NPR – An accident last month in Tempe, Ariz., involving a self-driving Uber car highlighted some novel new issues regarding fault and liability that experts say will come up more often as autonomous vehicles hit the road.
The New York Times / Reuters – Researchers have begun the second phase of testing of a Zika vaccine developed by U.S. government scientists in a trial that could yield preliminary results as early as the end of 2017.
Fortune – In 2015, the WHO estimated 322 million people were living with depression, making it the leading cause of disability worldwide. Worryingly, the agency found that the majority of those with the condition aren’t receiving adequate care.
Rice University – Subtle adjustments in the manufacture of a polymer-based carbon sorbent make it the best-known material either for capturing the greenhouse gas or balancing carbon capture with methane selectivity.
Courthouse News Service – An EU high court adviser gave member states a limited go-ahead to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops, but only if they can prove the crops are “a serious and evident risk likely to endanger health and the environment.”
FOX News – Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates.
Los Angeles Times – Between 1990 and 2012, close to 1 in 10 projects made possible by an NIH grant resulted in a patent. The indirect effects were far greater: Close to 1 in 3 NIH research grants generated work that was cited in patent applications.