challenging religious privilege in public life

David Warmflash

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Here’s what potential Mars colonists really need from Earth: A large gene pool

If we really want Martian colonies, we can’t send just a few Adams and Eves. We can’t set-up a Martian Jamestown of 100 people.

Have humans reached the end of evolution? Not under these 4 scenarios

Is natural selection still a major force in human evolution? We’ve been taught to think the answer must be yes. But is it really true?

Battling Parkinson’s disease by rejuvenating ageing cells

Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.

Life on Mars? Will we find it? Will we colonize the Red Planet?

The planet Mars has been the focus of two ambitious projects: the search for life forms native to the planet and human colonization.

Are we ready for the artificial womb?

Our ability to create the artificial womb is inching its way toward us. The big question is whether or not society is ready for it.

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”.

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.

Why synthetic biology is about much more than resurrecting woolly mammoths

Synthetic biology involves the rewriting of large segments of the genomes of organisms, resulting in what effectively are new organisms.

Body part regeneration: How science can make the jump from fantasy to reality

Regenerative medicine is promising and exciting to hear about, but reports on limb regrowth should be taken with caution.

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.

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