The Vatican has said the church cannot bless same-sex unions, as God "does not bless sin", dashing the hopes of gay Catholics.
Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by "reprogramming" cells from human skin.
Much of the papal document Humanae Vitae was written by the future pope John Paul II, and Paul VI later came to regret the text.
Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening.
This is an existential threat. Mass extinctions will deprive us of many of the ecosystem services on which our civilization depends.
In so many ways, a permanent human presence on the Moon could open the door to the entire Solar System.
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.
The religious landscape of the US continues to change at a rapid clip. Americans who believe in God are in decline.
The rule seems to be never mention human numbers as a factor in loss of democracy, decent livelihood, environmental protections, etc.
Mars is singular in that it possesses all the raw materials required to support not only life, but a new branch of human civilization.