There are two kinds of animal shelters in America. Which kind should you adopt from?
Legislators keep trying to take recess away from school kids. Why?
President Trump says that some of the major news media organizations are the "enemy of the people." We actually think this is a good opportunity for some self-reflection of the ethical variety. Journalists, we're talking to you.
It's time to stop shaming people for the food they eat, no matter what that might be. There are some very real reasons for why some people eat the way they do.
The circus—that iconic archetype of American pop culture—is coming to an end.
We now have AI entering our homes, and it's admittedly cool, but let's talk about the fact that these devices are recording everything we do... Where is all that data going?
The road to Mars is paved with good intentions. But is sending people to Mars the right thing for humanity to be focusing on right now? Isn't it enough that we're sending robots there to do our work for us? Aren't there problems on Earth we should tend to before allocating resources to other planets? Well, it turns out the answers to these questions aren't as simple as you'd think.
Even in states where marijuana is legal, professional athletes are forbidden from using it for pain relief. Just about everyone agrees that it's not a performance-enhancing drug, so what's the big deal?
DNA testing gives us the ability to find out if we are predisposed to illness and it can tell us where our genetic lineage comes from... but those aren't the only things it can do.
Recently it was discovered that, due to a clerical error, AIDS researchers originally got it wrong when they labeled Gaëtan Dugas as patient zero in the spread of HIV across North America. It turns out that he was one of many at the time. So we decided to examine the ethics surrounding the idea of the search for a patient zero of any kind. Why is it that we always feel the need to find an origin of the things that happen to us?