Public vs Private

The Ethics of Regulating Robot Sex The summer of 2015 has been a monumental season for robots. Just this July, a robotics company called Softbank released a humanoid robot that it claims is able to sense users’ emotions. Even more impressive, scientists at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York developed a robot that broke …

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Can Public Opinion Change Canada’s Refugee Laws? On 2 September 2015, the bodies of brothers Alan (3) and Galib (5) Kurdi washed up on a beach in southern Turkey. The boys drowned alongside their mother Rehan after the boat carrying them and eight other Syrian refugees capsized on its way from Turkey to Greece. Photos …

Trigger Warnings

Spoiler Alert: They Aren’t News With students headed back to university campuses this September (or August, as the case for some of us may be), one of last year’s most fraught topics is returning to relevance for fall 2015: the question of whether or not university professors should be required to include trigger warnings on …