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Demographers fail to acknowledge the effect of population growth on climate change

A recently published article asked European demographers about their attitudes towards climate change and population growth.

Humanity needs to halt both population growth and climate change

The next few years will be crucial in the work to limit global climate disruption and stop the depletion of vital ecosystems.

An Upgrade to the Ten Commandments

Right Wing Christian politicians and religious interest groups continue efforts seeking to inflict their Commandments on the rest of us.

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.

2000 Years of Disbelief: Mark Twain

Twain's contempt and scorn for religion was kept secret for half a century after his death, lest it ruin his stature in Christian America.

Here’s what potential Mars colonists really need from Earth: A large gene pool

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.

Our brains as hard drives – could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.

Deep-space travel, colonization may rely on genetically engineered life forms

As humanity looks outward, we ponder what kind of life we ought to take with us to support outposts and eventually colonies off the Earth.

Making the First Martians: Could We Colonize the Red Planet?

Sure, we haven’t figured it all out yet. But the prospect of becoming the first Martians continues to inspire ideas and possible solutions!

Genome Sequencing for Healthy People: Is it Time?

More of us are asking this question: why not also use genome sequencing to help seemingly healthy people screen for all sorts of conditions?

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