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Is It Time to Drop Democracy?

Debunking two misconceptions about democracy

Don’t Believe Things That ‘Everybody Knows’

Can you really see the Great Wall of China from space?

Nothing Exists Alone

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

Screen Lock: Starfall

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

How to Turn Our Cities Green

Cities have a key role in the fight against climate change

Should We Colonize Other Planets?

On the implications of terraforming other planets

Screen Lock: The Dark Ages

Imagine this: the company that installed your bionic eyes goes out of business. Now what do you do?

How Much Meat Do We Eat?

Cutting back on meat consumption can reduce warming the planet

Can You Tell Rembrandt From AI?

Today, algorithms compete with great art and literature

The Only Species That Opposes Same-Sex Activity

Is same-sex behavior natural?

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

What Happens When You See Earth from Space?

The mysterious phenomenon of the Overview Effect

Gender Inequality Makes Us All Poorer

You could be 23,000 dollars richer each year

The Autonomous Weapons Arms Race

Will future wars be fought by robots?

The Mystery of the Shortest Human Species

There once lived an actual dwarf human species

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

Sending Messages to People in the Far Future

Radioactive waste, ray cats and miscommunication

How Can We Fight Epidemics?

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

Is There a True God?

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

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