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The Dawn of Synthetic Biology

Last week scientists announced the successful creation and replication of synthetic DNA in a living cell, a major breakthrough in the quest to create artificial life. It has been a fascinating watching the story develop and to examine…

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Losing Funding, Losing Hope?

Now that it looks like the global market (discounting Europe) is taking its first tentative steps towards recovery from the 2008-2009 recession, attention is once again being paid to various humanitarian causes to see how they weathered the…

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The Public Debate Over Facebook Privacy

Facebook founder and Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote address at the f8 Developer Conference on April 21 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. After the giant social media site Facebook changed its…

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Where ideas become dynamic, relational, and engaged

Friends and Fans of Dialogic, As a result of more interest in our magazine than we anticipated, we are in the midst of a redesign of Dialogic. Our new online magazine format will make it easier for you…

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Humanitarian Aid VS. ‘Material Support’

While there are practical reasons for the law, namely preventing the support of violent activities of such organizations, the current wording of the law is so broad that it also prevents humanitarian work which might go towards alleviating…

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YouTube Comes Out On Top In Battle With Viacom

Techies and freedom of speech advocates are cheering the recent court decision which ended (temporarily at least) the three year battle between the internet giant YouTube (owned by Google) and the media titan Viacom. The ruling was in…

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