Will Robots Inherit the Earth?
Yes, as we engineer replacement bodies and brains using nanotechnology. We will then live longer, possess greater wisdom and enjoy capabilities as yet unimagined
The Origin of Life on the Earth
Growing evidence supports the idea that the emergence of catalytic RNA was a crucial early step. How that RNA came into being remains unknown
The Evolution of the Universe
Some 15 billion years ago the universe emerged from a hot, dense sea of matter and energy. As the cosmos expanded and cooled, it spawned galaxies, stars, planets and life
The Evolution of the Earth
The formation of this planet and its atmosphere gave rise to life, which shaped the earth's subsequent development. Our future lies in interpreting this geologic past
The Evolution of Life on the Earth
The history of life is not necessarily progressive;it is certainly not predictable. The earth's creatures have evolved through a series of contingent and fortuitous events
The Emergence of Intelligence
Language, foresight, musical skills and other hallmarks of intelligence are connected through an underlying facility that enhances rapid movements
The Earth's Elements
The elements that make up the earth and its inhabitants were created by earlier generations of stars
Sustaining Life on the Earth
Hope for an environmentally sustainable future lies in evolving institutions technology and global concern
Life in the Universe
We comprehend the universe and our place in it. But there are limits to what we can explain at present. Will research at the boundaries of science reveal a special role for intelligent life?
The Search for Extraterrestrial Life
The earth remains the only inhabited world known so far, but scientists are finding that the universe abounds with the chemistry of life
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