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Space Technologies We Use Every Day

It is commonplace to say that all that was science fiction several decades ago has become reality nowadays. However, people often underestimate the extent to…

Is Humanity Alone in the Universe? Unlikely.

The debates about whether sentient life is a unique phenomenon in our universe or not has lasted decades. From dogmatic beliefs about humanity having been…

Why Humanity Should Leave Earth

The times when space flight was something unimaginable are long gone. It is hardly something mundane and habitual: each spacecraft launch requires large sums of…

Mars

By Nicholas Klacsanzky Mars is featured in countless science-fiction books, non-fiction books, cartoons, films, and more. However, how much do we know about the Red…

Humanity 2.0: What is Transhumanism

During the course of hundreds of thousands of years since the first ancestor of modern homo sapiens stretched its back in a distant, gloomy jungle,…

Water

We take water for granted. Though we drink it throughout the day, though we cannot function without it, and though it is present in all…

Exotic Animals: The Ocean Sunfish

Every time scientists plunge into the darkest depths of the ocean, they come upon new, startling species. Sometimes only one deep dive can uncover thousands…

Psychological Manipulations

Being a part of a society implies communicating with a number of different people. And, of course, any interaction and act of communication with another…

GMOs and Their Role in Nutrition

Throughout recent decades, the food industry has remained at the center of public debates. “We are what we eat,” as the saying goes, and naturally,…

Before the Big Bang

Physicists usually point to the Big Bang or Big Expansion as the beginning of the universe, and from cosmic microwave background radiation, physicists predict that…

Sam Harris on the Science of Good and Evil

By Dolan Cummings American philosopher and neuroscientist Sam Harris, author of The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, is on a mission to…

Nature and Nurture, Then and Now

By Timandra Harkness ‘Oklahoma, 1973’, begins the documentary account of an experiment to teach a baby chimpanzee human language and thus, in the words of…

What Causes Low Self-Esteem?

Throughout the recent decades, psychology has become extremely popular in western countries. Starting from all kinds of coaching programs, personality trainings, and professional psychotherapy sessions,…

Developing Renewable Energy

The 20th century was without doubt the age of fossil fuels—oil, in particular. Fossils had been excavated almost throughout the entire history of humanity, but…

Just Another Ape? by Dr Helene Guldberg

By Robin Walsh It is commonplace today that chimpanzees are our brothers. They are 98% genetically identical to us, and they and bonobos are closer…

A Return to Beauty and Civility?

By Valentine Rossetti The question of beauty in art has, over the past few years, come more and more into question. Both critics and philosophers…

Bionic Eyes

Prosthetics have existed for hundreds of years. All of us are familiar with the stereotypical image of a pirate: a one-eyed bandit with a wooden…

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