Petri-Dish Burgers – A Step in the Right Direction for Mankind?

Petri-Dish Burgers – A Step in the Right Direction for Mankind?

Sustainable fast food.  This idea seems a closer reality, with the first stem-cell-grown ‘burger’ put on a plate for taste-testing this week as related by a blog post from NPR’s the salt.  The verdict?  A bit of an unnatural experience, all around; however, the implications are profound, reflected by the interest and support of Google co-founder Sergei Brin, who stated that this is a technology that has the potential to change “how we view the world.”

Sentient World Simulation

Sentient World Simulation and NSA Surveillance – Exploiting Privacy to Predict the Future?

One of the major headlines in recent news is Edward Snowden's revelation of documents which prove that the US government is using high-tech software to gather massive amounts of private information on every-day Americans.

Biotechnology IPOs Are All of a Sudden Cool in 2013

Biotechnology IPOs Are All of a Sudden Cool in 2013

The IPO scene in Biotechnology after 2008 was nearly non-existent, and even last year there were less than a dozen altogether. After Cellular Dynamics International went public in June, five life sciences companies began trading in the same week.