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- It's time to criminalise serious scientific misconduct / 15 September 2014 / Rachel Nuwer / New Scientist, n.2986, p.27 — Research misconduct degrades trust in science and causes real-world harm. As such, it should be a crime akin to fraud, argues Richard Smith.
- The go-between: Life's unexpected messenger / 15 September 2014 / Colin Barras / New Scientist, n.2986, p.42-45 — far from staying put, RNA -- the less famous cousin of DNA -- can roam far afield, carrying information to other cells in the body and even to other animals
- Ethical trap: robot paralysed by choice of who to save / 14 September 2014 / Aviva Rutkin / New Scientist, n.2986, p.22 — Can a robot learn right from wrong? Attempts to imbue robots, self-driving cars and military machines with a sense of ethics reveal just how hard this is.
- The Miller Experiment Is Dead; Long Live the Miller Experiment / September 12, 2014 / Creation-Evolution Headlines — the image of Stanley Miller pondering his spark-discharge apparatus is too valuable an icon to toss on the trash heap of history
- Just obeying orders? Rethinking obedience and atrocity / 12 September 2014 / S. Alexander Haslam and Stephen Reicher / New Scientist, n.2986, p.28-31 — ordinary people can commit atrocities simply by following orders, iconic 1960s experiments concluded -- but this notion of the "banality of evil" is wrong
- The banality of evil? People aren't so easily led / 11 September 2014 / New Scientist, n.2986, p.5 — the problem of why ordinary people do appalling things has vexed scholars for centuries, but outmoded ideas won't help counter modern radicalisation
- From worm muscle to spinal discs: An evolutionary surprise / September 12, 2014 / European Molecular Biology Laboratory / Science Daily