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Unlocking the Healing Secrets of Komodo Dragon Blood

Michael Franco reports: Downing a vial of Komodo dragon blood to fight a bacterial infection might sound like something prescribed by a meister on Game of Thrones, but new research shows that the substance might have very real applications in our [...]

Ray Kurzweil: Humans will be hybrids by 2030

That’s the prediction of Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, who spoke Wednesday at the Exponential Finance conference in New York. “We’re going to gradually merge and enhance ourselves. In my view, that’s the [...]

Why Robot Sex Could Be the Future of Life on Earth

If self-replicating machines are the next stage of human evolution, should we start worrying? George Zarkadakis  writes:  When René Descartes went to work as tutor of young Queen Christina of Sweden, his formidable student allegedly asked him [...]