KCCU http://kccu.org en First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin http://kccu.org/post/first-embryonic-stem-cells-cloned-mans-skin Eighteen years ago, scientists in Scotland took the nuclear DNA from the cell of an adult sheep and put it into another sheep's egg-cell that had been emptied of its own nucleus. The resulting egg was implanted in the womb of a third sheep, and the result was Dolly, the first clone of a mammal.<p>Dolly's birth set off a huge outpouring of ethical concern — along with hope that the same techniques, applied to human cells, could be used to treat myriad diseases.<p>But Dolly's birth also triggered years of frustration. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:14:00 +0000 Richard Harris 54509 at http://kccu.org First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin 'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard http://kccu.org/post/why-am-i-dead-he-never-asked-heres-answer-he-never-heard Shara Yurkiewicz is a med student. She's doing rounds now, moving from department to department. Much of what she sees, she's seeing for the first time. Not yet a doctor, there are moments, many moments when she has the eyes of a patient. She gets scared. She feels helpless. She's too involved. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:57:00 +0000 Robert Krulwich 54510 at http://kccu.org 'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard God, Man And Lots Of Corridors In 'Transcendence' http://kccu.org/post/god-man-and-lots-corridors-transcendence <em>Transcendence</em> is a science fiction story, but it's very much about faith. Early on, a member of a "neo-Luddite" group confronts Will Caster (Johnny Depp) about his work. Caster is promising a future in which a massive artificial intelligence will contain more knowledge than the world has ever collectively possessed, and the man – played by Lukas Haas, whom many of us first saw as a tiny Amish child in <em>Witness</em>, where he was also counseled about the dangers of modernity and technology – accuses him of trying to create a god. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:04:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 54508 at http://kccu.org God, Man And Lots Of Corridors In 'Transcendence' Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court http://kccu.org/post/ohios-law-against-political-lying-heads-supreme-court Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:38:00 +0000 editor 54505 at http://kccu.org You've Served Your Country, Now Get To Class http://kccu.org/post/youve-served-your-country-now-get-class Government benefits enable military veterans to attend college, but accessing them is complicated. So how can veterans pay for higher education? Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:38:00 +0000 editor 54504 at http://kccu.org