Philosophy & Ethics
- Mylan Appoints Heather Bresch As Chief Operating Officer
PITTSBURGH, October 2 /PRNewswire/-- Mylan Inc. today announced the appointment of Heather Bresch as Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Bresch served previously as Head of North America and Chief Integration Officer. As Chief Operation Officer, Ms. Bresch will ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - May 3 2008 - 1:10pm
- What Do Alien Astronomers See When They Look At Us?
With powerful instruments scouring the heavens, astronomers have found more than 240 planets in the past two decades, none likely to support Earth-like life, but as astronomers become more adept at finding planets orbiting other stars it’s natural to wonde ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 21 2007 - 7:58pm
- Healing The Cosmic Wound
Dr. Mani Bhaumik, co-inventor of the technology that lead to Lasik surgery, experienced a spiritual rebirth born of 'an absence of want, a compulsive consumption- a queasy feeling of being overfed and undernourished at the same time.'------------ ...
Article - Diana Deregnier - Feb 9 2008 - 8:59pm
- North VietNamese Infant Mortality Grossly Understated
In Northern Vietnam, neonatal mortality is almost four times higher than the official figure according to a report published today in the open access journal BMC International Health and Human Rights. This under-reporting could mean neonatal healthcare in ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2008 - 6:37pm
- Did A Meteorite Cause The Existence Of Left-Handed Amino Acids?
Scientists presented their evidence today that desert heat, a little water, and meteorite impacts may have been enough to cook up one of the first prerequisites for life three or four billion years ago: The dominance of “left-handed” amino acids, the build ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 6 2008 - 3:14pm
- Editorial Goes After Attacks On Medical Researchers
Aimed primarily at the increasing problem of terrorist acts by individuals affiliated with groups such as the Animal Liberation Front against investigators conducting research in non-human primates in the United States, an editorial in Biological Psychiatr ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 9 2008 - 10:45am
- A Theory Of Knowledge
Everything interacts with its environment- from the smallest sub-atomic particle to the largest galaxy. We are no different. Interaction insinuates dynamic inter-relationship. Knowledge can be defined as "post-active" comprehension. The dynamic ...
Article - Jim Myres - Apr 14 2008 - 3:30am
- Stanley Fish, Wrong Again
I have taken issue before (here and here) with the writings of Stanley Fish in the New York Times, and I’m about to do it again. Fish is a professor of law at Florida State University, and often writes reasonably on a variety of topics in the NYT, but t ...
Article - Massimo Pigliucci - Apr 16 2008 - 11:29pm
- Palliative Care And Euthanasia: Antagonism Or Synergy?
Supporters of legalizing euthanasia and those who wish to develop better palliative care services can help rather than combat each other, according to a study published on bmj.com. Palliative care concerns itself with the relief of the pain, symptoms and s ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 17 2008 - 11:52pm
- The Profit Motive Behind The Sexualization Of 'Tween Girls
At Abercrombie & Fitch, little girls were sold thong underwear tagged with the phrases "eye candy" and "wink wink." In Britain, preschoolers could learn to strip with their very own Peekaboo Pole-Dancing Kits, complete with kiddie g ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2008 - 11:39am