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DNA hardwired into the universe

The most fundamental question we as a species could possibly collectively ask is: why? Gifted as we are with the power to reason, we now stand on the threshold of a new understanding of not just life, but of the fundamental purpose of the universe itself — life might be the very reason the universe exists at all…

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Serious Science: the search for immortality

Immortality. To live indefinitely. A dream for some, while a kind of hell for others. Death is a biological mechanism. And what do we know about biological mechanisms? They can, occasionally, surprise us in ways we couldn’t have imagined — not in a million years…

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The future of mankind: predictions of a new world

The future of mankind is one driven by the need to innovate. The pressures on our species are unique, which will in time give rise to unique solutions to the problems of our past, present and of our future…

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Serious Science: genetically engineered super soldiers

Our fascination with Iron Man, Halo’s fabled Master Chief and The Terminator hints at both a fear and a fantasy surrounding mankind’s future. What future lies ahead of us is still uncertain, but the journey might be less fantastical than anyone had imagined…