When faced with driving dilemmas, people show a high willingness to sacrifice themselves for others, make decisions based on the victim’s age and swerve onto sidewalks to minimize the number of lives lost, reveals new research published in open-access journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. This is at odds with ethical guidelines in these circumstances, which often dictate that no life should be valued over another. This research hopes to initiate discussions about the way self-driving vehicles should be programmed to deal with situations that endanger human life.
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BY DAVID RASBACH
They may look like the kind of plastic Easter eggs you can buy 50 to a pack, but these are not your average eggs. And what's inside is way better than a jellybean, Peep or even a piece of chocolate — though please don't eat it.
Bellingham Coin Shop & Iron Gate Estates, 1806, Cornwall Ave., has decided to spread some Easter cheer by hiding hundreds of plastic Easter eggs around Bellingham, according to store manager Katie Buss.
And you don't even have to be a kid to love what's inside.
Most of the eggs are filled with gold and silver, such as 90-percent silver dimes, 90-percent silver quarters, Morgan Dollars, a 10-ounce bar of silver or a 1/10-ounce gold coin. Some eggs even have Wheat Pennies.
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Notary publics have been around since the Roman Empire. Read the fascinating history of this important profession.
“Notaries Public (also called “notaries” or “public notaries”) hold an office which can trace its origins back to ancient Rome, when they were called “scribae”, “tabellius” or “notarius”.
“They are easily the oldest continuing branch of the legal profession, and exist and are known all over the world.”
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A fascinating video of a tiny, swimming, robot made of algae, which swims through your blood by being propelled by magnets.
WASHINGTON — Let’s just get this out of the way: There are other matters of consequence going on in the world.
But in these fractious times, a series of puppy photos sent by none other than the fun-loving scamps at the Central Intelligence Agency qualifies as a feel-good, stick-it-to-the-man moment, shared by thousands of people who are marooned in office jobs. Meet Lulu, the black Labrador retriever and free spirit who bucked expectations and flunked out of the C.I.A.’s explosive detection “puppy class.”
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“There are relatively few lawyers who just practice constitutional law however it is defined,” says Lawrence Friedman, a constitutional law professor at New England Law Boston. While some lawyers work for the American Civil Liberties Union and related organizations or for the Senate Judiciary Committee, he says for most, constitutional law is only one part of their job.
However, constitutional law has a vast array of applications in the legal profession, and mastering constitutional law through required and elective courses will help prospective attorneys learn skills that they will use throughout their careers. Here are some ways constitutional law influences lawyers as well as tips for choosing a strong constitutional law program.
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A new medical-diagnostic device made out of paper detects biomarkers and identifies diseases by performing electrochemical analyses — powered only by the user’s touch — and reads out the color-coded test results, making it easy for non-experts to understand
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