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The Vatican believes that if the solutions to the population problem are applied, the dominance of Vatican power will soon wither.

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 four drivers of Artificial Intelligence

Professor Hod Lipson, Columbia University, discusses the four drivers of artificial intelligence and their impact on how we live and work.

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.

Climate change is affecting crop yields and reducing global food supplies

Rich countries can work their way out of food calorie shortages by importing food. But poorer countries may need help.

Does upgrading our minds mean losing the spark of genius?

If we want our richly creative and innovative world to thrive, we should seek ways to embrace and preserve our diverse traits.

Our Genetically Engineered Future Is Closer Than You Think

Our best shared values can help us navigate the almost unimaginable opportunities and very real challenges that lie ahead.

From Human To Cyborg: Are You Willing To Augment Your Body?

As technological innovations multiply day by day, it will be more and more usual to augment our bodies with the help of machines.

Neil Gorsuch says no-one can sue to stop government establishing religion

All Americans are already "coerced" into providing tens-of-billions of dollars annually in free, tax-exempt welfare to churches.

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