ethics

Drugs

China is Using Mass Pee and Poo Surveillance to Police Illegal Drug Use

Police in dozens of Chinese cities are sifting through human waste to track narcotics rings and drug programs.
Sarah Emerson
7.17.18
naturally

Germany Has Created the World’s First Ethical Guidelines for Driverless Cars

These robots are going to have to make some tough choices.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.24.17
DNA/IDK

These Kids Are Learning CRISPR At Summer Camp

I went to a New York classroom to see how kids were being prepared for the future of gene editing.
Mallory Locklear
7.27.17
biobanking

'Biobanks' That Store Human Blood and Tissue Have a Consent Problem

What happens when you donate biological samples to science?
Jacob Dubé
7.25.17
Self-Driving Cars

Self-Driving Cars Will Get Ethics Lessons in Virtual Reality

Immersive digital environments can test our response to life-or-death scenarios.
Corin Faife
7.10.17
This machine kills humans

Who's Guilty When a Brain-Controlled Computer Kills?

Brain-machine interfaces are opening up a host of ethical dilemmas for researchers.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.29.17
What Is the iPhone?

Ethical Smartphone Startup Fairphone Wants Apple to Steal Its Idea

In many ways, Fairphone is more of an advocacy group than a tech company.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.28.17
Bad bug

Facebook Exposed Moderators to the Very Suspected Terrorist Groups They Were Monitoring

One moderator fled the country and went into hiding.
Ben Sullivan
6.16.17
Ivy League

The Harvard Case Shows a Meme Is Never 'Just' a Meme

Just a meme? There’s no such thing.
Whitney Phillips
Ryan M Milner
6.6.17
Reporting on Hacks

How to Report on a Hack Without Becoming a Puppet

Journalists are increasingly relying on data provided by hackers rather than whistleblowers. But with that comes an ethical and professional minefield.
Joseph Cox
5.5.17
Celluloid Dreams

The Bioethics Film Festival Wants Scientists to Heed the Warnings of Science-Fiction

The Penn Bioethics Film fest is trying to start a public dialog about the real scientific issues that appear in films such as 'Ex Machina,' and 'Her.'
Cait Molden
4.19.17
tech

Wikipedia Is Being Ripped Apart By a Witch Hunt For Secretly Paid Editors

With undisclosed paid editing on the rise, Wikipedians and the Wikimedia Foundation are working together to stop the practice without discouraging user participation.
Oliver Lee Bateman
1.22.17