International standards ban publication of research that involves any biological material from executed prisoners, that lacks human research ethics committee approval and that lacks consent of donors.
Bacon helped usher in the scientific revolution. If we're serious about combatting global warming, we should follow his example.
The Australian premiere of La Passion de Simone uses multiple voices to tell a story about philosopher Simone Weil. But the work lacks the emotional drama of its subject's life.
Our birth is one of the all-important bookends of our lives and affects so much of what comes later – so why don't we think about it more?
City planners and politicians have pitched carbon emission reduction as an individual choice but this leads to green gentrification and fails to make broad changes. We need a new guiding philosophy.
Our obsession with busyness is about managing relationships – not just time.
What do the Carlos Ghosn scandal, the rising power of algorithms and the "gilets jaunes" have in common? The need to extend the spatial and temporal definitions of responsibility.
As part of a new strategy to combat loneliness GPs will be able to prescribe social activities. But is this ethical?
A resonance theory of consciousness suggests that the way all matter vibrates, and the tendency for those vibrations to sync up, might be a way to answer the so-called 'hard problem' of consciousness.
During First World War, the rhetoric of chivalry counteracted the inhumanity of the conflict in sometimes surprising ways.
Frankenstein might look like fantasy to modern eyes, but to its author and original readers there was nothing fantastic about it.
A new study provides fascinating data on how people prioritise who to save in hypothetical driverless car crashes. But it takes more than just numbers to really create ethical machines.
In the sense understood by François Jullien, the Chinese "thought language" allows us to change our view of Europe.
Some careful reasoning shows that comparing abortion with contract murder equates two acts that are far from obviously morally equivalent.
Research shows the deterrent effect of capital punishment is a myth.
No cheating, please.
'I don't believe in God, I believe in science,' atheists often argue. But that doesn't mean their thinking is evidence-based.
With fall almost upon us, there's a lot we can learn from the changing season.
Educators must work to ensure inclusion with diverse student bodies, yet it seems inevitable that in today's world, talking about identity issues can be risky and emotional. So how to move forward?
Are you dreaming that you're awake or are you living in a computer simulation? There might be no way to be sure.