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Trump-linked US Christian fundamentalists pour millions of ‘dark money’ into Europe

Christian fundamentalists linked to the Trump administration have ties to ‘dark money’ poured into Europe over the last decade.

This Is Your Brain On Authoritarianism

There are people who simply cannot comprehend the concept of equality. They are either above you, or below you and quite obsequious.

Supercharged brains and the quest to think better and faster

When it comes to the mind, there are a host of drugs that have become popular in various settings as nootropics or “smart drugs”.

A Family Planning Equivalent to Covid-19 Vaccine Also Urgent for Women

Such a major planetary action to reduce human numbers would create the long term peace and stability to which we all aspire.

Systems Biology and the Coming of “Big” Science

This truly remarkable time in the biological sciences has the opportunity to effectively attack some of the most fundamental problems of society.

Deep-space travel, colonization may rely on genetically engineered life forms

As humanity looks outward, we ponder what kind of life we ought to take with us to support outposts and eventually colonies off the Earth.

Excessive population growth is the root cause of environmental harm

In the intervening five decades since the first Earth Day, we 3.7 billion people of 1970 have more than doubled to 7.8 billion.

Frozen in time: You can be cryogenically preserved, but will you ever be revived?

The rationale for those considering cryonics is that there's no guarantee they will ever be revived, but that it is reasonable that they might be.

We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.

Our brains as hard drives – could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.

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