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06/20/18

What are the consequences of creating an artificial intelligence?

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06/18/18

My greatest genetic engineering fear: that we'll try to erase our flaws

Deciding what's a flaw is more complicated than it seems

Jackie Grimm

Molecular Biology

Princeton University

Why I refuse to do animal testing in my science career

Researchers must grapple with the tension between our curiosity and our duty

Danbee Kim

Comparative Neuroscience

Champalimaud Foundation

What does it mean to be human when we can engineer our genetic code?

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06/15/18

How 'Frankenstein' unfairly sways the GMO debate

The novel ushered in a concept that actively harms the Global South two centuries later

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

06/14/18

What happens when we make the world in our own image?

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06/13/18

Where does consciousness come from?

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06/12/18

How can life and intelligence emerge from chaos?

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06/11/18

Where is the boundary between life and death?

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06/08/18

What have we learned from science's most infamous doctor-patient relationship?

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06/06/18

How to stop catfish from foisting their babies on you

Fish donโ€™t have a reputation for smarts, but species that co-evolved with catfish know to avoid them

Brittney Borowiec

Environmental Physiology

McMaster University

06/05/18

Scientists are untangling our bodies' genetic 'double-edged swords'

When imperfectly duplicated, crucial brain proteins can go from growing intellect to causing mental illness

Katherine Basil

Neuroscience

Maastricht University

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06/04/18

Rising seas are threatening historical sites around the world

As climate change encroaches, our heritage is drowning

Patty Hamrick

Archaeology

New York University

When evolution's path leads to a dead end

The fossil record shows that nature doesn't always make the right choices

Julie Hollis

Geology

Government of Greenland

05/31/18

Raymond Sanchez

Neuroscience

University of Washington