challenging religious privilege in public life

Chris Impey

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Astronomy’s 10-year wish list: Big money, bigger telescopes and the biggest questions in science

The astronomy and astrophysics decadal survey for the 2020s lays out plans to search for life on distant planets.

A lunar return, a Jupiter moon, the most powerful rocket ever built and the James Webb Space Telescope – space missions to watch in the coming months

2021 was a year full of records for space programs around the world, and that momentum is carrying forward into 2022.

How technology can combat the rising tide of fake science

Science gets a lot of respect these days. Unfortunately, it’s also getting a lot of competition from misinformation.

When will the first baby be born in space?

When the first baby is born off-Earth, it will be a milestone as momentous as humanity's first steps out of Africa.

Greening the Red Planet

Mars has sunlight and reservoirs of water, carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen. One planet lived and the other died. Perhaps we can make it live again?

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

If early colonies are restocked with new recruits from Earth, physiological changes will be modest. But subsequent colonists may sever the umbilical.

Moon, Mars, and Beyond

The colonists will be a young offshoot of the human tree, with the potential to evolve into a different species.

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