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Forum at Virginia Tech to address issues of human cloning

...fter the main panel, covering topics of bioethics, religious perspectives on cloning, animal cloning, legal issues, and broader cultural and social implications of cloning. In conjunction with the Choices and Challenges Forum, Virginia Tech's Theater Arts Department will present the play, A Number, by Brit...

Scientists pioneer biotech techniques to halt infestation of history, art treasures in tropics

...ther causes). Particularly vulnerable are ancient religious wooden sculptures which, if not properly preserved, can eventually crumble "like a saltine cracker," says Ms. Rivero. The symposium Nov. 4-5 has attracted more than 100 registered curators and students and may lead to the creation of a post-graduate ...

Leibniz prizewinners 2005

...nts in social and communication history, including religious revival movements and new forms of social and family interaction. Her research is currently concentrated on the question of how the social order of ranks and classes in the early modern era were constituted through symbolic acts, for instance ritual...

The oldest Homo sapiens

...odern aspects of behavior such as bone carving for religious reasons, or tools (harpoons and things), ornamentation (bead jewelry and such), drawn images, arrowheads. They only appear as a coherent package about 50,000 years ago, and the first modern humans that left Africa between 50,000 and 40,000 years ago ...

Nature helps create religious adults

...eligiousness showed that MZ twins maintained their religious similarity over time, while the DZ twins became mo...wins graded the frequency in which they partook in religious activities such as reading scripture or other religious material and the importance of religious fai...

Environmental crisis forging strange bedfellows

...list David Suzuki is now reaching out primarily to religious communities and the business world as his new targ...k of environmental safeguards by the rank and file religious members of his own party. "Today, many of these same religious yet ecology-minded Republicans are in...

AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner registers 'strong concerns' over suppression of science films

...le to many stakeholders-including many with strong religious convictions-who understand that religion and science are not in opposition. AAAS is eager to provide assistance to museum leaders facing evolution-related conflicts. Toward that end, we invite your feedback regarding the support strategies that would...

Earth's services in peril, report concludes

...ny groups, including business, the general public, religious groups, and the scientific and political communities. The scientific community is offering an evaluation and suggested options. Now is a real opportunity for leadership." The study said that three key changes must take place before major change is...

21-22 April AAAS forum to discuss Pentagon R&D spending, other policy issues

...f Case Western Reserve University, on clashes over religious dogma and science. John H. Marburger, III, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will deliver a keynote address at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, 21 April, to start the forum. Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) will deliver a special ...

Mayan stingless bee keeping: Going, going, gone?

... priest harvested stingless bee honey as part of a religious ceremony twice a year. Over harvesting kills the colony. Native bees may simply starve as deforestation, forest fragmentation and hurricanes reduce the availability of the floral resources they need. Finally, most of the bee keepers on the Yucata...

Unique genetic profile helps over-45s conceive naturally

...ate and complex one. It is very dependent on the religious and cultural background of the women in question. Our first study group came from an ultra-religious sector which encourages natural conception and discourages contraceptive use. These women would in any event continue to challenge their reproduc...

Increasing reproductive tourism in Europe is a 'safety valve' that promotes peaceful coexistence

...se that it enables people of different ethical and religious views to live peacefully together. Prof Pennings s...to a peaceful coexistence of different ethical and religious views in Europe. Contrary to some existing views, it may increase justice by giving people, who cann...

Primate virus jumps species barrier to humans for first time in Asia

...ddhism and Hinduism, and monkey temples places of religious worship that have become refuges for populations o...o have a great deal of contact with monkeys at the religious sites. "In Asia, the amount of contact between humans and primates in temple settings dwarfs the co...

University of Chicago researchers find human brain still evolving

...ith the emergence of such traits as art and music, religious practices and sophisticated tool-making techniques, which date back to about 50,000 years ago. The ASPM variant coincides with the oldest-known civilization, Mesopotamia, which dates back to 7000 BC. "Microcephalin," the authors wrote in one of the p...

Center releases new public survey on stem cells

...tem cell (ESC) research that cut across political, religious and socio-economic lines, with two-thirds of respondents either approving or strongly approving of human embryonic stem cell research. Even Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christians long considered to be the most hard-line opponents of embryonic st...

Reflecting on personal values offers protection from effects of stress, UCLA psychologists report

...wering 10 written questions. These could have been religious values, in which case they were asked a series of questions about their religion, the Bible and God. In other cases, they reflected on meaningful secular values -- such as their political beliefs or social values -- answering questions about, for exa...

Statement from Dr. Alan I. Leshner, CEO of AAAS, on the Kansas State Board of Education vote

...lieve they can co-exist harmoniously. Thousands of religious leaders nationwide share our view. We would not be troubled to see the issues about human origins discussed in social studies classes, however, we firmly believe that only science should be taught in science classrooms. By definition, scientific expl...

God's bioethics?

...h as the American Enterprise Institute, as well as religious groups such as James Dobson's Focus on the Family.... To date, only extremely conservative and overtly religious groups have devoted substantial resources to pushing a broad bioethics agenda. "Bioethical issues r...

Study finds that nutritionally enhanced rice reduces iron deficiency

...esearch Institute (IRRI), oversaw a study in which religious sisters in ten convents in the Philippines included the nutritionally enhanced rice in their diets. After 9 months, the women had significantly higher levels of total body iron in their blood. "This study documents a major breakthrough in the battl...

Penn researchers provide recommendations for artificial nutrition and hydration

...ecisions, i.e., potential benefits, risks, burden, religious and cultural beliefs. The Terri Schiavo case which included very open, dramatic disagreements among family members over such considerations publicly challenged long-held agreements about ANH and caused many to question its proper use. In response t...

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(Date:4/23/2014)... conclusive evidence that the source of a unique rhythmic ... called the "bio-duck," is the Antarctic minke whale ( ... personnel in the 1960s who thought it sounded like ... various locations in the Southern Ocean, but its source ... 2013, an international team of researchers deployed acoustic tags ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... the likelihood of an accurate group decision increases with ... when a collective faces a variety of factors ... University researchers report that smaller groups actually tend to ... excessively focused on only certain pieces of information. , ... known about collective intelligence, or the "wisdom of crowds," ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... The shale gas boom has transformed the energy ... locations, it could cause conflict among the energy ... resources, say researchers. They add that degraded water ... adequate safeguards. The feature article appears in the ... , Meagan S. Mauter and colleagues point out ...
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