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Financial morality puzzles Pugwash

Student Pugwash is a non-advocacy, educational organization that discusses the implications of science. This article is a summary of last week’s discussion on offshore accounts and financial ethics.

Alcohol affects neurotransmitter pathways

This week’s How Things Work has a distinctly Carnival-themed flavor: alcoholic beverages.

Buggy “Sweepstakes” sport combines athletic prowess and engineering skill

The science and technology behind the buggy races add an extra layer to an already fascinating sport, making Buggy an interesting blend of athletic prowess and engineering skill.

Neurological basis for perceptual illusions discovered

New research reveals that optical illusions may be the product of your brain reacting to feedback between neurons in different parts of the brain’s visual system.

Researchers use CRISPR gene-editing to target HIV, might create resistance

A team of eight scientists from Guangzhou Medical University recently published a paper that outlines their study on genetic modification of human embryos.

SciTech Briefs

This week's SciTech Briefs cover genetically edited mushrooms, fossil fuel phase-out, Europa's ice, Zika virus, butterfly migration, and genetic disease.

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