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Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins contract to build spacecraft to return humans to the moon

SpaceX has won NASA’s $2.89 billion contract to build a spacecraft to send astronauts to the lunar surface in 2024.

What Happens if Perseverance Finds Life on Mars?

As the next most-habitable place in our Solar System beyond Earth, Mars is a major focus of our astrobiological efforts.

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.

Researchers have grown ‘human embryos’ from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by "reprogramming" cells from human skin.

Worried about AI taking over the world? You may be making some rather unscientific assumptions

Machine learning and artificial intelligence are tools. They can be used in a right or a wrong way, like everything else.

Is it time to use CRISPR to save biodiversity?

Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.

David Brin on the Moon, Mars & Technological Evolution in the 21st Century

America is going back to the Moon, but we should be pushing further out into the solar system - and we have the technology today.

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.

SpaceX will go to Mars in two years, then humans in four, Elon Musk says

Elon Musk plans to send the first SpaceX craft to Mars by 2022, with humans following within the next four to six years.

Engineering Living Organisms Could Be the World’s Biggest Industry

If you can synthesize DNA faster, then you can conduct more experiments and learn faster. That’s what I’d like to see. More people programming life.