Ethical fashion: A rising trend or empty rhetoric?
Driven by the awareness of a growing number of consumers the fashion industry is trying with varying degrees of sincerity to be more virtuous and more sustainable But in spite of initiatives to improve recycling promote exchanges and the range of rental options on offer progress to make this highly polluting sector go green remains modest
Protecting our brain power from being coveted
Dictating a text just by thinking about it Expanding your memory with brain implants Creating memories in a mouses brain While these innovations are still at the experimental stage they are no longer in the realm of science fiction Advances in our understanding of the brains mechanisms are now making possible what seemed unthinkable only a short while ago While this progress holds great promise for the treatment of certain diseases it also raises important ethical questions In its latest report UNESCOs International Bioethics Committee warns of the possible infringement of human rights that the use of these new technologies entails
Hacking the brain: More fantasy than reality
Although there has been spectacular progress in neuroscience in recent decades the possibilities that have been opened up by the development of braincomputer interfaces are not infinite An extremely complex mechanism the brain has far from revealed all its secrets