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Genetic Engineering Might Help Pave Humanity’s Way to Mars

A future manned mission to Mars might require mankind not just to improve its technological capabilities but also to tweak human DNA.

Every Christmas tradition is pagan in origin

Every, single, Christmas tradition was taken from a pagan tradition or religion – long before Christianity entered the mix.

An ecologically sustainable future requires addressing both population and consumption

Changing the 'status quo' to properly address both growth in human population and consumption is a difficult challenge.

The Christian Right could be irrelevant by 2024

While the older cohort of the Christian Right is aging and dying out, the younger is abandoning it due to being fed up.

Is Climate Change Responsible for the Conflicts We’re Seeing Around the World Today?

CNA's Military Advisory Board: Climate change poses a serious threat to U.S. national security and is becoming a "catalyst for conflict".

E. O. Wilson: Runaway population growth at epicenter of environmental problems

The renowned biologist E. O. Wilson says the epicenter of all of our problems in the environment is runaway population growth.

We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.

The Race to Colonize the Red Planet

The dream to become a multi-planetary species is becoming the most sought-out goal in space exploration.

How synthetic biology will improve Earth and space exploration

The same synthetic biology technologies that will help sustain us on Earth will also support our journey to inhabit the stars.

Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant – a philosopher weighs in

Some might feel that human-animal hybrids are a threat to human dignity. But it’s difficult to specify what this claim really amounts to.

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