In the Future, Will We All Be Cannibals?

That’d be the logical conclusion of culinary innovation.

Brett Israel, blogging for Discover magazine, calls it the worst science article of the week: a report in the Sunday Times of London and elsewhere that Mark Post of Eindhoven University and his colleagues had grown “a soggy form of pork” in the laboratory, with the eventual aim of cultivating meat in vitro for human […]

Surrogates: A Little Too True to Life

For some, the online world is more real than the physical world.

When l was an astronomy teaching assistant in grad school, some of my students would look through the telescope eyepiece at Saturn, pull back as if they didn’t know what to make of it, look again, and ask: “That’s really Saturn? It’s not a picture? A projection?” Some insisted on looking down the telescope tube […]

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