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Technologies

In vitro eggs

The moment I lost my fertility I started searching for a baby. At age thirty-one, after almost two decades of...

A Down's boy with dad

Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash

Every few weeks or so, Grete Fält-Hansen gets a call from a stranger asking a...

Surveillance camera

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

In Belgrade’s Republic Square, dome-shaped cameras hang prominently on wall fixtures, silently scanning people...

$100 bills

Voters in California have approved US$5.5 billion in funding for stem-cell and other medical research, granting a lifeline to a...

Policies

Technician in a forensics lab

Prince George’s County is one of 10 jurisdictions across the country that will receive a $470,000 grant from the Justice...

A prisoner

Four months ago, a Honduran immigrant named Jackelin was taken from the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia to see...

Surveillance camera

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

In Belgrade’s Republic Square, dome-shaped cameras hang prominently on wall fixtures, silently scanning people...

Proposition 14, the California ballot initiative that, if passed, would continue and increase public financing for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine...

Society

The last couple of weeks have given us some remarkable stories – ludicrous, thought-provoking or both – from around the...

Group hugging

"free 'group' hugs" by j3ssl33 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Nyla Conaway, 19, remembers being “called out” for changing...

Marie Stopes photo

Dr. Marie Stopes at the time of her marriage to Mr. H.V. Roe, 1918 (cropped). From the Wellcome Library,...

Dancing skeletons from 1916

Back of the 50 centime emergency note issued in 1916 by the Merksplas Local Board of the National Assistance and...

Perspectives

Violent protest

A line of U.S. Park Police officers pushed protesters back from Lafayette Square on June 1, firing pepper balls and...

Immigrant in detention center

Robotic lie detector tests at European airports, eye scans for refugees and voice-imprinting software for use in asylum applications are...

Star of David

There were 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents reported in the US in 2019—a record-breaking year as tracked by the Anti-Defamation League, and...

Disability rights demonstration

Last week, the Supreme Court acquiesced to another attack on the voting rights of all Americans. In a 5-3 decision,...