ethics

Existence, Absence. A Tao of Time

Often, we know of the existence of freedom only by its absence....

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Exclusive Colleges Make For More Inclusive Colleges. Whut?!

Student-led protests for inclusive campuses are more likely at selective universities ...

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New Puritans, Pearlclutchers and Inquisition by Tweet

Puritans, religious zealots, and demagogues call for protection. Who protects us from them?...

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The Many Uses of Dead Baby Whales

Blue Planet II's weekly reminder that you are a sh*t...

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Nick, Find a Cave and Hide Your Face

What could Po$$ibly make a $eemingly $en$itive arti$t $uch a$ Nick Cave Play I$rael?...

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Be Nice to Cows, Science Says So

Brazilian study shows how small changes on farms can lower stress levels of cattle...

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Hurricanes are Real, Even if You Deny Climate Change

Post-Irma, the desperate pseudoscience of deniers is a cacophony of crazy ...

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Would You Trust a Car to Make an Ethical Decision?

Self-driving cars may soon be able to make moral and ethical decisions as humans do ...

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Slavoj Zizek and Will Self In Conversation

Two of the West's most dangerous thinkers go head to pointy head...

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Newly Arrived Migrants Work Harder: Proven

The received wisdom that migrant workers have a stronger 'work ethic' than UK-born workers is proven for the first time...

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Born to Love Heroes? Fairness, Justice, and Children

Japanese research into the roots of justice may contain hints for solving social ills...

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War Profiteering and the Business of Slaughter. Ker-Ching!

Let’s call the oligarchy of the elite what they are. Murderers. Cold blooded, remorseless murderers. ...

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Can Music Ever Be Sustainable?

Pop music can create not just idols, but shaman-like figures who help us negotiate our way through life and death. How do we keep it coming?...

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Towards a Sustainable Music

Making a living is just one aspect of the sustainable music industry that isn't happening...

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Less Sex or More Money? Make Your Choice

Increasing minimum wage would reduce teen pregnancies ...

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Building a Digital Wall – The Mechanics of Smartphone Interruptions

Smartphone interruptions: Are yours relentless and annoying? ...

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Against the Indignities of Trump, We Are Either All Together, or We Fall

Pearlclutching and professional outrage led us here, it's time to speak plainly....

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Anti-Aging Therapies – How Close is Immortality Now?

Anti-aging therapies targeting senescent cells: Facts and fiction ...

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Fed Up With Fake News? So Stop Making It.

Fake News sites cause very real damage, but how do you define 'trustworthy'?...

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The Right Stuff. Rogue Taxidermy (Lisa Black)

Unsettling and incisive, Lisa Black's artworks ask questions of the viewer and our approach to nature...

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Shell Shopped? Tracking the Post-Disaster Shopping Urge

Post disaster consumers value off brand, low cost goods...

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The Vatican: Why Should An NGO Have a UN Seat?

Why does a Non Governmental Organisation have UN status as Nonmember State Permanent Observer?...

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Ban the Burkini? Or Ban Middle-Aged White Male Decision-Makers?

Legislation covers everyone, not just the few women who dress in a way you find threatening...

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Drugs: The Only Issue In Which Ignorance is a Virtue

Maybe our ‘war on drugs’ should be reframed as a ‘war’ on ignorance...

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On Snapchat, Azealia Banks, and New Media Plagiarism

Whilst being influential is satisfying, it's frustrating watching your artwork become an unattributed meme ...

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Think Kids With Drones Are Annoying? Meet the RoboBee

Harvard University researchers helps develop unique flying micro-robots...

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Join Us! Join Us! What Poor Entrepreneurs need to become Rich Entrepreneurs

Poor communities a 'hotbed' of entrepreneurial creativity, but need help to grow...

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In, Out, Shake it All About. What Politicians Forget About a Unified Europe (Part Two)

History provides a template for the society we live in. Outside of Europe, Britain would only have its own....

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Mantra for Fulfilled Living: Battling distraction, addiction and domination

Be weak, for strength in a violent world is an ignoble tool...

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Nothing Happens at All, Part Three: Charity

If possessions enslave us, and suffering numbs us, what gives us a warm, if impotent, glow? Charity...

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