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The Future Path of Human Evolution

People continue to evolve even as our societies become more interconnected. What are we becoming now, and what might we become?

Catholic Child Abuse – How Cardinal Ratzinger Protected Paedophile Priests

Pope Benedict XVI knew about priests who abused children but failed to act when he was archbishop of Munich, an inquest has found.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Everything

Artificial Intelligence is a uniquely powerful technology that is altering every dimension of human life, often for the better.

Earth Wars: Nature Strikes Back

There is a need for international cooperation to address population growth and consumption as driving factors of environmental destruction.

Targeting Roe v. Wade, GOP Has Launched ‘Unprecedented’ Attack on Abortion Rights in 2021

Experts note that 2021 is on track to be “the most damaging anti-abortion state legislative session in a decade - and perhaps ever”.

Brain-Computer Interfaces: The Next Step in Human Evolution

We are well on our way as Homo sapiens to becoming a species that fully merges technology with our organic bodies.

Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions, Vatican decrees

The Vatican has said the church cannot bless same-sex unions, as God "does not bless sin", dashing the hopes of gay Catholics.

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening.

Going Interplanetary – How Can We Build a Lunar Colony?

In so many ways, a permanent human presence on the Moon could open the door to the entire Solar System.

Artificial intelligence will be here soon

Over the last few years I have gone from an AGI skeptic to being significantly worried about how soon it will likely come to exist.

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