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abortion/anti-abortion conflict

abortion/anti-abortion conflict   Reference library

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The U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized induced abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy “free

agricultural sciences

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The agricultural sciences include a wide range of disciplines. At the center are what are often known as production sciences

agriculture and technology

agriculture and technology   Reference library

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As bread continues to be “the staff of life,” agriculture abounds with emotive meanings, linked with political-economic agendas. These agendas

AIDS and society

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Now in its third decade and reported in most countries and populations of the world, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is widely

artificial intelligence

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Artificial intelligence is the attempt to make machines that think like humans. In this article the abbreviation AI will be

Atomic Age

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No other age in human civilization has as definitive a beginning as the Atomic (or Nuclear) Age. Whether it began

automobile, the

automobile, the   Reference library

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The invention of the first self-propelled vehicle is usually attributed to Nicholas Cugnot, who in 1760 built a steam-powered

bioengineering

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Although there is much interest in genetic therapy and genetic “engineering,” to date very little has been successfully offered. This

biological terrorism

biological terrorism   Reference library

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Biological terrorism and bioterrorism are terms that came into widespread use in the United States during the 1990s. Both refer

Biomedical Technologies

Biomedical Technologies   Reference library

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The widely publicized Human Genome Project has been a massive undertaking requiring enormous computing power. Its goal has been to

biotechnology

biotechnology   Reference library

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The “brave new world” of genetically engineered plants and animals promises everything from plant-based edible vaccines, to sheep and goats

birth control

birth control   Reference library

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brain and mind sciences

brain and mind sciences   Reference library

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Cognitive neuroscience dominates the enterprise of mind-studies. Its two sources of authority are cognitive science, which approaches the mind as

chemical and biological sciences

chemical and biological sciences   Reference library

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The influence of chemistry and biology can be found throughout the world around us. All activities involving naturally occurring processes,

clones and cloning

clones and cloning   Reference library

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Biologists and sociologists have different interests in clones and cloning. Many biologists study cloning in terms of agriculture (better animal-

communication in the scientific community

communication in the scientific community   Reference library

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The deeply social endeavors of science and technology are held together by communication that is both cooperative and competitive. To

community and technology

community and technology   Reference library

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One of the apocryphal tales in the science and technology studies literature is the story of a communal water pump

complementary and alternative medicine

complementary and alternative medicine   Reference library

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Conventional therapeutic systems—that is, systems of diagnosis, etiology (explanation), and treatment—are certified as valid by scientific research communities, declared legal

computers

computers   Reference library

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Computers are a major focus of contemporary fascination with technology. Computing tools of one kind or another have a long

culture and science

culture and science   Reference library

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A revolution in how we understand sciences in their cultures has been underway since the 1960s. It has always been

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