Which Requires More Faith: Science or Religion?

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In an era where the science vs. religion debate has become an increasingly polarizing issue, we see both sides using their own brand of logic as the weapon of choice to gain what they assume will be the higher moral ground.

Spectacular "Supersociety" Possible Thanks to Highly-Human Shift?

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An unprecedented global "supersociety" may be emerging -- in spite of resource depletion, pollution and conflict that seem to be driving us to dystopia.

This surprisingly positive prospect is the fruition of key developments that are now germinating and sending out their first tentative shoots. They all engage a vastly underutilized resource: the best that is in people.

New Stick-on Patch Invented to Monitor Vital Health Data

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Researchers at Northwestern University have created a stick-on patch that, when applied to the skin surface, can track vital medical data normally requiring equipment that costs thousands of dollars. The patch can monitor heart rate and rhythm, replacing an EKG, and can be used in place of an EEG, recording electrical activity in the brain.

Learning in the 22nd Century: Raking Leaves for Rwanda

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Last week, in a misty Central Park in New York City, a group of people gathered to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.

Is God a Futurist?

Michael Lee's picture

After reading the title of this blog, you may well be asking two questions: “Who is God?” and “What is a futurist?”

Shhh! New Energy Breakthrough Is Quietly Powering Up

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Within a few short years we could see an energy explosion that changes everything. It promises to come years to decades sooner than conventional (hot) nuclear fusion. And it could be a lot cheaper, more scalable, and more transformative.

(But keep it to yourself. Most media people are.)

Racism’s Unexpected Tolls

Lack of resilience against discrimination may be a factor in the aging process.

Altitude’s Vertical Limit to Population Growth

Ethnic integration on the Tibetan Plateau may be limited by genetics.

Adventures in Personal Genomics

The public may demand a right to know their own genetic information, but interpreting their medical destinies without professional guidance might be off-limits.

Euphoric, Harmless, and Affordable: A Trend Analysis of Sex

A psychologist examines several technological developments affecting sex, assessing their potential to deliver safe, affordable, and fulfilling experiences, as well as the economic, social, and legal questions that they raise.

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