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Do We Really Want To Terraform Mars?

Do We Really Want To Terraform Mars?

We’ve dreamt of turning Mars into Earth 2.0 for decades. But is it possible? Or even worth the effort?

How To Stop Russia From Hacking America’s Power Grid

How To Stop Russia From Hacking America’s Power Grid

Foreign hackers are going after our electric utilities. We could have stopped the vast majority of their attacks.

House Republicans Want To Force You To Read Their Conspiracy Theories… By Law

House Republicans Want To Force You To Read Their Conspiracy Theories… By Law

Republicans are trying to take their fight against facts to your social media feeds.

How Flat UI Helped Fake News Thrive In The Age Of Social Media

How Flat UI Helped Fake News Thrive In The Age Of Social Media

Modern design and social media leveled the playing field for news outlets. But in doing so, they helped fake news thrive alongside reputable sources.

Republican Climate Change Denial Is The Real Hoax

Republican Climate Change Denial Is The Real Hoax

Jim Bridenstine's sudden agreement with the scientific consensus on climate change hints that the GOP isn't as skeptical about the science when it suits them

Republican Lawmaker Invents An Absurd New Reason For Rising Sea Levels

Republican Lawmaker Invents An Absurd New Reason For Rising Sea Levels

Just another day of climate change denialism at the Science and Technology Committee as Mo Brooks (R-AL) blames falling rocks for rising global sea levels.

How We Turned Social Media Into Poison

How We Turned Social Media Into Poison

Social media morphed into something far darker than it was ever intended, and its creators are powerless or unwilling to fix it

To Solve The Opioid Epidemic We Need To Invest More In Stem Cell Research

To Solve The Opioid Epidemic We Need To Invest More In Stem Cell Research

Politicians want short-term solutions to the opioid epidemic that don’t address the root cause: chronic pain

As Canada Recruits The World’s Best Talent, Trump’s America Repels Them

As Canada Recruits The World’s Best Talent, Trump’s America Repels Them

When America grows more intolerant, it threatens its own high-tech, innovative edge. MAGA?

Governments Got Us To Space, But Private Companies Will Keep Us There

Governments Got Us To Space, But Private Companies Will Keep Us There

Why Our Future In Space Will Be Less Star Trek And More Foundation

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