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Ethical, legal questions surrounding Pentagon initiative to freeze eggs, sperm

Ethical, legal questions surrounding Pentagon initiative to freeze eggs, sperm
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A new Pentagon pilot program would pay for active duty members of the U.S. military to have sperm or eggs frozen.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images A new Pentagon pilot program would pay for active duty members of the U.S. military to have sperm or eggs frozen, says Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. The program is part of […]

Debating CDC’s strict warning against alcohol for women not on birth control

Debating CDC’s strict warning against alcohol for women not on birth control

A lady drinks champagne on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 25, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images); Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images There is a backlash against advice from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) warning sexually active women […]

University of Connecticut black-only learning community draws mixed reactions

University of Connecticut black-only learning community draws mixed reactions

An exterior view of Rentschler Field before a game in East Hartford, Connecticut.; Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images The University of Connecticut is setting aside specific rooms in its new dorm building for more than 40 African-American male students. On average, male Black students academically underperform at UConn. The school hopes having the students live together […]

University of Connecticut black-only learning community draws mixed reactions

University of Connecticut black-only learning community draws mixed reactions

An exterior view of Rentschler Field before a game in East Hartford, Connecticut.; Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images The University of Connecticut is setting aside specific rooms in its new dorm building for more than 40 African-American male students. On average, male Black students academically underperform at UConn. The school hopes having the students live together […]

Why Amazon wants to open up 400 more brick-and-mortar bookstores?

Why Amazon wants to open up 400 more brick-and-mortar bookstores?

Jeff Ing of Seattle uses a Kindle Fire tablet device at the newly opened Amazon Books store on November 4, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.; Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Amazon.com, the online “everything store,” opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle late last year. The company called it a “physical extension of Amazon.com”. For all intent […]

Why Amazon wants to open up 400 more brick-and-mortar bookstores?

Why Amazon wants to open up 400 more brick-and-mortar bookstores?

Jeff Ing of Seattle uses a Kindle Fire tablet device at the newly opened Amazon Books store on November 4, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.; Credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images Amazon.com, the online “everything store,” opened its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle late last year. The company called it a “physical extension of Amazon.com”. For all intent […]

On to NH after Cruz cruises past Trump, Clinton edges Sanders in Iowa

On to NH after Cruz cruises past Trump, Clinton edges Sanders in Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) stands with his wife Heidi as he addresses supporters after winning at an Iowa caucus night gathering.; Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images Exuding his usual confidence and bravado, Ted Cruz thanked voters in Iowa for propelling him to victory in the Iowa caucuses. Cruz finished with 28 percent of […]

Debating UK approval of gene editing in human embryos

Debating UK approval of gene editing in human embryos

French Fabien Danjan of CNRS (French Reseach Institut Center) introduces embryonic stem cells to set a genetically modified line.; Credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images LONDON (AP) – In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward “designer babies,” Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct experiments in which they will […]

Debating UK approval of gene editing in human embryos

Debating UK approval of gene editing in human embryos

French Fabien Danjan of CNRS (French Reseach Institut Center) introduces embryonic stem cells to set a genetically modified line.; Credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images LONDON (AP) – In a landmark decision that some ethicists warned is a step down the path toward “designer babies,” Britain gave scientists approval Monday to conduct experiments in which they will […]

Covered Cal. enrollment ends Sunday. Here’s what you need to know about costs and penalties

Covered Cal. enrollment ends Sunday. Here’s what you need to know about costs and penalties

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee.; Credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images Open enrollment for California’s health insurance exchange Covered CA ends this Sunday, January 31 and this year will see the highest penalties yet for people who do not purchase coverage. The penalty for adults is $695 per adult and $347 per child with a family […]