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Skepticism About Biotechnology Isn’t Anti-Science

The debate over a fish shows that scientists can be too quick to dismiss the public’s concerns.

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April 25 2017 7:15 AMWhat Synthetic Biology Has in Common With Queer TheoryDeciding what organisms (and people!) are “related” to each other is more complicated than it seems.
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April 7 2017 7:45 AMShould You Be Able to Patent an Organism?The synthetic biology community is divided.
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April 6 2017 1:15 PMWhat Slate Readers Think About the New Space Race
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April 3 2017 7:13 AMYour Cheat-Sheet Guide to Synthetic BiologyThe key players, the big debates, and the lingo you should know.
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March 31 2017 7:12 AMTell Us What You Think About the New Space Race!All month, we’ve published pieces on the topic. Now we want to hear from you.
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March 27 2017 7:15 AMKeeping an Eye on Climate ChangePrivate satellite companies are providing critical information about sea-level rise and more.
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March 23 2017 7:41 AMThe Terrestrial Challenges to Nigeria’s Ambitious Space ProgramThe country had early success with satellite launches, but it’s since been thwarted.
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March 20 2017 7:02 AMA Martian State of MindDid the CIA really astrally project to Mars in 1984? We asked a psychic spy.
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March 15 2017 3:10 PMWe Need to Stop Talking About Space as a “Frontier”The language we use matters, especially when it’s deployed in the service of envisioning possible futures.
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March 7 2017 10:21 AMWhen We Explore Space, We Go TogetherLeaving Earth requires international collaboration.
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March 6 2017 3:33 PMWhat Slate Readers Think About Personal Cybersecurity
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March 1 2017 9:30 AMWhy Are India, Luxembourg, and Other Countries Getting Into the Space Race?An introduction to our Futurography series on the new geopolitics of space.
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Feb. 28 2017 7:11 AMTest Your Knowledge of Cybersecurity Self-DefenseTake our Futurography quiz!
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Feb. 24 2017 11:01 AMHow to Understand What Info Mobile Apps Are Collecting About YouIt takes a little work, but it’s worth it.
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Feb. 15 2017 7:48 AMHow to Set Up Two-Factor AuthenticationKeep your accounts secure with an extra login step.
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April 21 2017 7:08 AMThe U.S. Regulations for Biotechnology Are Woefully Out of DateBut revamping the way we look at products created by genetic engineering and CRISPR is more difficult than you might think.
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April 6 2017 1:37 PMFuturography Newsletter: Synthetic Biology and the Space Race
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April 3 2017 7:14 AMWhat Exactly Is Synthetic Biology?It’s complicated.
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March 31 2017 7:48 AMTest Your Knowledge of the New Space RaceTake our Futurography quiz!
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March 30 2017 11:53 AMWhy the United Arab Emirates Is Building a Space Program From ScratchIt isn’t just about getting into orbit.
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March 24 2017 7:52 AMThe Proper Role of NASAThe space agency supports exploration. After that, private businesses should take over.
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March 21 2017 7:30 AMRussia’s Space Program Is Struggling MightilyIt’s the only country that regularly sends humans to orbit. But its long-term prospects don’t look great.
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March 17 2017 9:07 AMWhy India Is Investing in SpaceIt isn’t just about the country’s rising nationalism.
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March 7 2017 10:44 AMSpace Exploration Isn’t Just About ScienceIf India or China beats the U.S. to Mars, it will feel like a military defeat.
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March 6 2017 3:41 PMFuturography Newsletter: Cybersecurity and the New Space Race
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March 1 2017 10:35 AMYour Cheat-Sheet Guide to the New Space RaceWho’s who in space exploration, the lingo you need to know, and more.
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Feb. 28 2017 11:40 AMCybersecurity Self-Defense: How to Make Your Smartphone More SecureThere isn’t any one thing you can do—rather, it’s a lot of little steps and decisions.
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Feb. 28 2017 7:10 AMTell Us What You Think About Cybersecurity Self-Defense!All month, we’ve published pieces on the topic. Now we want to hear from you.
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Feb. 16 2017 7:02 AMYou Can’t Depend on Antivirus Software AnymoreMalware has become too sophisticated.
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Feb. 10 2017 10:06 AMHow to Use a Password ManagerSetting it up can take a little time, but it’s critical to protecting yourself online.

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