Michael Cook

Michael Cook likes bad puns, bushwalking and black coffee. He did a BA at Harvard University in the US where it was good for networking, but moved to Sydney where it wasn’t. He also did a PhD on an obscure corner of Australian literature. He has worked as a book editor and magazine editor and has published articles in magazines and newspapers in the US, the UK and Australia. Currently he is the editor of BioEdge, a newsletter about bioethics, and MercatorNet. He also writes a bioethics column for Australasian Science and contributes occasional op-ed pieces to newspapers and websites in the US, UK and Australia.

Death for sale is a step into the dark
9 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
Suicide and the internet make a potent brew, as the work of one of the world's most prominent euthanasia campaigners shows.

Playing politics with science
1 May 2007 | FEATURES |  
The world's leading medical and science journals have taken to dabbling in politics.

A decade of debate over Dolly
27 Feb 2007 | FEATURES |  
Despite ten years of palaver, scientists use a primitive ethical system for evaluating the science and technology of cloning.

The Battle For Spain
26 Feb 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, Spain
A new history of the Spanish Civil War raises painful questions about both sides in the bloody curtain-raiser for World War II.

No simple victory
14 Feb 2007 | FEATURES |  
A new history of the Second World War challenges the view that it was 'a good war'.

Our pick of the films of 2006
12 Jan 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: best of, film reviews, lists
We've put our heads together and come up with a list of the ten most worthwhile films of the past year. Comments, please!

For ever young
11 Jan 2007 | FEATURES |  
An American couple has settled on a drastic solution for the disabled girl they call their "pillow angel".

Excuses, excuses
9 Dec 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: cloning, Hwang Woo-suk, science
When a leading scientific journal publishes a hoax once, it is a tragedy. When it happens twice, it starts to look like bias.

Celebrating our namesake’s anniversary
2 Dec 2006 | FEATURES |  
The great Renaissance cartographer who inspired this website died 412 years ago today.

The Economist’s moral blinkers
25 Nov 2006 | FEATURES |  
Many people have traded in their brains for a subscription to world's best news magazine. Are they better off?

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