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David Webber

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The ethics of genetically enhanced monkey-slaves

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The ethics of genetically enhanced monkey-slaves

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Think parents should be able to select their children’s talents and personalities? Or want to run and hide in the woods at the thought of it? Whatever your opinion, it is precisely the kind of question that Julian Savulescu wants you to take seriously. Professor of practical ethics at the University of Oxford, Savulescu thinks []

Tim Exile remixes the Papandreou protest with classical guitar and beats

Live from TEDGlobal 2013

Tim Exile remixes the Papandreou protest with classical guitar and beats

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Tim Exile is at TEDGlobal this week, collecting noise. You see, he’s a UK-based electronic music producer and is putting together a few tracks based on sounds in and around the conference. On Tuesday, he went outside the theater to record the protesters rallying against George Papandreou’s politics. Then, mixing their chants with the words from Papandreou’s []

10 TEDxTalks to watch before election day

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10 TEDxTalks to watch before election day

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As a New York Times article put it this morning, “The presidential campaign entered a delicate phase on Tuesday, suddenly becoming a sideshow to the hurricane.” In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, it’s hard to remember that in just a week, Americans will be heading to the polls and, with their presidential  selection, answering big questions []