Science

Morality, Empathy and Altruism

Опубликовано admin - чт, 05/17/2018 - 15:12

Morality

  1. What qualities make a person high-minded?
  2. Do we need religion to be people of good morals? Are we indebted to religion for the existence of morality?
  3. The vision of morality is different in various cultures. Why is it so?
  4. Is it necessary to create universal moral values? If so, what should they be like?
  5. Should people all over the world reach common ground about answers for the most important questions of human life?
  6. How do we understand what is good and what is bad?

Pets

Опубликовано admin - чт, 10/26/2017 - 12:35

Dog's dinner: DNA clue to how dogs became our friends

Dogs have been dining on human food scraps since the early days of their domestication, it appears.

Our canine companions developed the ability to digest starchy foods during the farming revolution thousands of years ago, according to DNA evidence. Scientists think dogs may have been domesticated from wolves when they came into settlements, scrounging for food. Modern dogs can tolerate starch-rich diets, unlike their wolf cousins, which are carnivores.

Cloning

Опубликовано admin - пн, 08/03/2015 - 09:54

Questions for discussion:

  1. What is cloning?
  2. What are the advantages of cloning?
  3. What are the disadvantages of cloning?
  4. Do you think animals should be cloned?
  5. Do you think vegetables should be modified?
  6. What are the ethical concerns about cloning?
  7. Are you against or in favor of cloning? Why?
  8. How does cloning affect our lives?
  9. Can you name some animals that have been cloned?
  10. What do you think about eating the meat from cloned animals?

Genetic Engineering

Опубликовано admin - пн, 01/19/2015 - 22:29

Reading: 

"Genetic moderation"

WITH food security firmly on the international agenda, there's a growing appetite to look again at the opportunities promised by agricultural biotechnology.

Scientists working in this area are excited by new techniques that enable them to edit plant DNA with unprecedented accuracy. Even epigenetic markers, which modulate the activity of genes, can now be altered. The promise is to modify crops to make them more nutritious or resistant to disease.

Inventions

Опубликовано admin - пн, 06/23/2014 - 18:34

1. Thomas Edison (1847 – 1931)
Edison filed over 1,000 patents. He developed and innovated a wide range of products from the electric light bulb to the phonograph and motion picture camera.

Do our brains need fitness?

Опубликовано admin - вс, 03/02/2014 - 15:48

Reading:

Why You Need to Put Your Brain on a Fitness Plan, Too

Fact: We are outliving our brains. Life expectancy in the United States today is about 80 years old. Girls have a one in three chance of living to 100, while boys have one in four. The problem? Our cognitive brain performance peaks in our early 40s. That means mental functions like memory, speed of thinking, problem-solving, reasoning, and decision-making decline in the last 30 or 40 years of life.