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China unveils its first 3-D bio printer

China reveals its first 3-D bio printer to make human body parts, as Patricia Wu reports.

Via Tiaan Jonker
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This is so cool. Scary, but cool. Ethics implications?

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João Andrade's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:20 PM

Mission impossible? Not quite...

Rachida Tachalhit's curator insight, October 7, 2013 4:37 PM

How ethical is this???

 

ABC Printsupplies's curator insight, October 11, 2013 1:29 AM

This indicates where 3D printing is eventually going - time for a new liver... just dial it up.

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Pulitzer winner Elizabeth Kolbert on mass extinctions—and our own eventual one

Pulitzer winner Elizabeth Kolbert on mass extinctions—and our own eventual one | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
"We are seeing changes that should take thousands of years."
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Fascinating discussion with someone who, frankly, knows what she is talking about...

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Gender Differences in Moral Reasoning Rooted in Emotion

Gender Differences in Moral Reasoning Rooted in Emotion | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
When faced with a moral dilemma — for example, is it OK for a police officer to torture an alleged bomber to find hidden explosives that could kill many people — men are typically more willing to say yes for the sake of the greater good, according...
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First Ever 3D Printed Thyroid Gland Announced by Russia’s 3D Bioprinting Solutions

First Ever 3D Printed Thyroid Gland Announced by Russia’s 3D Bioprinting Solutions | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
The advancements seen within the field of 3D bioprinting are simply staggering. With numerous companies spending millions of dollars on advancing such techn
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Medical ethics....

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The unbelievable things some Chinese students are doing to get into US colleges

The unbelievable things some Chinese students are doing to get into US colleges | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
As the number of Chinese students in U.S....
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Expectations and priorities - culture and reason

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One-way Mars trip: shortlist includes seven Australians

One-way Mars trip: shortlist includes seven Australians | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
Sare Teah, comedian Josh Richards and geoscientist Electra Navarone among Australians competing for a one-way trip to establish the red planet’s first colony
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Adventure - emotion, reason and faith?

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A History of Ideas - A History of Ideas - BBC Radio 4

A History of Ideas - A History of Ideas - BBC Radio 4 | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
Explore big questions about how we live today.
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Brilliant and succinct animation of key philosophical themes....

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Doctors think lots of patients ask for medicine they don’t need. This study says that’s not true.

Patients request additional treatment in 9 percent of conversations with doctors.

Via Pharma Guy
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Perceptions of doctors vs patients studied...

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Pharma Guy's curator insight, February 12, 3:05 PM


I don't even have to read this paper to shoot down any attempt to generalize this for ALL patients. We're talking about CANCER patients here! These people haven't a clue what concoction they need to treat their problem. I can't recall any cancer meds being advertised on TV. So cancer patients have no one telling them to "ask their doctor" if cancer drug X is right for them!

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Row over sugar-money influence

Row over sugar-money influence | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
A row has erupted about links between the sugar industry and scientists that advise government on obesity.
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Sugar-money financing research and advice is about as ethical as tobacco money was. Time to recognise this poison for what it is and to treat it similarly....

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Scandals prompt return to peer review and reproducible experiments

Scandals prompt return to peer review and reproducible experiments | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
High-profile fraud has galvanised scientists to urge a return to a crucial element of the scientific method

Via Michael Dunn
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When the scientific methods fails....or does it, really?

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Michael Dunn's curator insight, February 7, 1:50 PM

Natural sciences: Is the scientific method flawed?

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How extreme fear shapes what we remember

How extreme fear shapes what we remember | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?
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Interesting article on how fear affects what and how we remember...

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Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking age

Iceland to build first temple to Norse gods since Viking age | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
A modern version of Norse paganism has been gaining popularity in recent years as followers see the stories as metaphors for life not worship of the gods
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Transforming religion into something relevant to today?

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Our thoughts are susceptible to external influence, even against our will

Our thoughts are susceptible to external influence, even against our will | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
New research documents how our thoughts are influenced by our outside environment. This research is the first demonstration of two thoughts in the stream of consciousness being controlled externally and against participants' will.
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Religion vs. Humanism: Isaac Asimov on Science and Spirituality

Religion vs. Humanism: Isaac Asimov on Science and Spirituality | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
"The soft bonds of love are indifferent to life and death."

Science and religion have a long history of friction as diametric opposites.
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Judge gives chimpanzees human rights for the first time (update)

For the first time in US history, a judge has decreed that a pair of chimpanzees held at a university research facility are covered by the same laws that govern the detention of humans, effectively...
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Psychologist Explains Why People Eat Certain Animals But Love Others (VIDEO)

Psychologist Explains Why People Eat Certain Animals But Love Others (VIDEO) | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
In her TED talk, psychologist Melanie Joy, explores the reasons why we are disgusted by the thought of eating Golden Retriever, but happily enjoy beef, pork and chicken.
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Emotion and reason battle it out again

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It’s time for artists to get angry

It’s time for artists to get angry | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
The role of art in our society is undervalued by those in power. All this talk about privilege in the theatre diverts attention from failing Tory and Labour policies
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For GM food and vaccinations, the panic virus is a deadly disease

For GM food and vaccinations, the panic virus is a deadly disease | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
Most readers are aware of the benefits of using vaccines to boost the immune system and prevent infectious disease. Many readers will not be aware of a very different disease prevention tool: supplementing…
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Logical consistency...

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Allow me to explain why we don't need words like 'mansplain'

Allow me to explain why we don't need words like 'mansplain' | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
The man-shaming portmanteau undermines feminism’s message of equality
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Extremity in language evolution?

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Apes prefer the glass half full: Nearest primate relatives also susceptible to marketing spin - PsyPost

Apes prefer the glass half full: Nearest primate relatives also susceptible to marketing spin - PsyPost | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
Humans aren't the only species to be influenced by spin. Our closest primate relatives are susceptible, too. For example, people are known to rate a burger ...
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Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction

Chaos of the human brain: How our random thoughts inspire genius — and self-destruction | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
Visionaries throughout history reported that intrusive ideas helped them create and caused them anguish. Here's why

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Michael Dunn's curator insight, February 8, 7:04 PM

Memory, imagination, emotion, human sciences: Can you stand in a corner and not think of a polar bear?

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We have outsourced our brains to Google | Peter Bradshaw

We have outsourced our brains to Google | Peter Bradshaw | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
The more dependent we become on search engines, the less we can remember as we sleepwalk into an age of bewilderment
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When Google becomes a crutch instead of a tool...

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How to Structure a Theory of Knowledge Presentation - The Method

How to Structure a Theory of Knowledge Presentation - The Method | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
Ace the TOK presentation. A step-by-step, student-friendly guide.
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Why Doctors Die Differently

Why Doctors Die Differently | TOK TALK | Scoop.it
It's not something that we like to talk about, but doctors die, too. Those in medicine know about the limits of treatment and the need for specific instructions.
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Fascinating - how knowledge affects the most personal of choices....

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