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Everything Is a Choice

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 11.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jamie Scanlon

I firmly believe this. I believe that we choose to incarnate into a particular being, a lifetime, an experience, in order to fulfil our soul's journey...

Why I Am Not Going To Breed

Jamie Scanlon | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Jamie Scanlon

If happiness is the goal of life, then breeding is something that is going to take my happiness away more than adds to it. Breeding is definitely off my bucket list.

Why It's Important to Celebrate Our Existence

Tami Shaikh | Posted 10.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

Note: The contents of this post may be sensitive for readers. It isn't by getting out of the world that we become enlightened, but by getting into th...

The Future Is Not About Humans Vs. Machines, But This

Singularity University | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

Forget humans versus machines: humans plus machines is what will drive society forward. This was the central message conveyed by Dr. John Kelly, seni...

A Window Into Mars

Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS | Posted 09.24.2015 | Science
Sheyna E. Gifford, MD, MA, MS

If this little device can bring a sky full of stars into my 8 foot by 3 foot bunk on simulated Mars, maybe the right sort of technology can allow the right sort of human to be at ease with few or no true windows to our future worlds.

Human or Robot?

Danielle Posa | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

At the end of the day, when you lay your head down on your pillow... ask yourself "Was I a robot or a human today." The world needs the human in you.

Humans Are a "Unique Super-Predator" Claims New Research: We Really do Kill Here, There, and Everywhere

Marc Bekoff | Posted 08.21.2015 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

While the BBC essay and others, including the original report in Science, do not make for especially pleasant reading, I urge everyone to read something about this new groundbreaking study, for its results are important for every single human on Earth.

The Race/War

Christian Gabriel | Posted 08.11.2015 | Black Voices
Christian Gabriel

Non-white people uphold and participate and support racism every day simply by existing, but they will never experience the privilege of whiteness existing in a system designed to keep white peoples on top.

How Close Is the TV Series 'Humans' to Predicting the Future of AI?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 08.11.2015 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

"Humans" have cleverly delivered a modern synthesis of a long tradition of sci-fi narratives that blur the distinction between humans and intelligent human-like machines. Like those narratives that came before it, the series explores what will happen when we develop androids that look and behave like us.

Humans: AMC's Sci-fi Pilot U.S. Debut Magnifique!

Darryl Woodard | Posted 07.06.2015 | Entertainment
Darryl Woodard

Do we really need another sci-fi TV show about humanoid beings you may fairly ask? For doesn't it seem like yesterday when Edward James Olmos acted in Battlestar Galactica before Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Initially I was skeptical about Humans. Now I'm not.

Humans Star William Hurt on the Potential Dangers of Artificial Intelligence

Tavis Smiley | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

The show, which premieres June 28th, takes place in a parallel present where the newest must-have gadget is an artificially intelligent servant, known as a "Synth."

Please Don't Ask Me For Help, The Game Is On

Jonathan Savitt | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Savitt

I don't think selfishness comes naturally. I believe it develops over time through socialization and, in all honesty, it doesn't make you a good person just because you donate to a charity (looking at you stuck up rich people). Similarly, it doesn't make you a bad person just because you passed up a volunteer opportunity (more of a note for myself).

We Can Be Good. We've Done it Before.

Martin Schoenhals | Posted 05.06.2015 | Science
Martin Schoenhals

"Are humans innately selfish, greedy and war-like?" This is the question I love to ask my students at the start of the semester. They always answer the same way, with a resounding "yes."

The Gibbon Genome and Natural Genetic Engineering in Primate Evolution

James A. Shapiro | Posted 11.23.2014 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Last week Nature published the draft genome of a Gibbon species (Nomascus leucogenys) in an important article, "Gibbon genome and the fast karyotype evolution of small apes."

The Year Humans Become Self-Aware

David Monsma | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
David Monsma

Historians will look back at the period between 2000 and 2015 and wonder, with all that was happening, why didn't more people realize that clean energy and technology would become as much of a driving force for the global economy as dirty energy had been a century before?

All We Need Is the Human Touch

Tami Shaikh | Posted 09.24.2014 | Technology
Tami Shaikh

Humans were made to be with humans not electronic devices. We need to turn our eyes towards our human fellows instead of small lit up screens. The touch of someone we love or even someone unknown is so much more comforting than just typing away.

PHOTOS: 'Pit Of Bones' Skulls Confirm Neanderthals' Stepwise Evolution

natureheader | Ewen Callaway | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science

The emergence of Neanderthals is just as mysterious as their disappearance about 30,000 years ago. A study of skulls from a possible burial pit in nor...

Human, Chimp Forebears May Have Diverged Way Earlier Than We Thought

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 06.13.2014 | Science

The ancestors of humans and chimpanzees may have begun genetically diverging from one another 13 million years ago, more than twice as long ago as h...

What Makes Us Human?

Rob Brooks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Science
Rob Brooks

What separates humans from other animals, including our closest relatives? It's one of those big questions perennially posed by the evo-curious public. But until recently I seldom gave it much thought, mostly because the answers tend to get hung up on one trait or another.

Food (For Thought) on Earth Day

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

My point today, on Earth Day, is that it doesn't matter if meat-based eating is good or even best for human health. It doesn't work in modern context. We can't have our population in excess of 7 billion, and eat our daily side of beef, too.

What Makes Us Human?

Thomas Suddendorf | Posted 02.08.2014 | Science
Thomas Suddendorf

We are the only species on this planet with the foresight capable of deliberately plotting a path toward a desirable long-term future. Plan it for the apes; because they can't.

How Long Have Humans Held Sway Over Earth?

| David Biello | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Want to know when the Anthropocene started exactly? It will only cost an entirely revamped scientific effort in archaeology, ecology and paleontology...

Global Food Study Shows Ominous Shift In Human Diet

natureheader | Hannah Hoag | Posted 12.04.2013 | Science

The fast-growing economies of China and India are driving a global increase in meat consumption, cancelling out decreases elsewhere, according to a co...

WHOA: 11 Science Facts That Seem More Like Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 11.28.2013 | Science

In our hectic, mile-a-minute existences, it's easy to forget just how amazing our world truly is. Fortunately, the authors of the newly published 1...

What If Our Big Brain Isn't That Different

Rebel Brown | Posted 07.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Rebel Brown

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIn her powerful TEDTalk, Louise Leakey shares that we are big brained, upright and walking hominids. It's that big brain that differentiates us from our homo erectus brothers, including the chimpanzee and great apes.