Feeling grateful and able, I donated a kidney to a stranger. The only problem: I made the decision on my own

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Expert chess players run the gamut of feelings when solving chess problems, according to a study with significant implications for machine intelligence

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Father of seriously ill British toddler flies to Vatican to urge pontiff to intervene in legal fight

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Two medics roll Mrs. M into the emergency department. Sweat drips from her forehead. Her chest heaves in and out as she tries to suck every last oxygen molecule from inside the oxygen mask. I introduce myself and she opens her eyes but her glassy stare lands beyond me. “She has metastatic breast cancer,” says one of the medics. “She’s in hospice. But her son wants everything done.”

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You might expect your doctor to recommend what they think best during childbirth, but it’s not uncommon to feel pressured into having a procedure that you don’t want. Rebecca Grant reports on the ethics and law of consent in the delivery room

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Lu Spinney writes, “I’m standing in the acute neurosurgery ward of Innsbruck University Hospital. The senior consultant has asked me to tell him about my son Miles, who is lying motionless on the bed beside us.”

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The highly anticipated court hearing comes a day after Connie Yates and Chris Gard made a public appearance to state that their son “deserves a chance” to be taken to the United States for an experimental treatment that could potentially improve his condition

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The case of Charlie Gard has garnered headlines after being noted by President Trump and Pope Francis. It also raises a number of medical and ethical issues – with comments from our Dr. Maggie Moon

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