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A Nobel Prize for ethics?
Michael Cook | 09 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, stem cell ethics, stem cell research
This year's Nobel Prize for Medicine was shared by a Briton and a Japanese who respects the dignity of the human embryo.

Every Thing On It
Jennifer Minicus | 09 October 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: humor, poetry
There's something for everyone in Shel Silverstein's recently published book of poems.

It’s just not fair, is it?
Frances Kelly | 09 October 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: IVF
Segregating genders in marriage to suit the sexual attractions of less than 2% of the population isn’t enough. This woman with same-sex attraction wants scientists to “try harder” and give “priority” to making it possible for two women to procreate.…

Approaching the last taboo
Michael Kirke | 09 October 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Elizabeth Brake, polyamory, polygamy
Witte is content to let people have sex with however many people they want. But in marriage, he says, the state must insist that it knows best. In a wedded union, three is a crowd. Brake argues for an almost…

Donner and Blitzen! Where’s my pipe?
Harley J. Sims | 08 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: censorship, literature, smoking
A publisher bowdlerises familiar verses to produce a non-smoking Santa for the edification of children.

Big rise in Dutch euthanasia deaths
Michael Cook | 08 October 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
Just-released statistics for Dutch euthanasia in 2011 show that the number of psychiatric patients who died has skyrocketed from 2 in 2010 to 13 last year. Euthanasia for people with dementia also rose substantially, to 49.

What happens when we redefine marriage?
Peter Smith | 08 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, UK
If same-sex marriage becomes law in Britain, the law will demand that it be respected in word and in deed.

Top five fashion trends for Fall 2012
Katie Hinderer | 06 October 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: clothing, fashion, trends
Five fashion trends for Fall 2012 to add to your closet.

The Shapeshifter Series
Tim Golden | 06 October 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: science fiction
A boy who can turn into a fox,

Fear of flying with babies
Carolyn Moynihan | 05 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children, parenting, tolerance
Airlines are starting to create kid-free zones. Is that fair? Is it the way we want to treat families?

The UK is a Crowded Kingdom
| 05 October 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: immigration, Simon Ross, Sir Andrew Green, United Kingdom
More news to make people worry more about the growth in the UK's population.

Changing the voting age
Katie Hinderer | 05 October 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: election 2012, elections, voters, voting
I started asking high schoolers and every single one told me they didn’t want the vote. They didn’t want the burden. They didn’t think they were smart enough to make an informed decision. And, perhaps even more telling, they didn’t…

Time with dad good for self-esteem
Carolyn Moynihan | 04 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, fathers, self-esteem
The more time kids spent alone with their fathers, the higher their self-esteem, a study has found.

Will Salafism blight the Arab Spring?
Kamran Bokhari | 04 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Arab Spring, democracy, Islam, Salafism
An austere and aloof movement within Islam could derail democratic gains.

French sick of brutish behaviour
| 04 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: civility, France
"Staying civil right down the line."

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