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Psychologists and Torture
Science & Tech  (tags: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Psychology, Ethics, APA, Torture, CIA, Rendition, Detention, Interrogation Group, Contractors, James Risen )

Judy
- 13 days ago - psychologytoday.com
A post-9/11 change in the APA's ethics code introduced the Nuremberg defense into American psychology--following lawful orders was an acceptable reason to violate professional ethics.
Israel Boasts of Latest Drones, Some First Used in Gaza
Science & Tech  (tags: world, Israeli technology, ethics, drones, industry, exports, Gaza, humans, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 95 days ago - middleeasteye.net
Israel, top drone exporter, hosted an unmanned vehicles conference which displayed systems tested and used in the latest Gaza conflict. Israel was able to get to the front of the industry through lax export controls, strong ties with the military, and...
Scientists Sign Declaration That Animals Have Conscious Awareness, Just Like Humans
Science & Tech  (tags: AnimalWelfare, animals, animalrights, cruelty, ethics, GoodNews, protection, suffering, wildanimals, scientists, research, interesting )

Mari
- 115 days ago - earthweareone.com
An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are --
Please Sign US Petition - Texas Label GMOs - Via Move On Petitions
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, US, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Food Industry, Health risks, Eco-system, Sustainablity, Ethics, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 126 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Demand legislation to require the labelling of all foods that contain genetically engineered ingredients and of all seeds that have been produced through genetic engineering, otherwise referred to as "GMO foods" or "GMOs". US action only.
On Roboethics and the Robotic Human
Science & Tech  (tags: Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, Roboethics, Robotic Humans, Humanity, Technology )

Brian
- 126 days ago - truth-out.org
"Instead of trying to come up with an algorithm that captures the essence of independent thought, wisdom or ethical judgment in the next generation of robots, maybe we should worry more about whether we are doing everything possible to preserve..."
China's Shunfeng Continues Grand Solar Plans, Buys 30% Stake in US Energy Storage Company Feifei Shen, Bloomberg August 08, 20
Science & Tech  (tags: world, americans, USA, business, consumers, energy, Entrepreneurs, environment, ethics, greenbuilding, investing, sustainable development, labor, research, science, tech, study )

Ruth
- 131 days ago - renewableenergyworld.com
'BEIJING -- Shunfeng Photovoltaic International Ltd., a Hong Kong-based maker of solar products, said its unit SF Suntech Inc. will buy a 30 percent stake in U.S. energy storage company Powin Energy Corp. for $25 million.'
President Obama Comes Out for Net Neutrality ACTION US
Science & Tech  (tags: net neutrality, FCC, Obama, computers, technology, ethics )

Nancy
- 140 days ago - act.credoaction.com
We've been calling on President Obama to stand up and stop the FCC from killing the Internet. And this week he spoke up loud and clear for the first time since his FCC chairman announced a disastrous plan to end the Internet as we know it.
Insensitivity of Primate Researchers Exposed By Government Committee - Via Animal Aid
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Research, Primates, Monkeys, UK, Animal Cruelty, Suffering, Death, Ethical concerns, Ethics )

Victoria
- 140 days ago - animalaid.org.uk
The Animals in Science Committee (ASC) that advises the UK Government on vivisection published in November 2013, the 'Cumulative Severity' report, revealing a high level of desensitisation amongst the researchers who failed to recognise primate suffering.
Russian Physicists Seek Help to Build Nikola Tesla's 'Planetary Energy Transmitter' - Via Waking Times
Science & Tech  (tags: Physics, Russia, Nikola Tesla, Energy, World, Sustainability, Ethics, Good News )

Victoria
- 142 days ago - wakingtimes.com
Leonid Plekhanov and Sergey Plekhanov, both graduates of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, believe that by combining Tesla's plans with modern materials and other recent discoveries, they will succeed in delivering free, clean energy.
CREEPY!! Creating Child Sex Robots Is a Terrible Idea
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, child robots, ethics, health, news, research, science )

Cal
- 160 days ago - vice.com
Last week, at an event called Our Robot Future at Berkeley, robo-ethicists introduced the idea of using sex robots to rehabilitate pedophiles.
U.S. Scientists Unable to Replicate Radiation Leak at New Mexico Nuclear Waste Facility
Science & Tech  (tags: WIPP, radiation leak, danger, nuclear waste, investigation, news, ethics, New Mexico, Carlsbad, Los Alamos, government, scientists )

Carrie
- 179 days ago - rawstory.com
Government scientists have not been able to replicate a chemical reaction suspected of causing a radiation leak at a U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico, complicating efforts to understand what went wrong, a U.S. Energy Department official said Friday.
Mummified Mammoth: Should We Clone This Beast?
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, animals, cloning, ethics, interesting, mammoths, news, science )

Kayleen
- 213 days ago - csmonitor.com
A diminutive mummified baby mammoth named Lyuba, which means "love" in Russian, was found frozen in the Yuribei River in the Yamal Pennisula, Siberia. Should it be brought back to life? Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
It's the 'Worst' Science Paper Ever -- Filled With Plagiarism and Garble -- and Journals Are Clamouring to Publish It
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, research, science journals, ethics, dishonesty, society, investigation, internet, interesting )

Carrie
- 244 days ago - news.nationalpost.com
When scientists make discoveries, they publish their results in academic journals. The journals review the discovery with independent experts, and if everything checks out they publish the work.
World's Biggest Swarm of GM Mosquitoes Released in Brazil - The Independent
Science & Tech  (tags: GMO Insects, GMO Mosquitoes, Brazil, South America, Health Risks, Environmental concerns, Science, Ethics )

Victoria
- 256 days ago - independent.co.uk
The GM Aedes aegypti mosquitoes or OX513-A, have been engineered to wipe out their own species, in a misguided attempt to control the infectious disease dengue-fever. it is the world's first GM insect to be set free in the wild - consequences unknown.
 

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