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Find out what’s happening in Science & Society around the world. Discover changes to science policy and law, new scientific study results, Supreme Court rulings, debates about nature versus nurture, and news about the sharing of genetic information.

Fri, Jan 17

Scientists Assemble Frog Stem Cells Into First ‘Living Machines’

The so-called ‘xenobots’ could replace traditional metal or plastic robots without polluting the planet, but they raise ethical questions

Fri, Jan 10

Facebook Won’t Stop False Claims In Political Ads Under New Ad Rules

But changes announced Thursday will allow users to exercise more control over which ads they see

Wed, Jan 08

Facebook’s Deepfake Ban Is a Solution to a Distant Problem

Deepfakes will be joining nudity, hate speech, and graphic violence on the list of Facebook’s categories of banned content.

Thu, Jan 02

Mind Control for the Masses—No Implant Needed

A wave of startups wants to make brain-computer interfaces accessible without needing surgery. Just strap on the device and think.

Sat, Dec 28

Social Media and the 2020 Elections, Part 1 of 3

How will social media affect the 2020 elections? We talk with three experts: Matt Perault of Duke University, Prof. Kathleen Stanberry of Elon University, and Prof. Joseph Cabosky of UNC Chapel Hill.

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