ethics Articles

Drawing on disgust: the use of fear and shame in public health campaigns

Drawing on disgust: the use of fear and shame in public health campaigns

Public health campaigns are increasingly being used by the NHS to combat public health problems. But are fear tactics really a good way to change our behaviour?
Pig heart transplant sparks controversy

Pig heart transplant sparks controversy

The world’s first successful human-pig heart transplant procedure has swung open new doors in medicine, but how ethical was the experiment?
Henrietta Lacks: much more than the mother of immortal cells

Henrietta Lacks: much more than the mother of immortal cells

Black history month: Henrietta Lacks and the importance of remembering the ethical injustices surrounding her story
Eugenics: The balance between morality and fact

Eugenics: The balance between morality and fact

How eugenics has become entangled with British politics and how education is easily confused with advocacy
‘The greater good’: The ethics of animal testing in scientific research

‘The greater good’: The ethics of animal testing in scientific research

Jacklin Kwan tours the University of Manchester animal research unit in the Stopford Building, and examines the ethical considerations to be made in such a subject matter
Sex & drugs & rock ‘n’ roll – where UoM invests your fees

Sex & drugs & rock ‘n’ roll – where UoM invests your fees

Mia Gair investigates how the University of Manchester invests its money in weird and wonderful companies around the world.

Do you know what goes on in the Stopford Building?

Is it okay that many of us don’t comprehend the costs of animal testing?

Martin McGuinness: Peace-broker or dealer in death?

The death of Martin McGuinness has prompted questions about the contrast between his IRA ties and his later peaceful actions, and how he should be remembered

Controversy: Are sex-specific abortions OK?

Following the criticism of an Ethics Professor for supporting abortions based on the foetus’s sex, Science and Technology reporter Jake Jones considers the ethics of sex-specific abortions

Controversy: Animal testing

This week, Senior Science & Technology Reporter, Serena Holloway, tackles the ongoing debate on animal testing in pharmaceutical development

Global News: Science

Read the best science news from around the world this week

It’s time to wake up to waste

Hope Rapp tells us all why we should #wastenot and be aware of wasteful practices, both to save money and save waste

How ethical is our fashion?

Sarah Kilcourse delves into the world of ethical fashion and investigates just how ethical our high-street really is

Vintage vs. charity shops

Perisha Kudhail thinks twice about second-hand—is it unethical to buy vintage when charity shops offer the same service?

Vegetarianism in our meat-orientated culture

Georgia Welch explores the difficulties of an anti-meat lifestyle in today’s society

One death is a tragedy, 173 deaths is a statistic

The glorification of violence and killing on the battle field is as abhorrent and disgraceful as celebrating it anywhere else

I was in the audience of the most evil show on TV

The Jeremy Kyle Show claims to help guests. How can a show whose website advertises the chance to “get your ex back” help anyone asks Robert Firth?

Our prison system is corrupt and that should worry us all

Morris Seifert argues that we need a prison system inclined towards compassion not incarceration

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