Truth is sacred
Donor-conceived men and women deserve to have accurate records of how they entered the world.
Joan Rivers’ final act
| 12 September 2014 |
America's icon of plastic surgery was a popular comedian, but success came at great personal cost.
Back to school briefing: 7 myths of social psychology
Many lecture room icons from decades past are looking tarnished now.
Lest we forget
Berlin's new memorial to the victims of Nazi eugenics should prompt us to remember our own.
Pouring cold water on ice buckets
An historian explains why he is not dumping water on his head for the Lou Gehrig campaign.
Dawkins, and what to do about a baby with Downs
Advice offered on Twitter sounds brutal - and it is.
Eugenics wasn’t always a dirty word
A Scottish bioethicist recalls famous Scots who wanted to create a better humanity.
Whose baby is it?
Italian judges will need the wisdom of Solomon to sort out the latest tragic IVF mix-up.
In denial: breast cancer establishment continues to reject abortion link
An event in Australia sparks the latest airing of the orthodox position.
The power of cuteness
The story of a deserted baby exposes contradictory attitudes towards children with Down syndrome.
When ‘exciting’ trumps ‘honest’
Traditional academic journals are encouraging bad science by chasing sensational results.
Baby Gammy case reveals murky side of commercial surrogacy
Brokers are sending their clients to a handful of countries where it is legal to bear children for profit.
There’s something very familiar about the UK dying debate
Lords and celebrities endorse choice, others find they have little.
Communism’s legacy: ethical yawns
A controversy over infanticide in the Czech Republic underscores indifference to many ethical issues.
Should birth certificates lie?
Too many children are denied the right to know who their genetic parents are.
Scientific truth and its real enemies today
The scramble for funds and the pursuit of relevance make us all losers.
Unpacking the labels in the abortion debate
Like North Korea and China, Canada has no abortion law. What is to be done?
Why is Richard Dawkins scaring kids out of reading fairy tales?
It's peculiar advice from someone who believes in them himself.
Why are men more in favour of abortion?
Polls show that men are more liberal on abortion limits than women.
What if software could suffer?
A thought experiment proves that the reasoning for animal rights is on the wrong track.
Is this democracy? 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition
You don’t have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe.
Motherhood at 40: how women came to believe a modern myth
It's time the media and sex education told the truth about women's fertility.
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