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Invisibility cloaks, synthetic biology, funky chemistry, and the evolution of scientific thought—this page covers the trends and news that will guide the future of the sciences.

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https://www.space.com/40375-super-earth-exoplanets-hard-aliens-launch.html
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Space
Any alien civilizations born on "super-Earth" alien planets may be ground-bound by their home worlds' powerful gravity, a new study suggests.
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https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-06-genetically-virus-combats-prostate-cancer.html
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MedicalXpress
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https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0500-9
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Nature
CRISPR–Cas genome-editing nucleases hold substantial promise for developing human therapeutic applications1–6 but identifying unwanted off-target mutations is important for clinical translation7. A well-validated method that can reliably identify off-targets in vivo has not been described to date, which means it is currently unclear whether and how frequently these mutations occur. Here we des
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https://aeon.co/ideas/why-religion-is-not-going-away-and-science-will-not-destroy-it
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Aeon
Science was to be a secularising force that would kill religion, yet it’s science that’s looking winded. What happened?
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https://geekandsundry.com/the-future-is-now-making-babies/
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Geeks and Undry
There are countless science fiction stories, movies, and shows that play on the idea of harvested human beings. Remember the scene in The Matrix where we see
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https://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/health/a25794550/psilocybin-mushrooms-legalization-medical-use/
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Esquire
Efforts are currently underway to get voters in support of psilocybin, the compound that makes magic mushrooms, well, magical. Here's everything you need to know about legalizing the psychedelic drug, Psilocybin in Denver, Colorado, and Oregon.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-11-21/the-u-s-hasn-t-lost-the-space-race-to-china
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Bloomberg
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https://singularityhub.com/2018/01/04/spaceflight-and-human-hibernation/#sm.0001sr579zi92f7ns3a1gf2kn6t7m
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Singularity Hub
To solve the many human-related limitations of space travel, SpaceWorks Enterprises is looking into selectively hibernating the crew during extended trips.
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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jan/26/pill-for-loneliness-psychology-science-medicine
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The Guardian
Modern life has led to greater isolation, which can fuel an array of disorders. If there are medications for social pains like depression and anxiety, why not loneliness?
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https://www.greenbiz.com/article/inconvenient-truths-behind-planetary-health-diet
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GreenBiz
Can we eat our way to healthier lives and planet? The EAT-Lancet Commission thinks so, but there's more to the story.
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https://singularityhub.com/2018/06/01/how-we-discovered-840-minor-planets-beyond-neptune-and-what-they-can-tell-us/#sm.0000uhujtmo5qe17uci2034tixmtc
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Singularity Hub
Scientists have discovered 840 small worlds in the distant and hard-to-explore region beyond Neptune. This is the largest set of discoveries ever made. These little icy worlds can help us tell the solar system’s history and test the idea that there’s a yet unseen planet lurking in the outer solar system.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj9oB4zpHww
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TED
http://www.ted.com Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are commonly thought unanswerable by science. But Sam Harris argues that science can -- and sh...
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https://www.fastcompany.com/3052423/the-way-we-experience-art-is-changing-and-brands-can-ca
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Fast Company
We talked to some of the most forward-thinking influencers we know to find out why art is changing, and how brands should change with it.
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https://www.cnet.com/news/mars-orbiter-scientists-find-first-evidence-of-huge-mars-underground-water-system/
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Cnet
The first evidence for a planet-wide underground water system will help aid future missions in our hunt for life on Mars.
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http://www.innovationtoronto.com/2018/10/a-new-dna-tool-could-potentially-assess-the-risk-for-serious-illnesses-and-even-predict-peoples-height/
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Innovation Toronto
Once we calculate the predictors for genetically based diseases, early intervention can save billions of dollars in treatment costs, and save lives.
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https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/630902/company-bring-dead-back-to-life-with-brain-preserving
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Express
ENTREPRENEUR Josh Bocanegra says his new company Humai area aiming to bring the dead back to life
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Nautilus
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https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2169960/chinese-scientists-develop-shape-shifting-robot-inspired-t-1000
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South China Morning Post
Chinese scientists develop shape-shifting robot inspired by T-1000 from Terminator
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https://techonomy.com/2016/11/unlocking-healthcares-data/
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Techonomy
There has never been more potential or need for technology to bring new solutions to healthcare. The Internet of Things can have a huge impact.
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https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/promise-big-data-longer-healthier-lives-sophie-okolo-mph
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Linkedin
In this series, we asked speakers at the Milken Institute Global Conference to answer: How does one build a meaningful life in the age of technological disruption? Join the conversation by writing your own article here and including #MIGlobal. In the near future, almost everything we touch will gene
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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/mar/07/tom-mccarthy-death-writing-james-joyce-working-google
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The Guardian
Theres hardly an instant of our lives that isnt electronically documented. These days, it is software that maps our new experiences, our values and beliefs. How should a writer respond? Tom McCarthy on fiction in the age of data saturation