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.
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?
Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.
The planet Mars has been the focus of two ambitious projects: the search for life forms native to the planet and human colonization.
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.
When it comes to the mind, there are a host of drugs that have become popular in various settings as nootropics or “smart drugs”.
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.
Synthetic biology involves the rewriting of large segments of the genomes of organisms, resulting in what effectively are new organisms.
Regenerative medicine is promising and exciting to hear about, but reports on limb regrowth should be taken with caution.
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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