A basic income pilot in Mississippi will provide 15 black mothers with $1,000 for free every month, and it could lead to a much bigger experiment

An upcoming basic income pilot will provide 15 single black mothers in Jackson, Mississippi, with a monthly income of $1,000 for a year. While at least six major basic income initiatives have formed in North America, Europe, and Africa over the past few years, the Magnolia Mother's Trust in Mississippi is the first pilot to... Continue Reading →

Lab-grown brain bits open windows to the mind — and a maze of ethical dilemmas

Xuyu Qian yanked open an incubator door at the University of Pennsylvania to reveal rows of cylindrical tubes swirling, like shaken-up snow globes, with a strange and exotic flurry. The pale, peppercorn-sized spheres were lab-grown globules of human brain tissue, or, as Qian occasionally refers to them, “minibrains.” “Minibrain” is a controversial nickname, loathed by... Continue Reading →

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