Posts Tagged ‘problems’

Scientists in Need of Arts Training

How can universities train our scientists, technologists and engineers to engage with society rather than perform as cogs in the engine of economic development? Author Richard Lachman asks for educational system to require STEM students to take art and humanities courses, not as an attempt to “broaden minds” but as a necessary discussion of morals, ethics and responsibility.

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What can go wrong in the blood?

Maher Gandhi, The University of Queensland and Huyen Tran, Monash University While blood is essential for human life, there are many things that can go wrong. And as it travels around the body and flows through every organ, problems in the blood can ha…

Doctors discover 27 contacts stuck in woman’s eye

Doctors who were preparing a 67-year-old woman for routine cataract surgery recently were in for quite a surprise when they discovered the actual cause of her vision problems – a congealed mass of disposable contact lenses that she had reportedly been wearing for decades. According to NPR and BBC News, surgeons at Solihull Hospital in […]

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Woman tries blending Christianity and Transhumanism

From Meghan O’Gieblyn at the Guardian: After losing her faith, a former evangelical Christian felt adrift in the world. She then found solace in a radical technological philosophy – but its promises of immortality and spiritual transcendence soon seemed unsettlingly familiar … Transhumanism offered a vision of redemption without the thorny problems of divine justice. […]

Tapping the Tourism Potential of Pot: Lessons From a New Gold Rush

Colorado legalized recreational marijuana five years ago. That’s provided time for a natural experiment on what pot means for health, crime, agriculture, business — and tourism.

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