The Omega Point
Jason Silva's latest explores the Omega Point, a term coined by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin to describe the maximum...0
DNA storage: The code that could save civilisation
Neither Ewan Birney nor Nick Goldman can remember exactly how they came up with the idea of storing all...
The Iron in Our Blood That Keeps and Kills Us
In this search for the origin of one of the world's most common genetic diseases, emerging research in evolutionary...
On Simulated Mars Mission, Sleep Becomes Crucial Issue
Scientists study six astronauts in a faux spacecraft for 17 months. Most experienced some trouble sleeping — a problem...
Jason Silva and the Six Epochs of Evolution
When it comes to futurists, there are pessimists and there are enthusiasts. Jason Silva brings a new meaning to...
The Most Exciting Alien Planets of 2012
From massive bodies that fell just short of becoming stars to the tiniest solar systems known, 2012 has brought...
Space Radiation May Accelerate Alzheimer’s in Astronauts
Radiation in space might harm the brains of astronauts in deep space by accelerating the development of Alzheimer’s disease,...
The Next Steps in Space Exploration
Advocates of manned space flight have long argued that propelling people into orbits has a public appeal unmatched by...
Do We Live in a Computer Simulation?
A decade ago, a British philosopher put forth the notion that the universe we live in might in fact...
NASA Lacks Coherent Direction
A report sponsored by NASA has concluded that the agency is failing to inspire the world, the nation or...