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How Might Alien Life Evolve on Other Planets?

The chances that we might discover analogs to Homo Sapiens are small, but it may be likely that we find recognizable interstellar cousins.

The role of Artificial Intelligence in extending health span

Part of the reason for the change in attitudes towards aging is the application of modern artificial intelligence techniques to healthcare.

Cities in Space: Inspiring Future Generations to Live Off-World

In the coming decades, things are going to become very busy with plans to return to the Moon and explore Mars.

Europe’s sectarian wars lasted forever

Rampant corruption in the medieval Catholic Church triggered the Reformation, a never-ending bloodbath of Catholic-Protestant wars in Europe.

Breaking boundaries but not population taboos

The book Breaking Boundaries explains the basics of how the Earth works and how humanity is rocking the boat, ecologically speaking.

Morality evolved – too late for Alan Turing

Ministers hail "God's eternal laws", the supposedly changeless morality rules of the Bible. But they’re wrong. Morality evolves constantly.

The Hidden Dividends of Stopping Population Growth

Smaller populations have important benefits, including more honest and responsive governments and happier citizens.

White evangelicals are a political curse

Currently, white evangelicals are the heart of the Republican Party, giving it at least three-fourths of their vote.

How to Rule Our Robots

In the near future, our robot cousins will need to behave if we are to avoid an apocalyptic robot war.

Artificial wombs: The coming era of motherless births?

Scientifically, it’s called ectogenesis, a term coined by J.B.S. Haldane in 1924. His prediction may yet be on target.