Many in the general public expect scientific and technological innovation to bring helpful change to society. Yet, when Americans are asked about the potential use of emerging technologies that could push the boundaries of human abilities, they are far more cautious about the morality and effects of these advances.
While a majority of Americans continue to favor the death penalty for people convicted of murder — 56%, according to a new Pew Research Center survey — far fewer people are receiving death sentences nowadays than in years past. As a result, fewer US prisoners are facing the possibility of execution than at any time in the past two decades.
A new Indiana religious freedom law has sparked national debate since Gov. Mike Pence signed it last week. While its supporters say it strengthens protection of religious liberty, critics have argued that it could provide legal cover for businesses to discriminate, such as a florist or caterer who may not want to provide services for a same-sex wedding because of religious objections.
July 11, 2014 Which six countries hold half the world's population? By Conrad HackettLeave a comment As of this month, the world's population is now 7.2 billion, according to the United Nations, which celebrates World Population Day today. According to U.N. data, half of the people around the globe (3.6 billion) live in just a […]
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