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Losing our virtue
| 15 April 2014 | FEATURES |
Sex is supposedly too trivial to require virtue, yet so significant that restraint is an affront. It can't be both.
Noble words with insidious new meanings
| 15 April 2014 | CONNECTING |
Increasingly, media refuse to cover both sides of an issue or even to allow dissenting comments.
Books make bedtime easier
| 15 April 2014 | READING MATTERS |
Another of Jerry Pinkney's delightful picture books.
Noah: provocative but thoughtful
The controversial film is flawed but more than an anti-human parable.
The importance of Mum-time
Nicole M. King
| 14 April 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
Research backs up the fact that there's no substitute for a mother’s care.
Russia: Growing and More Assertive
| 14 April 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
Russia's bleak demographic collapse has reversed over the last five years or so.
Belgium: accelerating down the slippery slope
| 13 April 2014 | CAREFUL! |
Involuntary euthanasia of patients in intensive care has become acceptable medical treatment in Belgium.
Among words that no longer earn their keep, “fundamentalism” heads the list
| 12 April 2014 | CONNECTING |
Religious freedom expert: You can call Osama bin Laden a fundamentalist; you can call [the] Amish fundamentalists, but where does that get you? Their goals and way of life are very, very different.
Britain bans use of technology
| 11 April 2014 | READING MATTERS |
Will they survive?
Marriage advice from a divorcee
Hindsight will certainly do wonders for your wisdom.
Divergent: another teen trilogy about growing pains
In a dystopian Chicago, a 16-year-old girl discovers her inner strengths.
A deal with the devil
| 11 April 2014 | FEATURES |
Why did American officials refuse to prosecute Japanese doctors who had committed horrendous crimes in World War II?
No, your Internet connection is not safe
| 11 April 2014 | CONNECTING |
The Internet is very convenient. You and I can find out what we want to know—and so can a whole bunch of other people. Here are three situations that give some idea of the scope:
Is Nigeria Africa’s hidden tiger?
Nigeria rebases its GDP and becomes Africa's dominant economy,a position hitherto held by South Africa.
“Is this the upshot of your experiment?”
| 10 April 2014 | FEATURES |
A Nathaniel Hawthorne tale of scientific obsession sheds light on today's designer children.
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