The tip of a girl’s 40,000-year-old pinky finger found in a cold Siberian cave, paired with faster and cheaper genetic sequencing technology, is helping scientists draw a surprisingly complex new picture of human origins… Click here for the complete New York Times report. Click here to learn more about human origins. Click here to learn [...]
And questions in vitro practices… Click here to read the complete Washington Post report. Click here for additional information on embryonic stem cell research.
Tapping into transformational technologies promises a better future for everyone… Click here to read the full Forbes report. Click here to learn more about “Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think” the book on which the Forbes report is based.
Codecademy is the creation of a couple of recent Columbia University grads who describe the Internet as “an incredible recruiting force for political campaigns or revolutions,” suggesting those who know code can change the world. Click here to access the Fox News report. Click here to learn about America’s first direct presidential nomination. Click here [...]
Americans Elect has been selected as a 2012 Interactive Awards Finalist in the Experimental Category at South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, Texas. AE was recognized as an organization on the cutting edge of political reform and technology–changing the way we nominate the president of [...]
What controls aging? Biochemist Cynthia Kenyon has found a simple genetic mutation that can double the lifespan of a simple worm, C. Elegans. The lessons from that discovery, and others, are pointing to how we might one day significantly extend youthful human life. Also, a new book “The End of Illness” which I have just [...]
Sebastian Thrun resigns from Stanford to launch Udacity… Click here to learn what’s happened and what’s planned. Click here to read a Reuters report titled “Udacity And The Future of Online Universities”. Note that Sebastian Thrun wants to enroll 500,000 students in his first course!
The first patients to receive human embryonic stem cell transplants say their lives have been transformed by the experimental procedure… Click here to access the complete Time Magazine report. Click here for more information on human embryonic stem cells.
Some people are much better than their peers at delaying age-related declines in memory and calculating speed… Click here to view the New York Times report. Click here to learn about “In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age” by Patricia Cohen.
If you think this vision is far off, think again. Over the next 10 years we will see the first wave of autonomous vehicles hit the roads… Click here for a World Future Society report. Click here to see what Wikipedia has to say about the Google driverless car. Click here to see what Wikipedia [...]