A terminally ill minor has been helped to die in Belgium for the first time since the country did away with age restrictions on euthanasia two years ago, according to the senator who wrote the law

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This summer, many young people will also choose to consume various illegal substances in pursuit of a good time. Regardless of their personal choice to break the law, most would agree that they should not have to die for it. Is preventable harm unnecessarily politicized?

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It’s been called the “omnivore’s dilemma.” And nobody, not even an expert, is exempt from it. Here’s what experts buy. With comments from our Global Food Ethics & Policy Program collaborator, Alan Goldberg

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How Cuba kept Zika at bay for so long. As soon as the rain stops, mosquitoes flood the guard house of an upscale tourist resort near Cuba’s Bay of Pigs. Without hesitation, one of the guards reaches under his desk to pull out a device that looks like a very large hair dryer. “Mosquito gun,” he says

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Researcher who spent months chasing permission to republish online data sets urges others to read up on the law

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Few people have the unusual set of professional experiences that Dr. Lonny Shavelson does. He worked as an emergency room physician in Berkeley for years — while also working as a journalist. He has written several books and takes hauntingly beautiful photographs

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As Germans consider end-of-life legislation, so-called “death with dignity” laws are set to expand in the United States. Miriam Widman reports from Portland, Oregon, one of the first places to allow the right to die

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It wasn’t what President George W. Bush had in mind. In 2001, Bush restricted the use of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, giving conservatives what looked like a major victory in the nation’s culture wars

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