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Educational Emissary: Aaron Feuer, ES ’13

Educational Emissary: Aaron Feuer, ES ’13

🕔02:14, 4.Feb 2013

Aaron Feuer, ES ’13, is the CEO and lead developer of his startup, Panorama, an education analytics company that seeks to uncover and solve the most pressing problems in our nation’s schools.

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Competing Visions: Will Science Swing Your Vote?

Competing Visions: Will Science Swing Your Vote?

🕔16:58, 10.Nov 2012

Among many other issues, the 2012 election offers voters a choice between two visions on climate change and alternative energy.

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Pluripotent Politics: The Uphill Struggle for Federally Funded Stem Cell Research

Pluripotent Politics: The Uphill Struggle for Federally Funded Stem Cell Research

🕔06:24, 4.Nov 2012

Stem cell research has had a complicated history in the United States, with different administrations adopting different funding policies.

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The Politics of FDA Approval

The Politics of FDA Approval

🕔05:31, 4.Nov 2012

A recent FDA admission about the wrongful approval of a knee implant has sparked controversy about the agency’s priorities: how can it balance safety with efficiency?

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Machine Morality: Computing Right and Wrong

Machine Morality: Computing Right and Wrong

🕔20:55, 10.May 2012

Yale researcher Wendell Wallach considers the ethical, technical, and legal difficulties of creating machines that are capable of moral decision-making.

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Science and Religion: Reality’s Toolkit

Science and Religion: Reality’s Toolkit

🕔17:00, 10.May 2012

Dr. Nihal de Lanerolle, a neurosurgeon at Yale Medical School and Chaplain of the Episcopal Church at Yale, offers a perspective in which science and religion can work together.

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Study Drugs and Neural Enhancers: Science and Controversy

Study Drugs and Neural Enhancers: Science and Controversy

🕔16:55, 9.May 2012

Ritalin and Adderall are two of the most popular neuroenhancing drugs, and though they may have real effects on memory and attention, their other health effects are still difficult to assess.

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Selling Sex…Cells: Navigating the Ethics of The Sex Cell Market

Selling Sex…Cells: Navigating the Ethics of The Sex Cell Market

🕔18:21, 22.Apr 2012

The growth of assisted reproductive technologies has created a market for sex cell donors, but females who donate eggs still face a number of risks and ethical concerns.

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Breaking the STEM Ceiling

Breaking the STEM Ceiling

🕔18:05, 18.Mar 2012

Experiences of Women in Science

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Helen Jack, Yale ’12, Oxford ’14

Helen Jack, Yale ’12, Oxford ’14

🕔03:04, 18.Mar 2012

Helen Jack, a recipient of the 2012 Rhodes scholarship, has combined coursework in biology and international studies and hopes to use both areas of expertise to help improve healthcare in Ghana.

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