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Is It Time to Drop Democracy?

Debunking two misconceptions about democracy

How Will Our Senses Evolve in the Future?

There’s a lot to learn from the evolution of senses

Should We Create Artificial Embryos?

Human beings without biological parents might one day exist

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Stalking people from your past on social media can bring about uncanny results

How to Turn Our Cities Green

Cities have a key role in the fight against climate change

Nothing Exists Alone

What’s the missing word in Carson’s quote?

Sending Messages to People in the Far Future

Radioactive waste, ray cats and miscommunication

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Beware, the shining light of knowledge is descending upon the world

How Can We Fight Epidemics?

When did epidemics begin, and which one was the deadliest?

How Much Meat Do We Eat?

Cutting back on meat consumption can reduce warming the planet

Is There a True God?

Who gets to decide which god is real? And what will gods look like in the future?

Why Do We Tell Ourselves Stories?

What’s the missing word in Didion’s quote?

Listening to People’s Brainwaves

Can scientists now read our minds?

The Untold History of Fashion

When did humans start wearing clothes, and why?

How Much DNA Do We Share With Bananas?

On DNA sharing, the common ancestor of all living beings, and bananas

Will We One Day Live Forever?

From radical life extension to simulated minds: will we live forever?

Could You Beat a Chimp in a Brain Test?

Some animals outperform humans in certain tasks. With genetic engineering this can change

The Most Widespread Form of Exploitation in Human History

What’s the missing word in Melanie Joy’s quote?

Will We Survive the Sixth Extinction?

We have a lot to learn from past extinctions

Can You Tell Rembrandt From AI?

Today, algorithms compete with great art and literature

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