Julie Borg

Julie is a World Journalism Institute graduate. She covers science and intelligent design for WORLD and is a clinical psychologist. Julie resides in Dayton, Ohio.

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Survival of the cooperative

Science | Bacteria defy Darwin by sacrificing for community
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/24/19, 03:38 pm

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen discovered that bacteria survive by sacrificing to benefit the entire community. The finding contradicts Darwinian evolution’s dog-eat-dog view of the world, in which individuals compete against each other and only the strongest survive to pass on their DNA to the next generation.

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A brave new Russia

Science | Geneticists in Moscow debate the ethics of modifying human embryos
by Julie Borg
Posted 10/10/19, 03:11 pm

At a secret summit in Moscow this summer, some of Russia’s top geneticists and health officials met to debate whether the nation should produce human babies with modified DNA.

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Heating up

Science | Climate activism takes center stage
by Julie Borg
Posted 9/26/19, 03:48 pm

Environmental activism heated up last week ahead of Monday’s United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City. The week kicked-off with Emma Lim, a 19-year-old from London, Ontario, who encouraged young people not to have children until policymakers can ensure their safety from the predicted ravages of global warming. More than 3,500 people have already joined the movement #NoFutureNoChildren.

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