-scale data collection and analysis can target consumer behaviour. Faced with the risk of drifts, transparency and ethics of algorithms become paramount.
Technological professionals are the first, and last, lines of defense against the misuse of technology.
You can be a better tourist this summer. Here's how.
After scandals or sea changes make the association with certain names too awkward, universities, museums and other nonprofits usually distance themselves. But not always.
The court carefully considered what the word 'emoluments' meant at the time the Constitution was drafted.
A philosopher's take on the ethics of products that allow parents to lighten the skin colour of their unborn baby.
Some philosophers believe that a very long life could easily become boring.
Under the right circumstances, most people will act in ways that are opposed to their own morals.
It's a psychological quirk that when something becomes rarer, people may spot it in more places than ever. What is the 'concept creep' that lets context change how we categorize the world around us?
It is just as much for our own sake, as for the sake of robots, that we should begin recognising the rights of intelligent machines.
What is a hero? If President Macron really likes heroes, shouldn’t he revise his idea of what he calls “economic migrants”?
Nelson Mandela's centenary celebrations provide a chance to debunk the lie that he sold out black South Africans.
Once a niche market, sustainable finance is now expanding and accelerating, yet too few universities have committed their finance programmes to these issues. The time has come for change.
In many legal jurisdictions of the world, including Australia, an offender’s remorse is a mitigating factor at sentencing. And yet how judges evaluate such expressions is unclear.
In democratic political systems, public officials are accountable through the media to the people. That responsibility to be accountable comes with public office. It is not a marketable commodity.
In choosing not to ban the live export trade even in the hottest northern months, the federal government is allowing animals to be put in conditions where they cannot possibly escape suffering.
Recent controversies associated with the impact, privacy and security of new technologies signal that we need better governance. The government alone can’t fix this. This is a job for everyone.
While codes of conduct in banking may help, the tsunami of financial regulation over the past few decades has swept aside much of the sense of personal accountability.