Scientific Ethics

Pope denounces technologies that help people change gender

Oct 5, 2017

Pope Francis is denouncing how new technologies are making it easier for people to change gender, saying this "utopia of the neutral" risks the creation of new life

Family settles with PETA over removal, death of girl's dog

Aug 16, 2017

A family has settled a lawsuit against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for taking a girl's unattended dog and euthanizing it

PETA's 'Lettuce ladies' promote vegan eating in Romania

Aug 14, 2017

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals group is promoting a vegan lifestyle in the Romanian capital with its ambassadors known as the "Lettuce Ladies."

Cleveland Clinic won't move Mar-a-Lago event despite protest

Aug 11, 2017

A leading U.S. hospital says it won't move its annual fundraiser away from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort despite pressure from health professionals and others over the president's support for repealing the Affordable Care Act

The Latest: Attorney: Monkey cannot get money from copyright

Jul 12, 2017

Attorneys for a wildlife photographer whose camera was used by a monkey to snap selfies asked a federal appeals court to end a lawsuit seeking to give the animal rights to the photos

In one state, abused animals get a legal voice in court

Jun 2, 2017

Connecticut has become the first state to allow court-appointed advocates to represent animals in cruelty and abuse cases

For Tuskegee Syphilis Study descendants, stigma hasn't faded

May 10, 2017

One of the most infamous episodes in U.S. medical history - known as the "Tuskegee Syphilis Study" - is still affecting descendants of the men who were involved

AP WAS THERE, Tuskegee Syphilis Study: Clinton apologized

May 10, 2017

AP WAS THERE: In 1997, then-President Clinton apologized over mistreatment of black men in the "Tuskegee Syphilis Study"

Trump administration hollows out EPA science integrity board

May 8, 2017

The Trump administration will not reappoint half the expert members of a board that advises the Environmental Protection Agency on the integrity of its science

German zoo investigating elephant-abuse allegation

Apr 5, 2017

Germany's Hannover zoo says it will investigate its keepers' treatment of elephants after the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a video it said showed abuse

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