Peter Hoey

As neuroscientists hone new technologies for probing our brains, predicting our behavior and perhaps even altering our thoughts, ethicists wrestle with some vexing questions.

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    Family Firsts

    Academically gifted but occasionally lacking advantages other students take for granted, “first-generation” students must fight through anxiety, feelings of isolation and the difficulty of negotiating two worlds. Their success may change their families forever.

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    The Gospel Truth

    Elaine Pagels’s commentaries on so-called heretical texts like the Gospel of Thomas are broadening scholars’ views of early Christianity and challenging long-held assumptions.