Malcolm MacIver, PhD

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In my last posting, I introduced some issues at the intersection of robotics, artificial intell

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How should we help our children deal with horrible events they witness or are told about from history? It’s a hard problem.

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My last posting, asking whether the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine should be shuttered, has generated some interesting comments.

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The NCCAM was set up under the NIH in 1992 through the effort of Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), with an initial outlay of $2 million of federal funding.

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In the past two postings I’ve talked about my experience working with the Science Entertainment Exchange, which aims to improve the quality of science in movies and other forms of

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At the end of my last posting, I promised to tell a bit about my meeting with the makers of TRON 2 at a studio in LA.

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