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?
Entrepreneurs are flocking to the final frontier, where Moore’s Law has unleashed massive, enduring opportunities.
The cost of helium-3 has skyrocketed. Less is available now for medical uses – unless, of course, we begin mining it on the moon.
As seen from Earth, the big red dot in the night sky has caught the attention of humans since we started contemplating the universe.
NASA has turned to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.
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.
Let’s get this over with once and for all: We are going to Mars. The only questions are: When? Who? How? Which way? And why?
While in Kennedy's time the reason “Why?” was derived from war, this time it can be born of hope. It really is up to us.
Wherever we go between here and Mars, the challenge is not as daunting as going from the Earth to the Moon in 1961.
Synthetic biology will become indispensable to establish a long-term human presence off-Earth, namely colonization.