Ben Shepard
Ben Shepard

World News

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.

Sun, Feb 11

How Your Brain May One Day Control Your Computer

If the founders of CTRL-Labs have their way, you won’t type commands to a machine. You’ll think them.

Fri, Feb 02

UK doctors select first women to have ‘three-person babies’

Doctors in Newcastle have been granted permission to create Britain’s first “three-person babies” for two women who are at risk of passing on devastating and incurable genetic diseases to their children.

Sun, Jan 28

People can put your face on porn – and the law can’t help you

The grosser parts of the internet have a new trick: Using machine learning and AI to swap celebrities’ faces onto porn performers’. The result? Fake celebrity porn seamless enough to be mistaken for the real thing.

Sat, Jan 27

GM faces lawsuit after crash between motorcyclist and self-driving Chevy Bolt

The suit claims Cruise Automation vehicle made an abrupt lane change and injured a man riding behind.

Thu, Jan 25

Researchers clone the first primates from monkey tissue cells

Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua, monkeys born ten days apart at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai, are exact clones of each other.

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