In 1972, justices handed down a decision that attacked discriminatory and capricious death sentences. But it left the door ajar for states to continue the practice.
Plans for a drone superhighway could change our skies.
An anthropologist explains how years of conflict have made Ukrainians reassess their priorities and relationships.
Adults today may have grown up dreaming they would live to see working jet packs and robot assistants but few people imagined it would be possible to create life without reproductive cells.
The country urgently needs more people who are committed to living decently to undo the systemic humiliation caused by political and economic institutions.
Water companies are presenting people with an ethical dilemma.
Policymakers often think of their decisions about nuclear weapons as moral, a nuclear ethicist explains – which is key to understanding their motives.
Lower federal court judges follow a formal code of ethics, but this does not apply to Supreme Court justices, leaving potential conflicts of interest unchecked.
Competition between corporations drives innovation and development. But when it comes to artificial intelligence systems, the prevention of harm should be more important.
The federal government needs a transparent, merit-based process for all public appointments
The pandemic has intensified wanderlust – but also the need for mindful, ethical travel.
Given most countries have stopped requiring negative COVID tests to enter, can you just go? An ethicist weighs in.
People make decisions throughout their lives about their health. But when they are terminally ill they are not allowed to decide when they want to die.
Despite being the subject of criticism and negative news, business schools do a lot of good for society, a veteran business professor explains in a new book.
A bioethicist explains the four ethical principles that guide medical practitioners’ thinking about abortion, such as autonomy and justice.
The word ‘evil’ sends a clear message – or does it? There are deep tensions in what the word means, and what it can accomplish.
People penalized for violating a group’s shared rules could go on to disrupt its functioning, out of revenge. Two scholars suggest a way of imposing rules.
The number of people who die from climate change each year is roughly the same as the number of people who die from tobacco use.
Some philosophers say stealing is always wrong, but there could be grey areas when companies break their social contract.
The majority of planners believe that land is captured with impunity by powerful interest groups in Zambia and South Africa.