Historically, new technologies have created new goods, which people then seek to turn into commodities. Take ownership of the airwaves, for example. Today, advances in genetics have us asking what parts and processes of the body are up for ownership. U.C.L.A. law professor Stuart Banner says: “It’s a really old question, the way that human body parts, or whole humans, or other sorts of living organisms can be property. It became kind of a sharp debate in the past few decades, partly from genetics, whether segments of the genome could be property, as well as the invention of new organisms.”
Looking back on our planet's early history offers a new (and less crazy) meaning for the idea of a "flat Earth."
According to the legendary investor, the best method is a blueprint for "extreme success.”
For generations, physicists have been searching for a quantum theory of gravity. But what if gravity isn't actually quantum at all?
Embedded in a cell phone or in accessories such as rings, bracelets or watches, the novel tools aim to make it easier to manage hypertension. But they must still pass several tests before hitting the clinic.
Well, I really messed up that Mystery Volcano Photo, eh? I had, in fact, posted that very image before of Kirishima to show the “before” of the crater [head slap […]