Opinion: Biological Science Rejects the Sex Binary, and That’s Good for Humanity

At the recent US Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sen. Marsha Blackburn triggered controversy when she asked Jackson to define the word “woman.” After Jackson declined, several Republican congresspeople chimed in with definitions for “woman” that ranged from dubious to shocking, including “the weaker sex,” “someone who has a uterus,” and “X … Read more

Biological Science Rejects the Sex Binary, and That’s Good for Humanity

At the recent US Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, Sen. Marsha Blackburn triggered controversy when she asked Jackson to define the word “woman.” After Jackson declined, several Republican congresspeople chimed in with definitions for “woman” that ranged from dubious to shocking, including “the weaker sex,” “someone who has a uterus,” and “X … Read more

Two Teams of Scientists Are Trying to Tell Aliens Where Earth Is Located

If a person is lost in the wilderness, they have two options. They can search for civilization, or they could make themselves easy to spot by building a fire or writing HELP in big letters. For scientists interested in the question of whether intelligent aliens exist, the options are much the same. For over 70 … Read more

Scientists Are Blasting Out Earth’s Location With the Hope of Reaching Aliens – Stephen Hawking Warned They Might Destroy Humanity

Blasting out Earth’s location with the hope of reaching aliens is a controversial idea – two teams of scientists are doing it anyway. If a person is lost in the wilderness, they have two options. They can search for civilization, or they could make themselves easy to spot by building a fire or writing HELP … Read more

Humanity locked in a ‘spiral of self-destruction’ unless we change our perception of risk, UN says

Humanity’s faulty perception of risk has set us on a “spiral of self-destruction,” a new United Nations report claims. The report’s authors also suggest our future will include an onslaught of daily disasters by 2030. The UN’s Global Assessment Reportpublished April 26, highlights some of the doom in store for humanity due to broken perceptions … Read more

[Opinión] Humanity, science and the crossroads of the future

Marcelo Lippi Kart last post: It was the ’80s, and through the relentless sieve imposed on Chilean television the aphorisms of an inclusive scientist like Carl Sagan on his series Cosmos receded. And he judged in the first episode: “The universe is within us too: we are made of astral matter, and we are the … Read more

A Surprise Cave Finding Has Once Again Upended Our Story of Humans Leaving Africa

Last year, a genetic analysis of bone fragments representing our earliest known presence in Europe raised a few questions over the steps modern humans took to conquer every corner of the modern world. Whoever the remains belonged to, their family background was more entwined with the East Asian populations of their day than with today … Read more

Seven of Nine grapples with her humanity in ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 2, SFX reveals

The second voyage of “Star Trek: Picard” launches on Paramount Plus arrives today, March 3, and eager fans will be experiencing a bit of temporal distortion as Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of the La Sirena whip back to Earth of the year 2024 to try and correct the timeline as a final test … Read more

Humanity faces ‘grave and mounting threat’ of climate change — unless we act, IPCC report reveals

From food insecurity to our physical and mental health, the impact of climate change is affecting people around the world, and the window is rapidly closing for us to prevent catastrophic and irreversible consequences, according to a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which evaluates climate science for the United Nations. … Read more