Philosophy & Ethics
- The Euthanasia Debate Continues
Debate over euthanasia continues in many countries. Opinions were divided for months in Italy over the case of Piergiorgio Welby, who died Dec. 20 when he was administered a sedative and his artificial respiration was turned off. More recently, in Australi ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 9 2007 - 2:12pm
- Largest North America Climate Change In 65 Million Years, Study Shows
The largest climate change in central North America since the age of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, a temperature drop of nearly 15 degrees Fahrenheit, is documented within the fossilized teeth of horses and other plant-eating mammals, a new study re ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 8 2007 - 2:40pm
- Doctors' Own Fear Of Death Linked To Hastening Death Of Very Sick Newborns
Doctors who fear their own death say they are more prepared than other doctors to hasten death in sick newborns for whom further medical treatment is considered futile, reveals research published ahead of print in the Fetal & Neonatal Edition of Archi ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 16 2007 - 1:09am
- Climate Shifts Probability Of Randomness
Severe climate changes during the last ice-age could have been caused by random chaotic variations on Earth and not governed by external periodic influences from the Sun. This has been shown in new calculations by a researcher at the Niels Bohr Institute, ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 12 2007 - 1:44am
- Board Oversight Critical For Success Of Corporate Ethics Programs
A federal law requiring publicly traded firms to disclose whether they have adopted codes of ethics for their senior financial officers may be useful, but a Penn State researcher says its impact is often limited. A firm's board of directors needs to ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2007 - 2:11pm
- Disclosure Laws Provide Only Limited View Of Pharmaceutical Company Payments To Physicians
Laws in two states requiring disclosure of pharmaceutical company payments to physicians do not provide the public with easy access to payment information and are of limited quality when accessed, according to a study in the March 21 issue of JAMA. Intera ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2007 - 4:47pm
- LSU Professor Uncovers Prehistoric Hurricane Activity
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita focused the international spotlight on the vulnerability of the U.S. coastline. Fears that a "super-hurricane" could make a direct hit on a major city and cause even more staggering losses of life, land and economy tr ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2007 - 2:00am
- New Modeling Study Forecasts Disappearance Of Existing Climate Zones
A new climate modeling study forecasts the complete disappearance of several existing climates in tropical highlands and regions near the poles, while large swaths of the tropics and subtropics may develop new climates unlike any seen today. In general, t ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2007 - 1:59am
- Humans As The Experimental Model System
Most basic science is performed using animal models on the assumption that we can learn something about humans by studying how other animals work. Obviously, the ethical issues surrounding human experimentation necessitates the use of animals models. It w ...
Article - Timothy Erickson - Apr 7 2007 - 10:28pm
- Scientists Track Migration Of Asian Dust And Pollution
Scientists using one of the nation's newest and most capable research aircraft are launching a far-reaching field project this month to study plumes of airborne dust and pollutants that originate in Asia and journey to North America. The plumes are a ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 18 2007 - 4:53pm