Read a Harvard geneticist's plan for redesigning humans

Professor George Church creates a gene "wishlist" that can lead to superhuman abilities.

  • Harvard geneticist George Church makes a list of genes that could be modified to enhance human abilities.
  • The list tracks both positive and negative effects.
  • Redesigning humans can lead to posthumans or transhumans.
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Scientists create an "eye on reality" camera that sees invisible light

Harvard engineers make a breakthrough polarization camera.

  • Harvard researchers create a tiny camera that can see polarization.
  • Seeing the invisible light can help in numerous applications, from self-driving cars to satellites.
  • The scientists used nanotechnology to achieve this feat.
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Scientists Propose the Existence of a Giant New Space Object

A new study by planetary scientists proposes a giant new space object which could have formed the Earth and the moon.

A molten Planet. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

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4 Cognitive Abilities That Actually Peak When You Are Older

Cognitive abilities peak at varying ages, say researchers from MIT and Harvard.

Walter Wisby, aged eight, playing a game of chess with T Whiltard, aged 91, in Cheltenham. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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Enigmatic Deep Space Flashes Could Be Powering Alien Spaceships, Say Harvard Scientists

Harvard scientists propose how mysterious Fast Radio Bursts from outer space could actually be powering the spacecrafts of an advanced alien civilization.

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