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Nurse not guilty of manslaughter after taking woman off life support | The Star

Deanna's mother Darlene Smith said she was surprised by the verdict.<p>“It's just very disappointing. It doesn't seem fair,” she said outside the …

Medicine

More CEOs Are Being Fired for Ethical Matters Today Than Ever Before

A new study found that CEO firings due to ethical lapses has increased 36 percent over the past five years.<p>3 min read<p>From Wells Fargo's firing of John Stumpf to Fox's dismissal of the late Roger Ailes, we’ve seen a number of business scandals roll out recently.<p>While the position of CEO is often …

CEOs

Scientists built an external womb to help premature infants survive. But first, they tested it on baby lambs

For expecting parents, 24 weeks is an important milestone. It’s a little more than halfway through pregnancy, and it’s at this age that the fetus has at least a fighting chance of surviving outside its mother’s body. The odds of survival aren’t great—only about half of babies birthed at this age …

Pregnancy

If 8-year-olds understand the morality of murder, should they be held accountable for killing?

It’s rare for young children to kill. But there are exceptions. Last October, an 8-year-old boy in Alabama strangled a toddler to death. That same month, an 11-year-old in Tennessee shot and killed another child after an argument over puppies.<p>Between 1980 and 2008, children under age 14 made just …

U.S. Department of Justice

The Power Of Genes, And The Line Between Biology And Destiny

As researchers work to understand the human genome, many questions remain, including, perhaps, the most fundamental: Just how much of the human experience is determined before we are already born, by our genes, and how much is dependent upon external environmental factors?<p>Oncologist Siddhartha …

Genetics

Stealing food not a crime if you really need it, Italian court rules

A homeless man has been acquitted of theft in Italy after the country's high court ruled that Roman Ostriakov stole out of necessity.<p>Roman Ostriakov, …

Life-and-death thought experiments are correctly unsolvable

People have concerns about the psychological effects of endlessly playing shoot-em-up video games but I sometimes wonder whether doing moral …

Speaking of “Truth” with Jordan B. Peterson

I recently interviewed the psychologist Jordan B. Peterson on the Waking Up podcast. As I said at the beginning of our conversation, I’d received …

Where do our morals come from?

If you've picked up a newspaper lately, you might have noticed that moralizing is driving us all insane. When it comes to what's morally right and …